In this digital age computers rule everything. You bank online, get your lunch online and now you can make your resume online. To make your resume online you will first need a computer running Windows or MacOS. You will require very basic know-how of computers and a debit or credit card for purchasing.
Without any further delay here are 4 options available for anyone looking to make a resume or cover letter online.
- Premium Resume Writing Services
Many websites offer professional help in resume writing. They connect you with a resume writer. The resume writer then makes your resume for you, helps you with writing your resume or takes your existing resume and makes adjustments.
Field professionals will use these services to improve upon or make their resumes for a vertical professional move.
In this service the resume writer will study the field that you’re a part of. Ask for your credentials, awards and honors, specifics about your work and any special skills you have. They will take this information and make a resume and attached cover letter. The resume writer will use the proper resume templates for your industry. They will either design it themselves or choose one that the service provides. They will look at professional Resume and Cover Letter Examples to determine how to build your resume in accordance with the industry standard and get back to you with a finished product.
This service doesn’t come cheap though, it can cost you anywhere from $350 up to $1000 depending on what the service offers.
However if you can afford it it’s worth the money as these professionals can help you get in touch with new contacts and help you build your career further.
- Resume templates
Resume templates use a fill-in-the-blanks approach to make resumes. These resumes are normally ATS friendly.
Resume templates are widely available all over the internet. They are cheap or free depending on where you get them from. You can make many targeted resumes and cover letters fast using resume templates.
Candidates can download their preferred Resume Template and fill it out at their leisure.
Many services offer a wide variety of resume templates so the applicant can pick and choose from which one they like best or which one catches their eye most.
Although an excellent tool for resume making downloaded resume templates do have a few cons namely, You:
-Cannot change file formats.
-cannot be 100% sure that the template is ATS Friendly.
-must manually enter all the information
-have to look at resume and cover letter examples yourself to make sure your resume fits the industry standard
- Resume Templates Online
Another version of resume templates is the online resume template. Certain websites have templates as web pages. The process is similar to downloaded templates, except you have more options with the file formats. Online resume templates are not generally free. You can find templates on google docs but then you do not have the option for multiple file format downloads. However, there is the added benefit that once built, the resumes can be shared with anyone via a link.
These online services may or may not offer matching cover letter building or writing templates so, you’ll have to do that yourself from scratch. However, websites providing this service generally have Resume and Cover Letter Examples in their pages for references and makes the candidate’s life a little bit easier.
- Resume Builders
Finally the last online option for resume makers and in my opinion the best is Resume Builders. Builders are automated compilers, they ask for very basic information and help candidates with suggestions and presets, throughout the process. At the end a targeted resume is made and presented. These are a cheap and fast method for making many resumes quickly and easily.
Resume Builders have a built-in wide variety of cover letter templates that a user can choose from and they don’t even have to fill in any information as the builder does it for them with proper labeling.
Generally resume builders also have Cover Letter builders that work very much in the same way.
Websites that offer resume builders most often will have resume and cover letter examples. Resume and Cover Letter Examples that candidates can use to take inspiration for when making a resume for their employment.