No matter how qualified you are, you need an excellent resume to show it off. We’ve shown you how to create one in Microsoft Word, but you could also try an online resume builder. Here are some of the best.
Zety: Best Paid Option for Most People
Zety is a website that offers complete resume making services. Apart from resumes, you can also create CVs and cover letters. The number of templates it offers is limited, but they are customizable, which means there are plenty of options from which to choose. After choosing a template, Zety then helps you build your resume step-by-step.
The resume maker is pretty powerful and offers a great degree of control without being overwhelming. You can customize almost every section of the resume in detail while using the preview section to see how the final resume will look. After you’re satisfied, you can download your resume, or create a unique URL to make it available online. If you choose to host your resume, you’ll get access to analytics about who’s viewing it.
Zety has three pricing plans. The Start plan is $5.99 per month. It includes four resume templates, as well as unlimited resumes and PDF or TXT downloads. The Premium plan per $17.99 a month and features 18 templates, a cover letter builder, and online resume hosting. They also have a three-month plan for $34.99 with no recurring payment that has all the same features as the Premium plan.
Canva: Best Free Option
Canva is known as the graphic design tool that everyone can use. But, it also features a pretty good resume maker. If you have some design experience, you can start with a blank slate, or use a pre-defined template and replace the dummy information with yours. All of Canva’s graphic design tools are available for resume making as well. That means you can add elements, shapes, custom images, or more to your resume. It’s not meant for complete beginners but surely can help you create a creative, standout resume.
Canva’s free plan is probably all you need for creating resumes. You get 1 GB of storage for photos and other assets, as well as access to thousands of templates (that includes resume templates along with dozens of other categories). There is a $12.95 per month Canva for Work plan that includes thousands of free photos, more organizational tools, and team collaboration. But if resume-building is all you’re after, you won’t need it.