The perfect resume will help you get the job of your dreams. The job search process relies primarily on the Internet and “speed to market”. The longer you delay submitting your resume, the more likely it is that tens if not hundreds have applied before you. The ability to update your resume on the fly and submit it quickly is key to being one of the first to submit a resume for a new opportunity. The job search process has shifted from desktop to mobile devices. Everyone should have apps that allow them to apply for a job and work on perfecting their resume from you smartphone or tablet.
For those of you who use Android-based smartphones, we already have a great post for you (6 Great Android Apps for Creating the Perfect Resume). If you use an iPhone or iPad, you’ve come to the right place. There are tons of excellent job search apps for iOS, but there are also quite a few excellent resume-writing and management apps available as well. Following are some great apps for making your resume accessible no matter where you are and allowing you to work on creating the ultimate resume even when you are nowhere near your computer.
Resume Star is available for iPhone, iPad and an online version (not covered here). The app allows you to create a professional resume using standard fonts and a number of widely used templates/formats. Not happy with the templates, create your own. Add your job experience, personal information and then preview to see how your resume will look. You can edit, drag-and-drop, add or to delete sections and content. The app can modify font and margin sizes. Resume Star also has built-in spell-checking. You can save your resume to pdf, print your resume, upload to Dropbox, or email your resume to prospective employers. The app is free to use, but if you get that interview and are satisfied with the app you can use the in-app purchase to show your thanks.
This is probably one of the best apps available for creating, maintaining, and sending your resume from your iOS device. Pocket Resume supports iPhone and iPad. only creating a great looking resume on your mobile phone, but sending it to anyone who might want to see it at any time. It is a very easy to use app with a slick interface that allows you to create, maintain, update and email your resume right from the phone. Remember, job opportunities can show themselves anywhere – this app makes sure that you are prepared to present your qualifications at all times.
Winning Resume is an app that guides you through the process of creating your resume with expert advice. As you build your resume using this app, it offers tips and guidelines for creating an easy to read, informative and strong resume that will present your qualifications in the best possible light.
Resume List is a resume builder that helps you build a professional resume. All features are free to use all, including PDF formats. Once you’ve built your resume, you can get “graded” using resumegarde.com (along with tips on how to improve your resume). You can create, save, duplicate and send your resumes from within the app. The app also provides resume templates and examples.
Resume Maker ($2.99) makes create your resume leveraging predesigned templates. Entering your data is easy and you can also add a photo (if you so choose, not sure I would). You can create as many resumes as you need (see 6 Resources for Creating Multiple Resumes) at no additional cost. The app also provides cover letter support, allowing your to customize your job submissions. You can save/share your finished resume on a variety of the most popular cloud drives and you can also email and print your resume.
RadResume (free) allows you to quality resumes and cover letters with relative ease and effort. Data entry (personal information and work history). Export to PDF is available, as is the ability to print your resume from your iPhone or iPad. You can also submit your resume directly from the app via email (with a cover letter). Although I’m not a fan of colors on a resume (unless you are applying for an artist job), there are a number of color themes available.
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