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5 free tools to make a beautiful resume
A resume is the foundation of any job application, regardless of whether it’s your first step on the career ladder, or the position you can see yourself holding until retirement.
It can be tough to know how to make a resume, but there is no shortage of tools out there to help you put the pieces together. Whether you follow resume templates and tips to a tee, or simply use them as guidance, they can all be hugely helpful in deciding on your layout, content, and style.
Here are five free tools you can use to create your own beautiful resume.
Michael Page resume templates
Michael Page offers a range of resume templates that differ depending on what suits you and the position you’re applying for. For example, a skills-based resume will have a different look and function to a chronological resume, so choose the one that is relevant to what you’re applying for and most likely to help you stand out from the crowd.
Canva – Online resume builder
Canva is an online graphic design tool that helps people make flawless graphics without needing any previous experience and in this case it can help job hunters build beautiful resumes. There are hundreds of templates that you can use and customise on site by switching the colours, fonts, and graphics to communicate your style. You’ll have the option of simple, sleek resumes, bright and colourful templates, executive-level professional templates, and more. You will also have the option of uploading your own elements if you have features you would like to add.
For those who have a rich working history, visualize.me (don’t miss the US spelling if you’re typing in the URL), can be a hugely beneficial tool for creating a visual representation of your skills and work history. It works by connecting to your LinkedIn account, where it pulls together information and statistics, and presents them in stunning infographic formats. This can truly help your resume stand out, especially for a recruiter who is tired of reading long-copy paragraphs.
If you’re on a creative streak and are looking to take control over the design of your resume for something truly unique, Easel.ly gives you all the tools to make it happen. Technically speaking, Easel.ly is a tool for turning any kind of information into an engaging infographic, so you can use it for your resume – as well as presentations and reports once you get hired (fingers crossed!).
Qwilr has created a clean and easy-to-use resume builder. All you need to do is follow the prompts and enter the details as it asks for them. It’s quick, simple, and once you’ve entered all the information about you, your skills and experience, you’ll choose from the ‘creative’ or ‘elegant’ template, and it puts all the content together into a professionally finished resume format.
You can also visit the Michael Page resume advice section, which is regularly updated with tips, resume examples, do’s and don’ts, and more to help you land your next role.