Tools for a Mobile Resume
Author: Mike Scaletti
There is no such thing as the "perfect" resume. You should always be looking to improve yours and customize it for whatever position you are applying for. Getting your resume in quick when a job opens is key to being seen, however, so you don't always have time to get back to your home or office, sit down at a computer, and edit your resume. The longer it takes you to submit your resume, the more likely it is that you are at the back of a long line of applicants. That's why, in the modern world, it is vitally important to be able to update your resume on the fly, from anywhere. Job Hunting is now more mobile than ever before, so having access to a great resume app on your phone can give you a significant leg up.
These apps are great and will allow you to access your resume, update it, and work towards crafting the best version of it for any given job no matter where you might find yourself.
Resume Builder+ bills itself as "The simplest and quickest way to build a professional PDF resume for your job applications. With 100+ professionally designed resume templates to choose from, your resume is guaranteed to stand out and get noticed."
It has 100s of professionally written templates, full PDF support, guides, job description suggestions and more, all in an ad-free package. Available from the App store on iPhone and iPad.
Resume Star, available in the App Store, Google Play store, or as a fully functional browser based online version, is great! It allows you to create a precision targeted and professionally typeset resume which is the key to scoring an interview. Simply fill in your information, and Resume Star produces a clean, correctly formatted PDF resume you can email directly, post online, or print out.
If you're not happy with the templates they provide, it also allows you to create custom resumes. Add experience, personal info, references and more, then preview your resume, save it as a pdf, print it out, or email it with just a couple of clicks.
The app is also free to use, although there is a subscription service to eliminate ads and they have in-app purchases which they encourage you to use to show your appreciation if you land an interview.
Resume Designer 3
Resume Designer 3 is a great app that takes a lot of the guesswork out of resume creation. It takes a simple, straightforward approach. You enter the information and Resume Designer builds the document for you. The end result is a professional PDF document that you can email or print right from within the app. It also includes built-in cover letter support, including a personalized handwritten signature, iCloud support, so you can access and work on your resume on any of your devices, and a direct connection to Monster.com so you can upload your resume without leaving Resume Designer.
Best Resume Lite
This resume software comes complete with useful features to help you write resumes. Best Resume Lite is designed to make resume-writing fast and easy. It can handle multiple resumes, guiding you through a step-by-step process that should result in a beautifully formatted resume. While you can build your resume from scratch, it also includes functionality to import your resume from LinkedIn. In addition, you can export via email, and can select which sections (summary, specialties, experience, education, etc) to include.
Resume Maker Pro
Resume Maker Pro makes it easy to create your resume by leveraging predesigned templates. You can enter your data in the templates and add photos if you feel it would be appropriate to do so in your industry. Unlike many of the other apps on this list, you are also not limited to the number of resumes the free version can support. It also provides cover letter support, allowing you to create a custom cover letter for every job you're applying for. As with most of these apps, it includes cloud functionality and the ability to print, save pdfs, and email all from within the app.
Quick Resume Pro
Quick Resume Pro is a simple and effective tool to help you create professional resumes in minutes. This is a VERY straightforward app that allows you to create a basic resume in a minimal amount of time or fuss, perfect for getting your resume in fast to a new job posting. It allows you to save a profile in-app so that you can generate resumes on-demand, and offers seven different resume styles complete with cover letters. You can then send your resume to the employer directly from the app.
Pocket Resume allows you to create, maintain, and email your resume from your mobile phone.
What sets Pocket Resume apart is its slick interface and the visual quality of its PDF output. Resumes built with Pocket Resume look professional and visually clean.
Resume Builder is a simple app to build an expert resume with its assistance. It helps you to create professional resumes and cover letters simply by describing your skills and experience. It will also format your resume for you, taking all the guesswork out of one of the hardest parts of resume building.
CV, Resume Templates for Pages
CV, Resume Templates for Pages utilizes Apple Pages to give you access to more than a hundred Resume and Cover Letter templates, each of which has been researched and put together by market professionals and can be easily edited to customize for your usage. They are also continually adding additional templates, meaning this tool will only get more robust with time.