6 Resume Builder Apps for Job Hunters

Weekly Smartphone App Roundup

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Job hunters have access to more online resources than ever. Smart job hunters utilize every tool at their disposable, and a few apps out there can offer a leg up for creating, modifying, and personalizing resumes quickly to highlight their most standout skills, maximizing the chances of being hired.

iOS

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Left: Resume Designer - Right: Pocket Resume

Creating a resume is often a battle between content versus format. Resume Designer makes the process easier with a 'fill in the blanks' approach. Simply input standard details, field after field, which then can be converted into numerous selectable formats all available for printing or sending via e-mail straight from the app. Resume Designer is cross-platform, and works seamlessly with the iPad via iCloud sync. I personally appreciate the cover letter function, complete with signature input for personalization. $3.99

The first thing you'll notice about Pocket Resume is its leather-detailed, professional interface. But more impressively, Pocket Resume offers LinkedIn support, offering the option to import all relevant job history information, automatically inputting it into appropriate fields. Select the best format for a resume and save to Dropbox as a PDF or send directly to prospective employers. Check out their website for additional samples available using Pocket Resume. $2.99 - Also available for Android

Android

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Left: Resume Builder Pro - Right: Resume Creator HD + HTML

When Android users want to create a resume without starting from square one, Resume Builder Pro is a capable tool. The interface is large and simplified, a convenient format for the initial resume building process or modifying existing information. Fields covered: contact info, objective, experience, education, skills, and reference. Resume Builder Pro will convert all relevant data and convert it into a .docx file for easy e-mailing. $3.99

In a competitive market, jobseekers are getting more inventive about standing out, even producing video resumes, or at the least, a professional website to direct potential employers to check out. Resume Creator offers users the ability to build their resumes, produce Word documents or PDF files for e-mailing, and also convert the final results into a publishable HTML form. $4.99

Windows Phone

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Left: QuickResume - Right: Resume Maker-on-the-Go

When employers review resumes, each candidate's form only has once chance at a good impression. A properly formatted resume instantly and clearly informs employers who you are and why they should hire you, with all relevant skills and experience listed. QuickResume offers the ability for Windows Phone users to quickly formulate a resume to email out, listing education, employment, skills, certificates, background, interests and basic profile. Free

Resume Maker is a popular cross platform web and app-based service offering users the ability create, store, and send resumes via their cloud ecosystem. Although there is no official app for the Windows Phone platform, there's a web-optimized for mobile site. The browser site offers users multiple resumes and cover letters to choose from, all accessible and secure via cloud storage from anywhere there's a wi-fi or wireless signal. Free - Also available for iOS / Android 

(Images: Jason Rodway; as linked above)

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