Big Update!

Hi there!

Many of you have been asking for these, so we listened: with the new templates you can easily create your resume in different styles for different occasions.

Now available:

  • Simple Text Resume
  • ATS optimized resume (so it can go through automatic filters)
  • JSON Resume for developers
  • Clean and Simple Chronological Resume
  • Functional Resume
  • Pure Visual Infographic Resume
  • And more to come soon… So stay tuned.

Go Visual – Get Visible

How to make your dream recruiters notice you

1) If you’re seriously hunting for a job you should be maintaining your online persona

Make sure that you’ve carefully completed your online profile — on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and etc.

By filling out each section you’re maximising your chances of showing up in search results. Don’t just talk about what you’ve done, talk about what you want to do. If you’re interested in moving into a specific industry or sector mention it on your profile and be as specific as you can.

2) Find your recruiter on professional networking sites

Do you know the names of the hiring manager or recruiter at your dream company? You can find their profiles on professional networking sites. Send them an introductory message to get connected. You can see which networks they’re in and if they’ve got any status updates or comments announcing what type of candidates they’re looking to recruit.

All of these things will help you when writing a cover letter or prospective email. Also, it helps put your profile right under their noses…and if you’re profile is good enough maybe they’ll just invite you for an interview!

3) Be in requisition

When you hiring someone it always is a plus point if they are ‘in-demand’…so make sure that you’re courting a number of dream companies instead of just targeting on. Aim for your dream company but also consider their major industry competitors.

When you score an interview make sure the interviewer knows you’re being shortlisted or offered roles with their competitors – it’ll make you irresistible!

4) Use keywords

It’s like going on a first date. There are no second chances. You want to connect to the reader on a deeper level so they are interested enough to ask you on another date (so to speak), and the ultimate way to do this is to start taking note of the keywords that are being used, and pepper them throughout your resume (assuming you have those skills of course). The job ad and position description acts as a cheat sheet of sorts.

Don’t make them search for evidence that you fit. They probably won’t have the time to. Your resume will likely not get more than a 5-15 second glance.

5) Be literate!

Checking spelling and grammar is vital. Using the Word spellcheck tool or looking for words and phrases underlined with red and green squiggly lines does not suffice, unfortunately. Not all mistakes are picked up this way.

No recruiter wants a candidate’s poor attention to detail to reflect negatively upon him or her. More importantly, hiring managers don’t want employees who don’t take pride in their work, which is exactly what you demonstrate with one little mistake, given this is your first impression.

6) Be creative

Thanks to social media, modern communication is more visual than ever before. And since your resume is your number one communication tool in the job application process, why shouldn’t that be highly visual, too?

And we’re not talking about including a headshot beside your name and contact information. Mapping out your educational background, work experience, and skill set in a crisp, aesthetically pleasing way is the best way to entice a hiring manager to want to learn more.

No graphic design experience? No problem. Import your profile data from LinkedIn or Facebook, and ResumUP will craft a gorgeous infographic complete with your work history, skills, achievements, key values, and even your Myers-Briggs personality type. Share it with potential employers online via link or offline by downloading it in PDF or PNG form.

New Blocks

Hi, everyone!

We’re excited to share with you our new tools to make your professional identity outstanding. Based on your votes and feedback we introduce three new blocks for your ResumUP profile.

First

Recommendations. We all know how important it is to show that what you do is valued and appreciated by others. We’ll display the number of recommendations you have on LinkedIn and quote them in the text version of your profile.

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Second

Achievements. Is there something you are proud of? Your honors, test results, certifications. Share it, it’s worth displaying.

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Third

Klout Score. If you’re social animal and it is important for you to display how influential you are, here’s the block for it.

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More changes to come soon, so stay tuned. And as always we really appreciate your feedback.

Visually yours, ResumUP team.

Slug’n’Scroll

Hi, everyone!

We’ve just rolled out some features to make you even more visible and outstanding!

First

It’s time to make your profile truly personal. Forget about stupid id numbers. Now you can create your own profile link just go to your profile settings and pick a name!

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Second

We know that most of you had to limit the amount of information on the profile’s timeline since it just didn’t fit. Now we have a solution. A dynamic timeline allowing you to display much much more info.

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So don’t limit yourself anymore. Show all of the important stuff.

More changes to come soon, so stay tuned. And as always we really appreciate your feedback.

Visually yours, ResumUP team.