Are you in a job search?
Do you need to revamp your resume?
It’s a good idea to keep your resume up-to-date to best reflect your candidacy.
But it can be a daunting task depending on what you use to make your resume.
Microsoft Word is a common software people use to formulate their resume, and it sucks.
Keeping all those text aligned, horizontally centered, spaced out… Oh do you need to insert a new section? Change the template? Good luck.
LaTeX is pretty popular among programmers. Half of your resume doesn’t get distorted when you add a section, and everything stays nice and consistent, but there’s a learning curve to LaTeX.
Well, there is a platform out there where you get the benefits of LaTeX and it’s dead-simple to use.
On Creddle, you are able to simply fill out your experiences and skills in a easy-to-use interface.
You can do the same thing for Education, Skills, Projects, Awards, Volunteerting, Activities, or even a custom section of your own.
Once you’re done, you can select one of the free resume templates.
Creddle will then auto-generate your resume, which you can download as PDF.
Super powerful. Super simple.
I have been using Creddle as my sole method of drafting resumes for the last 3 years.
What’s more, you have absolute control over the layout and esthetics of your resume. Font, text sizes, color, space, padding, section ordering, hiding certain sections, etc.
There is a cool new feature on Creddle, where you can share your resume via a URL, pretty similar to Google Docs.
Can come in pretty handy when you want to just place a link to your resume.
On the free tier, you are allowed just one version of a resume.
This can be a problem if you need to actively apply to different roles. I.e.) front-end vs back-end software developer, full stack developer, machine learning engineer, user interface designer, marketing consultant, etc.
The good news is that for the price of a coffee, you can unlock 5 more resumes, and cover letters as well.
In my opinion, if you are applying to different positions during a job search, unlocking multiple resumes with $5 is a very good deal. Simply because it saves you so much time. At the end of the day, this is an investment into your career.
There’s also a very lenient refund policy, so if you don’t like it for some reason, you can be confident that you can have your money back.
Or you could cheap out and just change your profile each time you need a different resume, but try to consider the effectiveness of your efforts!
The benefit of doing cover letters on Creddle? You get to keep the same header theme as your resume, making your entire application look consistent.
Personally speaking, I never write cover letters. If a job requires a cover letter, I just don’t apply. I’m pretty biased, but I met some HRs at Google and other companies that told me they don’t even bother reading any cover letters. I mean, both the applicant and the screener can find better uses of time, than to go through cover letters.
Going to work on your next resume? Give Creddle a try.
That’s all. Happy job-searching!