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Use Creddle for your resume

2020-09-08 Dan D. Kimcareer

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.

Microsoft Word meme

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.

Enter Creddle.

Creddle

Creddle logo

Easy to Use

On Creddle, you are able to simply fill out your experiences and skills in a easy-to-use interface.

Creddle fill out your info

Creddle insert a section

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 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.

Creddle vs Microsoft Word for Resumes

Customization

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.

Creddle Resume customization menu

Share via URL

There is a cool new feature on Creddle, where you can share your resume via a URL, pretty similar to Google Docs.

Creddle Publish Menu

Creddle Publish Info

Can come in pretty handy when you want to just place a link to your resume.

Multiple Resumes

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.

Creddle Multiple resumes

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!

Creddle is the smart way to do things

Cover Letters

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.

Creddle Cover Letter

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!