Use These Free 7 Tools to Make the Perfect CV or Resume

Job-hunting is probably going to be the most frustrating and annoying phase of your life, full of frustrations, rejections, and what not. The hardest part of it all is the wait and the feeling of helplessness while you wait, because there is nothing more you can do to help your chances of getting a job before you are called for the interview. Until then, it’s your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume that has to do all the talking for you.

According to a former recruiter at Google, recruiters spend just six seconds going through a particular resume. So your resume needs to be able to portray your skill for the job you are applying in under six seconds.

There are two kinds of bad resumes; ones that lack the skills or experience required for the job, and the other ones that don’t portray the information in a way that can be easily comprehensible.

Fortunately, there are lots of online tools that can help you make a kick-ass resume for free. Here is a list of 7 of the best tools to create a resume that stands out from the crowd. We have also singled out three key features for every tool:

  • LinkedIn Support: Capable of importing all the data from your LinkedIn profile.
  • Multiple Free Themes: If the tool offers multiple themes for a resume for free.
  • Free Online Hosting: If it lets you host your resume online so it can be visited using a link.

Lets take a look at some of the best online tools to build and design your CV online.

1. Visualize.me

LinkedIn Support: Yes
Multiple Themes: Yes
Free Online Hosting: No

Visualize.me takes a unique approach— it creates an infographic, or a visual depiction of your professional accomplishments and skills. It also lets you choose or “highlight” up to four things, which can be anything like sales stats, years of experience, etc.

2. NovoResume

LinkedIn Support: No
Multiple Themes: Yes
Free Online Hosting: No

NovoResume is an intuitive online resume builder with some of the best themes that I have come across. It also offers a number of different categories: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, etc. and has a great UI for helping you build a resume.

3. Resume.com

LinkedIn Support: Yes
Multiple Themes:
Free Online Hosting: Yes

Resume.com lets you create a simple and elegant resume. After you have created one, you can simply store it for free on their site and share the link with other people using a custom link, (e.g resume.com/username). Alternatively, you can also download it in the form of a document or PDF.

4. Easel.ly

LinkedIn Support: No
Multiple Themes: Yes
Free Online Hosting: No

Easel.ly lets you create your own custom template for your resume, right from the scratch. You can create an infographic-like resume by using your own choice of design elements from their collection. This tool also offers a simple and intuitive chart creator to help you create a resume and then highlight certain points.

On the other hand, Easel also offers hundreds of pre-populated templates that can be used for free. You can access better templates and design elements by paying a small fee too.

5. Google Docs

LinkedIn Support: No
Multiple Themes: Yes
Free Online Hosting: Yes

Yes, you read that right! Google, the do-it-all of the internet world, also lets you create a great resume using Google Docs. All you have to do is head over to Google Docs, go to the template gallery bellow and select a template from a wide range of pre-made resume templates.

However, since it isn’t a dedicated resume builder, the editing feature isn’t that good. Once you choose a template, you will be able to edit it as you would edit any other document. You can get free hosting through Google Docs by sharing the link to the document.

6. CVMaker

LinkedIn Support: No
Multiple Themes: Yes
Free Online Hosting: Yes

CVMaker is a dead-simple, easy to use online tool. It also has a handy lot of customization options for free and lets you export your resume in PDF, HTML, as well as TXT formats.

7. VisualCV

LinkedIn Support: Yes
Multiple Resumes: Yes (Two)
Free Online Hosting: Yes

One of the simplest and most well-designed resume-making tools, VisualCV has a great editor. It allows for LinkedIn as well as existing resume file import and lets you use free hosting for your resume. It even has a personally branded hosting option for premium members.


  • Prior consulting such online tools one must have knowledge of his strengths and should learn to use concise and proper verbiage of a professional resume.


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