Debra Auerbach | October 14, 2014
As a job seeker, you’ve likely been there: Sitting in front of a computer, a blank screen staring back, with the daunting task of writing your resume in front of you. In order to continue avoiding the task at hand for as long as possible, you spend 30 minutes watching funny cat videos and looking at a slideshow of what the “Game of Thrones” characters look like in real life.
You’re feeling stuck, because the pressure is on to make this something that not only passes the applicant tracking system test but catches the eye of the HR manager and gets you to the next hiring round. Well, bookmark those cat videos for later, because we’ve got a new product for you – CareerBuilder's free resume-building tool – that will rescue you from your resume writer’s block.
So, what is it exactly?
This new tool from CareerBuilder helps you build your professional job-search documents, including resumes, cover letters, thank-you notes and reference pages.
How does it work?
It requests some information from you regarding your experience and education, and turns it into a resume or other job-search document.
First, you start by registering for a free account. Then, you create a profile by providing details such as contact information, goals and skills.
Using the content of your completed profile, the tool provides suggested keywords, phrases and job titles for inclusion in your job-search document. You’re able to choose from a variety of different templates, and you can go in at any time to access, edit and export your resume or other application materials as a Word document or PDF. You can also share it on your CareerBuilder profile, by connecting your resume-building account with your CareerBuilder account.
How do I get it?
To access the tool, click here, where you can register and start your profile. From there, you’ll be guided through the rest of the process for writing a winning resume.
Once you’ve created your documents, if you have a CareerBuilder account, you can link it to your resume-building account and upload your resume for quick use on the site.
How much does it cost?
Nothing, it’s free!
So, the next time you’re faced with writing or updating your resume, don’t despair, because CareerBuilder’s free resume building tool is here to save the day.