10 Resume Building Tools And Services That Make Updating Your Resume Easy 56

10 Resume Building Tools And Services That Make Updating Your Resume Easy - Let's Reach Success

This is a guest post by Mary Walton, a professional editor and online tutor, currently living in Santa Monica. She runs the educational blog Simple Grad.

It’s time to go job hunting, and you need a newly updated resume for that.

However, you’ve looked at yours, and you don’t even know where to start. How will you get your resume looking good enough to convince others to hire you?

The answer is online. There are plenty of tools that you can use to shine that resume up. After all, why put all of the hard work in when someone has already done it for you?

Try any of these ten tools to get your online resume looking it’s best.

Top Tools for Building and Updating Your Resume

1. Google’s Resume Builder

If you have a Google Drive account, it’s a no-brainer to use this tool. All you have to do is sign in, enter your information, then pick one of their templates. It’ll save it on your Drive, so you’ll have your resume to hand whenever you need it. It’s a great backup to have in a pinch.

2. Resume Writing Help

If you’re looking for a resume for an academic position, you’ll need a specialist writing service. Boom Essays make it their mission to write for students all over the world, so getting your resume together will be a cinch for them.

3. Live Career

You might feel confident with the layout, but stuck with the actual wording. What do you do if you’re struggling to find the words?

This site gives you sample phrases that you can tweak for your own experience, making the process of updating your resume a lot easier.

4. Slash CV

This site allows you to edit a template with ease, and then share it with potential employers. There’s no social networking, so you won’t get constant updates. Perfect if you want to network without the annoying online side effects.

5. Custom Writing Service

Do you feel like you just don’t know how to write a resume? This writing service understands that it’s a hard ask for a lot of people.

All you have to do is give them the right information and let them do all the hard work, be it about building or updating your resume.

6. Resumonk

Formatting issues are always a problem when it comes to your resume. This site has hundreds of great templates that you can edit, giving you an excellent looking resume with ease.

7. Visual CV

This resume building service gives you templates that are built around the role you currently do, or are aiming for. They’re a great way of making sure you keep your resume on track for the job you want.

8. Essayroo

Are you entering the job market for the first time? Then you may be struggling with what to put in your resume.

This writing service caters exclusively to students, so you can get in touch with them for help. They’ll build you a resume you can be proud of.

9. CVMaker

You don’t want to spend hours putting your resume together. It’s tedious and boring.

This website helps you build yours in a matter of minutes. Then, all you have to do is share it with the world.

10. Resume.com

This site has potential employers looking through it every day for the perfect candidate. Build your resume on the site, then share it instantly with them. You’ll find you get called in for interview sooner than you think.

Now that you have the tools, you can get to work building and updating your resume and be proud of it in the end.

You have the skills, now you just need to convince any future employers that you’re the one they want. Build your resume right, and they’ll all come flocking to you.

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Becoming Your Own Boss: Tips on Getting a Business Off The Ground 8

How Writing a Blog Can Help You Live the Life You Dream About

Becoming your own boss is a complicated process, and not everyone does it the same way.

I got lucky. I was still working when I got my business off the ground, so I had a source of income while I was working the kinks out of my business. I did most of my work for the new business when I got home or on the weekends. I asked for a change in job responsibilities at the office so that I didn’t have as much on my plate.

This all gave me a chance to start earning money without going into debt. When it was feasible, I stopped working my regular job and transitioned into working for myself full time. It took about a year and a half.

Establish clear boundaries.

 

Sometimes people don’t take you seriously when you tell them that you work for yourself. They think you are always available to chat or have lunch.

I had a number of friends that would call me at all hours, assuming I was available because they wanted to talk. Granted, it was nice to have that freedom at first. But, I soon realized that if I was going to be successful, I couldn’t let those kinds of distractions interrupt my workday.

Save before you start working for yourself full time.

I was in pretty good shape when I made the transition, but looking back, a few more months with a paycheck would have been wonderful.

When you start your own business, money can be very tight. You never know what you are going to make month to month.

I had one customer that initially made up most of my revenue. That customer only paid on a quarterly basis, which meant that times were tough in between payments.

I had to spend money to build the business, which meant there wasn’t a lot left over. If I didn’t get a payment right on time, it was very difficult to deal with.

There were times when I had to ask for a loan from family members simply to pay my bills.

Reach out and build a support network.

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It can be really difficult to adjust at first. You have great days and you have terrible days. You meet goals some months, while other months you are left wondering where you went wrong.

If you make a mistake, you alone are responsible for it and your business and reputation can suffer. It is easy to feel depressed at times. You may even start to feel like you can’t handle running a business and that you made a big mistake when you left your office job.

Remember that you are not alone. All entrepreneurs have these moments, which is why it is so important to connect with others in the field.

Take time for yourself.

I had a honeymoon period of about half a year. It was really exciting to see the business get bigger. Each milestone that I met was a reason to celebrate.

However, heading into the second year, it was more difficult. I was tired. Things weren’t as exciting because they weren’t new anymore. And then, year three came along. I was done with working such long hours.

I was done with having no time off. Burnout is certainly an issue in this business, so you have to figure out how to balance your personal and your professional needs.

It took me a long time to get where I am today. I had to do a lot of research. I had to educate myself on business. I had to find an SEO expert. I had to figure out who my main competitors were and keep an eye on them. I also had to stay current with what was happening in the field so that I didn’t fall behind.

No matter how hard I worked, it seemed like I could never get caught up. Running a business is a big responsibility.

If you are interested in starting your own business, you want to set yourself up for success. Try to cut back on your living expenses. Make sure you have substantial savings. Set up an area in your home where you can work, free from distractions.

If you are married, get your spouse on board. He or she can help pay bills while you are getting your business off the ground.

Your business is only as good as you are.

Make sure you have a support system of other business professionals. These people can help you acknowledge your weaknesses, encourage you to keep moving forward and advise you on common mistakes.

You can try and go it alone, but it will be very difficult for you. As with anything else in life, your support network has a lot to do with your success. You are probably strongly invested in your business; after all, it is something that you created. Make sure you have people that you trust to help you along the way.

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Grace Lee has been practicing in the field of digital marketing for several years now. She has already brought numerous sites in search engines’ first pages in search results. In her spare time, she loves listening to podcasts about Google algorithm updates and other matters related to SEO.