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Resume.io

Very Basic Resume Builder


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Published 01/05/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Resume.io provides users with a simple, no nonsense resume builder tool that allows for a practical level of customization. The application provides the user with a basic form to list all of their vital resume details, such as contact information, objective, work history and experience, education and skills. The user is given access to a Resume.io URL that gives them the ability to share their resume online. The user can return to their resume at any time to make updates and changes. The save feature is very simple and allows the user to save during any stage of the resume building process. Users can also track visits to their resume through the resume list. Users can add multiple resumes to a single Resume.io account and import data directly from LinkedIn.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Resume.io has made its way to many articles and websites primarily because of the simplicity it offers the user. Unlike many similar resume building applications, the current version of Resume.io does not include a number of convenient features or visual enhancements that will make the user’s resume stand out. The user will rely heavily on the content of their resume rather than the presentation when using Resume.io. The application displays information in a neat and tidy manner, but goes overboard by making the user’s resume look plain enough to skip over.

What are the differences to other apps?

Anyone who has ever used a resume builder online is most likely familiar with the many features and templates that are usually made available. Resume.io steps away from that by giving the user a simple, plain resume template to work with. This is part of why the application is so unbelievably simple. Whether or not that is truly a good thing remains to be seen. Due to its simplicity, resumes created using Resume.io may not be as attention grabbing as it could be.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The user will notice that resume is probably the easiest resume builder ever to show its face on the internet, or off the internet for that matter. The user signs up and is immediately logged into the resume creation form. The form is very straightforward. The user is essentially looking at their resume as they fill in each field. The site adds absolutely no flavor to the experience. Employers viewing the resume will be treated to the same view, with a very plain, lightly colored background and nothing more than text. The user’s resume will be functional, but the main question is: will it manage to catch the eye of a potential employer? Unless only one or two candidates submit resumes, then it probably won’t.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create a Resume.io account by clicking the grey “Sign Up” button found near the top, center of the homepage. The form on the following page asks the user to supply an email address, username and password. After submitting the form, the user is automatically logged in and can immediately begin editing the application’s generic resume form as well as their account settings.

What does it cost to use the application?

The cost of Resume.io is one characteristic in its favor. All user can access their account for free. There are no subscription fees and the user does not have to pay for viewing or sharing resumes. The user can also create multiple resumes on one account, allowing them to tailor each to a specific job opening. This is definitely a good approach considering the severe lack of features and personality offered by Resume.io. If simplicity is all the user wants, then they will get it from the application for free.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Resume.io is a resume builder that is best for anyone who needs an extremely watered down resume. The application gives the user all the areas they need, but offers little else in the way of customization or presentation. There are many resume builders out there that offer a number of convenient tools to help users improve their resume content, track detailed information about their resume and add attractive templates and visual elements to grab more attention. Resume.io is not one of them.

  • Import data directly from the user's LinkedIn account when building a new resume
  • Multiple resumes can be added to a single Resume.io account
  • A sharing link is available to send online resumes to employers
  • Tracking allows the user to see how often their resume is viewed
  • Resumes can be updated any time by logging in


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