The New Resume Builder Tool You (and Recruiters) Will Love
The problem with resumes is that it’s next to impossible to represent yourself on one sheet of paper.
In the midst of job-hunting at various points over the past six years, I’ve often felt frustrated with the limitation of translating my whole self as a candidate via a 12-point-font, one-page document. A cover letter affords additional opportunity to communicate individuality, but the resume is really the main tool recruiters use to understand your experience and assess fit for the job.
Enter: Sumry, a new dynamic resume builder that helps you tell your entire story—and stand out from the pack.
Available in six design options and viewable as a web page or downloadable as a PDF, a Sumry resume presents your skills, background, and interests as a browsable timeline.
You can also add sections that communicate your interests and personality, links to your website, portfolio, or social media profiles, as well as a profile photo and summary.
We love that the platform stays true to the standard resume formats—it’s simple, streamlined, and easy for people to scan—but that it paints a much more holistic picture of you as a candidate. (“Three years of content marketing experience” means nothing compared to a visual representation of your content marketing background in the context of your other experience, skills, and recreational pursuits.)
Check out a few examples of customized Sumry resume templates to get inspiration for what you can do with the site.
Remember, even if you don’t work in a creative field, crafting a resume template that stands out can really make an impact on the people reviewing it (and can be just what you need to get a foot in the interview door).
Oh, and even Sumry’s pricing model is geared toward getting you hired: You get a free 7-day trial, after which the tool costs $10/month until you get a job, and $2/month after that. You can cancel at any time. But who knows if you’ll want to?
Allison Stadd works in marketing & communications and is also a freelance blogger, digital life coach, and social media consultant. She's a fan of good books and good beer with equal enthusiasm, and when she's not slinging tweets, pins, and posts, you'll find her at the nearest concert hall.More from this Author