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6 Free Resume Builder Tools to Help Revamp Your Resume

Has the time come for you to dust off that resume and step out on a new job hunt? If you’re more worried about the time you’ll spend struggling with finicky formatting in your outdated Word template, versus the actual job hunt, fret not Ninja!

Formatting and design when it comes to resumes is almost as important as the actual content —resumes should be clean, but catchy. Modern but mainstream. Comprehensive but concise.

Thanks to the internet, there’s a shortcut to everything—including crafting your resume. We’ve rounded up six rockin’ resume builder tools that are bound to help you get that job!

Standard Resume

What It Is: Standard Resume is a free web-based resume editor that helps you cut through the clutter and hone in on you best skills. When you finish creating your resume, you can view it on your smartphone or your desktop. And when you download, it’s a ready-to-print PDF.

Why It Rocks: It’s simple, straightforward and super easy to use—input your info against a serene, white screen so you can focus on the important stuff, like your content. The resume layout is clean, modern and minimalistic but still offers opportunity for personalization. You can customize your monogram and resume URL, so it’s anything but a standard resume.

Cost: Free, just sign up for an account with your email

Resume Samples by VisualCV

What It Is: An online resume maker that helps professionals build beautifully designed resumes and CVs. With thousands of templates to choose from, you can effectively build an online portfolio—VisualCV accepts multimedia uploads too.

Why It Rocks: Besides the top-notch design and massive array of downloadable templates (organized by job title, so you can easily find the one that best matches yours!), VisualCV allows resume tracking once you publish it. You basically have a marketing department at your disposal—you can track email opens, resume views and even downloads. No more sending resumes into a black hole!

Cost: Free for basic features, $12 per month for upgraded features like access to all CV and web designs and advanced tracking

Resume Maker by Canva

What It Is: Is there anyone out there who doesn’t know what Canva is by now?

Why It Rocks: Think about how much fun you’ve had creating presentations and graphics with Canva—now that same kind of fun can be had when revamping your resume. The selection of free templates is varied enough to please many kinds of personal styles, so the toughest choice will be choosing just one design.

Cost: Free


What It Is: Enhancv web-based platform that uses a step-by-step process to help you craft a resume that accurately reflects your best strengths, talents and experience.

Why It Rocks: Instead of focusing on your job duties, it helps you create a performance-based resume with pop-up tips and examples. The resume format has even been optimized for ATS and includes personal sections so you can show off more than your skills.

Cost: Free

Resume Builder by Qwilr


What It Is: The Resume Builder by Qwilr is a clean, simple website that helps you create a nifty resume website.

Why It Rocks: Great for our Ninja creatives, this tool can whip up something that’s impressive and interactive—in a matter of minutes. Just enter your information and select one of the templates (elegant or creative), and before you know it, you’ll have your own compelling resume website.

Cost: Free


What It Is: Ineedaresume is a web tool that guides you through resume building step-by-step. Just enter your details, choose a layout and download, all within mere minutes.

Why It Rocks: This tool has a more traditional template resume—but brings it into the 21st century with updated fonts. Not only that, but the tool completely streamlines the resume creation process, so you don’t have to wrestle with formatting that’s fussy.

Cost: Free

There you have it—six resume builder tools that will save you the stress that comes with revamping your resume. Even if you’re happy in your current situation, it’s always good to have a current resume on hand. Who knows, you might even learn a few surprising things about yourself (like how robust your skill set really is!).

What resume builder tool are you most interested in using and why? Let us know in a comment below!

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  1. If you are a Web/Full-Stack Developer I would also recommend to check the service to build your Full Stack Resume in less than 30 seconds. Instead of writing all the content by yourself the service will generate it for you based on your unique experience using minimalistic A/B tested template!

  2. Great article. I also recommend a new website for free Resumes :
    Convenient formats: DOCX, PPTX, KEY, Google Slides.

  3. Hey folks,
    There is a lot of resume maker out there for free but here is something which is beneficial to users after you get your resume you need to apply for the job right or you need to prepare for the interview. So i came accross an application name MockRabbit its a World’s first mock interview app only for CS&IT students and professional. Mockrabbit also has this Free Resume maker like others do but what makes mockrabbit exiting is they also have a job board that means you dont have to anywhere it does it all. Alert (Mockrabbit app is only or coding mock interview)

  4. Great list. My two cents, though, is that these are a bit designed. Recruiters want to be able to find the information they’re looking for very quickly. And content matters. If you’re not a resume expert, you may want to look into having a professional resume writer guide you. No amount of design is going to cover up an ineffectively written document.

    Check out for some samples.

  5. Is this article current? I couldn’t find a date anywhere. I don’t need it to be bleeding edge. It looks like all the links worked. It’s been a few… decades? (lol) since I last wandered through raw source code. This doesn’t really feel quite that important. XD. The date that is. Your topic is extremely relevant. Thanks for the article!

  6. I wanted to find a tool that took key job skills from the job posting and merged them directly into my resume. Couldn’t find one so came up with That does exactly that!

  7. just spent over an hour working on my resume on Canva, couldn’t get it to download and when I shared it, the link was unavailable; all that work for nothing

  8. Interested to work on

  9. do you have to pay for this

  10. thank you. this is so helpful

  11. Some good tools on this list, but I think also the new startup could be mentioned on the list. It has an overall better user experience, clean design and it’s also for free.

    1. Thanks for sharing Marie!

  12. These are great. Can’t wait to try some of them out. Even if you are not looking it never hurts to have an updated resume.

    1. Let us know which ones you try, Leticia! Agree that is always in your best interest to keep your resume updated. Have fun with these!

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