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Why should a prospective employer pick you? World of Work Resume Generators

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Resume Generator on the Read Write Think website is an interactive tool to guide pupils in writing a resume or CV in a choice of styles. It can be used as a writing tool in a literacy lesson to give practice in writing in this particular genre, or for a real purpose – perhaps for pupils to apply for classroom roles (in addition to, of course,  being great for pupils who are looking to enter the workforce). It can be used by pupils to create resumes for famous historical characters or contemporary celebrities.

There are related lesson plans for using this tool for different age groups, whether as a writing exercise, for fictional characters, or for readiness for the world of work.

Throughout the various steps in using the interactive tool there are on-screen guides and examples, as well as audio to listen to instructions. The clear layout makes this very readable and the audio helps all learners.

Each screen guides pupils through each step in creating a resume, and has pointers and tips specific to each step in creating a resume. In addition there is a link to a prinout of all tips as an advice sheet for printing. And of course everything is also in audio format throughout.

Pupils working on a resume can save their work at any point back to a computer or storage device, or indeed send by email to their choice of email address. This means the content is not stored on the Resume Creator website, and lets users then upload a previously saved file to add more information or edit. Once completed the finished resume can be saved and printed or sent by email. In addition there is a similar cover letter generator which guides pupils through creating a cover letter with a job application.

Alternative Resume/CV Generators

Resumonk is a free online tool to create different resumes for different purposes, each perhaps having different styles. Simply choose from the templates and fill in blanks.

CV Maker lets you Create, maintain, publish, and share your CVs for free. You can choose different styles and share your CV in a variety of formats, print or online.

About.Com Job Searching CV/Resume Resources has a range of links to templates for writing either a CV or resume as well as helpful hints, tips and advice for those completing one.

Infographic Visual Resumes examples of CVs or resumes created by designers in a visual, infographic style – which may be useful for job applications in certain circumstances. Infographic visual resumes will certainly stand out, but some prospective employers, being time-pressed to compare and make choices, may not not view them with the same enthusiasm as others might.

10 Most Creative resumes – Grace Murano has put together a post showing very different creative resumes, including one in the style of a Facebook profile, one which is a pocket keyfob series of images and information, one which is in the style of a boardgame, another which uses graphs/infographics and one which is on a t-shirt! In many cases of course you have no choice but to use a prospective employer-specified online template – but sometimes in particular contexts your creativity may be the factor which makes your CV stand out

28 amazing examples of cool and creative resumes/CV – examples using infographics to draw attention to your resume/CV and ensure it catches the attention of a prospective employer.

Important Guidelines for landing that perfect job – includes tips for what to include in a resume as well as other helpful advice when applying for employment.

How to write a cover letter according to Leonardo da Vinci. Having completed your application or submitted a CV you are often asked to include a cover letter (sometimes this can be included as part of the application form). This post gives some hints and tips to consider when choosing the wording for your cover letter or supporting paragraph as part of the application form.

Click on the Sway presentation below for more about using online digital tools to support your journey into work or throughout your career

One Comment

  1. It’s a good tool to introduce in Schools and Colleges for making students know about Resume generators. I am happy to find this fabulous article. Thanks.

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