Free Resume Wizards – Through the Library
Job Searchers are unaware of the costs of creating a resume. The prices are small but can cause a lot of problems if the job searcher isn’t expecting to pay. If you don’t have access to a debit/credit card, paying for a resume online is impossible.
Further complicating things for job seekers is that most sites don’t advertise their costs until you reach the print and/or save file screen. In fact, job searchers can spend a lot of time crafting the perfect resume, only to be forced to pay or lose the work they put in.
I did a simple search for ‘resume maker’ and ‘make a resume free’ to get an idea of what job seekers see when they try to create a resume.
Ads in the Search Results
Expect sophisticated ads like the examples above. Google has repeatedly refined the ‘ad’ designation, making it as unobtrusive as possible. Designed to conform to normal search results*, the average person could easily miss the ‘ad’ button between the Title and the description.
For the most part, descriptions that include the phrase ‘No Registration or CC Required’ like the last two ads in the job description specifically refers to creating the resume. Printing or saving the resume will require payment. Beware!
How much do they charge?
Listed below are the rates for printing / saving a resume from the ads above.
As you can see, the prices are not high. Yet, these companies are not upfront about costs involved in using the resume you create on their sites. In fact, plenty of other websites allow you to create, print and save a resume to a variety of file formats for free. Unfortunately, these websites are often run by government entities that are unsophisticated when it comes to increasing their page rank.
Free Resume Wizards:
Free Resume Templates:
Google Drive has Resume Templates available. When you go in to Drive, click on New, then Google Docs. Click on the > and then, From a Template.
Templates are also available from Microsoft Office, too. To access these templates, click the Microsoft Office Logo (In 2007), then New. Scroll down the list of categories until you reach “Resumes and Cover Letters”
Keep in mind that not everyone, including employers, has Microsoft Office.
How to find Free Resume Wizard on our Library Homepage
Did you know that the library has a free resume wizard? Watch the video to find the wizard on our website. Also, take a look at the second part of our video to see how to use it!
*”Ads are popping up elsewhere too: In 2016, routine searches sometimes turned up as many as four of five sponsored results, compared with one or two a few years ago. “- Google has been quietly placing more ads in search results (Qz.com)