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MakeResume is created with the belief that everyone should have free and easy access to a modern professional resume design
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MakeResume has built-in best practices for the U.S. job market and works well with top ATS platforms such as Greenhouse and Lever
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MakeResume stores data locally in your browser so only you have access to your data and with complete control

People love MakeResume

Students often make silly mistakes on their resume by using inconsistent bullet points or font sizes. MakeResume’s auto format feature is a great help to ensure consistent format.

Ms. Spiegel

I used MakeResume during my last job search and was invited to interview at top tech companies such as Google and Amazon thanks to its slick yet professional resume design.

Software Engineer

Creating a professional resume on MakeResume is so smooth and easy! It saves me so much time and headache to not deal with google doc template.

College Student

Questions & Answers

Q1. What is a resume builder? Why resume builder is better than resume template doc?

There are two ways to create a resume today. One option is to use a resume template, such as an office/google doc, and customize it according to your needs. The other option is to use a resume builder, an online tool that allows you to input your information and automatically generates a resume for you.

Using a resume template requires manual formatting work, like copying and pasting text sections and adjusting spacing, which can be time-consuming and error-prone. It is easy to run into formatting issues, such as using different bullet points or font styles after copying and pasting. On the other hand, a resume builder like MakeResume saves time and prevents formatting mistakes by automatically formatting the resume. It also offers the convenience of easily changing font types or sizes with a simple click. In summary, a resume builder is easier to use compared to a resume template.

Q2. What uniquely sets MakeResume apart from other resume builders and templates?

Other than MakeResume, there are some great free resume builders out there, e.g. Reactive Resume, FlowCV. However, MakeResume stands out with 2 distinctive features:

1. MakeResume is designed specifically for the U.S. job market and best practices.
Unlike other resume builders that target a global audience and offer many customization options, MakeResume intentionally only offers options that are aligned with U.S. best practices. For example, it excludes the option to add a profile picture to avoid bias and discrimination. It offers only the core sections, e.g. profile, work experience, education, and skills, while omitting unnecessary sections like references. Additionally, MakeResume only offers a top down single column resume design as opposed to two column design, because single column design works best for AST.

2. MakeResume is super privacy focus.
While other resume builders may require email sign up and store user data in their databases, MakeResume believes that resume data should remain private and accessible only on user’s local machine. Therefore, MakeResume doesn’t require sign up to use the app, and all inputted data is stored in user’s browser that only user has access to.