If you are looking for a job, want to switch jobs, or even want to apply for an in-company position, it's pretty much guaranteed you will have to submit your resume if you want to be considered. For some people, that doesn't seem like such a chore, but others can find it near impossible to even think about creating a resume without having a panic attack. Where do you start? What information should you include? What do you leave out? Luckily there are tons of apps now you can use. Check out our list of the best resume apps for iPad.
The best iPad apps for resumes
14 Apr 2016, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Resume Star makes it easy to create a professionally typeset, precision-targeted resume. Just fill in your info, and the app will produce a perfectly formatted PDF resume you can post online, print, or email. It uses a time-tested template with complete sections, the proper fonts, and a properly addressed, targeted cover letter. The developers are so sure of this app that it's free; only pay if you get an interview! This is a full-featured app, not a “lite” version. There are 10 professionally drafted examples to give you inspiration or a starting point, live previews, and integrated spell check.
- Create unlimited resumes
- Print in-app
- Email resumes directly
- Cross-platform-compatible PDF resumes
- Free until you score an interview
Resume: The Free Resume Builder and Job App will help you create the perfect resume. The app offers 10 resume templates, sample resumes for tons of different jobs, the ability to directly export your resume to your email as a PDF, and the option to add, re-arrange, and edit sections of your resume quickly and easily. You can preview your resume any time you want on your iPad and apply any template to the preview. The app is free, well-designed, easy to use, and the interface is intuitive and fun. It even offers you tips as you go that will help teach you best practices for creating resumes.
- 10 resume templates
- Create an unlimited number of different resumes
- Preview your resume and apply a template
- Fill in relevant information just once, then duplicate it for resume variations
- Free with in-app purchases
Resume Design with professional CV templates to help you score an interview and make your job search easier makes it easy to create a great resume. Fill in your information, choose an eye-catching template, and send your resume directly from the app in PDF format, with a targeted cover letter. You get a bunch of tips that will help you avoid making common errors. Get your resume noticed. Choose the font you like the best; the three most serious and attractive for CVs are available for free. Change the text size or margins as needed. It's easy to duplicate your resume or customize it for each job application.
- Long-tested resume fonts and colors
- Add a cover letter
- PDF resume to email directly from within app
- Three easy steps
- Free with in-app purchases
Smart Resume Pro allows you to easily put together a professional-looking resume in just a few minutes. Provide your information and the app gives you a properly formatted PDF resume. This app is currently on sale; normally US$14.99, it is on sale for $4.99 for a limited time. Don't be fooled into thinking you need a fancy-pants resume with colors or crazy fonts. That doesn't work, and in some cases, makes your resume either unreadable or unpalatable to human resources people. Avoid common mistakes and let Smart Resume Pro help you. You'll get cross-platform-compatible PDF resumes, the ability to email resumes from within the app, unlimited resumes, and the option to use pre-defined sections or to make custom ones.
- Live previews
- Rearrange sections as you like
- 10 professionally drafted examples
- Print in-app
- Export to third-party apps
Resume Designer 3 will let you print, email, or upload a professional-looking PDF resume in just a few minutes. It's easy to use and effective. You can upload your finished resume directly to Monster.com, includes advanced features, offers built-in cover letter support including a personalized handwritten signature, and more. Start with a sample or create yours from scratch, add and move sections, customize it with fonts and header style, adjust spacing and margins, and save. You can preview at any time, and print or email your resume as a PDF file. Create variations for different job types or jobs, and send your PDF to other apps like Dropbox.
- iCloud support
- Customize your resume with header style and fonts
- Create different resumes for different jobs
- Preview at any time
- Get a professional resume
Pocket Resume is currently on sale for 80% off so get it now. You can create and share your resume using your iPad. You can create your resume then create a professional website with it, free, with no sign-up. Use iCloud sync to share your resume among all of your devices, and enjoy all of the many other features. The app is easy to use, makes a nice resume you can use instantly, and it is effective in getting your foot in the door for interviews. The app does all of the website development and document layout for you, so you don't have to worry about a thing.
- High-quality resume-building app
- Create and share your resume within minutes
- iCloud sync
- Resume in PDF format
- Rearrange and rename sections to suit your needs
Visibl is an app that helps you make video resumes. Use the app to record 60-second videos, during which time you can show off your skills to potential employers. The social component in the app can help offer inspiration to you when you're making your first video resume, or if you want some tips. Recruiters can use the app to fill vacant positions and the 60-second clips make it easy to convey a sense of your personality and demeanor so you're more likely to get a call because you're not just a name on a piece of paper.
- Get notification when someone likes or comments on your video
- Follow companies in the app
- Save drafts of your video before you publish
- Advanced editing tools
- Free resume app for iPad
Resume Genie is a free app that will help you build a sleep, professional resume in just a few minutes. Choose a resume design, input your information, save the file as a PDF, and export it. You get advice and tips about how to create the best resume, you can export directly to hiring companies, and you can also print. Tired of your old, boring, unimpressive resume? Fix it up and get some interviews by using Resume Genie. The interface is easy to use, and the four-step process couldn't be simpler.
- Create your resume from anywhere
- Save, export directly to employer, or print
- PDF format for easy viewing
- Word format coming soon
- Free with in-app purchase to remove ads
This is yet another app you can use to quickly create a decent resume. You can create and save an unlimited number of resumes in up to seven different styles, re-order the sections, add your own sections, and more. The resumes are saved as PDF files that you can save, export, email directly from within app, or print from within app. You can import data from LinkedIn, export to Dropbox, and you can create a cover letter to attach.This will make you a nice, clean, crisp-looking resume that recruiters will appreciate. Don't pay oodles of cash; check this one out for free, first.
- Create and save an unlimited number of resumes
- Copy one of seven different styles
- Add your own sections
- Save, print, and export from within app
- Free resume app for iPad