Many online automatic resume builders are available from websites that specialize in them or from social sites that offer them as a service to members. All automatic resume builders share the same advantages and disadvantages.
The main advantages are low cost, a professional-looking format and an incentive to actually work on your resume. Many people are overwhelmed by the idea of writing and formatting a resume; the automatic resume builders help simplify the process.
The disadvantages are, first, a tendency for the technology to choke. Especially if you start from a previously written resume, you may need several tries before the “automatic” resume builder accepts your file.
Second, good-looking resumes are important but they don’t land interviews. Employers want content. If your resume failed to generate interviews before you used the resume builder, it will continue to fail. If you don’t know how to improve the content, call me.
Third, the automatic resume builder accepts your information exactly as is, with gaps, mistakes and inconsistencies. Like an automatic spell checker that accepts “manger” when you mean “manager,” the automatic resume builder will never question what you supply. At Robin’s Resumes®, I make sure that your resume is grammatically correct and consistent, includes every piece of information that would light up a recruiter’s eyes and gives a prominent place to your most important achievements.
By all means, try an automatic resume builder if you are completely stalled in your attempts to write a resume. But don’t let a computer program fool you into thinking that your first draft is your best draft. Recognize the limitations of these programs, and contact me when you are ready for the next step. I look forward to working with you.