It's no big secret that job markets seem to get more competitive every day. Simply having the right experience, degrees, and accreditations is no guarantee of success. Everyone is looking for a way to stand out.
Well, I say there's no better way to stand out than with your resume. Resumes are the most boring, monochromatic, cookie-cutter looking creations in the history of job searchers everywhere. Every hiring manager has probably reached a point where he/she wants to set fire to a giant pile of black-and-white documents and watch his/her employee prospects go down in a blaze of glory.
But it doesn't have to be that way. At least, not if people start eyeing BriteTab's resume creation service as an option.
How It Works
Really, it couldn't be much simpler. Sign up for free on BriteTab's website, then start creating your resume. Choose a template, choose your layout, then plug in the text and go. Everything can be created in a very basic, very easy WYSIWYG tool. (Below is a video on creating a resume.)
Adding Images and Video
After the text is there, you can easily add images and video to your resume. (There are also tutorial videos on adding these elements.) I was able to create a basic resume in about 30 minutes, most of which was playing with the tools.
Because it's a web resume, it's also really easy to put hyperlinks in for your blog, Twitter page, or related content.
Cool, But Will It Help?
That's the question I was asking myself as I started using this tool. Because on one hand, the resumes are pretty pretty, but on the other hand I wonder if the fascination ends there. When I see one of these resumes, I feel somewhat impressed by the individual but also as though I wouldn't want to hire them. Maybe it seems somehow snobby, or maybe it's just that I'm not used to it. I don't know—let me know what you think about that in the comments.
As a best practice if you do decide to employ this service, I'd recommend also having a classic resume to send out, for hiring managers who want to print out the resume or just want to view it in the more basic format. (And I'm sure you all know to send a PDF, not a Microsoft Word file, right?)
I think that covers everything I want to say about BriteTab. Check it out, build your own resume, and let me know what you think. (Also feel free to continue the conversation on Twitter.