3 Less-Known Free Online Resume Builders

Ann Smarty 11-11-2008

Online Resume BuildersHaving a well-structured resume online is a common fashion nowadays. There are a few features of a good resume you should be aware of:


1. Your online resume should be indexed by Google (and get ranked on the first page when a search for your name is performed). A good recruiter or a potential employer is likely to search for your full name in Google before even interviewing you;

2. Your online resume should have your full name (and probably occupation) in the page title – this makes your resume listing stand out within Google search results;

3. (well, an obvious one but not all online resume builders allow for that) Your online resume should be properly organized and look neat.

While #1 seems the most important to me (as all other features are pointless unless your online resume can be found at all), I have found three free online makers that have good indexing and ranking abilities:


This social media startup allows for plenty of self-promotional options (resume and portfolio hosting, samples of work showcasing, networking, etc).


PeopleJar - resume creator online

How well are resumes ranked in Google?

  • the site architecture (members spotlight, networks, etc) allows for deep Google indexing, so all resumes are very well indexed and ranked;
  • each resume page title consists of the full name and the area of expertise (pattern: Your Name’s Makeup Artist Profile);
  • search-friendly URLs (a profile URL contains the member’s full name) also contribute to better rankings.

How well are resumes organized?

  • Each profile is broken into several sections (“General”, “Education”, “Career”, “Traits”, etc) that makes a resume concise and easily read and well-structured;
  • Members are also allowed to upload videos and photos (for example, a makeup artist resume can be enhanced by showcasing the artist’s previous work photos).


This online resume creator (reviewed previously at MakeUseOf) allows you to create very detailed and well-organized (and more traditional-looking) resumes.


Emurse - resume creator

How well are resumes ranked in Google?

  • resumes are mainly indexed from the home page (which links to recent and popular resumes) – so unless linked from other sites, your resume can perform rather poorly in Google;
  • the resume page title consists only of the full name (the format: Full Name’s Resume);
  • each resume is hosted on a sub domain (

How well are resumes organized?

Like I said, Emurse builds more traditionally-looking resumes: more text and less design. Each resume contains plenty of information all displayed on one page – however HTML editing is allowed to make it look more attractive and eye-catching.



While this resume maker does allow for a few pretty fun options (for instance, availability schedule), its features could have been organized better, I guess.

jukeduke - resume maker

How well are resumes ranked in Google?

  • Profiles are indexed via links in the sidebar (that contains too many links to allow for good indexing);
  • Each resume title contains the member’s full name and location.

How well are resumes organized?


All information is performed on one page in blocks – which looks a bit fuzzy. You can try to change the look and feel of your resume – but even best resumes look a bit overwhelming to my mind.

Are you aware of more good resume hosting services? Please share!

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  1. sapn
    October 13, 2009 at 5:06 am

    Hey, I recently visited and I think they are providing great resume builder for free.

    no registration required...very simple and easy.


  2. David
    January 29, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Another resume builder is While not free it does have the ability to track visitors to your site as well as the ability to export to MS Word, PDF, TXT, and XML.

  3. Dan Nelson
    November 13, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Another resume builder website is Users can create an online portfolio complete with an online resume, photos, videos, blogs, chats, forums, groups and social networking.

  4. Ann Smarty
    November 12, 2008 at 11:15 am

    @Andy, you are quite right! But why limit yourself to only one resume? The more good portfolios you have online, the more chances that your potential employee see all of them pop up for the search for your name - I am sure he will be impressed.

  5. Andy
    November 12, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Surely LinkedIn is the obvious choice - a linkedin profile page can be made into a pretty good resume, it's well-indexed by Google, and everybody who's anybody is on it, so you have an instant audience.

  6. Gerald Weber
    November 12, 2008 at 9:25 am

    This is good information for anyone that needs an online resume.

  7. Ann Smarty
    November 12, 2008 at 8:34 am

    @rahul, a good one - thank you!

    • andy
      November 19, 2009 at 10:00 pm

      Check out - I found it pretty good. Resume editing is very user friendly. It is also free.