Madelyn’s Top 5 Resume Writing Tools

Shhhhh! Don’t tell my fellow resume writers, but here are the top 5 tools used by professional resume writers to craft the perfect resume.

Resume Writing Tips

Monster.com Resume Examples by Industry
Many of us are better if you give us words on a page versus asking us to stare at a blank page and write something. Monster.com has a whole page of resume templates organized by industry. You can download the resume as a Microsoft Word document and make it your own.

Onetonline.org
Having trouble figuring out how to write the bullets for your resume? Do a quick Occupation Search of your current job title at O*NET OnLine (onetline.org) and presto – perfectly crafted resume bullets. Be sure to add the results of each task to your bullets.

Canva.com
Design professional-looking logos, social media banners, and professional business cards for free with Canva. This is great for a logo at the top of your resume, the background photo of your LinkedIn profile, a banner on your Facebook business page, or anyplace you need professional looking graphics.

Scribendi.com
Stop worrying about grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Scribendi provides editing and proofreading services for all your career documents at an affordable price.

Jobscan.co
Worried that your resume won’t make it past the bots? Just paste your resume and a job description into Jobscan and find out how you would score on an applicant tracking system.


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A big dreamer as well as a big do-er, Madelyn draws on her experience of successfully navigating three high-profile careers to provide the expert advice, encouragement, and step-by-step action plans you need to activate your career dreams.

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