5 Tools to Design a Beautiful Resume For Free

By Maria Onzain

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From accountants to graphic designers, from engineers to architects; it doesn’t matter your industry, you need a visual resume to catch your next employer’s eye. Forget about boring, text-based, plain CV templates and start creating a beautiful looking resume with these amazing free online tools.



Canva can help you stand out from the crowd and land you your dream job with a professional yet creative resume. You can choose from a variety of styles and customise a fresh looking CV very quickly. Canva makes it easy for you with drag and drop options, image cropping, hundreds of great looking fonts and many more design elements to help you create a personal resume that shines.


With Kickresume you can create a visual CV in just a few minutes. All you need to do is choose the template that best fits your career and fill out the information or import it from Linkedin and voila! You can start with a free account or upgrade for $4 a month to unlock more resumes, categories and even cover letters. You can also add-on an English grammar corrector for $19 per resume.


If you need a serious looking CV, VisualCV is right for you. With this powerful tool, you can create a resume in minutes and publish it as your personal website. It allows you to share the generated landing page with recruiters and hiring managers and tracks your resume’s performance. The insights provided by VisualCV will help improve your job search skills in less time.


With visualize.me you can turn your resume into a beautiful looking infographic in just a few clicks. You can use maps to illustrate your language skills and a variety of graphics, charts or pies to visualize your education, work experience or expertise. This is perfect for those looking for careers within creative industries.

Open Colleges – Personal Branding Tool

Why not add an extension to your current resume and show off your personal brand. Personal branding is the latest buzzword to hit the job search and recruitment scene, as employers are looking for a true representation of candidates. To ensure you are conveying all the extra parts that the regular CV may not include, give the Open Colleges’ personal branding tool a go. Simply register an account and follow the steps, inputting your interests, values, goals and personal branding statement; then the tool will produce a creative personalised webpage for you to share. This tool will allow you to show your personality as well as your professional experience, and will put you a step in front of others.


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