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Best Resume Builder Apps of 2021

Competition for new jobs is fiercer than ever, and a solid digital resume can help you stand out from the pack. Here are the best resume apps we tested that won't hurt your wallet.

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Want to build your resume and make yourself more employable without having to spend a cent? We tested the 10 best resume-building apps of 2021 to see which one will give you the best chance of getting a job. After all of our research, LinkedIn was our top pick. Read on to find out why it came first and which apps were deemed as worthy runner-ups.

Our Pick

Best app for networking

LinkedIn is the premier business and networking app for the entire world. Although you may not create your resume in the same way as you do on other apps, LinkedIn allows you to showcase your entire resume in a format that is more relevant to this day and age. 

Why we chose Linkedin:

  • Free to use, but you can upgrade to premium for up to $239.88 per year, depending on your plan.
  • Ability to build an international network.
  • Simple to connect with potential employers and build connections with other professionals.
  • User-friendly app; it feels just like using social media.
  • Currently home to over 740 million members in more than 200 countries. 

The LinkedIn app allows you to connect with other professions from around the world, whether they’re in your field or not, and gives you the opportunity to network with others and build connections with potential employers.

Read LinkedIn's Full Review
Runner Up

Best app for cross-platform sharing

  • Create, edit, and collaborate online with Google Docs, part of Google Workspace.
    4.5 Ratings 3M+ Reviews 1B+ Downloads
    Free Feature Rich Fresh 1M+ Reviews
    Free
    Free

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Google Docs is part of the G-Suite system and gives you a perfect way to create your resume, build a portfolio or send samples of your work quickly and easily. You can store all of your files right there in the app and send them to anyone, even if they’re not an android user. 

Why we chose Google Docs:

  • Free to use app, but you can buy different components from g-suite such as more storage or a professional email address.
  • A universally accepted app that works on any platform, even Mac.
  • Simple to use, you can work from your phone or tablet with ease.
  • Can edit documents on the go.
  • Part of Google's high-quality eco-system. 

A huge problem with online CVs, creating portfolios of work, and sending over samples is the compatibility issues as some documents can only be opened on certain platforms. 

Google Docs doesn’t have this problem, which is great for connecting with others across the world who may be using a different technology to you.

Read Google Docs's Full Review
Also Groovy

Best for organizing your life

  • The all-in-one workspace
    4.3 Ratings 33K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
    Free Feature Rich Fresh
    Free
    Free In-App Purchases

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Notion puts all your essential data into one easy-to-use place. You can create to-do lists, notes, reading lists, or use the app to write or edit your resume with ease. 

Why we chose Notion:

  • Free to use, but you can upgrade to a premium membership, costing up to $8 a month.
  • Syncs across all devices for easier connectivity.
  • Ability to keep your tasks, to-do lists, and more in one simple place.
  • Can create professional documents in an instant. 

Notion is extremely easy to use and gives you the ability to create professional documents right there in the app. Whether you’re highlighting text, changing the font, or creating neat pages as you organize your documents, the notion app has a smooth and easy-to-use interface that you’re sure to love.

Read Notion's Full Review

Everything We Recommend

  • Our Pick
    Find jobs with Linkedin, the most trusted network and business community. Build connections with industry leaders in your community and find the right career.

    Search for jobs easily with LinkedIn. LinkedIn's community of millions of business professions can help you find the right connections and the right career. Filter through millions of available openings, recent posts and customized recommendations to find exactly what you need.

    Grow your network with business contacts, stay up to date with companies, and follow thought leaders. Taking that first step by adding business connections, sending InMail messages or joining a group will change it all. LinkedIn can help you start the conversations you need to find a job.

    Get all the information you need, instantly. Find business insights on salary, company size and job responsibilities. Safely apply to any position with your resume or professional profile in a few taps, straight through the app.

    Job seeker looking for new employment? Business networking? Business news and industry buzz? No matter where you're at or what you're looking for, LinkedIn makes job searching easy. Grow and connect with friends, colleagues, companies, industry experts and the rest of the LinkedIn community.

    Take your first step by searching for jobs, developing business contacts, connecting with recruiters, and applying for your next job with LinkedIn!

    LinkedIn App Features:

    JOB SEARCH APP & CAREER FINDER
    • Find jobs and connections through the brand new connections you'll make through LinkedIn
    • Find jobs through recruiters
    • Apply for jobs for every type of profession – salaried, hourly, part-time, remote and more
    • Job salary details, job responsibilities and more are available
    • Job alerts for any new openings you might be interested in
    • Careers can be found in every field

    BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY
    • Find your group or your community easily through LinkedIn
    • Network on the go; connect with new contacts and easily find industry experts
    • Follow companies, influencers and professionals
    • Social networking for businesses: showcase your company or product to find new opportunities
    • Start a conversation easily with all your contacts

    BUSINESS INSIGHTS & NEWS
    • See what your connections are saying in posts and conversations.
    • Business news from related industries to help you stay up to date
    • Share articles with the LinkedIn community & your business contacts
    • Write posts and connect with your community

    RESUME & PROFILE
    • Apply for jobs using your LinkedIn profile
    • Easily submit your resume for any job
    • Keep your LinkedIn profile up to date as a virtual resume highlighting your experience
    • Share accomplishments, job responsibilities and skills on your professional profile

    SOCIAL NETWORKING
    • Connect to the largest social network of professionals from around the globe
    • Import contacts for a quick & easy way to grow your network

    5 reasons why you’ll love the LinkedIn app:

    - Job search & recruiting: Find positions suited to your skills and apply
    - Business networking: Network, request referrals and stay up to date on your contacts
    - Job finder: Research companies you’re interested and see if their open roles
    - Business news: Get relevant news delivered to you via your Daily Rundown and write your own
    - Social network: Create your profile, keep an up to date resume online and highlight your skillset

    Find a job with job search tools, recruiters, industry experts and career opportunities at your fingertips. The LinkedIn app is a perfect way to network, apply to jobs and find new contacts - straight from your phone, wherever you are.

    Want to make the most of LinkedIn? Upgrade to a Premium subscription for exclusive tools.

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    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $29.99 - $239.99 per item
    $29.99 - $59.99 per item
  • Runner Up

    Google Docs

    4.5 Ratings 3M+ Reviews 1B+ Downloads
    Create, edit, and collaborate with others on documents from your Android phone or tablet with the Google Docs app. With Docs you can:

    - Create new documents or edit existing files
    - Share documents and collaborate in the same document at the same time.
    - Work anywhere, anytime - even offline
    - Add and respond to comments.
    - Never worry about losing your work – everything is saved automatically as you type.
    - Search the web and your files in Drive, right from Docs
    - Open, edit, and save Word documents and PDFs.

    Google Docs is part of Google Workspace: where teams of any size can chat, create, and collaborate.

    Google Workspace subscribers have access to additional Google Docs features, including:
    - Working in a single document with teammates or people outside your company. See edits as others type, communicate through built-in chat, and leave feedback through comments and suggestions
    - Importing your documents to make them instantly editable, including Microsoft® Word and PDF files. Export your work in .docx, .pdf, .odt, .rtf, .txt or .html format
    - Unlimited version history. Track changes made to your documents and undo anything you choose.
    - Working across devices, with or without Internet

    Learn more about Google Workspace: https://workspace.google.com/products/docs/

    Follow us for more:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/googleworkspace
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/googleworkspace
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/googleworkspace/

    Permissions Notice
    Contacts: This is used to give suggestions of people to add to files and share with.
    Storage: This is used to save and open files on USB or SD storage.
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    No
    No
  • Also Groovy
    Notion is a new editor that blends notes, tasks, wikis in one app.


    DRAG, DROP, EDIT
    Use drag & drop and Force Touch to arrange any content. Great for prioritizing lists and to-dos.

    RICH MEDIA
    Supports images, to-dos, bookmarks, code snippets and 20+ block types.

    SYNC WITH MAC, WINDOWS, AND BROWSER
    Download the companion browser and desktop apps. Notion keeps everything in sync.

    OFFLINE
    Pages you visit online are downloaded for access on the go.

    COLLABORATE IN REAL-TIME
    Share your pages, and edit together at the same time, @mention, and comments.

    FOLDERLESS ORGANIZATION
    Organize your content using nested pages. Say goodbye to messy folders.

    To download the companion desktop app, please visit:
    https://www.notion.so/desktop
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    No
    $4.99 - $47.99 per item
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