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Resume & Cover Letter Builders
Our award-winning Resume and Cover Letter Builders are simple, personalized and effective.
Resume Check scans for common mistakes and suggests improvements to ensure your resume is perfect.
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Our Resume Builder makes it easy!
Choose your template
Browse 30+ professionally designed resume templates to find the one that speaks to your style and experience.
Enter your information
Follow our screen-by-screen prompts as we offer guidance specific to the job you’re applying for.
Select your content
Choose from our prewritten phrases: thousands of customizable bullet points by job title, industry and experience level.
Finalize the details
Fine-tune your resume design with additional fonts, colors and sections to showcase your personal style.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a resume?
A resume is a brief, usually one-page document used to apply for jobs.
In the U.S., it’s the standard job application document and is usually expected to include a cover letter as well.
Outside the U.S., a similar document is used for job applications; this is called a CV.
These documents should cover the basic details that make you qualified for the role: who you are, your top skills, experience and education.
What is a resume builder?
A resume builder is a high-tech tool that will help you make a high-quality resume, from design to content.
It’s automated so that the process of creating a resume is streamlined and easy, you just follow the prompts. It can reduce the time it takes to write a resume down to a few minutes!
The builder also suggests content that is targeted to the job you’re applying for based on our career database.
That can help you produce a stronger document with less stress!
Can I customize my resume in the LiveCareer builder?
Absolutely! Our builder puts you in the control seat and gives you one-click design options like layout, style and color(s).
That way you can have a professional quality resume you’re sure to love!
The builder also suggests text content you can add to your document and personalize with numbers and other details.
You can even upload your existing resume to our Resume Check. It’s a tool that will scan over your document and give you a review rating! That will help you tailor and enhance your resume.
Are LiveCareer’s templates ATS-friendly?
Yes, all of LiveCareer’s templates were designed to be ATS-reader friendly. The last thing you want is to miss a job opportunity because your document wasn’t formatted correctly!
So, we keep a team of design whizzes in business creating fresh new templates for our resume builder.
All of the 25+ templates featured in our builder will pass an ATS. Even better, they’ll have that professional-level of design to catch an employer’s eye too.
What's the difference between a CV and a resume?
In some countries, the term is almost interchangeable because it refers to a one-page document used for hiring purposes.
However, CVs tend to be longer than resumes in many countries, often exceeding one-page.
In the U.S., CVs tend to be used mostly for academic, science and research positions because they contain additional sections about your publications and achievements.
CVs are also more likely to contain photographs than resumes.
Do I need a cover letter for my resume?
Yes, it’s standard to include a cover letter with your resume.
The only time you should skip it is if the job post or ad specifically says not to, or if it’s an online application where there is no place to do so.
It should be 3-4 paragraphs long and should not exceed one page in length, like a standard business letter.
It should strengthen the content of your resume by giving it additional context and richness by turning your career into a story.
Is LiveCareer safe to use?
LiveCareer is safe and trusted. It’s been around for over 15 years to serve job seekers like you with our cutting edge resume and cover letter services!
Check out our reviews to see how we’ve helped on their respective job hunts!
Our most popular tool, the Resume Builder, has even won awards.
We’ve also even earned the approval of the people at Trustpilot.
Beyond all that, you can always contact us if you ever need help!
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