CV Maker is a free, easy to use, straightforward resume builder. You can customize your resume and send it to potential employers through a PDF, TXT, or HTML document.
CV Maker offers a version that is completely free to use. Though limited, this version helps you create a resume or expanded CV. This free version includes six basic templates, a basic text editor, and the ability to add custom plain sections. Signing up for the premium version will cost you $16 annually and will give you access to these additional features:
Both the free and premium versions of CV Maker include online hosting for your resume. This means that instead of sending a file to send your resume, you can send the link to where it’s hosted on CV Maker’s website. This could come in handy to put on your business card, on a website, or as part of your bio.
CV Maker is straightforward and easy to you. There aren’t many options, so you won’t get lost. The buttons and tools are similar to what you would find in Microsoft Word.
CV Maker only offers a total of 10 CV/resume templates (six from the free version and four more when you sign up for premium). Other resume builders offer hundreds to pick from. Additionally, the templates CV Maker offers are almost all completely black and white and use traditional fonts. This certainly won’t help your resume stand out.
CV Maker doesn’t offer any assistance or tips on what you should put on your resume. You have to input all the text you want on the document and CV Maker just pastes it into the template you choose.
When inputting the information to go on your resume, CV Maker requires you to input information for your contact information, work experience, qualifications, education, interest, and references. If you don’t like these section headings, you can delete them and add other ones, but it’s not very straightforward.
I’ve really enjoyed using CV Maker because of the accessibility and ease of the site. The only downside is that it doesn’t have as many options as other sites.