Recruiters screen hundreds of CVs on a daily basis, and only a few get a closer look. So, having an attention-grabbing CV is essential to get to the later stages of the recruitment process. Of course, having a well-designed resume only gets you so far, as the content is also vital to get you an interview. This means that you need to make sure to include all relevant information and that there aren’t any typos on your CV. Fortunately, resume builders like Enhancv and Resume Companion exist to help us. Both offer several templates to choose from and various sections to play with, but they differ on the features provided. Because of this, only one works best for your needs. But which one?
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|3 Months Plan||$14.99/mo ($44.97)||n/a|
|6 Months Plan||$10.99/mo ($65.94)||n/a|
|1 Year Plan||$7.95/mo ($95.40)|
Although Enhancv only provides four CV templates, it offers so much customization that you‘ll end up with an original resume that will grab any recruiter’s attention. You can play with an intuitive drag-and-drop builder and edit the resume’s font, color scheme, and background. Moreover, you can select among 20 (entirely) customizable sections that go from as simple as a description of your experience to pie charts of your skills. Due to this comprehensive customization, Enhancv doesn’t support document imports of any kind, and it only exports your CV in PDF format.
By providing content suggestions, Enhancv helps you come up with appealing descriptions for all the sections you decide to add to your resume. What’s more, the resume builder goes a step further by allowing you to share your CV with friends or colleagues to get their feedback and edit your resume accordingly before clicking the ‘export’ button.
Another thing worth mentioning is that Enhancv provides a limited free version that you can use forever which allows you to download your resume – although with a watermark. There’s also a 7-day free trial to try all features available, but you’ll need to get a subscription to actually download your CV – prices start at $10.99 per month with annual payments.
Although Resume Companion provides a larger number of CV templates (eight) than Enhancv, they are all pretty similar, don't offer many customization options, and don’t allow you to add your photo. Despite this, there are various sections to choose from and it’s possible to rearrange them as you wish.
What Resume Companion lacks in CV customization, it makes up for with over 40 templates for cover letters that go from pre-review to follow up letters. All of them are pre-written, which means you only have to insert your personal information and it's ready to go. Resume Companion also provides a spell checker to ensure neither your resume nor cover letter end up with any typos. What's more, you can send your finished product to an expert who will review your work and provide feedback on how to improve it. When you're happy with the result, you can download your CV in TXT, DOC, PDF format, or alternatively send it automatically via email.
Resume Companion provides a free trial that you can use to test all the features available. However, it only allows you to download the document after you get a premium account. You can either get the reduced price of $1.95 for 14 days or an annual subscription for as low as $7.95 per month.
Both Enhancv and Resume Companion will indeed get the job done, but they do so differently. On the one hand, Enhancv provides more customization, allowing you to come up with a unique CV that a recruiter has never seen before. On the other hand, Resume Companion ensures that your resume won’t have any typos due to the built-in spell checker and the option to send your finished product to an expert for review. Moreover, Resume Companion provides over 40 templates to help you write great cover letters. Pricing-wise, Enhancv is more attractive for people looking for month-to-month subscriptions or those who don’t want to pay a dime (if they don’t mind their CV having a watermark). On the flip side, if you want a resume builder just to create your resume and leave it at that, Resume Companion’s 14-day subscription is more competitive.
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