When you’re purchasing a resume builder, you want it to be a unique solution that will help you make your resume make a lasting impression. It can be anything that will help you make your resume rock; from built-in spell-checkers and resume reviewing tools to the option to include videos and other media in your documents. The competitors of this article, VisualCV and Resunate, both have very unique features and – what’s best of all – they can be used for free forever with few limitations.
The question is which one is the better: the one with the option to attach files, downloading in various formats, more templates and user-friendly pricing. Or the other one that has less limitations regarding the documents, a scoring tool for the self-checking of your resume, the option to import existing documents, but with somewhat questionable prices?
|Free Trial||Free Trial||Free Trial|
|Existing Resume Import|
|Export Formats & Hosting|
|Word||Via Google Docs|
|Text||Via Google Docs|
|1 Month Plan||$18/mo||$49.95/mo|
|3 Months Plan||$12/mo ($36)||$33.32/mo ($99.95)|
|6 Months Plan||$6/mo ($36, PayPal only)||$24.99/mo ($149.95)|
|1 Year Plan||n/a||n/a|
|Money Back Guarantee||30 days|
|Languages||EN, FR, ES, DE, RU, CH||EN|
VisualCV, available in 6 languages, is a hidden gem that features complete mobile browser access, a resume tracker and the option to add files, YouTube videos and charts to certain sections of your resume. You can add 10 sections in total as many times as you want, and rearrange and/or rename them after you have created a new resume from scratch or by uploading an existing one. You can choose from 14 templates, and change the paragraph title colors, font size and margins, then you can download your documents in PDF, export them to Google Docs or make one of your resumes into an online one for sharing and hosting.
If you need help, VisualCV’s staff answers within 1 business day or you can read the blog, browse through a list of job search engines, check out samples, go to the FAQ or knowledge base and even get a free eBook. The software is available for free forever but this version limits the number of templates, resumes and files. The unlimited software with advanced tracking and a 30-day money back guarantee is $18 per month, $12 per month for 3 months or $6 per month for 6 months if you pay with PayPal.
Resunate is also a resume builder with quite unique features, like the resume scoring feature, the JobFocus Score, the Content Suggestion for tips, and the Focus Resume that automatically rearranges your documents to get better scores. As “regular” features you can create entirely new, but not blank resumes or import existing ones from your hard drive or LinkedIn, and once you are done you can download your documents in PDF, email them and record the status thereof. With the help of the quick and logical resume builder a CV can be built from 13 templates and can contain 7 sections that you can rename and rearrange without limits.
If you need assistance you can send a message to Resunate via email or a contact form, give feedback on a separate page or browse through several articles in different topics. Resunate comes in four versions: the Basic plan is free of charge, but the number of resumes, and the JobFocus Score and Focus Resume options are limited. The other three pricing plans are ridiculously expensive – the monthly pricing plan is almost $50 per month – therefore the best buy is the 6-months plan at $149.95 or $24.99 per month.
There is no doubt that these two resume builders are very unique, so no matter which one you choose in the end, you will not be disappointed. VisualCV is a perfect choice if you want to include attachments in your CVs, host one of your resumes online, and have the ability to export your documents to Google Docs. With this software you can also choose from 6 languages, see up-to-date statistics of how many times your resumes were reviewed, get versatile support and use the software for free forever with some limitations or subscribe to the premium plan with a 30-day money back guarantee. Resunate lets you track the status of your documents on your own, it has a job scoring and a resume focusing tool, you can import existing resumes even from LinkedIn, and as a Basic subscriber you have the chance to use this software free forever too.