Apps for Resume Writing

4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

With the job market still being quite competitive, it is important to have a strong CV/Resume and know how to answer interview questions.  These apps will give you a head start.

Resume Mobile  $2.99- This app is designed for both the iPhone and iPad and allows you to include a photo.  The app is simple to use, giving you all of the necessary information to load: Basic Info, Profile, Education, Language, Experience, References, Skills and Hobbies. After all of your information is filled in you can pick from different templates to makeg a professional resume. You can prepare your resume as a PDF and send it via Dropbox.  If you have a LinkedIn account it works automatically with your account.

Pocket Resume $2.99 - For the iPhone and iPad. Create your resume using your LinkedIn profile.  What makes this app different is the ability to create a cover letter within the app.  Users get prompts useful to preparing both a cover letter and a resume.

Interview Buzz Pro $.99 - For the iPhone and iPad.   Interview Buzz includes 300+ questions to prepare users for any type of interview.  There is an entire section dedicated to the dos and don’ts, from Interviewer Details to Organization Background.  Here is a great way to role-play in class with your students. Use iMovie $4.99 to critique a mock interview.

SimuGator Interview App Free- For the iPhone and iPad. So now you got the call for an interview, what do you do?  Have you prepared? This app offers a real person facing you, asking you 1 of 50 interview questions.  When you answer the questions you flip the camera around to record yourself.  As a teacher you can have students answer a question and show how students answered their question and critique their answers.

Linkedin FREE- If you have not created a Linkedin account, this is a must for all college graduates.  Make connections with professionals in your field and keep your professional information current.

Vicki Windman is a special education teacher at Clarkstown High School South.
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