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Web-Based Resume Builder

Published 03/23/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

JobSpice helps users build professional, appropriate resumes. Writing a resume can be very difficult for some, especially when it comes to formatting. JobSpice was created to help professionals create attractive resumes that are appropriately formatted. The application provides the user with over 30 styles to choose from. JobSpice can also convert between a text document ad PDF file type. Users can create and save their resume online as well. Users are also given the option of going the extra mile and purchasing a premium individual resume style. JobSpice gives users an easier way to design and share a professional resume.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

JobSpice was founded by Andrew McCollum and Dane Hurtubise. The application was intended to make it much easier to create a stylish, fitting resume. Users would be given access to templates as well as resources and information on creating an effective resume. Today many users visit JobSpice to create their resumes.

What are the differences to other apps?

The JobSpice features list may seem short, but the application actually has numerous benefits to its users. A resume can be created in a matter of minutes. JobSpice provides both free and premium template options so users can choose whichever works for them. The application can also convert resumes to .doc and.pdf files so the user can save both or go with one over the other. JobSpice offers another valuable perk to its users: the ability to save the resume online. The application will host the resume so the user can access it from anywhere.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The JobSpice website invites users with a professional, yet subtly colorful design. The homepage features light grey ads the primary color with a refreshing, orange header bar and images of example resumes. The stylish JobSpice logo is featured at the center of the header, complete with an elegant flourish. The resume editing and creation area is kept very simple, with basic commands such as undo, redo, save and print at the top and three tabs just below to access the compose, design and preview areas. The compose area is set up similar to an outline, which makes it much easier for the user to focus on content rather than the look of their resume. Moving to the design tab gives the user access to templates where they can focus their efforts on appearance.

How does the registration process work?

New users can sign up for JobSpice accounts by clicking the light orange “Sign Up” button found in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The large registration form asks for only a few pieces of information, including the user’s email address and a password. After entering the information and clicking the “Sign Up for Free” button just below the form, the user is taken to the resume creation and editing area. A small pop up box invites the user to a 15 second tutorial. This can be skipped if the user prefers. A message at the top of the page advises the user that they must check their email inbox for a confirmation message which must be accessed to fully complete registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

JobSpice offers users one affordable membership option, which is a free account. Membership includes access to the JobSpice resume builder, seven free designs, the ability to instantly publish a resume as a .doc or .pdf, no advertisements and the ability to build an online profile for a resume. Users can also choose from 25 premium resume designs, which require a purchase to access.

Who would you recommend the application to?

JobSpice is a simple yet helpful tool for anyone who wants to build a resume. The application offers free access and a number of effective tools to help the user properly format their resume. There are numerous templates available that allow the user to create a resume that stands out.

  • Format your resume using the JobSpice editor
  • Choose from seven free resume designs
  • Purchase premium resume designs
  • Save your resume as a .doc or .pdf
  • Host your resume online through JobSpice

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