Pongo’s claim to fame is the creation of the first online resume and cover letter builder more than a decade ago! The company has helped users create well over 6 million resumes and have over 4.6 million members to this date. They actually state that 70% of Pongo members receive job offers after utilizing their site. That sounds pretty good to me! What’s more, it was named the best career resource for recent graduates and PhDs.
As far as we can tell, Pongo delivers on this promise. This is a full-service, high-end site that takes users by the hand and stays with them every step of the way. The site offers everything the other sites offer, and more.
Instead of simply creating a resume, paying a fee, and walking away, Pongo helps users with interview guidance, getting a resume in the hands of employers, and even walks jobseekers through the job acceptance stage!
To take advantage of these services, users must become member to take advantage of their full services through one of three commitment-free membership plans designed to help any jobseeker accomplish their career goals. The first membership is completely free and only gives you limited services. You’ll be able to create your resume, get help from professionals, get access to tips, sample phrases, and pre-written letter templates, and be able to utilize their job search. However,the free service stops there. This free version gives you everything you need to explore Pongo and their resume samples.
The tier is a month-to-month plan and is their most popular option, as users at this level have access to several additional features. From activity tracking, unlimited resumes and letter creation, to automatic resume- and letter-style matching, you’ll have access to all their tools for success for only $14.95 per month.
The third option is an annual package. At this level, you’ll receive everything the monthly package offers, and more. In addition to the features of the monthly plan, you’ll also receive professional resume critiquing and exclusive job seeker newsletters. This plan is priced at $59.95 a year.