ResumeCoach showcases the standard features offered by most DIY online resume-building tools. It’s a fairly easy-to-use process that starts with the selection of a professional template and then takes the user through a step-by-step system that populates each section of the template with text. But this site offered a few excellent features that we rarely (if ever) see on other sites.
Specifically these two features stood out:
- Template designs and text tools that actively optimize your resume for application tracking systems (ATS). Many employers use these systems to filter through stacks of resume submissions that can reach dozens, or hundreds, for a single open position. Submitted resumes are typically funneled directly into a large database and then extracted selectively as employers type key terms into a search function, like “willing to relocate” or “Seattle metro area” or “XTML coding experience”. ATS systems can serve as a benefit or an obstacle to job seekers, but a customized resume format can help move applicant resumes out of the database and into the hands of a human reader. This site factors ATS systems into its resume creation process.
- This site is also mobile optimized, so users can create resumes and make spur-of-the moment edits using phones or tablets. We like that feature, since modern jobseekers are always in motion.