Web-Based Resume-Builder: clickResume


Over the past several days, we’ve been serializing an article providing an overview of Web-based resume builders. Before we start serializing the portion of the article that shares our thoughts on the value of Web-based resume builders, a couple of Web-based resume services not included in the original article have come to our attention. Here is one of them: clickresume.jpg clickResume “is a unique Internet-based resume experience and is the first to offer a complete Content Management portal to showcase skillsets using video, audio, graphics, and pictures,” says a press release from the company. Users of clickResume can use video and audio can demonstrate presentation and communication skills; pictures can show product involvement, give visualization to project scale, or lend additional credibility to performance claims. clickResume provides unlimited web pages with a dynamic menu system. With menu navigation, reviewers can drill down through a 30-page site. clickResume costs $5.99 monthly. clickResume founder James Edgell says conceived the idea after personally reviewing hundreds of executive resumes, “although the applicants were well qualified and the resumes were professionally written, none of the applicants stood out.” Edgell asked himself, how he would differentiate himself if he were looking for work in this economy, “I would market myself like a business; today businesses don’t rely on yellow page ads and mailers, they engage web marketing.” Edgell researched the available sites such as LinkedIn, Monster, and Facebook and discovered that these sites all had limitations or shortcomings as with any cookie-cutter resume experience. Edgell knew he would have to design something unique, dynamic, and new; clickResume was born. clickResume provides a personalized website address to each user, this address can be placed in the header of a traditional resume or entered in on-line social profiles to showcase video, audio, and pictures of your work examples when employers visit to retrieve your latest resume.