Web-Based Resume-Builder: Executive Preview


Over several days, we’re serializing an article providing an overview of Web-based resume builders, as well as thoughts on the value of Web-based resume builders compared to engaging a professional resume writer or preparing your own resume unaided: The very expensive ($499) Executive Preview enables users to upload a resume and then shoot an accompanying video message in a professional studio. The video is then silhouetted so it floats in front of the user’s resume and delivers the user’s message. Since the resume is the user’s own creation, the samples I saw were rather conventional (although they contain a photo of the user in a top corner), so the big draw is the floating video (which viewers can turn off by clicking an X).