Web-Based Resume-Builder: Pongo Resume


Over the next 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: Pongo Resume offers users the ability to create a free resume, with the option to “upgrade to a monthly or annual subscription ($9.95 monthly; can be canceled anytime; $59.95 annually) for unlimited access to printing, distribution, and tracking.” The service offers live-chat and toll-free phone support. Pongo also offers a cover-letter builder with several types of letters; the letter I generated was highly formulaic and dull. The cover-letter builder might help those who are filled with angst at the idea of writing a cover letter, but the cover letter generated is unlikely to impress employers much.