May 22, 2009

GigTide – Impress Employers, Get Hired.


Creating a killer resume is one of the first steps toward landing your dream job—a fact the creators of Gigtide are well aware of, which is why they’ve created an accessible and professional online resume builder. Gigtide offers a solution to standard resume creation by providing professional templates, images, a drag-and-drop design feature, and even hints and tips about structuring your resume.

Gigtide also offers several distinct features, like the integration of Google Analytics, and document tracking where users can see the number of visitors to their resume and where they are from. Through an online contact form, employers can connect with you directly through the site, which is a nice touch. GigTide also recognizes that many job-seekers are looking for positions within vasty different fields and as such, they offer the ability to create several variations of a resume—each with their own statistics and document downloads.

Practical Uses:

  • Build your resume online with a professional looking template to secure your next job
  • Put your existing resume online at GigTide and track the number of views to determine its effectiveness
  • Stay ahead of the curve by placing your resume online and keeping it current even if you’re not looking for a job

Insider Tips:

  • Click “preview” to see your resume in PDF, Word, or a new browser
  • Add images to your resume for an added touch
  • Use advanced features like Google Analytics to track visitors
  • Review GigTide’s writing tips for help with your content

What we liked:

  • Many professional templates available to use
  • Statistics on resume views and file downloads through Google Analytics
  • Drag and drop interface for easy design of new resumes

What we didn’t like:

  • The resume templates provided aren’t as unique as they could be
  • The free option is somewhat limited in features


Company Info:

  • Launched: December 2007
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Diego, California
  • Founded by: Micah Johnson
  • Web site:


  • Free account; membership starting at $4.95

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