May 17, 2010

Jobrary – Modernized Resumes & Portfolios

Are paper resumes becoming a relic of the past? Quite possibly, now that Jobrary is around. The resume and portfolio management application not only helps users create customized resumes from scratch, but also offers the tools to distribute resumes to potential employers online. Rather than limiting the contents of a resume to what can fit on an 8.5″ by 11″ piece of paper, people who use Jobrary can create web-based resumes and portfolios that are as unique as they wish and filled with as many eye catching photos and images as they choose to include.

Using Jobrary is free, which means there’s no credit card information or sign up fees that need to be paid in order to join. Start using the service by uploading your personal information and creating a new resume from scratch—because Jobrary resumes are fully customizable, you can include only the information that’s most pertinent to your specific career field or industry. Once you’ve created a resume that fits your needs, post it on your Facebook or LinkedIn page, print it out, or download it as a PDF file and email it to your business contacts. You can also use the unique URL provided by Jobrary to send potential employers directly to your resume page, which is especially helpful when dealing with hiring managers who dislike receiving email attachments.

For professionals working in creative fields, Jobrary also offers the ability to create online portfolios filled with all your best photographs and images. In addition, Jobrary users are always given the option to set their resumes and portfolio pages to private, which may be a good idea if you don’t want your current boss to know you’re on the hunt for a new job. In a tough job market where first impressions count, having a professional-looking resumes designed with Jobrary can definitely give job seekers a competitive edge.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a resume that’s customized based on your achievements and goals
  • Send hiring managers a link to your resume rather than sending it as an attachment
  • Add unique sections to your resume to show off special skills or certifications
  • Build an online portfolio to showcase your images or designs

Insider Tips:

  • Choose your desired Jobrary subdomain URL when signing up with the site
  • Post your resume on your social networking profile to let contacts know you’re on the hunt for a new job
  • Use one-click distribution to share your new resume with contacts on Twitter or Facebook
  • Delete certain resume sections that don’t apply to applicants in your field

What we liked:

  • Users can create professional-looking resumes for free
  • Galleries are a helpful way of showcasing images in a portfolio
  • Resumes can be downloaded as PDF file and printed with ease
  • Privacy settings eliminate the chances of the wrong person seeing your resume online

What we didn’t like:

  • Because Jobrary is still new, a number of features such as video uploads, Flash integration, and resume themes have not yet been deployed


Company Info:

  • Launched: February 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Chennai, India
  • Founded by: Techtinium
  • Web site:


  • Free


  1. MHouston

    Am in the process of uploading my portfolio. Love everything about it…except, apparently you can only upload a total of 35 images for your portfolio. This isn’t a lot especially if you’ve had a career for more than a few years. I will cross my fingers this limitation with change soon.

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