January 20, 2011

JobSpice – Polish Up Your Resume

In a difficult economy, a job seeker needs to look for every advantage possible when trying to land a plum position. Enter JobSpice, an intuitive resume builder that helps people create polished resumes that they can print out or publish online. By avoiding Microsoft Word – and all the formatting, spacing, and font-related issues that come with it – users are able to make their own custom resumes that look good in any format, all in less than 15 minutes.

Get started using JobSpice by creating a free account. Whether you’re updating an out-of-date resume originally created in Microsoft Word or building an entirely new CV from scratch, JobSpice can help you get the job done fast. Begin by typing in your personal information, which JobSpice breaks down by resume section. There’s no need to worry about formatting issues at this early stage in the game, so you can feel free to type into your complete address or education information without worrying about how you’ll fit it onto just one line. When you’ve finished updating all the resume sections you want to include, head to the “Design” tab. Browse the resume designs that JobSpice offers, and click “Apply” when you decide on your favorite one. JobSpice will immediately format your resume into whichever style you’ve chosen, without any alignment, spacing, or formatting issues to deal with on your part. To get started sending your new resume out to employers, just save your work and publish the resume as a PDF or Word document. You can also host the resume on

In addition to helping users build resumes and CVs, JobSpice also offers job seekers personal advice. Users can chat live with a resume expert via the web-app’s internal instant messaging system at any time, day or night. For job seekers looking for a way to stand apart from the competition, creating a custom resume with JobSpice could be a step in the right direction.

Practical Uses:

  • Make a new resume from scratch
  • Publish your resume online
  • Change the layout of the resume you currently use
  • Ask for an expert’s advice on how to improve your current CV

Insider Tips:

  • Choose from dozens of resume templates
  • Use JobSpice’s resume sections, or add your own
  • Drag and drop sections of your resume to reorder the page
  • All text fields are optional, so a resume can be as short or as long as you want

What we liked:

  • JobSpice handles all the formatting and spacing issues, so users don’t have to
  • Ability to download resumes as PDFs or Word documents
  • Most resumes can be created from beginning to end in 15 minutes
  • Users can publish their resumes online using JobSpice’s hosting service

What we didn’t like:

  • Users must choose one of the design templates JobSpice has created, rather than making their own from scratch


Company Info:

  • Launched: August 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Founded by: Andrew McCollum and Dane Hurtubise
  • Web site:


  • Free


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