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3 Best Places to Get Free Resume Templates to Supercharge your Career

3 Best Places to Get Free Resume Templates to Supercharge your Career

A resume is an important requirement when one is looking out for their dream job. You should use real good resumes to emphasize accomplishments and highlight specific skills.

One should specify accomplishments at a job rather than their day to day responsibilities at the job, as it will be easy for an employer to judge the capability of the applicant. There are seveal other aspects to look for before giving your resume the final cut.

Writing a good resume is a work of art which can result in being invited for interviews or getting lost in the pile of applications for the job. The problem is most people consider it a resume, not an art form. People consider writing a resume just something to get a job.

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No enthusiasm and certainly no thought with a bunch of information thrown on page with the expectations of being hired. But there are number of things one needs to keep in mind like the font used, margin, header etc. Following are some softwares which one can use:

1. Hloom

Hloom consists of over 413 unique and professional resume templates which are all free. It offers non-traditional and visually stunning layouts which are best suited for one page resumes. Hloom has resume samples & format which are organized and streamlined with the touch of color which helps your resume stand out. It has number of template categories: Clean, Modern, Portfolio, Creative, Tabular and Newsletter.

Modern layouts are appropriate for number of industries, especially for web development, IT, where a candidate wants to portray knowledge and discipline, and at the same time to show that they are progressive and creative on the latest technology.

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The newsletter layouts have either 2 column or 3 column formats, which reads like newsletters with photographs headlines. Portfolio category allows one to incorporate actual images of work into the resume which can help you to showcase your work upfront to client. In Tabular category we have columns nicely spaced to create a tabular structure. Creative category offers non-traditional and visually stunning layouts which are again best suited for one page resumes.

2. ResumeBaking

ResumeBaking is web application that lets you to create good looking, multiple professional online resumes. You can save the resume for future editing and updates, all for free. One can use ResumeBaking without signing up in order to build the resume for free.

However, if we sign up for an account, then only we can save resumes and later come back to edit it. For different types of jobs, one can create multiple resume templates which save a lot of time. You can download the resume or can host them publicly.

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ResumeBaking has multiple resume types from which you can choose, which looks professional with subtle looks which will catch the attention and at the same time be not too flashy either. It is a resume maker which can support up to 17 languages.

It has simple fill in the blanks format to fill details, and a customizable editor that lets one rearrange sections. One can spend hours in Word Documents to make resumes which are difficult to update. Thus in order to avoid such inconveniences, you can try out this PHP based online resume application. You can download the resume in TEXT, HTML or PDF formats.

3. GotResumeBuilder

GotResumeBuilder lets you to design resumes with color schemes. One can choose from the templates they have or change it according to your desire. One can enter details in templates form zero or you can import the information from your LinkedIn account. GotResumeBuilder was developed to help professionals create an attractive and organized digital resume.

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Professionals from any field can utilize the application’s tools to advertise their certifications, capabilities and work history to any client or potential employer online. The resume created on GotResumeBuilder is like a personalized website for a professional user.

One can send links to client or potential employer to view the resume. Even when you are not looking for job, you can keep your resume up-to-date to showcase your abilities, experience and knowledge, thus building your online presence. The resume can be downloaded in OpenOffice, Word or PDF format.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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