March 26, 2012 in Business
[prMac.com] Toronto, Canada - To help jobseekers stand out in the most competitive job market in decades, Career Marketing Specialists Inc. today introduces its newly updated ResuM8, the iPhone/iPad app that guides users through the steps of writing an attention-grabbing resume with over 1,000 Career Objectives and ready-to-use phrases plus built-in advice from career experts. ResuM8 helps users build, edit, and send their resumes in a single application.
The new version of ResuM8 is now compatible with both the iPad and iPhone, allowing users to complete their resumes on a larger screen or on the go. It also features an easy-to-use, updated design that makes resume writing faster, friendlier and easier.
The app was designed using Career Marketing Specialists' 30 years of experience, writing over 15,000 resumes for jobseekers since 1981. The corporate outplacement firm's clientele include many Fortune 500 firms listed on their website.
"Our goal was to make writing a professional and powerful resume faster, easier and more accessible to the general marketplace," said Louise Conn, President of Career Marketing Specialists Inc. "ResuM8 is the most complete resume writing app and draws on our company's 30 years of resume marketing experience helping applicants successfully find jobs."
The global economic slowdown has left many people unemployed or underemployed, while at the same time, the smaller number of job openings are receiving more applications than before. These two trends leave many jobseekers looking for new ways to create a compelling, polished resume that grabs the attention of potential employers.
To help address this, ResuM8 was designed to make the process of writing a resume simpler by providing a proven resume template plus the actual words and "business language" to make it resonate with desired employers.
As users work through the resume builder in the app, all the information entered or selected, will automatically be inserted into a template created by the experts at Career Marketing Specialists Inc.
Users start by entering their contact details and then create or select a Resume Headline (Career Objective) for their resume. The app then guides jobseekers through entering lists of Major Strengths developed over the course of their career and previous jobs held. They have the opportunity to include education, training / courses, and any additional information. Once the resume is complete, users can email it to themselves for further editing as an RTF or directly to an employer as a PDF file, complete with a customized cover letter.
"ResuM8 takes a fresh approach to professional resume writing that gives applicants two valuable advantages in the current job market: not only can they now craft their resumes regardless of their location, they can also have an updated copy ready to send to a potential employer any time," Louise Conn said.
To enhance the resume, ResuM8 also offers an optional paid upgrade: jobseekers can choose from over 400 Career Objectives and nearly 1,000 pre-written phrases that describe their Career Strengths and Personal Attributes. These Career Objectives and key phrases are sorted into 13 popular Occupational Areas including Sales and Marketing, Management, Engineering, HR, IT, and more.
Features of the ResuM8 app include:
* Step-by-Step Guidance - Users can create, edit and polish their resume using ResuM8's resume builder. The app guides users through the key parts of building a resume so they do not forget to include critical information that employers are looking for.
* Action Words and Phrases: ResuM8 provides an extensive library of approximately 400 Resume Headlines/Career Objectives plus 1,000 action words and phrases which can be used to highlight relevant skills and industry accomplishments (optional upgrade).
* Send Resumes Instantly - Users who have just exchanged contact details with a potential employer can quickly send their resume through ResuM8 as a PDF or RTF, with a customized covering letter.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 10.3 MB
Pricing and availability:
ResuM8 1.1 is currently available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category for free. As an optional upgrade, users may complete an in-app purchase for $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) to access over 400 Career Objectives and nearly 1,000 ready-made words and phrases that will highlight their skills and accomplishments in the resume.
Based in Canada, Career Marketing Specialists Inc. (CMS) is a privately owned and operated boutique corporate outplacement company that has been providing career services to all levels of employees. The company has written over 15,000 winning resumes for job seekers (from all walks of life) since its founding in 1981. Their first app, ResuM8, was recently released in the App Store. Copyright (C) 2012 Career Marketing Specialists Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.