Product Review: Overview

ResumeGenius is one of the better resume building sites. The resume creation tool is intuitive with a detailed, guided walk through to make sure each step is taken and completed properly. The user interface is clean and simple which helps.

An assortment of useful tools—like thousands of job phrases for a number of industries (biopharma and biotech noticeably missing) and huge reference library of resume examples and templates, sample cover letters, writing guides, and checklists, etc.—combined with their responsive customer service (via phone or live chat), puts ResumeGenius among the top in their class.

ResumeGenius touts itself as a free service but if you want more than to simply create and download your resume in  a format you'll have to pay for an upgrade.

According to the site, for $1.95, you can get full 14-day access to:

  • Resume reviews from Certified Resume Writers using our "Ask the Experts" tool
  • 50000+ Job phrases to choose from in different industries
  • Full access to a wide variety of professional templates, print and e-mail
  • Create unlimited number of resumes and download to MS Word and PDF
  • Full access to Cover Letter and Thank You Letter Builder
  • Full access to job search and track tools

We were disappointed that the $7.95 monthly subscription appears to be a come-on and that the $95.40 annual pricing is not advertised up-front. As good as ResumeGenius is compared to other resume builders we question if the upgrade is worth it. If you are looking for a long-term solution for hosting your resume there are cheaper options available.

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