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5 Essential Tools for Creating Your Digital Resume

Written by Kelly Marone

Having a digital presence is crucial to improving one’s career prospects.

Now that most employers operate online, virtual resumes are a must for job-seeking students or graduates. Online CVs can easily highlight your skills in technology, language, social interaction, self-promotion, visual design, and so on. Hard copies of resumes are definitely outdated—most employers don’t want to keep them lying around their offices and prefer a more accessible means of selecting job candidates.

Take a look at the following online tools and use them to put together a career-boosting CV!

1. LinkedIn

This is the number one recruiting website on the net. Candidates can create interactive resumes on LinkedIn, so it’s very attractive for employers. You can add images, presentations, videos, and more to further impress companies. You can also add specific keywords in your skills section as well as in your profile to optimize your page for searches. No matter which field you belong to, LinkedIn is the place to be for students while hunting for a well-paying job!

2. can be used along with LinkedIn. The tool imports personal data from your online CV and creates infographics out of it. How cool is that?! With, employers can get a good idea of your working history with just a glance. The platform allows users to create visual materials with different tools, too. Candidates can easily stand out from the crowd with this type of presentation.


Most of the time, words alone aren’t enough to persuade employers that you’re the right one for the job. Candidates are thus encouraged to use and create their own digital page. Everything about this site is dynamic; you can easily input your professional experiences and activities and wow your employers with your character. Employers will be able to follow and appreciate you. You can also share business cards with others in just a matter of seconds.


The platform works with a simple drag-and-drop method. Users fill in fields with academic achievements, work experience, personal skills, and more. You can present these items via text, photos, videos, and documents. If you don’t know how to put them all together, don’t worry! The website allows you to view other user profiles, so you can get inspired by other people’s page designs. When it’s done, just hit the “share” button and send your digital portfolio via e-mail or social media!

5. Accredible

Accredible is dedicated to helping recent graduates who want to get their very first job. It allows them to create and publish presentations about the educational certificates they’ve acquired. Every new achievement can be exported to LinkedIn with just one click. Accredible profiles support videos, photos, and documents, and you can make them as detailed as possible. Using Accredible is a great career move if you’re trying to get yourself out there.

Now’s your chance—create your online resumes and get your dream job!

You’ve graduated from a good university and worked hard all these years—it seems logical to instantly get an amazing job that pays well, right? The sad reality is that there are thousands of college graduates out there looking for jobs and only a small percentage of them get hired soon after they graduate. If you want to ensure a well-paid position, than you’ll have to take advantage of every opportunity you can get to promote yourself.

Start creating online resumes in college and get acquainted with your working field’s requirements. Use the tools above to stand out from the crowd and get noticed by potential employers. Good luck and have fun!

*Opinions expressed are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Student Life Network or their partners.