ResumeCoach FAQ

Whether you’re creating your first resume online or you’re a seasoned professional, ResumeCoach is here to help you get the most out of your resume. Here, you’ll find our list of Frequently Asked Questions to aid you with your winning resume creation.

Use of ResumeCoach

How does ResumeCoach work?

It really is as simple as 1, 2, 3… 1. Sign in to your ResumeCoach account and choose a resume template from our exclusive database. 2. Complete all the fields you wish to include, using our practical examples as a guide. 3. Finally download your finished resume and start applying! Within minutes you can get your up-to-date, winning resume online to download.

Where can I find my resume to edit?

When you log into your account, you will see all your saved resumes on your account home page. By simply clicking on the resume you wish to edit you will be able to modify texts and change what is included on your final resume before downloading.

Where can I find the resume templates?

When you log in on ResumeCoach.com you will be taken directly to a page with your saved resumes where you’ll also be given the option to add a new resume. Clicking on the ‘Add New Resume’ button will take you to the list of optimized resume templates. Click on any of these to start editing your resume with this template.

How long does it take to make my resume with ResumeCoach?

Minutes! With our helpful tips and practical examples, you can create your winning resume on our resume builder easily within half hour.

Can I change my resume template?

Yes you can. Changing the resume template you use is super simple. When you first register you will be asked to choose a resume template which you can change from the resume editing page. The selection of templates is visible alongside the preview of your resume. You can click on whichever appeals to you and your information will be imported to this new template as seen in the preview. When completing a resume, you will have the opportunity to fill out all the sections relevant for you, with our helpful resume examples and tips.

How can I download my resume?

Once you have completed filling out the resume template chosen, click on the download your resume button in the corner. Here users can choose whether to download their resume in TXT or PDF format in order to proceed. You can download your same resume as many times as you need while you enjoy your registered membership of ResumeCoach.com.

Can I make a resume for any type of job on ResumeCoach.com?

Yes, you can make a resume for any kind of job with our Resume Builder and use different resume templates for different sectors or companies if you wish. We have a multitude of resume samples available in our resume editor, which can be customized to fit your profile and tailored for the vacancy that interests you. Whatever your professional field, ResumeCoach.com can help you create a winning resume to stand out in your sector and land the interview! We even have resume advice for individual jobseekers in different industries catered specifically for your needs, including sectors such as healthcare, HR, Project Management, Accounting, Hospitality and many more.

I made my resume on my laptop, can I access it from another device?

Yes, users can use any smartphone, tablet, iPad, desktop or laptop computer to access their account and all their saved resumes. Resumes will be saved automatically as you work. ResumeCoach allows its users to log into their account from any Internet access point in order to edit, download and send their resumes at any time from anywhere.

Account, plans & subscription

I can’t access my account, what do I do?

If you’re sure you’ve got your password and username correct but you can’t access your ResumeCoach account, send us an email at contact@resumecoach.com where our friendly support staff will be happy to help you find a solution!

What plans are available?

ResumeCoach offers different options in our resume builder for jobseekers creating their resume online allowing access to our expertly designed resume maker with formatting tools, professional advice and practical examples. Jobseekers can choose between basic or unlimited options that allow users different levels of access to everything ResumeCoach has to offer. Check out our resume builder subscription plans and our current deals to find out which promotion suits you best. You can upgrade or unsubscribe at any time.

How do I upgrade my access to ResumeCoach?

It’s easy, just take a look at our ResumeCoach access plans where you can compare the different subscription options and choose the best one for you! At ResumeCoach you can get access to our different Basic and Unlimited plans which each offer a different level of features, tailored to fit your resume building needs.

How can I cancel my subscription?

If you have finished using ResumeCoach for the time being, you are more than welcome to cancel your subscription by logging into your account and clicking on the unsubscribe button in the ‘Subscription’ area of your ‘Profile’. You can also manage your email notifications from your Profile.

How do I delete my account?

If you decide to unsubscribe from ResumeCoach, you will still be able to view your resumes in your profile but will no longer be able to download them as you will not have access to the ResumeCoach subscription advantages. This way if at anytime you need to edit and download a new resume, you can easily re-subscribe through your profile page. If you wish to completely remove yourself from the ResumeCoach resume builder, you can send us an email at contact@resumecoach.com indicating your associated account email address.

How to create an effective resume with ResumeCoach

I have a lot of work experience but have never made a resume. How can I create one?

If you’ve never written a formal resume, no problem! With ResumeCoach you can use our step-by-step program to develop a new resume which highlights the aspects that make you a professional. Either focusing on your job trajectory or your skills or a combination of both, depending on which you feel is more appropriate for your career or sector.

How can I make multiple resumes for different jobs?

With our resume builder it’s easy to create copies of your resume with subtle differences for various vacancies. Instead of wasting time and energy re-writing your resume, simply make a copy of the resume that applies and edit the new version to tailor the content to the new business, position or vacancy.

What are transferable skills and how can I demonstrate them on my resume?

Transferable skills are essential to include on a resume to help develop your personal brand and expand your possibilities. Better yet, everyone has transferable skills; they’re especially useful to consider in student, first-job or career change resumes. The meaning of transferable skills is simply skills that you have obtained through any activity, professional or otherwise such as extracurricular, part-time work, sports or social clubs etc., that can be transferred to the workplace and relate to the job you apply for.

What are keywords and how can I use them on my resume?

As the world of job seeking becomes more and more digital, with agencies and recruiters using Applicant Tracking Systems to weed out the inappropriate candidates, it is vital that all applicants include job-specific keywords in their resumes. Keywords are the principal words used to describe the job role or person specification. Each jobseeker should use these words in various sections of their resume including in the objective, work history descriptions and skills. They can be taken directly from the job vacancy and it is also advisable to use synonyms.

Do I need several versions of my resume?

Although it is not obligatory to have several versions of your resume, it is recommended. With the ResumeCoach resume creator you can make multiple versions of your resume and download them to apply for different positions or adapt specific resumes for separate companies or sectors.

I don’t know what to write in some sections, what can I do?

Do not worry! On ResumeCoach.com you will find helpful tips and real-life examples to give you a headstart to completing each resume section with your details. You can check out the tips and suggestions we offer in each step of the process as well.

How much work experience should I include?

It is advisable only to detail work experience as far back as 15 years maximum. This is because HR and other recruiting executives spend an average of 6 seconds reviewing a resume and the longer and denser the resume, the less likely they are to dedicate more time, unless the resume really stands out and all the experience is relevant. Remember to include more information regarding the more recent experience and less for the older roles.

I’m going back to work after an absence, how do I incorporate this in my resume?

For jobseekers who have been absent from the workforce for a certain period of time, it is advisable to use a functional or combination resume as opposed to the classic chronological resume format. These two formats emphasize skills and experience as opposed to highlighting a working timeline. If you have been out of the workforce for any reason, be prepared to explain these absences in a cover letter or interview as any prospective employer will want to know.

How do I structure my work experience in my resume?

To ensure your work experience is represented in the best possible way in your resume, as well as the standard information of the employer name, job title and dates, it is highly recommended that you include between 3-5 bullet points of tasks, achievements or projects that you have accumulated in the related position. This information should be as quantifiable as possible and provide evidence of your suitability to the vacancy. You should also remember to include both start and end dates for each job included. Ensure to always use the same format throughout, the most common being Month/Year - Month/Year. Even if you choose a different style of résumé, always list the various roles you have held in reverse chronological order.

I have no work experience, how can I write a resume?

If you’re looking to get your career started after graduating and are seeking an entry-level resume or you’re still studying and need a resume for a summer job or for whatever reason you’re just entering the workforce, do not worry! You will have experience and transferable skills which will appeal to prospective employers. Begin by listing your various internships or scholastic, social, athletic or volunteer accomplishments or experiences and then add to these all the skills and abilities you needed to undertake the tasks involved.

Job search questions

If I have a LinkedIn profile, do I still need a resume?

Yes! Although LinkedIn is making the job market more accessible for jobseekers as well as allowing recruiters easy access to applicants from all over, it is imperative you have an updated, effective resume. Whether applying via LinkedIn or other job vacancy platforms, recruiters will still ask for a physical or digital copy of your work history, education, skills etc. in one place to be able to refer to it during the selection process or interview.