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Responsive CV got Improved for a better service.

I am Jagan Krishnaraj, the person behind the service ResponsiveCV.com since Feb 2013. Responsive CV just occurred as an idea on FEB 2013, and it first went live on Nov 2013. From that time until now, ResponsiveCV served more than 50,000 people worldwide. The mobile devices were just developing at that time & the mobile screen sizes are too small to create a resume. So the responsive cv was created focused mainly to work on desktop browsers. So much has been changed since then. Now it’s May 2020, Mobile devices have become so much powerful than desktop PC’s and the… Read more »

Build a resume website with your LinkedIn profile in 2 simple steps

It’s not going to take a lot of time to build a resume website. You can do that in less than two minutes if you have a LinkedIn profile. If not, you can do it in 30 minutes. Read more to find out how. LeonCV.com is a resume website created with ResponsiveCV. Why you need a resume website? There are several advantages of having your domain attached to a CV.  You create your brand online.  You create an impressive first impression. Your full name appears in Google search results. You can track the search performance of your resume with Google… Read more »

How to submit the CV link to Google & Bing index

If you attached CV to a domain like LeonCV.com, you can add it to google and bing search index to get it indexed in the search results. Step1: Login to your CV account From your CV setting click on Add Tags button It opens up a screen like the following Paste in the Meta Tag verification code you get from google and bing & click on save & publish tags. How to get Google search console verification tag ? Login to google search console dashboard with your google account. Click on add property which opens up the following screen, choose… Read more »

How to download resume from LinkedIn with mobile app

Downloading resume from official LinkedIn app is not supported as of now. However you can use our app ResponsiveCV to download resume from LinkedIn as PDF. Official site allows just to download only limited sections, but our app downloads your complete profile including projects, skills & accomplishments. It serves as a complete CV for any job you are applying for & a free LinkedIn resume builder. Don’t delay sending your profile to that opportunity just because you didn’t have a perfect resume done, use this method and send your profile instantly in less than 2 minutes. It’s simple 2 step… Read more »

Advantages of following standard resume format

People want to see standard resume format It’s deeply engraved inside the human brain for years that a resume should follow a standard structure with education/experience/Summary/Contact details etc. If they don’t see that structure or see that in different format, they can get confused & usually they don’t have much time to dig deep or make extra effort to look for the required information & make an effort to contact you. And the filtering system that a resume can go through is so huge, there are software & bots that can read & analyse the resume for relevance and ranks your resume… Read more »

The secret of people who always get job offers

I’m on the other side of the table now but when I was interviewing I’d get job offers over 90% of the time. Here are some of the things I did: Do your Research Before the interview I’d do as much research on the company and position as possible. I’d research the company website, if they are a publicly traded company I’d do research on their annual reporting to their shareholders. If I knew my bosses name I’d research them on LinkedIn to see if someone in my network knew them. If someone knew them then I’d reach out to… Read more »

Should you accept counter offer after resignation ?

The experts will tell you – never – never – EVER accept a counter-offer. Your resignation has already placed you in the outer circle and you will remain there forever. Just leave. A resignation cannot raise your value to the company – he is lying to you. Anecdote: One of our team members – a critical player – wanted a raise and the project boss said no – flat no. So he resigned. Next our project boss took all us leaders into a room to discuss options. He said the project budget had an additional $5000 due to the resignation… Read more »

How to write an interview winning resume?

Are you ready to apply for a job? For most professional positions, you’ll need to do more than fill out a job application or email a resume. It’s not enough to just send in your resume – you need to make sure the documents have been written in such a way that they’ll get you an interview. After all, winning an interview is your main goal when you apply for a job.This information will empower you to write an interview winning resume that will impress the employer. Step One: Keywords Closely match the language listed on the job posting. Pay… Read more »

Perfect Resume Creation: 10 easy steps to create a perfect resume

Writing a perfect resume is crucial to securing an interview with the right people. Luckily, there are tons of resources, offering phenomenal advice regarding resume writing. Your resume must be outstanding, and attention-grabbing, especially if you are looking for a management position, you will need a perfect mission statement as well. In order to build a perfect resume, you will need to appeal to what is important to your prospective employer, and how you can be of service to them. Step 1 : Take fundaes I wrote my first serious resume about 2 years before placement. But before you do… Read more »

Resume’s Bad Signs: Things To Avoid For Writing A Good Resume

To make your resume looking good and perfect,you would have to avoid Resume’s Bad Signs.It would be very helpful to find your desired job.When you read hundreds of CV’s or resume  everyday you quickly pick up on common mistakes. Many of what is listed about the resume’s Bad Signs below are completely superficial which means they are easy for you to fix. You’ve got to get rid of the excess before you can make an impression. Remove Color One piece of advice regularly thrown around about CV’s is that you need it to ‘get noticed’. Without any further explanation this may… Read more »

Your First Résumé: The Ins And Outs Of An Effective CV

College graduates of three years or less have the lowest rate of employment among higher education graduates, meaning that it’s crucial for any recent graduate to have the best possible résumé. If you have little or no previous work experience, putting together a résumé can be a challenge, but with volunteer experience, a good summary of yourself as a worker, education, and references, writing your first résumé doesn’t have to be a headache. These guidelines can help you create a professional, tailored CV that will stand out. Short On Paid Work Experience? Volunteering Helps Employers are always looking for previous experience, but that… Read more »

Difference between CV and resume

If you ever applied for a job some companies instruct you to submit a resume while some other ask for a CV (Curriculum Vitae). Have you ever wondered what is the difference between CV and Resume ? Broad difference is that a resume is a short description of your skill set usually one or two pages in length while a CV is a much detailed explanation of your work experience, skill set, educational qualification, references etc that can extend upto 10 pages. The following table explains best about the difference between a resume and a CV  Image Courtesy : difference.guru… Read more »

What’s the best way to get your resume noticed?

Your résumé is a Marketing Material which has to sell your Personal Brand.  You need to create a resume that brings out the best of what you possess, and do it in such a way that it looks appealing enough to get their attention. There are many creative alternatives to get your resume noticed. Some of them are listed here. Tweet the company you want to work with, retweet and engage in their conversation, when the time comes just mention that you applied for a position in a retweet. Give a value proposition. List 3 areas where the company could improve, or the application, service… Read more »

How to add QR code on Resume/CV ?

Method 1 : Add QR Code on Resume It’s fairly simple to add a QR code on a resume. Go to QR code generator online, give a link to your online resume The QR code will be downloaded on your system as JPG file. Go to your word editor insert this QR code on your resume. Method 2 : Using ResponsiveCV to Create Resume with QR code The above method works only if you already have an online version of resume hosted somewhere and have a permanent link to it to access it. Also online version of resume doesn’t load well… Read more »

Should you include QR code on Resume ?

Yes. You should include QR code on resume for the following advantages it offers. It creates a visual impression on your resume the very first time the recruiter sees it. It directs to a dedicated mobile version of resume where there is whole lots of necessary information about you which paper resumes can’t deliver. The mobile version of resume can have live links to the projects done, references, testimonials and even a LinkedIn profile which has whole lot of information the recruiter needs. The QR code makes it easier for recruiter to contact you with a dedicated “Call Me” &… Read more »

Site Relic – Free Service To test Website Performance

If you are a website owner you can test how your website is performing at different locations using Site Relic. It’s a Free tool to test how your website is performing at different locations. Apart from website performance metrics, this free tool provides lot of extra metrics such as Screenshot Checker Website Security Check HTTP/2 Test X-Content Type Options Header HTTP Header Checker/X-XSS Protection Header/X-Frame Options Header & more SPF Record DNS Record Lookup DNSSEC SSL Checker Safe Browsing CORS Checker All these for free. You can start from here. https://siterelic.com/

What should you write in email body when sending your Resume/CV?

Keep It Short – Sample Email Body when sending Resume/CV So you are emailing a resume with an attachment. Let them know that you attached the resume in subject line. Resume Subject line Speaks it all Sample Subject Line :  Applying for UI Developer – Job Code – 17XX23 – Resume Attached Remember a recruiter has to recruit for several job openings at once. They use several hiring mediums. So include the JOB CODE if you found one. It will be found on the ad you seen on linkedIn or any Job sites. Also look for who posted the ad at the… Read more »

How to email a Resume/CV ?

Best time to email a resume – How to email resume ? Monday morning 5AM – 7AM. Remember: Last In to the mailbox – First to be seen by recipient. If you send an email Friday night and expect a call by weekend, may be you are out of luck. In 2 days multiple mails will have come to the persons mail box, when the person opens mail box monday morning your email will be 30+ in the list and it may get lost in the crowd. Alternatively, how about you sent 7AM in the morning ? The recruiter will… Read more »

How to download resume in PDF/word format ?

You created resume through responsive CV .com. Here is how you can download your resume through PDF/Word format. Step 1 : Login to your ResponsiveCV account. You can use your Email/Password or your social accounts such as Facebook/Google/Linkedin Step 2 : Navigate to saved CV’s page, Click on Options dropdown on the CV you wish to download.   To download your CV as Word Format, click on “Download as Word” from the options drop-down. It’s that easy and simple. If you have trouble downloading your Resume, keep your resume as public before downloading. If you still have trouble contact us, we… Read more »