Not all resume builders have features that allow users to make a resume, cover letter, then apply for a job. In this fast-paced world, we need a one-stop-shop website to provide all the needs of a customer.
I have found many resume builders online, but not as complete as Resumonk.
In this extensive (and unbiased) Resumonk Resume Builder Review, I will discuss my experience creating a resume using their website. I will also discuss the pricing model, support options, if any, and any other information.
- About Resumonk
- Resumonk Resume Builder
- Resumonk Cover Letter Builder
- Resumonk Job Board
- Resumonk Support
- Resumonk Resume Builder Reviews
- Final Thoughts — Should You Build Your Resume Using Resumonk?
After reading this review of Resumonk, you will have a clearer idea and know for sure if you should build your next resume using the platform.
So, let’s get started.
Resumonk was started in 2012 by Bharani Muthukumaraswamy as a college student.
He found that creating a stylish resume quickly was almost impossible with the available software then. He created this tool for himself & his friends, and it took off when he posted about it on Hacker News.
It got rave reviews, and Bharani started working on it full time after his graduation in 2013.
He joined hands with Aditya Babbar that year, and this bootstrapped venture has gone from strength to strength. It has premium (paying) customers in over 80 countries and today has almost 1 million users.
Resumonk is an online resume builder that saves you money and time by creating professional and beautiful resumes. They handle the job of formatting and converting your resume into pdf format, thereby letting you focus on writing quality content.
Resumonk Resume Builder
There’s no sign up required to create a resume with Resumonk, so I immediately clicked the ‘Create your beautiful resume in minutes’ button.
I was then redirected to the resume builder page where immediately you will be asked to fill out different fields for your resume, such as:
- Contact Information.
Before I started to fill out the different fields, I noticed that there’s a ‘Premium’ option.
I did mention that you don’t need to sign up to build a resume with Resumonk. To fully take advantage of all its features, you need to upgrade to their ‘Premium Package.’
I love that the pricing model is upfront and not hidden. We will be discussing Resumonk’s pricing model in the next section.
Anyways, there are 2 ways to build a resume with Resumonk:
- Build one from scratch by filling out the fields.
- Import from LinkedIn.
I chose to build a resume from scratch for this review. If you’re not signing up for an account with Resumonk, you will only be creating a resume as a guest user, and you might not be able to save your work.
I immediately created an account with them to make sure my work will be saved continuously. I clicked on the ‘create an account’ button, and another website was opened. Signing up is easy as well as you just have to input your email and a password.
After creating an account, you will be redirected to your dashboard. You can see the current resume/s you have, and you can just click on the ‘Edit’ button to go back and edit your resume.
So, I filled out my contact information. All fields are optional, and you can choose to leave them blank. You can also upload your photo.
It is important to continually click the ‘Save’ button to make sure that your content will be saved. When I uploaded a photo, I noticed the fields were emptied, so that’s something that the website can improve on.
After that, you will fill out the fields of your professional summary. Resumonk will provide a tip stating to add a summary about yourself highlighting your specialties and what value you can add for any employer.
There are also a lot of formatting tools available such as:
- Undo and Redo.
- Align (Left, Center, Right, Justify).
- Typographical Emphasis (Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough).
- Font Size.
- Bullet Forms.
- Paragraph Format.
- Insert Table or Link.
- Page Break.
These formatting tools are available on each section of the resume builder for you to use.
You can emphasize different parts of your summary with a click of a button. Again, don’t forget to click the ‘Save’ button.
Notice the crosshairs that are beside the experience, education, and skills sections. You can reorder sections in your resume by clicking & dragging the crosshairs to their desired position.
If you have more experiences to show, you can click on the ‘Add Another Experience Here’ button, and another set of fields will appear. You can also reorder them.
Make sure to click on the ‘Save’ button to make sure you don’t lose your content.
The same options are also available for the ‘Education’ section. You can also add more of your studies by clicking on the ‘Add Another Education Here’ button.
While editing the ‘Skills’ section, I noticed that there are more sections to add to your resume if you click on the ‘Add another section’ button.
You can add more sections such as:
- Custom Section.
Once a section is added, you can reorder each section to personalize your resume further.
You can also delete any section you feel you shouldn’t have.
You can also rename any section to personalize your resume further.
Once you are satisfied with all the sections and details of your resume, you simply have to click on ‘Preview and Download’ to get an overview of your resume.
Once here, you can choose from 20 different resume templates:
- Elemental (Premium PDF only).
- Regal (Premium PDF only).
- Avant (Premium PDF only).
- Clear (PDF only).
- Bold (Premium).
- Collegium (Premium).
- Vibrant (Premium PDF Only).
- Concise (Premium).
- Vivid (Premium PDF Only).
- Concrete (Premium).
- Slim (Premium).
- Charisma (Premium).
- Slate (Premium).
- Modernism (Premium).
- Stylismo (Premium).
- Prestige (Premium).
I would have loved an explanation of the differences between ‘Premium’ and ‘Premium PDF Only,’ but I chose ‘Classica’ since it gave me the impression that it is free.
If you uploaded a photo to your resume, you could filter the template options by ticking the checkbox ‘Show only Photo CV Templates’ to see all 6 templates that will allow you to upload a photo (all are in Premium).
You can also edit the spacing of your resume from the small, medium, to large. However, you have to upgrade to the ‘Premium’ plan to edit the ‘Color,’ ‘Font,’ and other page settings.
Once you are satisfied, you have to click on the ‘Save Design Settings’ button to save the changes.
You can click on the ‘Open PDF Review’ button to see the overview of your resume.
If you like what you see, you can click on the ‘Download’ button to download your resume in PDF format.
It was that simple to create a resume with Resumonk, and I’m sure there are more options in-store if you upgrade to the ‘Premium’ package.
Resumonk Cover Letter Builder
I have stressed in my other articles how important a cover letter is to any resume.
To build a cover letter with Resumonk, you have to upgrade to ‘Premium.’ We will be discussing Resumonk’s pricing model in the next section.
I have made a table below to summarize and detail the pricing model of Resumonk.
$99 one time payment
The one-time payment would be the best deal since it will save anyone money. If you want to gain free access to Resumonk’s Premium Plan, you can also refer a friend.
Once you refer someone to Resumonk, you and your referral will get access to Resumonk Premium Plan for 15 days.
Resumonk Job Board
Resumonk not only allows anyone to create a resume or cover letter, but it also has a Job Board that contains different listings for anyone to apply.
I think this is cool, and I can see that a lot of listings are recent.
You can even filter jobs by category:
- Business and Management.
- Customer Service.
- Information Technology.
- Software Development.
I tested this feature by clicking on a job listing under the category ‘Writing.’
I clicked on the latest job listing I can find, and It’s awesome because all the details needed are there, and you can immediately apply for the position (I won’t be posting the job screenshot here).
If you can’t find any job you want to apply for in the current listing, you can also sign up for your email for any notifications of a new job.
Here are some highlights to Resumonk’s privacy policies:
- The site resumonk.com is owned and operated by Abhayam Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a private limited company registered in India.
- All personal data is stored securely following the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR). Resumonk is a General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) compliant and takes user data privacy seriously. They do not sell, share, or rent any user information. They make revenue directly by providing high-quality software to our users and charging them directly.
- With your permission and where permitted by law, Resumonk may also use your data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email with information, news, and offers on Resumonk products and services.
- When you submit information via Resumonk Site, you may be given options to restrict their use of your data.
Resumonk doesn’t have a chat support widget on their website, but they have a contact form to send an email.
The email support usually responds within 24 hours, but if you subscribe to a ‘Premium’ package, you will have priority support.
You can also send them an email straight to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resumonk Resume Builder Reviews
There are many reviews at Resumonk’s Testimonials section, but I opted to get a review from an external source. However, I am unable to find any reviews on TrustPilot or any other product review sites.
Final Thoughts — Should You Build Your Resume Using Resumonk?
I had little trouble in making a resume with Resumonk. The interface of the resume builder is simple to use. While it is complete, I think there are still points of improvement.
What’s lacking for me are pop-ups of tips/suggestions that can assist the user and make them feel guided in making a resume.
Not all people can make a resume from scratch, so maybe an additional feature for pre-written templates can also be added.
I also think that users shouldn’t have to click on a ‘Save’ button to save their content. I hope they can add an ‘auto-save’ feature soon.
I am pleased, though, because I could download my resume in PDF for free, plus the pricing wasn’t hidden. I also get the option to refer a friend to gain access to the Premium package.
What impressed me the most was the job board. I seldom see a resume builder website offer a complete package that gives users the full experience to build a resume, cover letter, then directly apply for a job.
I think Resumonk did good on that, and I recommend their website for those who have experienced making a resume, cover letter, and applying for a job.