CV / resume writing software can be purchased to create an automated CV / resume. These applications require you to simply input relevant details and the document is created for you, ready to print. However, we strongly advise against using such applications if you’re serious about applying for jobs.
CV writing applications usually come packed full of pre-written and generic phrases. When writing a CV, you should always try to focus on keywords, skill sets and achievements relevant to the job / industry you’re applying for. This is impossible using pre-written phrases.
Automated software will not be able to ask you questions about specific achievements in your career. This can lead to your CV being left bland, boring and lacking an individual touch.
Most applications will create a very standard and basic looking template. This can portray you, as a candidate, as lazy and uncreative – reducing the chance of you reaching the interview stage.
If you’re looking to create a functional CV, rather than the ‘usual’ chronological CV, you will have problems when using CV writing software as these are usually set to create chronological CVs only.
With so many different word processing applications available, you’ll often need various versions of your CV. For example, we create PDF and ASCII plain text CVs, among others. Automated software will often create just 1 file type and this may not be compatible with other software. We have also seen software that will create your CV but now allow you to save it onto your PC.