MakeUseOf: 5 Free Resume Makers to Make Your CV Stand Out in a Job Hunt. “The purpose of a CV is to stand out from the crowd. A job recruiter is going through thousands of applications at a time, so it’s natural for them to only glance at your CV before shortlisting it. This is why it’s important to rely on resume tools to get your CV read.”
MakeUseOf: 5 Super Simple Sites to Create Your Online Portfolio . “Whether you’re a writer, an artist, another creative professional, or even a coder, a professional portfolio is a key to success. For freelancers, having a portfolio of your work ready to send to potential clients is essential. And even if you have a full-time job, having a portfolio ready will be a great help next time you’re job hunting. Designing and building an online portfolio can sound complicated if you’re not technically minded. Fortunately, there are websites which allow you to create a portfolio easily and with no technical knowledge required. These are our recommendations for sites to build a clean, professional-looking portfolio.”
ZDNet: Chinese companies have leaked over 590 million resumes via open databases. “Chinese companies have leaked a whopping 590 million resumes in the first three months of the year, ZDNet has learned from multiple security researchers.”
Futurism: You’re Hired! This Site Generates Random Neural Network Résumés. “A new website can write your résumé for you in just ten seconds — as long as you don’t mind sending employers a document of totally-made-up information and just a touch of gibberish.” This is very funny but I’m worried some of those “generated” Gmail addresses might be real.
ZDNet: CVs containing sensitive info of over 202 million Chinese users left exposed online. “A security researcher has stumbled over an unsecured MongoDB database server that contained highly detailed CVs for over 202 million Chinese users. Who owned the database is still a mystery, said Bob Diachenko, Director of Cyber Risk Research at Hacken Proof, the one who found the server’s data left exposed online.”
How-To Geek: The Best Sites for Building a Resume. “No matter how qualified you are, you need an excellent resume to show it off. We’ve shown you how to create one in Microsoft Word, but you could also try an online resume builder. Here are some of the best.” Quick roundup.
MakeUseOf: 6 Google Docs Resume Templates for All Styles and Preferences. “When it’s time to update or create a new resume, you want one that reflects you and looks professional at the same time. Starting with a template can help with the appearance as well as what you should include. We have many great options for Microsoft Word users, but what about those who need Google Docs resume templates instead?”