3 Online Tools for Seafarers to Evaluate their Job Resumes

When it comes to making a resume for your maritime job, there is no perfect yardstick to measure its effectiveness. Most of the mariners either use a free sample of resume available online, copy their friend’s resume to make their own, or use some free advice they receive from friends and family. In doing so, they make the biggest mistake of their job search process.

Resume is the first and most important step towards getting your desired job on ship. The quality of the resume can make or break your career without your realizing it. Most of the mariners are often confused as to what to put and what not to put in their resume. Note that every single word and declaration you make in your resume counts. It is therefore important that mariners make their resumes seriously and put some dedicated efforts towards the same.

There are several factors that play an important part while making a perfect marine resume. With a huge database of free advices on “how to write a perfect resume?” available online, one might often get confused.

For this reason, we have listed three important tools which can help seafarers evaluate their job resumes online and even get them rewritten. Known as “resume evaluators”, these tools help to find out the flaws in your resume by grading/scoring them and listing down important mistakes that should be avoided in the resumes.

3 Resume Evaluation Tools

1.   Rezscore

Rezscore is a free online service for grading your resume. Seafarers can get their “resume score” by following three simple steps. One of the best resume scorers out there, Rezscore provides some important insights on every CV analysed.

Just to try out how the scorer works; Marine Insight analyzed 5 resumes of deck cadets and junior engineers. Surprisingly, none of the resumes received an “A” grade. 

2.   Resunate

Resunate is web based software which allows users to build and evaluate resumes online. Used by several world renowned colleges, Resunate allows evaluating a resume by uploading the required file on the website. An important feature of resonate is that it also allows grading people’s online linkedin resume – a very important job search tool these days.

Moreover, the software also suggests important tips and tools to write a new resume.

3.   Free Resume Grader

Free resume grader is yet another free online resume analyzing tool. The software provides a free report for every resume uploaded and analyzed through its system.

The grader also offers best resume templates, grading of resume content, and comparison of resumes by profession and experience.

Do you know any other important resume making tools that can help?

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About Author

Raunek Kantharia is a marine engineer turned maritime writer and entrepreneur. After a brief stint at the sea, he founded Marine Insight in 2010. Apart from managing Marine Insight, he also writes for a number of maritime magazines and websites.

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