Learning to create an effective cover letter is crucial for anyone entering into the workforce. Unfortunately, this is not always taught in a classroom environment, even though there is a very particular structure that is expected. If you want to catch the eye of a potential employer, your cover letter has to be well-structured, well-designed, and attractive.
In short, your goal is to stand out from the rest of the pack and to make an employer excited about hiring you. Today, we are going to look at five eye-catching cover letter and resume builders that can be accessed for free online. (It’s important to note that every job seeker should also understand the fundamentals and basic structure of a cover letter and resume.)
Microsoft Word provides a surprising number of business-related templates, with a number of designs available for both cover letters and resumes. Even if you don’t own a copy of Microsoft Word, you can still access the free version online.
Want to create something especially eye-popping? Canva has a vast library of modern designs, and anything you create can be saved under your user profile.
If you don’t have access to a PC, the cover letter maker app for Android is good alternative! This app does everything you’d need to do on a PC, but on your mobile phone. And while the app more than gets the job done, the designs aren’t as eye-catching as some of the other tools.
Among all the other tools listed, resume.io probably does the best job of balancing the fundamentals of resume writing with great looking designs. It offers lots of great designs to choose from, and it really dives into the writing process as well. Resume.io also allows users to create their own users accounts and save their resumes and cover letters online.
Another standout choice for cover letter creation is Adobe Express. Featuring eye-popping colors and unique fonts, this tool very much emphasizes the design aspect of cover letter and resume creation, so if you’re going to use this tool, make sure you are familiar with the fundamentals of cover letter creation and resume building.
This post originally appeared on the AT Help Desk website.