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Re.vu

Free Visual Resume Builder


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Published 02/07/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Re.vu provides career-minded users with a way to build a visual resume that showcases their best qualities and skills. The user can build their resume by choosing from a collection of themes, widgets and other personalization settings. LinkedIn users can instantly create a profile to save time by linking their accounts. The user’s data is displayed in colorful line graphs, scales and pie charts to reveal their skill advancement, prior job responsibilities and other information they might want to show a potential employer. Re.vu also provides users with stats for their visual resume. The user can see how many times their resume was viewed as well as the average amount of time spent viewing it. Re.vu provides users with a new way to showcase their professional skills and experience.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Re.vu was founded by Stephen Years and Bart Clarkson. The application was intended to pick up where the traditional resume leaves off. The founders believe that the common resume was lacking in originality and often did not showcase skills and qualities in a way that was striking and memorable. Re.vu allows users to build a resume that is not just informative, but also interesting to view. The current version is new and not widely discussed, but shows promise among professionals on the internet.

What are the differences to other apps?

The visual resume is becoming a fast favorite among professionals on the web. Many of these applications offer a similar collection of features, ranging from style customizations to widget options. Re.vu is no different. In terms of originality, the only aspect that makes the application stand out is the themes offered to users. Of course, this is something that makes any visual resume creator stand out so it is difficult to call it entirely original.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Re.vu has a very clean yet cheerful feel to it that any user can appreciate. The application contains almost no clutter, aside from a pushy pop up box that asks the user how they heard about the site when they first sign in. This seems to be the only thing that gets between the user and the application’s user friendly interface. Hints of bright colors are scattered throughout, making the resume creation process far more interesting than traditional methods usually do.

How does the registration process work?

To build a Re.vu resume, a new user can fill out the form found near the center of the homepage. The form asks for an email address, password and desired Re.vu URL. After submitting the form, the user is invited to enter their LinkedIn login information to automatically pull information from their profile. The user can choose to skip this step if they prefer to add data manually. Those who skip are taken to their resume creation form which asks for a first and last name, display name, headline and biography.

What does it cost to use the application?

Re.vu offers all professionals the opportunity to build a visual resume for free. The application does not come with any price tag attached. Users can build a new resume and add as many widgets as they like at no cost. This is definitely a great way to encourage users to sign up and give Re.vu a try when changing jobs or looking for a new career opportunity. All users are given access to all current widgets and themes.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Re.vu is a great resource for anyone who wants to build a resume that will stand out. The application only really works for users interested in employers that frequent the internet (since this is the only way to deliver a Re.vu resume). Those in the technical and design industries will get the most benefit because of the application’s cutting edge feel and memorable visualizations.

  • LinkedIn users can automatically copy data from their profile
  • Access to all current features is free for all users
  • Users can pick and choose which items appear on their resume
  • Portfolios can be added to showcase the user's previous work
  • Employment timeline reveals the user's personal career experience


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