This Week’s Best In Beta: TopCV – Who Knew? Creating A CV Doesn’t Have To Hurt

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This Week’s Best In Beta

Which startup is going to be the next big thing? Investors, bloggers, job seekers, and inspiring entrepreneurs everywhere are dying to know. Hundreds of startups enter private beta each month, and that’s far too many for any one person to keep up with. Fret not! Each week, I share some of the hottest new startups in this column, Best In Beta. Let’s discover the next big thing together!


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Nobody I know has ever enjoyed looking for work or putting together a CV. That includes me. So why would I opt to write about a CV tool? That’s exactly why.


Jobseekers need all the help they can get. A tool that helps simplify all of the formatting nightmares that inevitably arise… That’s gotta be worth a lot of good karma.


TopCV is the “simplest way to have impressive Curriculum Vitae (CV) without Photoshop, AI skills.” Designers have already done the hard part, making attractive CVs readily available and easy to assemble. So, jobseekers spend less time on the CV and more time on finding work.


I’ve seen quite a few CV tools over the last couple of years. Understandably, because no one really likes them, loads of innovators have attempted to recreate them – replacing it videos and all variety of graphic representation. What I appreciate about TopCV is that it still looks like a CV. For all the complaints, a conventional CV is still the undisputed champion of the job search. Everyone looking for work needs a CV that’s easy to recognize, yet still appropriately eye catching.


TopCV, even at a brief glance (which is a comparable test to trying to catch the attention of recruiters, who must look at way more CVs than any person of sound mind should ever be subjected to), screams “professional.”


No photo skills, no layout skills, no design or editing skills required. TopCV does what it sets out to do: give jobseekers an easy-to-use tool to create a killer CV without sweating all the technical stuff. It’s hard enough entering data and submitting applications. At the very least, applicants without design skills (like me!) should be spared the indignity of cobbling together dreadful looking CVs – or knowing that they look drab and hoping the details will win the day. (They won’t.)


Basically, everyone from recruiters to jobseekers and everyone in between deserves mercy when it comes to the CV. TopCV is up to the task, going easy on the eyes, while allowing for the creation of informative CVs that give applicants the shot they deserve at landing work, regardless of their CV-building chops. Hooray!


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