GigTide is an online resume building application. Users may build resumes, create cover letters, and manage job search-related contacts all within this website. Professionally themed templates, drag and drop components, and helpful tips make resume writing simple and effective. Users can track visitors, trends, referring sites and more with the unique tracking tool to see who has viewed their resumes.Show more screenshots »
GigTide was developed by Chief Ingredient, LLC and was founded in December 2007. Over the past year, the site has had an average of 1,000 unique visitors per month.
GigTide is incredibly easy and intuitive. The integration of tips for managing each section makes it a very user-friendly resume application. The other distinctive difference is the Resume Tracking via Google Analytics. A user can easily see how many times the resume has been viewed, the average time spent on the page, the bounce rate, and more.
A video guide to building a resume with GigTide is available. The information is clear and concise. The drag-and-drop elements are easy to maneuver and each one contains tips, examples, and occasionally videos to assist in building a great resume. The text editor is very easy to use, and in some areas such as experience, it is accompanied by a fill-in-the-box area so that each entry contains identically formatted information.
Page elements for generic sections, text areas, headers, spacers, and page rules allow for extremely simple customized formatting. The elements for adding images, video, and Flickr Slideshow create multimedia resumes in minutes. A hyperlink element quickly inserts links and text without the user needing to add html coding. There is also a one-click social bookmarking widget that can be added so that visitors can bookmark a resume with any of a large list of feeds.
Once created, the resume may also be viewed, saved, and printed in PDF format.
A username, email address and password are required. This very fast signup allows users to begin creating a resume right away.
GigTide offers a free 7 day trial, after which a $4.95/month membership fee is required. The service is pay-as-you-go and can be canceled at any time.
This application would be useful for anyone creating a resume from scratch. The user-friendly interface makes the task very easy. Resumes that do not require multimedia elements can be printed and used in conjunction with the online content. The month-to-month membership option is reasonably priced and does not lock users into a long term commitment. Considering the prevalence of online communication during a job search, this is an extremely useful tool.