Navigating Hiration’s AI Resume Builder

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Welcome to Hiration’s next-gen resume builder comprising customizable templates tailored to specific profiles, with built-in capabilities for real-time recommendation & instant resume review.

Join our community of 50,000+ users across 170+ countries who have leveraged our state-of-the-art platform to get shortlisted for their dream jobs!

Not only do we promise to make your resume-making experience a breeze, but we also assure you that your final resume will give you an edge over others in a way that wasn’t possible before.

We have compiled some commonly-asked questions around the resume-building process, and how it can be optimized on our platform. Consequently, we have broken it down into 2 categories

  • Resume Building (the process - optimized for our platform)
  • Resume Optimization (advanced toolset to give your resume an edge)

For any other queries, feel free to avail our round-the-clock personalized chat support on the bottom right once you’re on our platform, or email your concerns to team@hiration.com.

Without further ado, let’s begin!

Resume Building

Introduction

How do I sign up on the Online Resume Builder?

Visit https://www.hiration.com/app/ and then click on ‘Sign Up with Facebook’ or ‘Sign Up with Google’ to sign up with an existing account. If you don’t want to sign up with your social media accounts, then you can sign up manually by using the ‘Sign Up’ option.

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How do I start off with my resume?

Once you’ve logged in, click on ‘Use a Pre-written Sample’ on the left. If you’ve just started, the My Resumes dashboard will be empty (as opposed to the four resumes that you see here)

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Choose a single column or double column design as per your preference is the step that follows. You can change the design without disturbing the content at any point in time.

There are 3 ways in which you can kick-start your resume:

  • Upload an Existing Resume

    You can directly upload your existing resume (in Doc/PDF format) into any of the designs available.

  • Create a New Resume using a Pre-written Sample

    There are multiple ready-to-use resume samples for specific profiles. You can pick the one closest to your profile and tweak the same based on your requirements.

  • Use a Blank Template

    In case you don’t wish to refer to existing content, you can pick a Blank Template (you’ll see the option on top of the Resume Dashboard once you login)

Can I create a copy of an existing resume? Can I rename a file or delete a resume?

Yes! Simply go to the My Resumes dashboard containing all your resumes. Each resume is depicted as a tile. Hover over the tile/icon to see the different options.

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The options are:

  • Edit: open the resume to make edits and download when you are done

  • Rename: Rename the resume you are working on

  • Copy: create a duplicate of an existing resume. Make sure the file name of the duplicate version is unique

  • Delete: delete the resume from the dashboard. Once deleted, the resume can’t be accessed

Sections

Header

What information can I include in the Personal Information section?

The Personal Information section is displayed right below your name.

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You can add the following fields (with unique icons for each) in the contact information section below your name:

  • Phone Number

  • Mobile Number

  • Whatsapp Number

  • Email

  • Location

  • LinkedIn

  • Website

  • GitHub

  • Behance

  • Twitter

  • Pinterest

  • Skype

  • Kaggle

How can I add or remove contact information?

Click anywhere inside the contact information field.

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A window will pop up where you can make the required changes. Add or delete fields as per your requirements.

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Professional Experience/Internships

I want to add more roles in the Professional Experience / Internship / Education section?

When you hover over a section, you’ll see 3 options on the left border of that section. Clicking on the ‘+’ icon will create a duplicate subsection at the end of the main section.

All the content of the section which was copied (including location, title, etc.) will be carried forward to the duplicate section placed in the end.

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Why is information being added in my bullet points when I didn't add any?

By default, the AI Assistant predicts the next word/phrase - recommendations which you can choose to accept or reject. They are accepted by either pressing the Tab key (for the next word) or the Right Arrow key (for the entire phrase).

You can try toggling off the AI Assistant button and work without any predictions or recommendations appearing as you write.

Additional Elements

Formatting

I don’t see an option for the section I want to display in my resume. What do I do?

You can rename the title of any existing section.

If you want to create any section that you don't see on the resume builder, you can simply go to the ' Add Section' option present on the top of the screen.

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Clicking on it will open up a window with options to add sections on your resume. Depending on the sections already present in your resume, you’ll see a variation of this:

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From here, click on 'Miscellaneous-1' or 'Miscellaneous-2' which will give you a blank section with no formatting. Sections like Internship, Professional Experience, Education, and Dated Sections will allow you to add a new section with pre-defined fields for date, location, company, and title.

Edit the section heading name to say 'LICENSE', 'CERTIFICATIONS', or anything else you want and add your information however you see fit.

Why does the ‘Add Section’ option not show any sections?

When all the unique sections are already present in your resume, the ‘Add Section’ option won’t show any further sections. The already existing sections in the resume can be duplicated by clicking on the ‘+’ present on the extreme left of the section.

You can edit and rename this section while changing the order of the same.

What do I do when the 'Add Section' option does not show the section I want to include in my resume?

If you want to create any section that the tool doesn't have an option for, you can simply go to the 'Add Section' option present on top of the screen. Clicking on it will open up a window with options to add sections on your resume.

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From here, click on 'miscellaneous-1' or 'miscellaneous-2' which will give you a blank section with no formatting. Edit the section name to say anything you want and add your information however you see fit.

Select a Dated Section if you want to add a section with pre-defined fields for date, location, company, and title.

How do I move the sections up or down?

Go to the section you need to move. Click on the arrows present on the top left corner to move the section up or down.

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Can I make my resume in Reverse Chronology/Functional/Combination resume formats?

You can make your resume in all the 3 resume formats by customizing the date format as required. You can customize the dates in terms of months and years.

To do so, click on the ‘More’ option given on the toolbar above and then from the drop-down click on the downward arrow given below the ‘Date Format’ option and then choose the date format as required.

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If you wish to include only the start or end dates in a section, or if you wish to remove the dates altogether, then hover over the dates and click on the ‘Pencil’ icon that appears on the right side of the dates.

Then customize the date format as per your requirement from the options available.

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How can I write my skills inside the colored boxes?

To write your skills inside the colored boxes, select the whole skills section, and then click on the ‘Skills’ option given on the toolbar above. After this press ‘Enter’ after the last skill to add color to the boxes.

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How can I bold something on my resume?

Select the text you want to bold and choose the 'Bold' option from the formatting toolbar on top of the screen.

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How can I italicize something on my resume?

Select the text you want to italicize and choose the 'Italics' option from the formatting toolbar on top of the screen.

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How can I underline something on my resume?

Select the text you want to underline and choose the 'Underline' option from the formatting toolbar on top of the screen.

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How can I add a bulleted list on my resume?

Select the text where you want to add a bullet and select the 'Bullet' option from the formatting toolbar on top of the screen. Keep pressing enter to form more bullets on the list.

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How can I start a numbered list on my resume?

Select the text where you want your numbered list to begin and select the 'Numbering' option from the formatting toolbar on top of the screen. Keep pressing enter to form more items in the list.

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How can I make a sub-bullet?

Select the bullet you wish to be converted into a sub-bullet and press the 'Tab' key.

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How can I change the alignment of the text in my resume?

Select the text you want to change the alignment of. You can align it to the left, right, center, or opt for a justify alignment from the white toolbar on top of the screen.

How can I change the font size?

Click on the ‘Fonts’ option given on top of the editor and then from the drop-down use the ‘Font Size’ option to change the font size in terms of very small, small, medium, and large.

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If you wish to customize the font size further, then you can use the ‘Size’ option given on the toolbar above and customize the font size in terms of digits.

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How can I change the font type?

Click on the ‘Fonts’ option given on top of the editor and then from the drop-down menu, you can change the font of all the headers and the body text to 7 different font types.

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How can I add hyperlinks to my resume?

Select the text you need to add the hyperlink to. Select the 'Hyperlink' option present in the fourth position from the right in the toolbar.

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Paste your link in the window that appears and click on confirm.

How can I remove hyperlinks from my resume?

Select the hyperlinked text, then select the option for removing hyperlinks present in the third position from the right in the toolbar.

How can I undo an action?

Click on the box in which you want to undo the changes and then press 'Ctrl+Z'.

Spacing

My resume fits on one page but when I go to download it, the PDF adds a second blank page. What do I do?

Go to the 'Spacing' option present on the top left of the resume builder, the third option form the left.

The default is set to '4'. Press the buttons on the left and right of the digit to decrease or increase the spacing - 'down arrow' to decrease the spacing and ‘up’ arrow to increase the spacing - uniformly throughout your resume.

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You can reduce it to '1' or '0'. This will take care of the blank page or any minor spillover issue.

If the spacing is 0 and your resume is in 1 page but the PDF is showing an extra blank second page, simply download the PDF and manually remove it. Xodo is a handy free PDF tool to do that, in case your default PDF viewer doesn’t allow you to.

Can I change the margins of my resume?

You can adjust the margins of all the four sides by clicking on the ‘More’ option given on top of the editor. In the dropdown, click on the downward and upward arrows given on each side of the margins to increase or decrease the spacing of the margins.

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My resume is too short and I do not have enough information to expand it. Is there any way I can make it fit the page?

Go to the 'Spacing' option present on the top left of the toolbar. The default is set to '4'. Press the upward arrow to increase the spacing uniformly throughout your resume. Although there is no upper limit to the spacing you can opt for, make sure that your resume looks good and the amount of white space complements the content.

Theme & Design

Can I insert or delete the profile picture in all the designs?

Yes, you can insert a profile picture in the designs which don’t have the option by default. To do so, click on the ‘More’ option given on the toolbar above and in the drop-down menu, select the option of ‘Picture’ at the bottom of the list.

If you wish to delete the profile picture from the designs that have this option by default, then just however over the space given for the profile picture and click on the ‘trash’ icon.

How can I change the color of the body text?

To change the color of the body text, select the text and click on the ‘droplet’ icon given on the toolbar above. Then choose the color of your choice from the color palette.

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How can I change the color scheme of my resume?

Go to the 'Theme' option present on top of the editor.

It allows you to select the color scheme of your choice to customize the design of your resume.

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Depending on the specific design, you’ll see an option to either change the primary color and/or secondary color the .

How can I resent the color scheme of my resume?

Click on the 'Change' option given on top of the screen and then change your design template to some other design using the options given on the panel at the bottom. Now select the old design template again and you'll be able to retain the original theme.

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How can I resent the color scheme of my resume?

Click on the 'Change' option on top of the screen. You can select and choose from any of the design templates that will appear on the bottom of the screen:

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Resume Optimization

AI Assistant

How can I frame better points in the Professional Experience section?

The 'AI Assistant' will generate contextual recommendations in real-time with every word that you write.

Whenever you see a recommendation you like, hit the 'Tab' key to select one word and the 'Right Arrow' key to select the entire recommendation.

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How can I use the Auto-bold feature?

Make sure the AI Assistant button on top of the editor is toggled on.

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Click on any point and then press the 'Autobold' button that appears on the screen next to the bullet.

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The AI will automatically identify and highlight the important words in the respective bullet point.

Live Review

How can I get my resume reviewed in real-time?

Click on the ‘Live Review’ option present on the top right of the toolbar.

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You will receive a resume score and suggestions on how to make your resume better. This is how it’ll typically look like:

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On the left, click on the individual sections to open a drop-down menu containing feedback that updates in real-time as you make changes.

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Notice the bullet marked orange in the professional experience section. Updating that point based on the feedback provided instantly turned it into green, with a corresponding increase in the Hiration Resume Score (HRS).

How can I check the quality of my professional experience statements?

Once you toggle on the Live Review, the bullet points across your work-ex are analyzed and broken down into 3 categories - red, orange, and green.

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Identify the points marked orange and red. Individually click on those points and open the Bullet-level feedback on the left corresponding to the same.

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The objective is to turn all orange and red points into green.

If a bullet point is not checked green, then go to the 'Bullet Level' option in the live review and click on the individual bullet to view its analysis.

Follow the feedback provided until the bullet point turns from red or orange to green. Watch the Hiration Resume Score get updated in real-time as you make the changes.

Job Match

How can I customize my resume according to the job I am targeting?

The 'Job Matcher’ allows you to check if the skills and experience you have mentioned on your resume complement the job description of the job you are targeting.

Simply toggle on the button you see on the top right of the editor.

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A dialogue box will open on the left. Paste the JD of your target profile and let the AI analyze your resume against the same.

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On the left, click on the individual sections to open a drop-down menu containing feedback that updates in real-time as you make changes.

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It also gives you recommendations to add skills and the JD points you could accommodate to make your resume more profile-relevant.

Saving & Downloading

How do I save and download my resume?

Your resume is saved in real-time with every click inside a section. You can alternatively click on the Save Resume option you see on the top left.

Once you are done making your resume, click on the ‘Download PDF’ or ‘Download Word’ options given on the top right corner of the screen. The PDF of your resume will open in the next tab of your browser, whereas, the Word document will automatically get downloaded.

The Word Download option allows you to download your resume in a single B&W design. You can opt for PDF to download your resume in all the designs available on our platform.

How many times can I download my resume?

Short answer: no limit!

Once your account has been created, your resume will be there forever. Even if the subscription expires or the B2B association comes to end, you can simply reactivate the premium subscription and edit/download your resume again!

Reach out to team@hiration.com for any more queries or information!