The Amazing Resume Creator review you are about to read is based on my own personal experience and opinion.
I purchased the program to create my own resume, I wanted to see firsthand what it can and cannot do.
Later in this review, I will give you a quick walk-through the program and the process of producing your resume.
Is ARC Worth It?
The reason for this review is to determine, in my opinion, if the Amazing Resume Creator is worth the fee?
As I have mentioned in previous articles, to make sure that they do not waste precious time on unconvincing job hopefuls, recruiters review resumes and eliminate candidates by way of their resumes.
So, if you have a weak, cluttered resume, you will never get the opportunity to acquire that job interview.
And although the resume, with its purpose of promoting you as the best person for the job, and its goal of getting you the interview, is such an important document, plenty of people, especially fresh graduates, do not realize just how important it is.
They do not recognize the skill sets that they should highlight and in case they do recognize those abilities, they do not know how to sell them in an effective manner.
The purpose of a resume is to promote “You” to your prospective employer as the ideal candidate for the advertised position. It must showcase your training, experience and skills in a way where it demonstrates that you are the best person to speak with, and that’s exactly the goal of the resume, to get the employer to call you and give you an interview.
This is why applicants need to ensure that the resume they are going to submit is well-written, concise, relevant, and professional.
There are several options a job seeker can utilize to produce a winning resume, one of them is a resume builder like the Amazing Resume Creator.
So, let me take you through what I found using this resume builder.
The Amazing Resume Creator and the Company:
The Amazing Resume Creator was made by Jimmy Sweeney, a professional copywriter, direct-response marketer and CEO of CareerJimmy.
If you can sit through the initially annoying forty-five-minute presentation video, that you cannot skim through, there is information that is useful to consider when creating your resume. So, for that alone, it is worth listening to the presentation.
I would suggest sitting down with your favorite drink and watching the presentation, take some notes, and see what you could use in creating your resume, there are many good points to be considered!
According to Jimmy, he has been writing the world’s most successful resumes and winning cover letters for 1000s of thrilled men and women across the globe for over 10 years.
He has reviewed 1000s of resumes and knows what a job getting resume looks like.
Jimmy assures to help users produce professional resumes by means of trade secrets that he has gathered through the years as a professional copywriter and are the secret ingredients that go into every resume that is created through his program.
AmazingResumeCreator.com – The Resume Builder
The program can assist users in their resume building. It is simple to use, and it will make resume writing easier with a few clicks and choice input.
The basic program consists of:
- A simple to operate resume writing platform
- Easy to navigate 2 option selection, “Creating a New Resume” and “Editing an Existing Resume”
The software has a website as well, for more information you can go to AmazingResumeCreator.com, however, this is basically a sales letter. You can also go to CareerJimmy.com which has more information and can be helpful with samples of resumes and cover letters, along with tips and articles to assist you in the creation of your resume.
Jimmy states that in an ordinary resume with the standard categories of information such as Objective, Education, Experience, skills etc., you cannot draw yourself apart from the other applicants. The point being made is that there will always be someone more qualified than you are, but that it does not matter, as what makes the difference is marketing and “superior marketing” at that.
The secret ingredients of writing a resume that is the world’s perfect resume:
- Show stopper – a show stopping headline at the top
- Hyper focusing the resume by highlighting the job title throughout
- Social proof – adding an eye-popping social proof section, that proves you are a qualified, skilled, unique individual that must be contacted for an interview right away
- Power words – sprinkling powerful marketing power words throughout the resume including special select action words to start off almost every sentence.
- Secret category – creating a brand-new resume category that instantly pushes the hot hiring buttons of a hiring manager – this hit the human heart and the recruiter will see you in a new, positive light
- Resume Money Secret (RMS) – this is the extraordinary ingredient to getting noticed and selected for an interview
The benefits you’ll receive when using the amazing resume creator, according to Jimmy:
• Point and click your way to an amazing resume in just a few minutes.
• Create a Personal and powerful resume, not a “canned” lifeless one!
• No big books to read or huge fees to pay a writing service. No headaches!
• Creates resumes for any career situation… position… and job level.
• Uses the proper speaking “tense” hiring managers prefer over all others. Should you use “My and I” or “You and me”? (Get this wrong and it’s an instant “turn off” to employers.)
• Turbo-charge your current resume or create a brand new one fast and easy.
• Creates many special application letters to use for your other career needs. This section is terrific.
• Amazing resumes, hyper-focused on getting you interviewed and hired, Remember, that’s ALL they’re supposed to do.
• Instant, easy access to the “Amazing Resume Creator” from the comfort of your home or office computer anytime you wish.
• Fun and simple for you to personalize and customize each amazing resume in just a few minutes each.
• Includes many other types of career letters you’ll want… plus, how to use them most effectively!
• No complicated software to learn. All you need is the brilliantly simple, Amazing Resume Creator and Microsoft Word or your favourite word processor.
• Easy for PC or MAC users. (For MAC users, you will use our web-based Amazing Resume Creator).
• Just point, click your mouse. All the hard work is already done for you!
• Use it over and over again throughout your career – for all your amazing resume needs!
• Produces an “eResume” to send via email with the best file name.
• Free Amazing Resume Creator product updates!
Producing a Quality Resume – A Quick Walk-Through the Program
The program is simple to use, just point and click basically, 3 simple steps.
Simply follow the instructions shown on the screen. Choose from the options that are presented and the kind of resume you would like to produce.
Step 1 Point and click your mouse on the program icon to start it
- Select either “Create New Amazing Resume” or, “Edit Existing Amazing Resume”
- Enter some basic personal details
You’ll be asked about experience level. Select either:
Some/lots – I have some/lots experience in this field
Little/None – I have little/no experience in this field
- Select from Goal/Objective/Summary and fill this in.
The program then uses the perfect resume recipe with the secret marketing ingredients for you
Then click next at the bottom of your screen
Step 2 Point, click and fill in the blanks that contain the secret resume ingredients for your specific situation, all formatting is done automatically.
- Click next when you complete each screen
Step 3 select the format of your resume – choose from word, text, PDF HTML
- Click “Finish” once you have selected the format you want, and out will pop your 100% customized resume specifically for you in just a few minutes.
The software is built to instantly interface with the Microsoft Word application on Microsoft Office which makes updates or modifications on the fly easier.
What I found using the program
My experience with the program is that it is easy to use, however, a good quality customized resume is not automatically created after you input your basic information.
I had to input a lot of good, relevant information about myself that related to the job position I was applying for. I had to know what information about myself I needed to promote to the prospective employer.
I think people with little experience in creating a resume and promoting themselves to employers will struggle with this program. They will not know how to structure their resumes with the right information so that they will be well-written, concise, to the point, and professional.
Packages and Price
The offer varies slightly from time to time, and offer to offer, however, it’s essentially in 2 packages as described below.
The Amazing Resume Creator + 5 “Sneaky” offline Job Search Strategies That work like crazy + The Incredible “Two Step Cover Letter Trick”
Was $49.95, now $39.95 (20% OFF), Plus FREE lifetime Updates for ordering on the day of the offer.
The Amazing Resume Creator + 5 “Sneaky” offline Job Search Strategies That work like crazy + The Incredible “Two Step Cover Letter Trick” PLUS The Amazing Cover Letter Creator
If you order on the day of the offer, you qualify for a one-time special discount on the brand-new Amazing Cover Letter Creator, Regular Price: $39.95, Your Price on the day: $9.99 (75% Off!)
Amazing Cover Letter Creator is a companion program to the Amazing Resume Creator.
Again, it is very simple to use and accompanied by the following benefits according to Jimmy:
- No complicated software to learn
- No expensive writing services to hire
- No big books to read
- Takes you step-by-step to an Amazing Cover Letter. It’s so easy to use, a must have.
The guarantee offered is a good one. If you are not happy with the product you can ask for you money and Jimmy allows you to keep the program. This is what Jimmy says about his guarantee:
• CareerJimmy 100% Risk-Free guarantee…with a twist! You have a full 56 days to use my Amazing Resume Creator absolutely risk free
• If for any reason you feel it does not deliver on everything you want and expect, and you’re not thrilled with your purchase in every possible way, I want to know about it
• Simply write an email using our CareerJimmy Customer Support Help Desk stating you’d like your money back
• My friendly support staff will issue you a refund right on the spot. And here’s the special twist:
• I will let you keep the Amazing Resume Creator anyway!
• Yes, you heard me correctly. PLUS, you will also keep my “5 Sneaky OFFLINE Job Search Strategies That Work Like Crazy!” and the INCREDIBLE Two-Step “Cover Letter Trick” …as free bonus gifts to you just for giving us a try.
• And if you decide to go for the Gold Package, you will ALSO keep the Amazing Cover Letter Creator no questions asked.
Pros of ARC
- Easy program to operate, the system itself is simple
- The guarantee is good, Jimmy stands not only by his program but that it will also produce results for you
- Learning (Not a pro of the program itself), but, if you want to develop your skill in promoting yourself by mastering resume and cover letter writing, then this program would be fine to use as a platform to do so on
- The price is reasonable, particularly because you can keep the program, it’s continually updated, and you can continue to develop your resume as a working document over time
- Some guidance, the program along with the accompanying websites do give you examples so you can rely on these if they are relevant, or, you can use them as a guide to develop your own
Cons of ARC
- Easy program to operate but not easy to produce a great resume automatically, you know the old saying, “garbage in, garbage out”
- Learning (Not part of the program). I found I needed to know what to write for the resume elements such as the goals, objectives, summary and the resume money secret in order to produce a well-written, concise, and professional resume. You will need to learn how to do this in order to produce a good resume, even using the ARC
The Amazing Resume Creator is an average product that could become a good one depending on your own resume writing skill level. With reasonable resume writing skills, this platform could help you create a professional, well-written resume and improve your chances of getting that job interview.
As I see it, the program’s value lies in the guidance it provides in creating a basic structure for your resume. It also guides you in creating the content, but this is largely up to you and your ability in highlighting your qualities and promoting yourself in the right way for each specific job application.
I think the effectiveness of this program is over hyped in the promotional material. If your expectation is that you will enter a few basic details and with a press of a button, out will come a great resume, you are going to be disappointed. The structure and content of the resume may be there in simple format, but it is going to need a lot more work and refinement from you.
At the other end of the scale, if all you want is D.I.Y. solution with some guidance and structure for your resume, without paying fees for resume writing services, then this program would be okay. It’s not super expensive and it does cover both cover letters and resume writing.
So, the bottom line for me is this, if you are wanting to learn to write a good resume and cover letter, this program could be worthwhile to learn with and you retain control of the process.
If, however, you expect to provide some basic details about yourself and then produce a winning resume, you are going to be disappointed and I would not recommend this program.
I suggest you go through the presentation; I like it more than the program itself, and make a note of the points Jimmy makes, many of them are good. See if you can implement some of them into your resume. Then, look at what is offered by the program in terms of the benefits it provides you and judge for yourself.
I hope this review has offered you some help in determining if the ARC is for you. If you have any good or bad experiences with the ARC or other resume builders you would like to share, opinions or questions that you want feedback on, please leave us a comment below, we would love to hear it.