For those who are currently in the market for a new job, your resume serves as your ticket to bigger and better things. It wasn’t too long ago job seekers carried their resume on them at all times – whether in a briefcase, a backpack or even in their car. It wasn’t exactly convenient, but it worked.
Thanks to cellphones and today’s mobile-centric world, nearly all of us can carry an updated copy of our resume in our pocket – and we don’t even have to worry about folding or crumpling the paper to do so.
Initially launched in 2012, Google Drive has seen numerous updates and upgrades within a few short years on the consumer market. Nonetheless, its popularity has skyrocketed. It lets you create, edit and share many different types of files, including Microsoft Word documents and files from the Google Docs platform.
But most importantly, the app is available for both Android and iOS devices, as well as Windows and Mac platforms – making it the ideal program for storing, sharing and accessing your resume whenever you need it.
One of the biggest competitors to Google Drive, Dropbox currently boasts more than 500 million users. It seamlessly blends social media with cloud access to provide access to nearly any type of file from almost any mobile device.
As expected, the Dropbox app supports the common mobile operating systems of Android, iOS and Windows. Like Google Drive, it also supports specialty devices like the iPad, Kindle Fire and Windows tablet.
Those who dislike Google Drive or Dropbox have plenty of alternatives to consider. Amazon has recently entered the niche of cloud storage with Amazon Cloud Drive, but it doesn’t offer some of the perks that you’d expect if you’re a past user of Google Drive or Dropbox.
On the other hand, SugarSync actually offers even more options than Dropbox. It also offers more cloud storage space at 500 GB – the same amount as Google Drive. It also provides greater flexibility in the types of files you can store – so you’re not limited to a simple resume or CV. But there is a downside to SugarSync – it’s not as user-friendly as some of the competition’s services.
Users who like to stick with Apple products can also use the Apple iCloud to store their resumes. It doesn’t offer the perks or options of the other solutions listed here, but it will sync your text documents between all your Apple devices.
As expected, Microsoft has recently entered the game with OneDrive. It provides similar functionality and pricing options to both Google Drive and Dropbox. OneDrive is also available for Android, iOS and Windows phones, as well as desktop and laptop computers.
Weighing Your Options
As you can see, there are plenty of options to choose from. While Google Drive and Dropbox remain among the most popular choices, they’re not necessarily the cheapest or the most user-friendly. If you find these options aren’t right for you, don’t be afraid to test out the waters and find something you prefer – it will only help your job hunt in the end.
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