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Pricing:

Plan

Pricing

14-Day Full Access*

US$2.95

Monthly Access

US$5.95 /mo.

Full Access

US$71.40 /yr.

Resume Tune-Up

US$49.95

Resume Review

US$19.95

*After 14 days the subscription automatically renews and users are charged a monthly subscription fee of US$23.95.

Resume & Cover Letter Writing Plans:

Plan

Pricing

Entry

US$99.00

Professional

US$199.00

Executive

US$299.00

Cover Letter

US$60.00

Review:

LiveCareer is an intuitive career platform created for job seekers looking to update or build a new resume. The site offers both resume and cover letter writing services, thousands of easy-to-use templates and resume examples, and a mobile app that keeps job seekers updated with the latest available vacancies.

For Canadian users, LiveCareer offers many sought-after benefits, including access to a resume database with resume examples by real-life job seekers. Compared to local competitors, such as The Resume Center, LiveCareer is the more affordable choice and offers plenty of additional benefits and career advice job seekers will enjoy.

Highlights:

  • LiveCareer offers dozens of resume templates.
  • Building a cover letter is quick and easy.
  • Tips and prompts help complete the resume or cover letter.
  • Job seekers and employers can browse through over 1000 resume examples.
  • The platform offers resume and cover letter writing services.
  • The site includes a job board, mobile app, and career resources.
  • The LiveCareer website offers French translation.
  • Despite plans being quoted in U.S. dollars, the price is still more cost effective than other local competitors.
  • Customer service hours are stated on the website and it's available in the Central Standard Time (CST) time zone.

Shortcomings:

  • Users have to subscribe and pay to print, download, or email their resume or cover letter.
  • The subscription auto-renews on credit cards unless the user cancels the account.
  • To post a job ad on LiveCareer's job board, employers must use a third-party recruitment software called Mighty Recruiter, which is not available in Canada.
  • All plans are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Reputation:

Reviews for LiveCareer have been mixed. While some reviewers highlighted the professional resume writing services, others noted the lack of information surrounding recurring payments when signing up for the 14-day trial.

LiveCareer has a strong rating on Trustpilot, with over 1,100 customer reviews. The majority of reviewers praised the intuitive platform, resources, and helpful customer support. There were a couple of reviewers who were unhappy with the payment structure and recurring costs.

At-a-Glance:

Feature

LiveCareer

Pricing

Free to create, pay to download or print.

Online resume and cover letter builder

Cover letter examples

Customizable templates

Tips and prompts

Resume formats

Chronological, Functional, and Combination

Resume writing services

Job board

Career information

How to Create a Resume on LiveCareer:

$2.95 USD
15 Minutes
How to Create a Resume on LiveCareer:

Four easy steps for creating a resume on LiveCareer.

1. 

Creating a resume on LiveCareer.

1.1 

Click on "Resume Builder."

Click on "Resume Builder."

Navigate to LiveCareer's home page and hover over "RESUMES" in the main menu until a drop-down menu appears. In the drop-down menu, click on "Resume Builder."

1.2 

Click on "BUILD MY RESUME."

Click on "BUILD MY RESUME."

On the next page, browse through the benefits and guidelines for creating a resume. Once you're ready to start creating a resume, click on "BUILD MY RESUME."

Alternatively, you can scroll below the "BUILD MY RESUME" button and browse through the templates. Here, you can click on "USE THIS TEMPLATE" to proceed to the next step.

1.3 

Create your resume.

Create your resume.

Next, you'll need to complete your resume by following the online prompts. This will include choosing a template, providing personal details, and entering your previous work experience.

To help speed up the process, LiveCareer does provide industry-specific bullet points and answers that may be applicable.

1.4 

Download, print, or email your final resume.

Download, print, or email your final resume.

Once you've completed your resume, proofread it to ensure that everything is correct and the applicable information is included. When you're finished proofreading, you can choose to download, print, or email your resume.

To download, print, or email your resume, you will need to pay a fee. You will be prompted to select a subscription plan and enter your payment details.

LiveCareer vs. The Resume Center:

While LiveCareer is a career platform with multiple resources and services, The Resume Center is strictly a resume writing service. With LiveCareer, users can access free-to-use templates or opt to purchase the platform's writing service. Unlike The Resume Center, LiveCareer also offers cover letter writing services, a job board, and a mobile app.

LiveCareer vs. The Resume Center Comparison:

Feature

LiveCareer

The Resume Center

Online resume and cover letter builder

x

Price to download

US$2.95 for a 14-day trial subscription.

C$169.00 for a resume writer bundle.

Customizable templates

x

Tips and prompts

Cover letter examples

x

Resume template formats

Chronological, functional, and combination.

x

Resume writing services

Job board

x

Career information

Mobile app

x

LiveCareer vs. Job Bank:

Job Bank and LiveCareer offer similar services with a free-to-use online resume builder and job board for job seekers. However, while LiveCareer charges users to download, print, or email the finished document, Job Bank offers a free service to all Canadian job seekers. Unlike Job Bank, LiveCareer also offers writing services and a mobile app.

LiveCareer vs. Job Bank Comparison:

Feature

LiveCareer

Job Bank

Online resume and cover letter builder

Resume only.

Price to download

US$2.95 for a 14-day trial subscription.

Free.

Customizable templates

Tips and prompts

Cover letter examples

x

Resume template formats

Chronological, functional, and combination.

n/a

Resume writing services

x

Job board

Career information

Mobile app

x

LiveCareer vs. ResumeHelp:

ResumeHelp is an online resume builder with no cover letter services, while LiveCareer is a career resource center with a resume builder and writing services. Both offer customizable resume templates, easy-to-follow prompts, and require a subscription if users want to download a resume. However, LiveCareer also offers a mobile app and job board.

LiveCareer vs. ResumeHelp Comparison:

Feature

LiveCareer

ResumeHelp

Online resume and cover letter builder

Resume only.

Price to download

US$2.95 for a 14-day trial subscription.

US$2.90 for a 14-day trial subscription.

Customizable templates

Tips and prompts

Cover letter examples

x

Resume template formats

Chronological, functional, and combination.

Combination.

Resume writing services

x

Job board

x

Career information

Guides and advice

Mobile app

x

Key Information

Legal Name

Bold Limited

Founder

Doug Jackson

Founding Date

Jun. 01, 2004

Address

52 Vanderbilt Ave., 16th Fl., New York, New York 10017, USA

Number of Employees

150

Email

customerservice@livecareer.com

Telephone

1 (800) 652-8430

Website

https://www.livecareer.com/

FAQs:

What is LiveCareer?

LiveCareer is an online career platform for job seekers with a free-to-use cover letter and resume builder.

What does it cost to create a resume with LiveCareer?

You can use LiveCareer to create a resume for free. However, if you want to download, print, or email your resume, you will have to pay for a subscription service.

Does LiveCareer offer a resume writing service?

Yes, LiveCareer offers professional writing services for cover letters and resumes.

What career resources does LiveCareer have?

  • Online resume builder.
  • Online cover letter builder.
  • Job board.
  • Career information.
  • Writing services for cover letters and resumes.

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