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Our new video “How to format a resume” is live!


Update is proud to present our latest video on how to format a resume. This 7-minute overview covers everything you need to know about the three most common types of resume formats and how to create each one. Get expert insight into which resume format is best for your career along with the most costly formatting mistakes to avoid.

“How to format a resume” is the 12th video in our current series which also includes episodes on creating specific types of resumes (check out internship and customer service) as well as how to write a cover letter and resignation letter.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified when our next video drops!

Here’s to 30+ new blogs brimming with career tips!




Our writing team has been hard at work researching, writing and publishing blogs full of answers to the most common resume and career questions. In fact, we’ve already published over 30 new blogs so far this year. We’ve also updated dozens of our existing blogs to make sure we’re bringing you fresh ideas and the latest expert advice for 2022.

Ready to dig in? Check out this blog about the perfect length for your cover letter. Or here’s a gem about how to answer one of the trickiest interview questions. There’s many more for you to peruse and share, and you can even filter by topic.

Happy reading!


Subscribe to the Elevator Pitch, our new newsletter packed with career advice


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When we say’s mission is to bring the latest career advice right to your fingertips, we mean it. That’s why we’ve launched the Elevator Pitch, a newsletter round-up of our latest blogs and expert advice on career advancement, resume writing, interviewing, and more.

Subscribers will receive each edition straight to their inbox every two weeks. You’ll find links to articles hand-picked by our career experts, along with can’t miss trends and the latest info for job-seekers. And the best part? We’ve summarized our most relevant advice, so you can read the whole newsletter in 15 minutes or less. Subscribe here and we’ll see you soon!


Interview School brings powerful interview prep to


New Feature and Interview School have joined forces to bring candidates a revolutionary new way to prepare for interviews. By clicking on the “Interview Prep” menu item within your account, you can now access hundreds of sample interviews for virtually every field including sales, tech, management and more. You can even find question sets for specific companies!

Once you’ve selected an interview, you can practice answering the questions in our interactive video interface. Tools like a timer and a questions list in the sidebar allow you to work on creating concise, meaningful answers.

And the best part? Once you’ve completed the interview, you’ll be given a feedback score that shows you how well you did overall, along with a breakdown of your strengths and suggested areas for improvement. Practice again and again until you feel ready to take on the real thing! With Interview School and, the tools you need for a perfect interview are at your fingertips.


Our blog gets a makeover: Welcome to “The Elevator”




If you’ve visited our blog recently, you might have noticed some big changes, including our new name “The Elevator.” We chose this title to better reflect the purpose of all the articles you’ll find on the page: to help you reach your career goals and rise to the top of your field. Whether you’re looking for help crafting your application, preparing for an interview or deciding how to handle workplace challenges, “The Elevator” is a collection of our most nuanced advice straight from our expert career writers.

In addition to the name change, we’ve also updated the style of our pages to make them more visually interesting and easier to navigate. Our design team has been hard at work adding colorful headers and modern illustrations that make each article come to life. You can browse blogs by topic, search for a specific term or even read more from your favorite writer by checking out their author page which curates their most recent and most popular posts!


Just released: three bright new templates!


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We’re so excited to introduce three new resume and cover letter templates to add a fresh twist to any application.

Cape Town features modern color blocking and a bold font, while Geneva stays classy with understated text on a vibrant background. Lisbon is the newest member of our creative family, with a playful color scheme and nautical feel.

When you need your summary to stand out, Cape Town is the way to go. The header and upper section are larger-than-life, helping draw in the eye to all you have to offer. Geneva relies on a more subdued approach, allowing your employment history to take center stage. Lisbon finds the perfect middle ground, with space for a professional headshot that can be easily added within our resume builder tool.

Check out these new templates and get one step closer to that can’t-miss resume and cover letter!


A growing community of professionals: 15 million users reached




We’re both proud and humbled to announce that has reached the 15 million users milestone!

This is a huge mark of trust from the professional community of job seekers around the globe, and a testament to the spirit of teamwork with our company.

As we venture into 2022, we hope to launch even more features and improvements, helping more people pursue their career goals, no matter where they are in the world.

Thank you for your trust and stay tuned for further updates!

The team


2021: looking back at a great year




As the team looks forward to 2022, it feels like the right time to summarize the year that is about to pass, with all its achievements, victories & milestones!

2021 has been a year of growth for us, a year of creative productivity. Having merged with Talent Inc., global experts on career improvement, we’ve gone even further in exploring ways to support job seekers worldwide.

What does this passing year look like in numbers & facts? Let’s take a look:

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… and much more!

We look forward to 2022 and aim to make it even more successful & productive.

Happy Holidays from the team!

Content boost: we’re launching resume video guides!

The team is happy to announce that we’re boosting our resume library with video content!

In addition to our resume examples and writing guides, we will be launching a series of video instructions for some of our most popular job titles, complete with a step-by-step resume creation process in our builder.

Supplemented with additional facts, tips and writing advice, these video guides are a great way to follow along and build an effective resume for new job opportunities. You can find our first video in the Teacher Resume guide, to get a feel for this new type of content. New videos will be added to articles moving forward!

Keep track of our updates as we look to develop more content & product features!

The team

1 million cover letters - more interviews, more dream jobs!

Cover letters are a great tool for professionals to land better jobs… and we’re happy to have reached a new milestone: users have created more than 1,000,000 cover letters!

We’re always looking for ways to help job seekers showcase their passion, experience and achievements. The cover letter builder is a way to go beyond just resumes.

With beautiful designs and convenient builder functionality, the cover letter maker helps people tell their professional story in a deeper way, winning the hearts of recruiters and employers.

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Backed up by our ever-growing library of cover letter examples, we hope to help more candidates land their dream jobs!

Supporting your success,

The team