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Resume Builder: Create or Convert a Resume

Quick summary

Indeed's Resume Builder is a wizard that fills editable sections using resume info. You can create a resume from scratch or convert an existing file. Jump to each section to learn how.

Create a resume from scratch

Important: You may notice differences between and its mobile app.


Build your Indeed Resume using these editable categories.


We’ll ask you some basic info like name, phone number, and location.

Work experience

Past job titles and duties help employers know if you are a good fit for the role.


Add helpful details to your resume. What school and where you studied give employers more insight.


We recommend adding 6 skills to your resume, but the total is up to you.

Certifications and licenses

Certifications or licenses help employers understand your qualifications.

Edit or update your resume at any time

  • Click or tap the pencil icon to update or edit your info.
  • Click the plus icon to add new information, and the garbage can icon to delete an item or section.
  • At the bottom of your resume, you can Add more sections.

Convert a resume from an existing file

The wizard populates each section with info from your resume.

  1. Click Upload resume on your Profile and select your resume file.
  2. When it's uploaded, Convert to Indeed Resume and click Convert.
  3. Review your resume to make edits and select your privacy settings to Finish.

Important: You may see what's in the screenshot or something different.

Manage your resume

Access the resume options menu.

Click the 3 dots to see these options.

Change privacy

  • Employers can search and find your resume when it's set to Searchable on Indeed.
  • Not searchable on Indeed: Employers, recruiters, and future employers can't search and find your resume.
  • You can change your privacy settings at any time.


Save the resume file to your phone or desktop computer.

Share a link to my Indeed Resume

You can share your resume link with others if your resume is set to Searchable on Indeed. Click or tap on the circling arrows icon to reset your link. You can't customize it, but you can refresh it as often as you'd like.

Get an instant resume report

You might see this described as Instant Resume Report. This is a benefit of Indeed Resume. Get instant feedback on categories like:

  1. Content
  2. Appearance
  3. Spelling and grammar
  4. ATS scan. This helps your resume pass employers’ scanning software.
  5. Application insights

Upload to replace resume

Replace one Indeed Resume with another.

Important: We can’t restore your original Indeed Resume or store multiple versions. Download a PDF before deleting the resume.


This means you're deleting your Indeed Resume from your account.

Technical Support

Problem: Indeed Resume is showing up in another language.

Solution: Review the language settings for Chrome or another browser to translate your preferred language. 


Question: Can I share the resume file I uploaded?

Answer: Yes. Convert the file you uploaded to an Indeed Resume and set your privacy settings to Searchable on Indeed. Click Share a link to my Indeed Resume to send it to employers or someone else.

Question: I want to include a photo with my resume. Can I add my picture?

Answer: No. Right now there's no way to add a photo to your account's profile.

Question: I don't want employers to know my age. Are my school dates important?

Answer: No. You can complete the section, enter the years only, or skip it.

Question: Can I use a different resume wizard to create a resume? 

Answer: Yes. If you want a different template, use our other online resume builder. Create new sections, change the format, and add different styles. Don't forget to download it.

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