Q&A: How To Upload My Resume To My Phone?

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You never know when you might find that perfect remote or work from home job to apply to, so it only makes sense to have a copy of your resume, or CV, stored on your phone. But if you’ve saved that resume to your computer, then you might be wondering how you can get it saved to your cell phone.

Fortunately, this is really easy to do and only takes a couple of minutes of your time.

8 Ways To Upload & Save Your Resume On Your Phone

There’s more than one way to get that file on your phone, so I’ll give you a few options and you can choose the method that works best for you.

1. Microsoft Office 365

If you’ve created your resume in Microsoft Word, then you’ll probably want to use a Office 365 account to get your resume file onto your phone.

With Office 365, you’re able to use Microsoft Word from any device. That means that you can access it directly from your phone.

Office 365

And since Office 365 defaults to saving your files to OneDrive, all you have to do is open it from your phone and then re-save it as a download to your phone.

2. iCloud

If you’ve got an iCloud account, then you can first upload your resume to it. And then, access your iCloud account on your phone and download the file to the phone.

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Or, just leave the file in the iCloud until you need it downloaded onto your phone, or tablet.

The great thing about having a copy of your resume on iCloud is that you will be able to access it from any device that has an internet connection.

3. Google Drive

Just like with the iCloud, if you have a Google Drive account then you can use it to get a copy of your resume downloaded onto your phone.

All you need to do is first upload your resume file to your Google Drive account to save it there. Once the file is saved in your Google Drive, you then need to download the Google Drive app to your phone, if you don’t already have it installed.

Then, open the Google Drive app and download the file to save onto your phone or tablet.

4. Dropbox

If you don’t have an iCloud or Google Drive account, then a Dropbox account is the next best thing. To get started, you’ll need to download the Dropbox app to your phone.

And, you’ll need to upload your resume file from your computer to your Dropbox account.

Once the file is in your Dropbox account, you can use the app on your phone to open and access it at any time. From there, you can easily download and save your resume file to your phone.

5. iTunes

If you’re using an iPhone, then you can easily move your resume (or any other files) from your computer to your iPhone with iTunes.

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All you need to do is connect your phone to your computer with your Apple USB cable and open iTunes (if it doesn’t open automatically). And select your phone to make sure that you can view it on the iTunes screen.

copy file from itunes computer to iphone

Now, look on the left sidebar of the iTune screen for “File Sharing” and click on it. This will bring a list of apps that you can share files to.

Click on the app that will open your file and then locate that file on your computer (via Finder for Mac users) and drag and drop it to the Documents area.

6. Resume Apps

Have you created your resume on a site that also has an app that you can install on your phone? If so, you can use that app to easily access and download your full resume directly onto your phone, tablet, or other mobile device.

Some popular resume apps with this functionality include:

  • Visual CV Resume Builder
  • Resume Star
  • Resume Maker
  • Resume Builder
  • My Resume Builder
  • CV Writer

7. Email

An easy and foolproof method to get a copy of your resume saved onto your phone is with your own email account.

Just email yourself the resume as a file attachment from your computer. Then, open that email on your phone and download the file attachment.

8. USB Cable (for Android phones)

If you’ve got an Android phone, then the easiest way to get your resume file from your computer and onto your Android phone is with a USB cable. So, you need to connect your Android phone to your computer in order to do the file transfer.

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This is a really easy method, but I think it’s best explained with the short video below.

And voila, you’ve got a copy of the file for your resume saved onto your phone. Now you can easily apply to any online jobs from your phone and easily upload your resume to the application.

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