RESUMate Free

Intro and Features

Free Logo1RESUMate Free is professional grade recruiting software. It used to retail for hundreds of dollars, but is now completely free for anyone to download and use.  The program will not expire nor will it require you to purchase an upgrade.  No gimmicks, no hoops to jump through; you don’t even need to give us your e-mail address.

With RESUMate Free, you can turn any resume into a searchable database record in just a few clicks.  RESUMate will automatically extract name, address and keywords that you specify.  You can keep notes, schedule call backs, set reminders, view Outlook e-mail traffic, create groups of records, and more.

Go Ahead, You Can Get Started Anytime

  • No e-mail address required
  • No built in record limit
  • Never expires

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RESUMate Free Includes:

  • Easy importing of text resumes
    (Word docs, PDFs, e-mails, LinkedIn profiles, etc)
  • Full Boolean searching with easily customized keyword lists
  • Full Outlook integration (calendar, contacts and e-mail)
  • Easy e-mail blasts
  • Flexible reporting (export anything to Excel)

RESUMate Free Does Not Include:

  • The capability to import hundreds of resumes at a time
  • Importing from spreadsheets or other databases
  • Multi-user functionality

If you need multiple people to share the file at the same time, or if you need to import large numbers of resumes in bulk, please check out RESUMate Lite.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this program really free?
A: Yup.  You can download and install it from the blue “Free Download” button at the top of this page.  It does not have a built in record limit and it will not expire.

Q: Why?
A: We used to charge $295 dollars for it, but we realized that more people would use it if we gave it away.

Q: But you're still selling something?
A: Of course.  RESUMate Free is limited to a single user and cannot do bulk importing of resumes.  RESUMate Lite ($195) can be used by multiple people and do bulk importing of resumes or spreadsheets.  RESUMate Pro ($395) can do even more.

Q: But I can use RESUMate Free without buying anything?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I use it without giving you my e-mail address?
A: Yes again.  We’ll take your e-mail if you want to give it to us, but you don’t have to.  If you do give us your e-mail, we’ll send you information on RESUMate training seminars, tips on using a recruiting database, and discounts on our products, but there’s always an easy unsubscribe link.

Q: What can I do with RESUMate Free?
A: RESUMate Free is an applicant tracking system.  It allows you to take resumes in any text format (e-mail, Word, PDF, Linked-In, etc.) and turn them into a searchable database.  Once the records are in the database, you can take notes, plans calls, create groups, set reminders, and easily organize everything you need to know about a person.

Q: Can I get support/help for RESUMate Free?
A: Yes, though only via e-mail at  Telephone support is limited to customers with paid versions.  In practice, we’ve helped tens of thousands of people set up and use RESUMate over the years, and odds are your question or problem is something we’ve seen before and can answer quickly via e-mail.

Q: What other resources are available to users of RESUMate Free?
A: Lots:

  • For answers to technical questions, check our Support Page.
  • For instructions on how to use RESUMate, see our Training & Documentation Page.
  • To sign up for our free on-line training seminars, see our Seminars Page.
  • Anytime you’re using RESUMate, just press the F1 key.  You’ll get illustrated help for whichever screen you’re looking at.

Q: How many resumes can RESUMate Free hold?
A: There is no numerical limit to RESUMate, though the database file itself is capped at a size of 1GB.  In practice, you can store up to 100,000 records in RESUMate without a problem.  If you’re looking to store hundreds of thousands or millions of resumes, RESUMate isn’t the right program for you.

Q: Is RESUMate web-based?
A: No. RESUMate runs locally on your computer and all of your data is stored on your hardware.  RESUMate, Inc. has no access to your data.

Q: Can RESUMate Free run in the “cloud”?
A: Unfortunately, no.  RESUMate Free is a desktop only program.

Q: Can I run RESUMate on a Mac?
A: RESUMate will not run natively in a Mac OS.  However, it will run on a Mac under emulation with the help of something like Parallels.  Click here for more information.

Q: Can I ask another question?
A:  Sure.  You can contact us at or give us a call at 1-800-530-9310 ext 202.

User Testimonials

This thing’s too good to be true.  What’s the catch?New York, NY

We’re really happy with it.  It’s saved our ass.  It’s really worked out.Macomb, MI

There's a lot of recruiting software out there that costs $15,000 and this is better.Menlo Park, CA

I think pricing is good, more expensive than ACT but better for what we do as recruiters and much less expensive than other products I've seen that are marketed to larger companies.  The utility vs. price provides great value.Mandeville, LA

I'm amazed with the ease with which we installed Resumate and "dropped" the resumes into the database. I've used the really big systems and this works just as well...maybe better.Bethesda, MA

This kind of ongoing reliable service has allowed me to run my business better and more efficiently. RESUMate for me is a tried-and-true and trusted partner in my recruiting business. I couldn't do it without you!Daytona Beach, FL

I really appreciate your training sessions via Webinar.  Every time I learn something new.  Our last software failed us on the training.Tempe, AZ

Additionally, the staff of RESUMate is always available to assist with any questions and they do so without an attitude.  I highly recommend RESUMate and their professional team.St. Helena, CA

This is my workhorse.  Between this and Outlook I make my house payments.Grosse Pointe, MI

I can’t tell you how ecstatic I am over this program.  I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy with software before.San Francisco, CA