Teal vs. Careerflow: Which Tool Is Better for Job Search Management?

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March 29, 2024
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TL;DR: Careerflow is designed to simplify job tracking, resume building, and improving LinkedIn profiles. It's a good option for those looking to organize job prospects and create basic resumes without a lot of additional features.

Teal offers a more comprehensive solution with its Job Application Tracker and AI Resume Builder. It’s an excellent choice for anyone who wants to organize job applications at every stage and store their entire career history in one central location (making tailoring content for every role a much faster process).

What’s the difference between Teal and Careerflow

What is Careerflow?

Careerflow.ai is a job application tracker and resume builder. With the help of a Chrome extension, the job tracker helps users save the roles they’re interested in and move them from stage to stage. At the same time, the builder guides you in creating a basic resume on one platform. Careerflow also has a LinkedIn review tool, resume scoring tools, a (pricey) resume review option, and paid AI features.

Teal Note: The Careerflow Chrome extension can impact the functionality of other apps.

Here are some common themes across Careerflow reviews from real users about the pros and cons of Careerflow.ai:

Careerflow pros

  • Resume builder with built-in tutorials to help minimize friction
  • Resume review service offers feedback from experts
  • Basic job tracker helps users stay organized 

Careerflow cons

  • Job tracker has limited functionality and features
  • Resume builder only offers two templates
  • Limited free plan only comes with one resume before requiring an upgrade to premium
A screenshot of Careerflow's upgrade requirement
Careerflow only offers one free resume before requiring an upgrade.

Pricing: Careerflow Premium: $8.99/week, $23.99/month, $54.99/quarter, and $172.92/year

The resume review service starts at $79.00/students, $99/< 7 years of experience, and $249/7+ years of experience.

Teal Note: All of Careerflow’s premium pricing plans are recurring. 

What is Teal?

With dynamic features, Teal is a career development platform that can help you organize and improve your job search—fast.

Teal's AI Resume Builder makes creating tailored resumes for every job application easy. With Teal, you can store a base resume with all of your skills and experience.

Then, using your career history (and tools like Generative AI and Resume Job Description Match Scoring), you can customize unlimited resumes. (And you can do all this without switching between documents, platforms, and folders.)

The Teal Job Application Tracker and Chrome Extension organize every role you’re interested in—from first glance to hire. The Chrome extension pairs with 40+ job boards for unlimited job tracking. (You can also use it for LinkedIn profile optimization.)

From there, you can get insight into the top five hard skills of every position, rate your excitement, and take notes. Then follow the checklists and built-in guidance for every stage of your search so you never miss an opportunity again.

Teal pros

  • Resume creation that integrates your professional history—reducing the need to manage multiple files or platforms
  • Flexible Design Mode for custom resume creation without limitations
  • Job Application Tracker with built-in guidance, communication templates, follow-up reminders, and more for every stage of your job search

Teal cons

  • Comprehensive career history may be too detailed for job seekers with limited experience
  • Resume templates are straightforward designs built to be parsed correctly by the ATS
  • Built-in checklists may provide too much guidance for simple job tracking

How and when to use Teal

  1. With Teal, you can store your entire career history for free. In other words, you can start using the AI Resume Builder before you decide to job search.
  2. When you look at open roles and find a position on a job board that piques your interest, save it in the Job Application Tracker with just one click.
  3. Want to start applying? First, use Teal’s Resume Checker to bridge any gaps between your content and the expectations of today’s hiring professionals.
  4. Finally, when you’re ready to apply, use the tools inside of Teal (like Generative AI, Matching Scoring, and Job Description Keywords) to tailor your resume (and cover letter) using job specific keywords so you stand out as capable and confident.

Pricing: Teal's AI Resume Builder and Job Application Tracker are free. More premium features, like Unlimited AI and extensive communication templates, are packaged at $9/week.

Teal's subscription model is different from Careerflow’s. Teal doesn’t auto-renew, so you never pay for a tool you're not using.

A screenshot of the Teal+ pricing model
Say goodbye to recurring charges with Teal’s subscription model.

Teal vs. Careerflow features

Finding the right tool to organize and manage your job search that also offers features to optimize and tailor your content can be challenging. While Teal and Careerflow offer solutions to streamline these parts of your search, they have different features and approaches.

Below are some features to consider when choosing between Teal vs. Careerflow.

Teal Key Feature #1: Write unlimited, tailored resumes by pulling from your comprehensive career history with a dynamic AI Resume Builder.

While Careerflow can help you create one resume before requiring you to upgrade, Teal's AI Resume Builder offers an easy way to write unlimited resumes by pulling from your entire career history (which you can save on the Teal platform for free).

If you're looking to tailor your content for different job applications—a best practice in today's market—you can generate and store multiple versions that highlight the most relevant experience for each position. Teal also has tools like Resume Match Scoring and Job Description Keywords, so every resume you submit aligns perfectly with job descriptions.

Teal Key Feature #2: Flexible, customizable resume design so you can apply with confidence.

Unlike most basic resume builders (including Careerflow), Teal's flexible resume formatting offers a more personalized approach to resume design. Here’s what you can do:

  • Presentation: Choose from modern, traditional, or creative resume templates
  • Sections: Reorder and rename all of your resume sections to fit your experience
  • Style: Choose from multiple fonts, accent colors, and line height
  • Settings: Format dates, location, and experiences

Teal Key Feature #3: Track your job search end-to-end (including interviews) with personalized guidance and checklists.

Teal’s Job Application Tracker, integrated with a Chrome Extension, streamlines your job hunt with built-in guidance and checklists so you stay organized and on top of each stage of every application. 

With the ability to schedule follow-up reminders and access to customizable communication templates, Teal equips you with the tools to manage and organize your job search while you maintain consistent and effective communication with all of your prospects.

With Teal, you can easily build and tailor personalized resumes for every job using Teal’s tailoring tools and your entire career history.

Teal's holistic approach to the job search—combining a robust AI Resume Builder, optimization tools, flexible resume design, and a Job Application Tracker with built-in guidance in one location—streamlines your entire workflow.

3 reasons to choose Teal over Careerflow

Careerflow Problem #1: Limited resume templates and resumes

Careerflow’s simple builder comes with a catch: While it’s free to build and download a resume using just one of two templates, you have to pay to create more than one resume. That means, in today’s market, where tailoring your resume is a must, the free Careeflow option is only viable if you’re applying for one job.

Teal, on the other hand, has a variety of resume templates you can use to create and save an unlimited number of resumes. This means you’ll never have to sacrifice a design that makes you feel confident or more money just to apply for a job.

A visual of Teal's resume templates
With Teal, you can choose from plenty of free, ATS-friendly templates.

Careerflow Problem #2: No option to try AI before upgrading

Careerflow offers a host of AI tools for your resume, cover letter, interviews, and more. But if you’d rather try before you buy, you’ll have to look elsewhere. 

While Careerflow wants you to pay the price for something you’ve never used (or even seen), you can try Teal's AI generation at no cost before you upgrade to Teal+. 

Use Teal’s free AI credits to write professional summaries, generate custom resume bullet points, and even draft a free cover letter—all before you spend a dime. 

Careerflow Problem #3: Job tracker tools and features are very limited

Careerflow offers a basic job tracker so you can follow each job you’re interested in throughout your job search pipeline. But, unlike Teal, Careerflow’s tracker doesn’t allow you to track interviews, next steps, or schedule follow-ups. Careerflow also doesn’t provide a checklist of next steps or built-in guidance —making it less effective for comprehensive job search management.

In contrast, Teal’s Job Application Tracker offers:

  • A Chrome extension to save jobs from 40+ job boards right from your browser
  • Custom checklists for each application so you can stay on top of tasks and get ahead
  • 40+ email templates to streamline and scale communication
  • Follow-up scheduling so you never miss an opportunity again
A visual of Teal's application checklist
Use one of Teal's checklists so you don’t miss important steps during your job search.

What do job seekers say about Teal?

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Use Teal to build your resume and track your job search on a single platform.
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Teal’s optional recurring plans are clear and honest.
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Teal user reviews how Teal's made the job search less stressful.

Which should you choose: Teal or Careerflow?

Teal vs. Careerflow
Teal offers more versatile and dynamic features for managing your entire job search strategy.

Why job seekers choose Teal over Careerflow

Job seekers are ready for a Careerflow alternative with the tools and features to optimize, edit, and design resumes without worrying about paying after applying for just one job.

A screenshot of a Teal testimonial
Members choose Teal for cost-effective resume building and job tracking.
A screenshot of a Teal review
Use Teal for more design options so you can apply with confidence.
A screenshot of a Teal testimonial
Teal offers one dynamic platform for all of your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which has more features, Teal or Careerflow?

Teal has more features and tools to help you manage and edit resumes for every application. It also has a more robust Job Application Tracker with more features to help you stay organized. 

Which is better, Teal or Careerflow?

Job seekers choose Teal to create and store multiple resumes from one base resume and track their job search in one platform. Job seekers choose Careerflow when they want to build one simple resume and pay extra for any extras. 

Is Teal’s job tracker worth it? 

Yes! Teal’s Job Application Tracker is worth it. Not only can you track every job through each stage of your job search, but it comes with: 

  • A Chrome extension to save jobs from 40+ job boards
  • Custom checklists for each application
  • 40+ email templates to streamline communication
  • Follow-up scheduling so you never miss an opportunity again

Is Teal actually free? 

90% of Teal's features and tools are free and can support your job search—end-to-end. If you're looking for features like Unlimited AI and Job Description Matching in the same place where you write, edit, and store your resume, then Teal+ is an excellent option.

Want to see which option works best for you? Sign up; it’s free.

Kayte Grady

Kayte, Senior Copywriter at Teal and Champion of ADHD professionals, is a seasoned writer passionate about storytelling and career growth. With a data-driven approach to content marketing and a word-nerd knack for resume builder analysis, Kayte’s on a mission to empower job seekers to land a job they love. Constantly pivoting and reinventing herself, this social-worker-turned-marketer found growth and camaraderie in tech—a genuine surprise given her never-ending devotion to the paper calendar.

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