Teal vs. EarnBetter: Which Platform Is Better for Your Job Search?

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March 29, 2024
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TL;DR: EarnBetter is a job search platform with a simple resume builder and job application tracker that connects job seekers with open positions. It's a good option for those who understand resume writing best practices, already have an optimized resume for a specific job, or are interested in AI job matching.

Teal is a more comprehensive personal career development platform with an AI Resume Builder and Job Application Tracker. It's a great option for anyone who needs the right tools and features to bridge the gap between experience, modern best practices, and the unique needs of every job. Teal also has a Job Search board (currently in Beta) to help members connect with the right jobs for their needs.

What’s the difference between Teal and EarnBetter

What is EarnBetter?

EarnBetter is a job search tool and digital recruiter with a resume builder, job tracker, and job board. The builder helps users create a basic resume with or without AI using one of four templates. It also has an AI cover letter tool, as well as two customizable email templates for better follow-up. With the job tracker, users can organize and manage the jobs they find and save on the EarnBetter platform.

Here are some common themes across EarnBetter reviews from real users about the pros and cons of the tools and features:

EarnBetter pros

  • User-friendly, simple resume builder
  • AI for Summaries, bullet points, and cover letters
  • Job search tools are free for job seekers

EarnBetter cons

  • Limited resume and communication templates
  • AI functionality needs improvements
  • Simple tracking is limited to jobs you're interested in or apply to from their job board

Pricing: EarnBetter is free for all job seekers. If you successfully apply to and accept an offer using their digital recruiter, EarnBetter is then paid by that company.

What is Teal?

Teal is a career development platform that helps you create, store, edit, and tailor your resume in the same place you manage your job search.

With Teal's AI Resume Builder, you can build (and store!) a base resume with all of your skills and experience. Then, use it as the foundation for every application, along with tools like Resume Analysis and Job Description Matching, to align your skills and experience with unique job descriptions.

With Teal’s Job Application Tracker and Chrome Extension, you can organize and track every role you’re interested in. (The Chrome extension pairs with 40+ job boards—not just Teal's.) From there, you can get insight into the top five hard skills of every position (or unlimited skills if you opt for Teal+). Then, follow the built-in guidance and checklists for every stage of your search without switching between documents, platforms, and folders

Teal pros

  • Comprehensive career history serves as the foundation for each resume, so you aren't stuck rewriting your content for every application
  • Optimization tools to help you bridge the gap between your resume and what hiring professionals need
  • Job Application Tracker and Chrome Extension with skill identification, built-in guidance, communication templates, follow-up reminders, and more

Teal cons

  • Comprehensive career history may be too detailed for job seekers with little experience
  • Optimization tools might be overwhelming for those who prefer manual resume writing
  • Requires manual adding of roles from job boards outside of the 40+ Teal supports

How and when to use Teal

  1. With Teal, you can save your entire career history in one platform for free. That means you can (and should!) start using the AI Resume Builder before you decide to job search.
  2. When you're ready to start job hunting, check out Teal's Job Board and customize your search to meet your needs. (Narrow your search by job title, salary, specific words you want...and words you don't.)
  3. When you find a job that piques your interest, save it in the Job Application Tracker with just one click.
  4. Ready to start applying? First, use the Resume Analysis to find any gaps in your core content.
  5. Finally, when you’re ready to apply, use the tools inside of Teal (like Match Scoring and Job Description Keywords) to tailor your resume (and cover letter) so you stand out.

Pricing: Teal's AI Resume Builder, Cover Letter Generator and Job Application Tracker are free. You can create and store as many resumes and jobs as you need—at no cost. More premium features, like Advanced Resume Analysis and Unlimited Job Description Keywords, are packaged at $9/week.

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90% of Teal's tools are free, including writing and storing unlimited resumes.

Teal vs. EarnBetter features

Finding the right tool to create your resume and track your job search that also offers features to optimize and tailor your content can be challenging. Teal and EarnBetter both offer AI resume builders and job trackers to streamline these parts of your search, but they have different features and approaches.

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

Teal Key Feature #1: Store a complete career history that's the foundation for writing unlimited, tailored resumes.

While EarnBetter can help you create a new resume for every application, Teal's AI Resume Builder offers a faster way to write (and save) unlimited resumes by pulling from your entire career history, which you save on the Teal platform for free.

Tailoring your resume is a best practice in today's job market. But when you're applying for dozens of jobs, this level of customization takes a lot of time. Beginning with a base resume means you'll never have to "start from scratch" again. You simply pull the most relevant skills and experiences for every unique role.

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Choose the best skills and experiences for every job.

Teal Key Feature #2: Resume Checker and Job Description Match to help you fill any gaps between your experience, modern best practices, and the specific needs of every job.

Unlike a basic resume builder, Teal's dynamic tool also has a Resume Checker.

Teal's Resume Analysis  analyzes your existing content for weaknesses and opportunities. Think: Do you have the right number of metrics? Is your professional resume summary long enough? Then, it offers recommendations you can act on.

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

Unlike some job search tools that only let you save roles from their specific job board, Teal’s Job Application Tracker pairs with 40+ job boards. (Say goodbye to messy spreadsheets and files.)

Integrated with a Chrome Extension, you can save any job that catches your eye in just one click. Find a job you like on a board that doesn't pair with Teal? No problem. You can also add it manually.

Teal's free Job Application Tracker also has:

  • Built-in guidance for every job search stage
  • Checklists so you stay organized and on top of each step of every application
  • The ability to schedule follow-up reminders
  • Access to customizable communication templates
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With Teal, you're never left guessing about next steps.

Bottom line

With Teal, you can easily write and tailor personalized resumes for every job quickly—starting with a pre-existing career history and using Teal’s optimization tools.

Teal's comprehensive approach to the job search—including a dynamic AI Resume Builder, optimization tools, and a free Job Application Tracker so you can save jobs from anywhere—simplifies your entire workflow.

3 reasons to choose Teal over EarnBetter

EarnBetter Problem #1: No built-in guidance for creating a good resume

EarnBetter's simple builder comes with a catch: While it’s free to build and download as many resumes as you need to, you have to know how to create a good resume or do the research on your own.  

Teal, on the other hand, has built-in guidance for every resume section. It also has Resume Analysis. With these features, you can create a great resume based on modern best practices without having to toggle between platforms, Google searches, or wonder if you're getting it right.

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Teal's Guidance walks members through every resume section.

EarnBetter Problem #2: Limited customization options

EarnBetter offers four resume templates and a few colors to customize your document. But what if you want to submit something a little more...you?

While EarnBetter's templates are nice, confidence in your resume is confidence in your future. And, no, appearance isn't everything, but having pride in how you present yourself is a must.

With Teal's flexible resume formatting, you can create a resume easily parsed by applicant tracking systems by focusing on:

  • Presentation: Choose modern, traditional, or creative templates
  • Sections: Reorder & rename all of your resume sections
  • Style: Choose new fonts, accent colors, & line height
  • Settings: Format dates, location, & experiences
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Apply confidently with Teal's resume templates and design options.

EarnBetter Problem #3: Job tracker is limited to the EarnBetter job board

EarnBetter offers a basic job tracker so you can follow each job you’re interested in at every stage of your job search pipeline.

But there's a catch.

Unlike Teal, EarnBetter's tracker doesn’t allow you to save jobs outside of the EarnBetter job board. This means if you want to track roles from any other board, you'll have to use a separate tool or spreadsheet—risking the loss of precious details.

What do job seekers say about Teal?

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Use Teal as one platform to build your resume and track your job search.
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Teal user review on landing an interview
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Stay organized with Teal.

Which should you choose: Teal or EarnBetter?

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Teal offers more versatile and dynamic features for your resume and managing your job search.

Why job seekers choose Teal over EarnBetter

Job seekers are ready for an EarnBetter alternative with the tools and features to write, edit, and tailor resumes quickly. They're also ready to organize their job search—regardless of the job board they choose—on one single platform.

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Members choose Teal for a better UX.
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Use Teal to apply with confidence.
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Teal offers one dynamic platform for all of your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which has more features, Teal or EarnBetter?

Teal has more features and tools to help you create and optimize resumes for every application. It also has a more robust Job Application Tracker with features to help you stay organized—even when you're finding jobs outside of the Teal platform.. 

Test Teal’s features today (for free!)  to see for yourself.

Which is better, Teal or EarnBetter?

Job seekers choose Teal to create and optimize multiple resumes from one base resume and track their job search in one platform. Job seekers choose EarnBetter when they know how to optimize each resume and want to exclusively track jobs from EarnBetter's job board.

Want to decide for yourself? Try Teal for free.

Is paying for Teal worth it? 

Yes! But 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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