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Crash

Be more than a resume. Show your skills.

5.0/5
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Build a skills profile that shows what you can do and use it to win your next job. Don’t ask people to trust a resume or degree. Show them what you can do with a Crash profile!
Would you recommend this product?

The Crash profile forces you to prove you can do actual work using skills that companies actually want. For example...pretty much everyone and their mother says on their resume that they can use MS Office Suite. If you're an Excel Wizard who can perform all sorts of crazy functions, this probably annoys you. The Excel Master is in a league of their own compared to the recent grad just trying to add another bullet point to their resume. With a Crash profile, you prove you can do amazing things with Excel (or any software of your choosing). That it's not just a bullet point on your resume, but first-hand proof that you truly put in the work to develop a skill and you know what you're talking about. Also, the company is truly mission-driven and genuinely want people to succeed. Don't be fooled. This tool is bringing about massive change to how people prove themselves to potential employers.

Pros:

- Forces relevant job information - Learn what businesses actually value - Develop mindset to succeed in your job

Cons:

- Works best for startups/small businesses - Big old companies need to be educated on the validity of the tool

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This is honestly just really cool. Instead of a resume, you can showcase your projects, interests, and tell your story on a free platform made to help you discover and do what makes you come alive.

Pros:

It's sleek. It's simple. It's the perfect place to list all my work and experience and send something awesome to anyone I want to work for.

Cons:

None!

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Praxis Participant

I truly believe this will replace the very much outdated resume. It is a win win situation for hiring managers and applicants.

Pros:

Unique way to the job hunt. Very intuitive. Beautiful UI/UX. Really makes potential candidates stand out.

Cons:

Still very new in the sense that there are a lot of extra features to expand on. But this is more of a plus as time goes on!

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The philosophy behind Crash is incredible. Resumes are outdated and you'll never capture the unique value you can offer on a single piece of paper. Having a Crash profile is definitely an advantage in the hiring process.

Pros:

It's so easy to get started. It walks you through every step of the way.

Cons:

It would have been nice to import some of my work history automatically from LinkedIn, but it wasn't a pain to bring it over anyway.

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I've gotten more value from Crash in the past three months than I got out of seven years in university. This is not an exaggeration, and it is not even close. Nothing else needs to be said.

Pros:

Unique thinkers providing a helpful approach to building a fulfilling career

Cons:

Would love to see Crash coordinate some in person meetups and events in various communities.

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SaaS Accounting, Mountain Adventures

The makers of Crash have been developing this idea for over five years and the current iteration is hands down the best yet. Awesome product and amazing trajectory!

Pros:

Value-add vs a stale resume. As someone who's used previous Crash iterations to launch a career, this is a major step forward.

Cons:

I don't currently have any cons but need to get my hands on the product to find critiques and improvements.

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Editor at Crash.
We're just gonna keep reaching for the stars. Thanks for the awesome words, Phil–and never hesitate to let us know of any improvements or critiques you have as you use the profile!
Founder of Cadoo

I am incredibly excited about the idea of setting up a personalized skills profile and sending a custom pitch to your company of choice. I think this is how job applications will be in the future and I am excited crash is leading the way.

Pros:

Creating a profile is easy to setup, fun, and has a good ROI

Cons:

An Automatic transfer of job/skill information from one hiring site to another.

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Co-founder + Head of Ops @Atmos

As someone who dropped out of college, I value experience over education 9 times out of 10. Crash equips the "underdogs" on paper to validate their skills and get a leg up. I run an online community called Ambitious and will be recommending Crash to everyone there who’s looking to break into tech. I have always used a personal website with customized landing pages for job search efforts and it always leaves the founders and/or recruiter asking for an interview. Crash has productized this and is increasing access to candidate differentiation. I’m looking forward to seeing the product evolve + impact that is created as a result. Thanks @the Crash team for the amazing work you are doing🙌

Pros:

- Create a unique expereince - Validate your skills - The founder will personally reach out to see how they can aid in your job hunt😀

Cons:

- Not currently optimized for technical talent - Some nice to have features such as page analytics

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Editor at Crash.
This is so awesome to hear, Trent. Thanks so much for the kind words!
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Community Manager at Discover Praxis

Hiring manager's perspective: a streamlined way to see all the relevant information that indicates whether a candidate has the hard and soft skills required to succeed in a role. Way more comprehensive than a standard resume/first interview combo. Job seeker's perspective: great tool that allows you to create a customized, highly-targeted pitch for each role you apply for. Gives you a huge edge in the applicant pool.

Pros:

The most effective way I've found to showcase skills and job aptitude. Streamlines the process for both applicants and hiring managers.

Cons:

Still new, so still gaining recognition/familiarity as a tool on the job market.

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​Crash is such an innovative tool and will change the way people find employment.

Pros:

​Crash is the simplest tool for the job hunt that I have come across. Show yourself off and rise about the rest of the applicants!

Cons:

Some features aren't in place, but the Crash team is working​ to make this platform the best it can be.

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Founder & CEO - FitzyTV

As a startup founder scaling up a team, I've always valued "what have you done" over "where did you go to school?" Great job Crash team!

Pros:

Crash is providing entry-level candidates a platform to showcase their "maker" spirit that employers should value above all else.

Cons:

Would love to be able to search profiles

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I love the ideas behind Crash and I look forward to watching the old credential industry finally get disrupted.

Pros:

A crash profile is a great way to inventory and display my existing skills and a great motivator to gain new ones.

Cons:

Crash doesn't have the social credit of other signals, but this can work in your favor and help you stand out to the right employers.

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I hope to be able to feature my Crash profile everywhere I am online. It's an excellent locus of focus on everything cool I want people to know I do/can do.

Pros:

The "show your work" emphasis.

Cons:

It needs more! Potential employers should be able to dive deep on a skill if they want, with options for multiple links under a given skill.

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What's fascinating about the modern digital world is increased transparency. You can follow your favorite public figures in real time, and anyone can follow you. Crash capitalizes on that transparency, dissolving the formal game-playing of college degree/resume/waiting for phone call. Crash gives you the tools to forge your path and advocate for yourself with specificity. Enter the digital "body of work." As Crash emerges, eventually, the resume will be the horse and buggy. The team at Crash is top notch and I put major trust in the quality and speed with which they are serving customers.

Pros:

Crash is creating 2X value. Value for job hunters looking to make a real impression, and value for companies looking to attract real talent.

Cons:

Little to none. The pitch video alone sets Crash apart from anyone else.

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Marketing Analyst at QuintoAndar

At Crash, you have a group of people conspiring for your greatness. They give you the tools and the knowledge to get you where you wanna go.

Pros:

A framework that works to build a career you love.

Cons:

I can't see any cons.

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founder at YOUniversity

The coolest part about Crash isn't their product. It's the whole innovative take on how to crash your career that they promote. Check out some of their content to change your perspective and understand how to use their tool even better.

Pros:

Great and simple way to sell yourself and stand out on your job hunt.

Cons:

It's a new platform, so some functionalities aren't available yet (not a problem if you're a creative early adopter anyway :P)

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Usability and amazing moments

As a UX designer who has a ton of NDA work, traditional resumes just do not cut it. I think your team managed to create a super useful tool. I love it and recording my elevator pitch when I am back in town. *Small suggestion: Categorized Tech Stacks per role* A small suggestion would be to build out the tech stacks abit more based on users roles. *How does it work* - Say I am a marketer; I may wish to list Litmus, Kissmetrics, and other campaign tools, as to the ones suggested. You backend would use my "interested in" tag to serve up those queries. I am guessing more than not, that other people with similar "interested in" tags will also use the same tools as I. As a designer, we typically use Sketch, Invision, Framer, Adobe. I think Crash will become a major standard across career categories. Marvelous job on this. I am stoked to explore more features!

Pros:

Comfortable Flow. Easy to use. Intuitive.

Cons:

None yet. The Crash team is robust for opportunities within the app though.

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It's a no-brainer if you're in the job market. Just go ahead and create your own profile.

Pros:

It's both easier to create and much more compelling than a regular resume.

Cons:

Some minor bugs. When you want to edit something you already submitted, it's not very intuitive.

If you are qualified for a job, and can't get one, then crash will definitely help out. If you don't know what you're doing, then you're likely wasting your time.

Pros:

Easy and simple

Cons:

Can it be trusted? Does it actually work?

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Loved the proccess.

Pros:

How it simplifies the process of making your resume more aesthetically pleasing as well as more interactive.

Cons:

I would say the main obstocale will be to educate companies that this is the preferred way to hiring people.