Standard Resume

One beautiful resume that works everywhere

#2 Product of the WeekMay 09, 2015

Standard Resume gives you a modern, professional resume without templates or gimmicks. Just enter your info and pick a color – No formatting required.

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12 Reviews3.3/5
Is it only me or the "Import from Linkedin" is broken? Once auth is given, there's no reaction from the app, either I do that during the signup wizard either in the resume view. (Google Chrome on Mac)
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@emmestandsfor same here (chrome mac)
@emmestandsfor Safari on Mac - same problem. Must be a beta-bug.
@emmestandsfor same here. And this is for me the killing feature. People have no time to fill *again* all that skills and experience fields.
@emmestandsfor Thanks for the feedback on this. We are working hard to resolve these issues as they come up. If anyone has anymore details about errors or anything weird that is happening please post them as it will help get this resolved faster. The LinkedIn API and data format is very hard to deal with...
@emmestandsfor it worked for me :/ - chrome mac
I like this tool. I would like the option to only allow access to my contact details to specific invitees or share recipients. I understand this would likely require them to create an account which could be a blocker. I would like to contain all my details on the resume, but not comfortable with that just being out there for anyone to find. Would also be nice to stop resumes from appearing on search results pages. Don't want current employers seeing that you're out there promoting yourself if they Google your name.
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@gigamick Thanks for the feedback! We definitely have been thinking a lot about these issues because one of the main reasons we started this is to replace LinkedIn profiles for people who want a beautiful online resume and don't want their data being sold and don't want to be spammed. Our plan has been to start the free resume as a very open profile without many advanced options and release a pro account with more sophisticated privacy like this, as well as other features. If you were able to control whether or not the resume was indexed by search engines and have a way to restrict access, would you consider paying for? We have also thought about adding the ability to have contacts. Do you see any value in that outside of just controlling if they can see your contact info or not?
@rileytomasek I think your angle with LinkedIn is perfect. They are ripe for disruption! Well played on that front. Would I pay for those features? Difficult question. I think the size of the market who would be looking to use this service perpetually is limited. If I was actively seeking new employment I would pay for the duration of my job hunt, if the fee was reasonable (less than $5 per month?). Then, when I wasn't looking for jobs, and my resume was in hibernation, so to speak, I would expect it to be private until I needed to use it again. So maybe that's a potential solution, when you're not paying your resume is either completely open, or completely locked down... but when you're paying you can customise the openness and have recipient-specific settings activated?
@gigamick I like the idea of fully public/fully private for free and fine grained as a pro feature. We have had several people request the ability to save a resume without publishing it, which isn't currently possible, but would work nicely if you had your resume set to private.
@rileytomasek happy to be able to help with the idea process! Let me know how things go.
@rileytomasek @gigamick I think a good premium paid feature would be, as you suggested, preventing search engines from indexing the resume.
Love this product. Great design. It'd be great if people could embed this in their website or something.
@samuelbeek Totally agree, would be nice for custom domains too.
@pfista id pay for that. Would make a great business model
@samuelbeek Thanks for this feedback! This is definitely something that we are considering adding as an option to the share dropdown. It is possible to do it right now with an iFrame, if you are interested, send us an email at and I can help you get it working.
I do a fair amount of hiring, both employees and contractors, and I never see the original resume/CV. Everything has already been entered into our hiring system before it gets to me. It doesn't matter what it looks like when we get it, as long as it can be scanned into our system it'll make it to me. If you're looking to be hired by a large company, spend your time crafting a coherent CV that's free of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. I'm always amazed at how many errors I see from people who indicate "attention to detail" as one of their strengths.
@fbara One of our major considerations while building this was to give the user a very simple and distraction free editor, so that they could really focus on the content. Do you think we have succeeded with that? If not, do you have any specific feedback? We haven't exposed it yet, but we have the ability to export the resume in other formats like json, text, etc. Could you see that being useful for getting data into the hiring system, or is that something that the application system is already doing automatically?
@rileytomasek Thanks for the reply, Riley. I think you've succeeded in creating a distraction-free building process. If someone knows exactly what info they want to enter, using this tool will be fast and simple. If they don't know what to enter, they're new in the job market or inexperienced looking for work that requires a resume, it might be a little difficult for them because there's not much in the way of guidance. You have some guidance in the text boxes but even I wasn't sure about what to put into 'Highlight'. I guess what I'm saying is the audience it appears you're targeting might need a bit more hand-holding. It might be nice to let people create different variations of their resume depending on the position they're trying to get. I have several different versions of my resume where I emphasize different aspects of my history depending on the job I want. Regarding the export, our system takes scanned documents (Pages, Word, PDF, etc) or electronic versions entered into the system directly. I don't see much value in exporting anything other than those I mentioned. Good luck, it's a nice product.
@rileytomasek @fbara good point, LinkedIn gives you tips on what to put in, and a list of people to lurk on the right hand side for ideas. maybe in building product you could do something similar to get people going, though I love the minimalism here!
Hi Everyone - co-creator here, Sorry for the slow response here, we were just informed that Standard Resume has been posted on Product Hunt! We are very excited to see that people are enjoying Standard Resume and are very eager to gather as much feedback as possible and continue to grow and improve the product. Please leave a comment with *any* feedback, or email us at and we will try to reply as soon as possible. Sample resume:
@standardresume @rileytomasek I emailed this also, but there seems to be some styling issues when you don't enter a date or role for the projects section - there's just a orphaned " | " separator!
@victorvation Good catch! We will try and get that fixed as soon as possible.