Sumry

The Resume that Tells Your Story

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Andreas Klinger
Andreas KlingerHiring@andreasklinger · Tech at Product Hunt 💃
nice resumes :)
Vinish Garg
Vinish Garg@vingar · Co-founder @mystippi @ContentHug
We know the buzz for brand stories, and we discuss that we are brands as professionals. So, resumes taking the shape of stories is a welcome sign! I see traditional resumes giving way to 'my story'!
Lucas CERDAN
Lucas CERDANHiring@lucascerdan · Product & UX, Algolia
Don't really agree with you here. I just browse the resume given as an example, and first thing that comes to mind is "TL;DR". Really hard to process information when resume is told as a story. HR (or people in charge of recruiting) will take only few seconds to read your resume. And if they have to work to understand it, they'll throw it away. So, even if I like story telling, I'm still not convinced by this project.
Vinish Garg
Vinish Garg@vingar · Co-founder @mystippi @ContentHug
@lucascerdan For your comment as 'HR will take only few seconds...", is it not because they are too used to see and scan traditional resumes? Your comment on the format where you find information hard to process, is valid, but that is more of a layout issue. Resumes as stories will evolve in presentation with time!
Jonathan Howard
Jonathan HowardHiring@staringispolite · Growth engineer & founder
@vingar @lucascerdan It's possible that the unique look could make you stand out in a good way OR a bad way. It seems like these would work better for smaller companies (fewer candidates, less likely to have a bored HR person filtering) and for contractors (more focus on projects/deliverables).
Jonathan Howard
Jonathan HowardHiring@staringispolite · Growth engineer & founder
Not to be "that guy", but there's a typo above the fold on the landing page :) "Seriously, proud to be an early adopte"
Sonia Sanchez
Sonia Sanchez@sonialsanchez · Digital, Hillary for America
@staringispolite oh good! not just me! "emphasises" is ALSO spelled wrong!
Erik Torenberg
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
I used to work at seelio.com, which was trying to revolutionize the resume via a more portfolio-style system. i like the premise here - but i hear where lucas is coming from - i wonder how much employers want to read stories about people when they can see easy and quick bullet points
Vinish Garg
Vinish Garg@vingar · Co-founder @mystippi @ContentHug
I used a few such 'online profile' services which were not necessarily resumes-building, but profile-building. For example, Vizify (now taken over by yahoo I guess), enthuse.me. However, both these worked better for 'online-socially active' professionals whereas Sumry does not give any special weight to these social stats. So, this seems to be a welcome change as long as users have at least minimum control and flexibility over the resume presentation!
Tom Masiero
Tom MasieroHiring@blendahtom · GM of LaunchBit
@eriktorenberg it would be much more compelling if the resume helped them talk about how they are equipped to help said company.