Interesting career networking site: resu.me
Posted by Gautam
The folks at Resu.me asked me to check out their website, which they are launching to become a job and career networking site for the Millenium generation.
So I checked it out.
Here are the good parts:
- The focus is on helping people get started quickly. So they enable sign on using facebook connect – no long winded registrations needed.
- The site makes it possible to import your Linkedin profile – so no need to build a resume . And you get a vanity URL. Mine is http://gautam.resu.me
- There’s a tab which I think is a cooliris app- so if you are a photographer or other visual artist you can show off your videos and pictures there.
- It builds an activity stream – which shows what you do on the site, and you can add your blog posts/status updates to that also. It also imports your existing blogs from Blogger, Tumblr, WordPress and Posterous.
- There’s a stats chart – which promises to be interesting (or depressing, if you find that people are not viewing your profile) 🙂
Things I didn’t quite like or what didn’t work for me:
- The Reader tab is to enable you to import your OPML file of RSS feeds or one feed at a time. Tried doing that – but it’s not working. The larger question is why would you read your feeds on a career networking site. This is one example of over-engineering features
- The UI is quite dull and doesn’t engage me.
- The Jobs section is US centric. There’s no other country mentioned there. Which is quite useless for folks from India. I don’t know why they invited me to check out the site.
So overall I think it needs to focus on getting the job search process done well, and let go of the blogging/reader aspects – or at least tuck it away and not make it so prominent.
Will it become a linkedin competitor? I doubt it. Even millenials have linkedin profiles and networks in place. Getting them to move – even as Linkedin focuses more and more towards being a service focused on jobs – would be tough.
The site also needs to think about how to attract recruiters – and showing them a value that they may not be getting at Linkedin.
About GautamGautam is a HR professional interested in how emerging technologies are impacting work, careers and organizations.
Posted on January 29, 2011, in innovation, Jobs, networking, online, recruiting, social media and tagged india, linkedin, Posterous, RSS, Tumblr, twitter, Vanity URL, Wordpress. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Good description of Resu.me website.
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