Category Archives: recruiting
Krishna at Thought Clusters shares his thoughts:
The simplest reason is: Indians have long resumes because they simply don’t know any better, i.e., they have not seen resumes prepared by the typical American programmer. In fact, these resumes (while in India) also have other kinds of personal details, such as the person’s date of birth, passport number, names of parents and so on, which people quickly learn to discard after arriving in the United States. Most people who write their own resumes have no clue what recruiters and hiring managers are looking for. Most Indian immigrants who come to US use a friend’s resume as a template and just put in all the information that may be appealing to someone reading it. When they complete a project, they simply add the details of the new project to the existing resume, very rarely deleting old projects. From a job search engine standpoint, this may actually be useful in getting more resume views.
Is the world ready for another site to hunt for a job? Well Resumebucket seems to think so. They sent me an email stating:
We have features that set us apart from other job sites include:
1. Upload your resume and create your own profile, complete with unique URL, in 20 seconds:http://www.resumebucket.com/joshstomel .
2. Search other resumes to find like-minded individuals like yourself for new projects, internal hiring needs, etc.
3. Search Jobs relevant to your resume, through use of America’s largest job feed.
4. View metrics on your profile – who is looking at you, and how often?
5. Revolutionary SEO tactics that allow your resume to rise to the top of web searches on all popular search engines, allowing you more visibility in your geographic area and your professional area of expertise.
And the best part… everything is free, to all users!
So I did not have a resume ready and I thought I’d create one, but the process is not quite as painless. Millions of fields to fill and pages to navigate 😦
I personally don’t know how they plan to be profitable if they want it to be free for all users and people’s resumes can be read by anyone…Advertising?
I hope they do well, but as the question was – is the world ready for another site? And yes, it’s most relevant to US job hunters – and if you have used it I’d like to know how it works. For someone in India like me, it’s obviously not too useful