Hi Product Hunt people, and thanks to Vitaliy for hunting us! 😉
We started this project with a simple idea in mind, to make the most beautiful and clean resume editor. More than a year has passed and now we not only have an awesome CV editor but also many cool features like online resume sharing with tracking of views, likes and downloads 🕵️, cover letter builder with 12 carefully crafted templates ✨, job search 🔍, application tracker 📫
Would happy to hear a feedback from you to make the service even better. Tell us what is missing! 🙌
Thiago de Carvalho
@tikhondaz Nice idea. It'd be great if it could grab all info from our linkedin account, since most people keep it up to date (instead of having to add everything again). Any plans on that?
@tikhondaz @thiagoafram For sure! This feature is number one in our backlog 😊
Thiago de Carvalho
@tikhondaz @mlfrg Awesome! Also, how do I change my password? Went to 'Account', it says I can change it there but there's no field to do it.
@tikhondaz @thiagoafram Don't worry about the password, we now use magic links for the login. But if you do want to have one, I can make it happen, just write us here https://resume.io/contact and he will do it right away!
Hi there, Product Hunt users!
I proudly present you resume.io — a simple web-based resume builder! I kept my personal resume written in LaTeX for years, but who does it in 2018 (are you a scientist)?! I noticed that most of the existing resume builders have lack of speed and design, so that’s how basically the project was born.
One of my favourite features is the ability to share your resume via a short link, I use it all the time (on the website for example)! And it has built in likes/claps/you-name-it just fun haha.
Hope you’ll like it!
@mlfrg Looks great but wonder why you chose twitter, FB to prefill data and not linkedin?
@mlfrg @taggy Hi! That's a good question. We actually researched this thing! 👨🔬 Unfortunately, there is no API provided by LinkedIn to gather the data. We could make a website scraper exclusively for it but that would take us quite a lot of time which we better spend on other features. Other than that, scraping is really unreliable which makes it even worse candidate for release. However, with that number of requests, we might reconsider 😁
@mlfrg Here's my feedback:
1. You must not create an account w/o explicitly telling the user or the user explicitly telling you to create one. You do it even after the user actually choses the "skip" options instead of logging in (or sign up).
2. And you should definitely not chose a password for the user and then share in the "welcome" email in plain text.
3. Also, choosing and changing a template is a pain (I don't think I can change anyway).
4. Once, I clicked on "View Templates" after that every click on either "Create Resume" or "View Templates" was going only to "Create Resume" page.
@amarendra thanks for your constructive feedback Amar! ⚡️
Yeah, I agree that we might need to tell our users explicitly that the account will be created, however, our intention was to develop a seamless transition from account creation to resume editing. We believe that nobody wants to think of passwords and logins anymore. We were inspired by login process in Slack and Product Hunt when you don't even notice it!
As for sending the password, you are totally right and we are moving away from it towards magic links. The transition isn't 100% ready yet but it's pretty close. We just haven't figured out the way how to make it easy for people who got used to passwords. Then we will drop passwords completely.
The templates part is indeed our UX weak point. You can change the template by clicking on the download button in resume editor. I totally agree that it's not 100% clear and we are fixing this part in our nearest sprint.
Thanks again! If you need any help or you have ideas how to make our service better you can write me here or find me on twitter! 😉
@amarendra Thanks for the detailed report! We should definitely review these security issues in the product.
As for the password in the email, I think it's redundant right now and makes no sense, since we're forcing everyone to log in using magic links. Gonna hop on a call with the rest of the team to fix this asap, thanks!
UPD: the link indeed makes no sense. Removed it from our emails, to reduce the confusion :)
@tikhondaz Sure. Good luck :)
@mlfrg @taggy @tikhondaz Their OAUth2 API has historically offered this, no? It's how all the other resume builders function. https://developer.linkedin.com/docs/fields
@taggy @tikhondaz @cballou Hmm, indeed. I will look into it, Thanks for the link!
@mlfrg @taggy @tikhondaz every other site is able to import my linkedin data. ive done this several times when applying for a job.
@tikhondaz I believe there is an API for LinkedIn login as we’ve used it with remotecircle.com 👍
@mlfrg @taggy @tikhondaz There is a way if you archive your linkedin data and then do something. I did it for Remote.com. Love the idea!
@mlfrg I'd like to know how you integrate/work with LinkedIn (I saw your reply below about LI data). Any resume builder that doesn't work with LI in some sophisticated manner is of little value these days. LI's own resume generator (which converts your profile into a resume) is far from perfect, but if you're going to gain traction, you've got to convince me and others that it's worth the time, effort and hassle to learn a new system (no matter how simple or elegant the resumes you generate). Good luck!
Well done, guys! Great UX and free templates
@dmitriy_dubovik Thanks man 💪
Nice UX. Is there a chance to import data from LinkedIn?
@herbowicz Thanks! Unfortunately there is no such function at the moment. But seems like people request it a lot, so will consider implementing it soon!
Braxton Huff 🙌🏻
Great work team! I took a look at your pricing plans and would like to know if you have a plan for students that allows for PDF downloads and maybe a limited amount of resumes.
Love the service and can't wait to get to using it!
@3raxton We've got a special offer to product hunt users. If you visit our service using this link https://resume.io/?ref=producthunt you get 1 completely free resume template with unlimited downloads! The sharing over the link option is free for everyone with all the templates 😉
Shashank V Singh
@tikhondaz I was trying this but not able to use the free resume template. plz help. Product looks sleek..would love see to next iteration of job listing and application with single click integration. It is a workflow and ideally, a candidate should be able to do and view in single place.
@shash2_0 Hey, thanks for reporting this. I checked your account, you didn't get special Product Hunt features for some reason (probably because you followed a direct link resume.io instead of resume.io/?ref=producthunt).
Anyways, it should be fixed now, I manually enabled these features for you :) Enjoy!
Shashank V Singh
@mlfrg Thanks Alexey! Can't wait to play around with the resume builder. Best of luck to resume.io team!
Great job !! 😊
Really nice UI on this product
Really nice experience. I’m using on my phone and didn’t feel like I needed a native app. Was very intuitive. Great work 😻
@codecamcode Wow, thanks for such a wonderful feedback! We worked hard to deliver the best experience for our customers 😊
@mlfrg inspiration man. Wishing you & Team the best.
Amazing product I love the resume builder.
I'm not a fan of resumes/CV but this looks great. What does its roadmap looks like?
@mirmayne there are few things on the horizon:
- we are planning to invest our time into tips and suggestions for the resume so the user could produce not only really good looking resume, but also fill it with high-quality content as well. Auto-suggestions/grammar check/proofreading and more!
- we think that sharing feature hasn't reached its potential as well. We gonna improve UX of sharing and add more metrics to track and collect feedback from recruiters.
- next important thing is cover letters. We've got some prototypes of the new interface already and believe me, it will be amazing! 😉
Stay tuned for more and don't hesitate to ping me here or on twitter if you got any ideas how to make resume.io even better! 🙌
I liked it. But I wonder if there's a plan of adding a feature where you can host the resume on the website, and have a link we can share with employers. Other resume builders have this option. And maybe, more stunning templates :)
@welvinrc we have the resume sharing (top bar "sharing"). It will host your resume (private) and gives you a link to share. It will track views and downloads for you.
We will launch new templates this year along with web-resumes.
@mennoo Yep, I was about to edit my reply. Thank you anyways :) Good one.
UI/UX is great. Good Luck!
cons: literally nothing!
r... right guys?
This is useless without LinkedIn integration. Why would I retype all that? #honestfeedback
Very helpful! Takes few minutes to create a resume
Thank you, it is a very nice App
J. Pablo Fernández
Something that I noticed is that a lot of recruiters parse resumes automatically and with mine, they would get the wrong information. Have you tested your generated resumes against the automatic parsers?
Very simple and effective. Will let me fiance test this out too as she is planning on updating her CV and having to sit using a Word Doc to build a CV greatly unsettles me :)