Not Your Average Resume

October 16, 2014

Career Advice

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Thanks to LinkedIn, the resume seems to be going the way of the iPod Classic. Extinct. Yet employers still demand the one-page document for each position you apply for. What’s a tech-savvy job seeker to do? Sumry hopes to be a happy medium that both employers and future employees can get behind.

Sumry turns your resume into an interactive timeline that shares your story both online and in print. Build your profile, then email it to recruiters directly from the site. Your cover letter becomes the body of the email and includes links to your Sumry profile or a PDF version of your profile. Here’s the best part — you get notified when the recruiter clicks those links. That means you known when a recruiter read your resume. You can even do a “test run” and see which cover letters get the highest response rates. And you can keep track of who’s radar you’re on.

The cool features don’t come free. You can set up a profile at no cost, but to publish it you’ll need to pay $3 a month. To see who’s opened your resume, you’ll need to pay $7 per month. If you’re deep in the throes of job searching, $7 is money well spent.

Image via Sumry.

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About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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