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Razume

Web-Based Resume Builder


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Published 06/02/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Razumé is a site that assists individuals in their job search by providing tools for creating resumes, searching for jobs, and obtaining feedback on resumes. Razumé works by allowing users to upload or create resumes that may then be critiqued by others.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Razumé was one of nine startups from LaunchBox in 2008. It was founded by Sam Blum and Kyle Stoneman. Average monthly unique visitors number approximately 2,000.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are many websites that offer resume writing services, tips, templates, and advice. Rather than providing a resume writing service, Razumé offers the opportunity to receive feedback from a diverse community of professionals, experts, and career center staff. It is important to note that users are not required to provide feedback. During site review, a resume received no feedback during the two weeks it was posted.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Razumé is very easy to set up. The registration, upload, and profile process is simple to maneuver. The main drawbacks are the inability to change the tags and categories and the lack of a help menu to address questions.

To review a resume, users can browse through the uploaded content and click to view any resume. Resume reviews are done via a sliding bar system that ranks work experience, education, language, format, potential to be hired, and salary expectations. There is also an area for comments.

Users who do not have resumes, can use the online building tool to create them. The pre-formatted page includes all of the standard resume elements and is easily completed by filling in the blank areas. When completed, users may block out personal information so that it is not viewable by Razumé viewers.

The Job Search utility indicates searches by job and location, but during the review process it constantly indicated “searching” and did not produce results.

How does the registration process work?

A user name, email address and password are required. Public profile information regarding whether the user is a job seeker, resume expert, or career center staff member is asked. School, company, or organization must be entered as well as professional goals.

Once registered, users may upload a resume in PDF, MS Word, or other standard file formats. Following upload, users are provided with tools to block contact and identifying information. The next step is tagging the resume with country, career field, location, school, major, groups, and salary range. Any of these tag fields may be used.

What does it cost to use the application?

It is free to register and use Razumé.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Job seekers from around the globe can benefit from the feedback of the Razumé community. If the bugs are worked out of the job search, it will certainly be a great addition to the site.

  • Easy upload of existing resume
  • Simple tool for creating new resumes
  • Feedback from a variety of sources
  • Ability to obscure personal data for privacy
  • Offer feedback on other resumes


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