I just launched my first product ever — Standout Resume. ;)
It is my first time launching a product but is not my first building one. All the previous products I built, have never seen the light of day. The burnout caught me before I could release them.🥺 That is why I have decided to do things differently this time. I am launching the product before it is finished.
My goal is to validate the idea and collect feedback. I will hate to add this product to my product graveyard. I love this product. I believe it can help a lot of people and nothing will make me happier.
Standout Resume helps job seekers land a better job by differentiating themself with a nice web-resume/portfolio online.
Standout Resume is a tool that allows candidates to transform their boring old resume into a new interesting portfolio hosted online as a website-portfolio.
We live in the visual media era. It is about time we stop using old boring pdfs with too much text. To remedy this, I created an online resume/portfolio builder:
Getting hired by a company has never been so competitive. It is hard to stand out from all the hundreds of candidates and show your true value, this is even harder if we take into account that every single candidate has the same resume.
The last time I was looking for a job most offers had more than 300 applicants signup in the first 2 days. With this amount of candidates, HR can not spend more than 30 secs per resume.
This is where we come in. Giving a tool to the candidates to stand out from the crowd, making it easier than ever for the company to empathize with you using plenty of visual media and colorful designs. To show you as a person rather than as a number within thousand of candidates.
I am a web developer and came up with this idea when I was looking for a job and decided to build a quick (nothing spectacular) portfolio online (a website showing my experience, education, hobbies, and personal projects). After posting it on Twitter to receive some feedback, I got 1k likes and my Twitter account had less than 100 followers. I got an immense good response from the Twitter community, everybody loved it (10 persons ask for permission to copy it).
And that, got me thinking, how normal it is in my sector (web developers) to build a portfolio where you display your skills and projects but how uncommon and surprising is for the rest of the people ( This is not for lack of options, there are plenty of platforms that allow you to create a website without writing a line of code )
So the logical thought is that they are too complicated, people want a super-easy, super-simple way to do everything. So I decided to focus on that and give the people the ability to personalize super good-looking resume online within 5 minutes.
Well, I am pretty sure that not all companies do that. But even though they do it. In the first round of interviews, you still have to compete with dozens of candidates. And I am pretty sure that then HR will review your standout resume personally. So there you can outstand yourself.
We got that cover, we allow the user to transform their web portfolio to a boring pdf with the click of a button.
I might sound too ambitious but I really want to change the whole old system of old pdf resumes. Founders often talk about how important is to treat candidates as persons and not mere numbers. Pretty sure lots of them will back up this idea of making candidates persons with faces again.