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Sumry’s new trackable PDF resumes save job hunters from the black hole

(Tech News) Sumry has launched a beautiful new way to hold employers accountable, putting a dent in the black hole that is application hell.



Sumry is hell-bent on helping job seekers, employers

Sumry first captured our attention last fall as a sexy new way for job hunters to showcase themselves, offering a visually appealing timeline layout allowing applicants to explain not only why they are right for the job, but the journey that brought them to where they are today. Genius.

Today, the company is announcing trackable one-page PDF resumes that are not only gorgeous and sets applicants apart, but save job seekers from the hell of throwing an application into a black hole and never hearing back – this way, confirmation is received when an employer actually opens the PDF application. Again, genius.

Here is what the Sumry PDF tracking looks like:

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So is this just a gimmick to make you feel better about your job hunt? Nope. Three in four applicants never hear back when they submit an application, so with this option, you can test what is working and what is not, because Sumry says that 66 percent of their users actually land an interview.

An easier way to land an interview

There’s the lightbulb moment! They also say that 43 percent of Sumry Job Apps get multiple interviews, with users hired by Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Tesla, and other high profile brands.
They say they are approved by recruiters at Google, Apple, General Assembly, Instagram, AirBNB and more.

Because the vast majority of employers (88 percent) are looking for a cultural fit over skills, Sumry resumes help employers get comfortable with applicants early on in the process.

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Employers can get a quicker overview of their applicants, and perhaps when this goes mainstream, hiring managers will no longer be unaccountable and the vast black hole that is applying for jobs could ultimately be cured.

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  1. Tinu

    September 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    That’s an awesome application of PDF tracking. I want to be surprised this didn’t already exist but I never put those two capabilities together in my head, ever.

    • Thommo

      September 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      How does it work? What’s it all about?

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