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June 3, 2011

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Gigumes – Resume Search Engine

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“Making Hiring Deadsimple!”

Target Audience: anyone who wants to hire and who wants to get hired
Website URL: www.gigumes.com


Feedback sought:

  • When you first visit the site, what are your thoughts? Is it immediately clear what service we offer?
  • Are you able to figure out how we work?
  • Do you find the service useful?
  • Will you be interested in getting SEO(Search Engine Optimization) for your resume over internet?
  • Is our service useful to you to get hired faster?
  • Please share any additional comments you may have.

About Gigumes:

Our startups is aimed at solving the 200 list of pain points of staffing industry and make hiring dead simple for all.

       
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    Sanjay
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    asj009
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    Points: 25
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    Jun 3 2011
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    Points: 10877
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    Jun 3 2011
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    Latasha
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    Points: 8628
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    Jun 3 2011
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    greatfeedback4u
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    Points: 10708
    Rank: Level 14
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    Jun 3 2011
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    When you first visit the site, what are your thoughts? Is it immediately clear what service we offer? My first…
     

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  6. [6]
    TJ Allen
    Jun 3 2011
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    When you first visit the site, what are your thoughts? Is it immediately clear what service we offer?
    Yes, it is immediately clear “what service you offer”, but that is more or less the ONLY thing that is immediately clear. It would be nice if there was at least some sort of indication of what kind of company Gigumes was, or what the website’s function is, in a way/place besides the area where the function itself actually takes place. I understand the desire to make a site simple and streamlined, but it just would have been nice if there was at least some sort of tagline/product descriptor near the company, or discussion/outline of the services provided above/below the services themselves, or something. Again, I like an uncluttered webpage as much as the next guy, but to my eyes, the lack of pretty much anything on the homepage of a website is definitely a negative. It makes it seems like not a lot of effort was put into it, though I’m quite sure that isn’t the case. The amount of negative space is just very noticeable – when I saw the “Login” button, my first thought was, “Log in to what?”
     
    Are you able to figure out how we work?
    Yes, that part is simple enough. For submitting a resume, you just type in basic information and upload a file. On the hiring side, the site seems to me to basically be the Google of Resumes, only Google doesn’t make you sign up to be directed to search results. A small complaint, but one I thought was worth mentioning. I understood the need to put in an email to actually submit something to the site, but didn’t know why I had to also sign up just to browse resumes – especially when the resume browsing service provided is so basic, and most of the time refers you to other websites as soon as you click on a result anyway.
     
     
    Do you find the service useful?
    I’m not sure. It doesn’t seem to do the best job summarizing the resumes after you search for them; the results that show up after a search often do not have any relevant information displayed when they first pop up, and are rarely formatted in an easily readable way when hovering over them to get more information. The service itself provides what it intends to provide – you can submit and search resumes. But overall, I don’t know how much of an actual aid this particular engine would be for someone looking for work/workers. Again, not that it doesn’t do what it’s supposed to – it’s merely that, to my knowledge, there are many other job search websites with more features and/or functionality than this one (including but not limited to all ones that this site actually directs you to), and I’m not particularly sure why one would use this over one of those.
     
    Will you be interested in getting SEO(Search Engine Optimization) for your resume over internet?
    Is that a service offered by this website? If so, it wasn’t mentioned anywhere that I could see. If not, then either way, it certainly seems to be something that would be valuable for someone looking for a job, if their resume came up more often in searches. As I said, though, when you search using THIS particular engine, the results and format are so totally basic that I would almost say I’m unsure if something so specialized as SEO was even taking place, or if the results are just random.
     
    Is our service useful to you to get hired faster?
    I’m not sure how much of a difference this site could necessarily make for someone looking to be hired. Someone looking TO hire can certainly use this engine as a valuable tool, but I still say the results could be organized/displayed better. Some sort of filing system similar to Craigslist seems appropriate – like organizing resumes by region, occupation, salary, etc. The basic search engine could still be used for a wider net, but just a little bit of that sort of organization would make the site come across a lot better – As I’ve said before, the site in general just seems to be too simplistic, even though it definitely provides the function it set out to perform.
     
     
    Please share any additional comments you may have.
    In the business of Resumes & Hiring, the fact that there seem like so many variables coming from either side makes me feel like a more organized and arranged website would seem a whole lot less daunting for someone coming from either side. With the website in its current form, I can’t imagine getting a whole lot out of it from the employee side, other than just to have another place where my resume is posted and can be potentially viewed. From the employer side, things seem a bit more optimistic, but I still think that one would have to have a very specific search query to get any truly solid results – which I suppose most employers might have. But again, overall, I just don’t necessarily see why someone would use this over other such sites with more features.
     

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    jaykar625
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    Jun 4 2011
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    Sheila
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    Jun 4 2011
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    barbidanae
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    Jun 4 2011
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    StartUpLift
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    Jun 7 2011
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    StartUpLift
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    Jun 7 2011
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    $5 awarded to TJ Allen.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    $5 awarded to zeke2100.
     

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    StartUpLift
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    Jun 7 2011
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    $5 awarded to Latasha.
     

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