# Gigumes – Resume Search Engine

3 Awards. $5 Each. No Awards Remaining. “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. ## 14 thoughts on “Gigumes – Resume Search Engine” 1. Sanjay says: When you first visit the site, what are your thoughts? Is it immediately clear what service we offer? From your caption, making hiring deadsimple, we enter the site with a prejudice, the site may be for business persons, to hire people for their firm. When we enter the site, we are in a state of dilemma, how this site actually works, then we see something like, publish your resume,get feed…so here are my points, 1) Its clear that the site is about publishing resume and getting hired, but its NOT clear, HOWTO , How this site actually works. (this is the first impression,later on when we spend some time in the site, we can understand) 2) I suggest you to include a HOWTO , How this works? , and FAQ on home page. 3)We see a login on the top, But not aware how to sign up! 4)Finaly got into signup! 4.1 Here we can see signup as a Recruiter, remember we came here by clicking, “Publish your resume to the world in 3 steps”. A recruiter is NOT supposed to click here. 4.2 Not availiable and availiable, NOT clear what these are supposed to be, assuming that you mean, the date from which the person is availiable, NOT AVAILIABLE is a irrelevant question, if he is not availiable, he need not come to this site! 4.3 In the given calender, under availiable,there is no button to navigate to next months. 4.4 The information of location will be more reliable, if u provide a drop-down list and ask the user to select, because, if we type, the user is not aware what to type, he may type the street name,or city, or we can expect him to type even country name, because the site is accesed worldwide. 5)Its not clear if this is a FREE service. If yes, mention that, beacause people are always interested in free services 😛 😀 (though i said as a joke, that is realy important point ) 6)Search is not upto the mark, I searched for a “person with good communication skill and good typing speed”,I did not get the result I expected. (though i dont know, if my expectation is wrong, i expected to find a person’s resume who is good in communication and have good typing speed ) 7)There is no information about how we can optimize our search to find the accurate person. Are you able to figure out how we work? NO.I explained this earlier. Do you find the service useful? Yeah! but not sure how to make the maximum out of it. Will you be interested in getting SEO(Search Engine Optimization) for your resume over internet? Question is not clear 🙁 Is our service useful to you to get hired faster? NOT sure because you dont have any proven track record. And you did not explain how this is gonna work. Please share any additional comments you may have. Everything is already said 🙂 2. asj009 says: When you first visit the site, what are your thoughts? Is it immediately clear what service we offer? Is is very plain and it not an attention grabber. It’s very black and white, there needs to be more color. There needs to be a sign up link on the homepage because I can’t find one. No it is not clear at all what service you offer. I see something about resumes and recruiters but what about it? There needs to be explaination on the site works, maybe a FAQ section. Are you able to figure out how we work? No. When you figure out how to sign up it is still confusing. There is an option for “Not Available” and “Available from” what does that mean? Why is not available an option? When trying to pick a date there is not a way to get to the next month. It needs to beÂ options to choose from in the location section becauseÂ It not clear on what you want in the location section, it could be country, state, ect. Do you find the service useful? No. Its hard to figure out how it works and I didnt find what I was searching for. Will you be interested in getting SEO(Search Engine Optimization) for your resume over internet? Dont know what this means Is our service useful to you to get hired faster? I dont know. I dont understand how this works. Do they get in contact with me via email? Please share any additional comments you may have. The site seems as if it would be very helpful, if it was more clear on how to works 3. When you first visit the site, what are your thoughts? Is it immediately clear what service we offer? My first thoughts are: How can you compare to the millions of other resume services that already exist? You offer a way to publish resumes in your database in 3 easy steps. Are you able to figure out how we work? To Publish, click Publish link. To read resumes, click get feeds. Do you find the service useful? If I was applying for a job, or needing to find an employee, yes. Otherwise, no. Will you be interested in getting SEO(Search Engine Optimization) for your resume over internet? Not interested because I have a job. Is our service useful to you to get hired faster? I don’t know. I would have to go through the process (and get hired) before I could make this assessment. Please share any additional comments you may have. 1. Your homepage seems over-simplistic or 1-dimensional. There is simply not enough to do on your site to keep visitors to even browse around. I think you could use a Motto, and a relevant picture of resumes or someone shaking hands with an interviewer. 2. I personally would not take a chance and go with you because you have no brand recognition and have no credibility. I think you need some testimonials of proven success stories available. 3. The Publish process looks simple enough. However the resume feed section needs more structure. You should not allow people to submit resumes without their name on it. (There shoulld not be resumes titled a string of numbers or untitled resume). I just don’t see how anyone would want to randomly go through resumes that are not sorted in any fashion. LinkedIn already provides this service. How will you compete (and make revenue?) 4. Gigumes does not tell me anything about your site – I think a motto beside it would at least tell me that your site is about resumes. 4. Latasha says: When you first visit the site, what are your thoughts? Is it immediately clear what service we offer? Im immediate thought was that this website lacked luster. I like that you want to take the simple route but I think that your right is so simple that people might not take you seriously. I would like to have seen something telling me exactly what your site does. I thought it was nice that you put your figures right out there for people to see. Like the old saying numbers don’t lie. Even though I wish there was more visual appeal I would definitely be intrigued based onÂ the figures that you provide.Â Your site seems toÂ do two things: give people the opportunity to post resume and give recruiters potential employees. Â Are you able to figure out how we work? As far as how you work I can only assume I just click on either blue tab I would fall under. I would either need to see resumes or need my resume to be seen. Under the get feeds it seems to be people who want their services to seen by others and the publish is simply where you post your resume. Do you find the service useful? I find the service to be useful but I must say that I don’t see how your company is settingÂ yourself from the rest of the pack. I would like to see how you make your service so much more simple from others. That’s something that I find is missing. Will you be interested in getting SEO(Search Engine Optimization) for your resume over internet? Yes this sounds a great feature. Is our service useful to you to get hired faster? I can image that it would be faster being that you can set your resume for veiwing in just three easy steps and that you have a resme feed to recruiters. Please share any additional comments you may have. When I was under the get feeds category the brief description box seemed to be bunched up with information making it uneasy to read. There are no clear spaces separating titles, place of origin and description content. I would like to have seen a much cleaner finish. I also noticed that some content were shorter than other but I think that you should limit how much information is seen to keep a uinformed look and to keep from overloading the reader. I’m not quit sure what you mean my feeds in terms of being the recuiter. Is the information automatically sent you to based on what you want specifically or they see everything that comes in your site. I like that you have a search bar but I think that it needs to be refined a bit. I would have liked to see a title search and a location search. Again I understand that you want to boast simple recruiting but I don’t think you should trade that with a non-professional looking site. I was also wondering is there anyway to be a recuiter and job seeker on your site. I wanted to view a resume on your site and when I clicked it I saw that I couldn’t view it without siging. I read your about page and again I wish that I would have gotten a more indepth and personalized story. I would a how to video where you boast about how easy your site works. I just need more visually. I did a mock resume load and I like thatÂ can login using more than just your website. I must say that I am really digging that simplicity of your site but I just feel like I need more description especially when uploading personal info and because jobs are so scarce.Â I think that people would love your site if your showed them why they would. Using bold colors, upscale layout and thick lines doesn’t mean that you lose what you stand for. All in all recruiting ang uploading resume easily is what people need in the work force. 5. greatfeedback4u says: When you first visit the site, what are your thoughts? Is it immediately clear what service we offer? My first thought was that the site is extremely plain. It looks to me like a site that’s probably still under construction and most definitely still in beta. It’s also not immediately clear what service you offer. I see that it has something to do with posting resumes, but I don’t know anything beyond that just from looking at the homepage. I’m also confused by the fact that you offer subscriptions to resume feeds. That doesn’t really make sense to me. Who would subscribe to someone’s resume? Â Are you able to figure out how we work? My first inclination was to check out your About page to see if I could get a better understanding of what you do. Unfortunately, your About page didn’t reveal much. Not only was it extremely brief, but it also wasn’t really understandable. I don’t understand what you mean when you say that you wanted to find the “best way to connect GiGs and Resumes.” What are “GiGs”? What do you mean when you say that you have a “list of 200 pain points in staffing world”? I definitely don’t come away from the page feeling like I know more about your web site. Â My next idea was to go back to the homepage and click “Get Feeds.” This took me to another bare bones page, this one with a list of links to…what exactly? When I clicked on the links, I was informed that I had to sign up to continue reading. However, when I rolled over the links, I was at least able to see what appeared to be pop-up previews. Nevertheless, I wasn’t sure what I was previewing. One or two looked like resumes, but the others looked like job ads. That was confusing. My next step was to try the search feature. I wasn’t really sure what I should be searching for. A specific name? A job title? A skill? As a test, I searched on the word “programmer.” This returned about 30 pages of resumes, all belonging to programmers, so the search results seemed quite accurate. Based on this page, my overall impression was that your site rounds up resumes and job ads from other sites (such as eLance) and also allows users to post resumes directly to your site. However, I was confused as to why you featured both resumes and job ads on the same page. Â My next step was to return to the homepage and click on the only other available link, “Publish.” This took me to a registration form which would apparently allow me to upload my resume to your site. Â So the answer to your question is yes, I think I know how you work. You allow job seekers and employers to post searchable resumes and job ads to your site. However, it took a little digging to figure this out. It wasn’t that apparent on the homepage. Just from a quick view of the homepage, it looked like your web site enabled users to post resumes with RSS feeds that potential employers could subscribe to, and that would’ve made absolutely no sense, so naturally I was puzzled. Â Do you find the service useful? Job sites are always useful, but I have to wonder what makes yours a better alternative to the many sites that already exist. Some of them, such as Monster and Indeed, are just massive. I’m not sure how you could compete with that if you’re not bringing something new to the mix. Â That said, I find that your search feature works well. It’s quite accurate. Still, if I was a job seeker or recruiter, I would head to a more established site with a bigger pool of job ads and applicants. Also, some of those sites allow users to access ads and resumes without even signing up. That makes them more convenient than yours currently is. Another thing I noticed: Some of your resumes have to be downloaded. Given the threat of viruses and malware, I doubt most recruiters are going to want to download resumes from your site. It would be better to make sure that all resumes can be viewed onsite. Â Will you be interested in getting SEO(Search Engine Optimization) for your resume over internet? I’m not totally sure what you mean. Are you saying that you might offer a service that would optimize job candidates’ resumes so that they’d turn up in search engine results? If so, then yes, I’d be interested in having my resume optimized for the search engines. It would have to be affordable, though. I don’t think I’d pay more than$50. And I’d also need to see a money-back guarantee. What if I paid you and my resume didn’t show up on the first page or two of Google? What would I do then?
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Is our service useful to you to get hired faster?
I have no way of knowing that at this point. It really depends on how many recruiters you have actively searching your resumes. If you have a lot, then it might be a useful web site for job seekers. If you don’t get much traffic from employers, then candidates’ resumes are just going to sit there languishing. (And, yes, I know you claim you have 40,102 recruiters. But that doesn’t mean they’re all actively using your site. And how does that figure compare to the number of recruiters on more popular sites like Monster?)
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Please share any additional comments you may have.
First things first: You need to design a professional homepage. Something with a slogan, some color and/or images (pictures of smiling professionals comes to mind), some copy explaining who you are and what you do, and a navbar at the top of the page. Right now, your lack of any of these things creates the impression that your site is unfinished and unprofessional.
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Obviously, if you’re going to have a navbar, you need pages that it will link to. I’d suggest that you start with a page called “What’s GiGumes?” or “What We Do” or something similar, which can explain what your site offers and why people should use it. Next, you should divide “Get Feeds” into two pages–one page of searchable resumes and one page of searchable job ads. You can call those pages “Resumes” and “Job Ads” and add them to your navbar. Follow this with two pages called something like “Post Your Resume” and “Post Your Job Ad.” As you can imagine, the first page would allow users to post resumes, and the second would allow them to post job ads. You can easily require registration when the user attempts to post a resume or ad. Your last two navbar pages should be “About” and “Contact.” (Make sure to flesh out your current About page!) Also, you’ll want to have a sign-up/log-in box somewhere close to the navbar, preferably in the upper right corner. Now, all this doesn’t mean that you can’t still have links to your resume search page and your resume upload page somewhere in the middle of the homepage to encourage people to jump right in; you certainly can. But you should make sure you have these links available from a navbar as well.
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As far as your current “Get Feeds” page goes, as I said, I would recommend that you separate this into two pages–one for resumes and one for job ads. As it is now, it’s confusing that both resumes and job ads are mixed together. Also, if I were you, I’d upgrade your search feature to one with more advanced options. Initially, I wasn’t even sure what I should be searching on. Right off the bat, I’d like to see a search form that would allow me to search by name, location, job title, years of experience, etc.

In addition, you need to continue whatever design theme you choose for the homepage throughout your site. As with the homepage, the pages within your site are totally lifeless right now. They need color, images, and other visual stimulation.
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Finally, I’m not sure why I should use your site as opposed to competitors like Monster or Indeed. If you’re going to offer SEO for resumes, that would be a unique selling point, at least as far as I’m aware. But in the absence of that, I don’t feel like your site sells itself. You need to tell me why I should post a resume to your site as a job seeker or use your site to find candidates as an employer. What’s in it for me?

6. TJ Allen says:

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?”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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7. jaykar625 says:

When you first visit the site, what are your thoughts? Is it immediately clear what service we offer?

As soon as I entered into the site, image or logo was bit confused and I read it as â€œigumesâ€. â€œGâ€ appeared as a logo.
As I am a recruiter, daily I use five to six similar websites for resumes. As â€œrecruitersâ€ and â€œresumesâ€ appears I understand that it is a resume search engine.
I didnâ€™t understand about â€œloginâ€ on the right top. Whether it is for recruiters or it is for consultants.
It is not that much impressive and everything is in text form.

Are you able to figure out how we work?

Little confused but I understand. But with this you can’t compete with the market.
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Do you find the service useful?
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Yes, definitely it is very useful. In particular, I gave some my current requirements, exactly targeted the consultants. Hope I would be using this as one of the resume search engines. As I have knowledge in this domain I can go with or without proper user interface but for perfect application everything accounts which you lack.

Will you be interested in getting SEO(Search Engine Optimization) for your resume over internet?

Yes, not only I everyone will be interested in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for their resume over internet.
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Is our service useful to you to get hired faster?

It will take sometime I think because as soon as when I entered â€œJava Developerâ€, got a list, tried to open US citizenâ€™s resume, it directed me to login. As I am new need to register but when I tried to do it was confusing with options provided. They gave similar options for both. At this point of time one thinks it wonâ€™t work.
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At first, please add some colors to the site.
Instead of text links, provide them with high lighted boxes. (â€œGet Feedsâ€, â€œPublishâ€)
Please provide separate logins for recruiters and consultants.
Need to provide help tab for recruiters with some search tips which will help us a lot.
Check with calendar please, there is no any arrow/next button.
Please provide different registration forms for both.
Be clear whether a recruiter can post job or not.
Contact us form is so generic, please try to make specific it would save lot of time.
Please provide with contact numbers, it really helps everyone.
Highlight the free resume search which is important.
Better to provide search or upload according to the area wise, which yields efficiency.
When I tried to register as a recruiter it is not functioning as recruiter module.
â€œSing in with Facebookâ€ link is not working.

8. Sheila says:

When you first visit the site, what are your thoughts? Is it immediately clear what service we offer?

The web-site is very bland, does nothing to catch my eye and ifÂ  I wasn’t looking at the web-site for a distinct reason, I would have clicked off of the site.Â  Are you able to figure out how we work?Â  It was not immediately clear what service was offered because again nothing jumped out at me, I had to read what was being offered, which might sound silly but people generally scan items for interest.Â  The competition is too tough, if you can’t present people with an eye catching web-site, they will simply click off.

Do you find the service useful?

I am sure the site would do what it is meant to do, but I would rather go to sites more enticing to the eye.

Will you be interested in getting SEO(Search Engine Optimization) for your resume over internet?

No, I would not because under normal circumstances, I would not give the site that much of my time.

Is our service useful to you to get hired faster?

No, again I would not give the site my time to even find that out because it was a very boring site.

Please share any additional comments you may have.

Unfortunately, I feel I may have not done well on giving my feedback concerning this web-site, but I am being honest.Â  The web-site did not catch my attention, it is bland, boring, and offers nothing as far as “eye candy” to get me to stop and give it a try.Â

9. When you first visit the site, what are your thoughts? Is it immediately clear what service we offer?
My first thoughts were ” what is this site did they forget to title it or give it definition?” I did not know or have a real thought as to what it did until I read it then I guessed at what it did.
Are you able to figure out how we work?
Not really, I thought that maybe signing up might help and on the sign in page It had sign in using Facebook and others but when I tried that approach I got this message. ”
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“error”: {
“type”: “OAuthException”,
“message”: “Invalid redirect_uri: Given URL is not allowed by the Application configuration.”

Do you find the service useful?

I did not. I tried to use it and just got another error stating “Were sorry but somthing went wrong. We’ve
Â been notified about this issue and we’ll take a look at it shortly.” Each time I clicked on the resume link that is what I got.

Will you be interested in getting SEO(Search Engine Optimization) for your resume over internet?
Yes that could be quite helpful.

Is our service useful to you to get hired faster?
It could be as long as there are employers coming to look through your service for the resumes they like.

Please share any additional comments you may have.

I’m sorry but I was confused and ran into errors right from the start of your site. I think a simple interface is good but
I think yours is too simple and clean. The service does have merit but the site needs some more friendlier additions
and more explanations.

10. barbidanae says:

– When you first visit the site, what are your thoughts? Is it immediately clear what service we offer?
No, nothing “catchy” about the site, it was not appealing at all, and was not clear to me what it was for.

– Â Are you able to figure out how we work?
was able to figure it out, once i read on and on and on, but it was not user friendly by all means, very difficult.

Do you find the service useful?
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No. I spent more time trying to figure it out, thanÂ  the worth, the site had to offer. Without step by step instructions, i found it more discouraging than helpful.\

Will you be interested in getting SEO for your resume over the internet?
Yes, that would be useful.

Is our service useful to you to get hired faster?
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No because it was too discouraging to even complete the process or use what it had to offer.

11. StartUpLift says:

$5 awarded to greatfeedback4u. 12. StartUpLift says:$5 awarded to TJ Allen.

13. StartUpLift says:

$5 awarded to zeke2100. 14. StartUpLift says:$5 awarded to Latasha.

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