Kareer.me – The Better Way to Resume

Kareer.me- startup featured on StartUpLift

Kareer.me is a website that helps job seekers take control of their job search.

Target Audience: New and Seasoned Job Seekers.

Website URL: https://www.Kareer.me


Feedback sought:

  • Visit https://www.kareer.me. What is your initial impression of what you see? Are you immediately drawn to click any of the buttons? Why or why not?
  • Do you understand the concept of the site right away, or is something confusing?
  • Are you encouraged to sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why?
  • How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors like jobspice.com or visualcv.com?
  • Please share any additional feedback/comments you may have.

About Kareer.me:

Kareer.me is a website that helps job seekers take control of their job search. Search thousands of local job listings and create beautiful, track-able web resumes with a single click. Kareer.me is the better way to resume.

5 thoughts on “Kareer.me – The Better Way to Resume

  1. What is your initial impression of what you see? In a sea of career sites, this seems like just another EXCEPT for the fact that you can attach a video to your resume.
    Are you immediately drawn to click any of the buttons? Out of curiosity I would love to click the attach video or view others to see how it works.
    Do you understand the concept of the site right away, or is something confusing? The site seems pretty well thought out with the exception of the use of color.
    Are you encouraged to sign up for a free trial/free account, why or why not? I would assume one who is out of work would not have the additional cash to pay to advertise unless they are professionals who have not been out of work long. Also with the target audience being for new job seekers, unless they are borrowing money from mom or dad would they actually be able to afford this type of advertisement?

  2. Visit https://www.kareer.me. What is your initial impression of what you see? Are you immediately drawn to click any of the buttons? Why or why not?
    The initial impression is that this is a site that is more designed to attract a college student or non-professional. I was drawn to click on the button that enabled me to recapture the previous graphic. It was not easy to spot. The graphic asked me to click to see an example and then disappeared before I could do so. So that is another button that I wanted to click on and did.
    Do you understand the concept of the site right away, or is something confusing?
    I did understand the concept.
    Are you encouraged to sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why?
    No. I am a career professional and have prepared résumés over a period of more than 30 years, which is why I decided to review this site. You would probably benefit for getting one or more résumé/career professionals (not me; this is not a plug) to assist you with this. The look and language of the Matthew’s résumé (is this Matthew, I’m writing to?) is out-of-date.
    — Dates are no longer put in a left column. It is not done.
    — The word and concept of an “objective” is also not used any more. An objective is about the job seeker. The prospective employers (target companies) don’t care about what the job seeker wants. Some people have replaced the “objective” with a summary or profile. I generally recommend a value proposition, because employers want to know how the job seeker is going to be of unique (an excellent word that you do use) and exemplary service to them.
    — The word “responsibility” need never appear in a résumé in today’s job market. It is not about responsibilities. It is about accomplishments. And even more than accomplishments, it is about the results. Managing a team of engineers is great; it goes to teamwork and leadership abilities. The purpose was to develop the engineering concept and products. Did you? What happened? Was it successful? Was it used?
    Reaching an “initial product launch 18% under budget” is an accomplishment with a result. And what did your site do for its customers? What success did they have as a result of using NextClose.com?
    — You could use a proofreader. I’m a terrible proofreader and noticed a couple typos on the résumé. Operational is misspelled and government has an unnecessary hyphen and space.
    Do you see where I’m going with this? Once you are able to create an A+ résumé, then you can assist others. You do not have to be the expert. You can get a team of experts to assist you.
    How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors like jobspice.com or visualcv.com?
    There are many résumé sites. Some better and some not as good as what you have. The two that you mentioned are designed to attract someone who is further along in a business or professional career than your site is. And it does appear that you want to attract college students. Having a niche is a good thing. That is your real uniqueness.
    Please share any additional feedback/comments you may have.
    Having a variety of ways job seekers can share their information is good, such as the video. There are other possibilities, too: such as graphics, charts, tables, portfolios, PowerPoints. Some managers appreciate these, others don’t.
    That is probably more than enough information for now. If you want to connect to discuss this in more detail, let me know.

  3. Lynne,
    Thanks so much for your detailed review. If you are up for it, I would love to talk with you more about the site. We are still in private beta, but will be launching to the public within the next two weeks. Your feedback was extremely helpful and I would bet there is more good stuff where that came from. I can be contacted at either [email protected], or [email protected].
    Thanks again!

  4. luckygirl,
    Thanks for your feedback! It’s great to hear both the good and the bad. I’m grateful that you were able to take some time out of your day to help me out!
    Thanks again!

  5. What is your initial impression of what you see? Are you immediately drawn to click any of the buttons? Why or why not?

    When I saw first saw this page, it was not at all what I was expecting.  As I scrolled all the way to the end of the page, I felt a little overwhelmed.  I didn’t exactly know where to start. I think there is too much info on the home page. In the blurb listed here on StartUp Lift, I got the impression there would be a link for employment opportunities.  I didn’t see any job links listed or maybe I overlooked them. I wasn’t immediately drawn to any particular button.
     

    Do you understand the concept of the site right away, or is something confusing?

    No, I didn’t really understand the concept right away. (I haven’t had to be out in the job market for a while so this is a new concept for me.) I was thinking it would be a site to teach you how to create a “traditional” resume.  I think that’s why I was confused.  My expectations didn’t match what I was seeing.  Once I clicked on the Examples button and watched your mini-video, I understood the concept.  I think this video should be on home page.  The idea that you are actually creating a personal website to showcase/discuss your skills is not immediately obvious to me, but it’s probably because I had other expectations when coming to this site.  I think the concept is interesting! Even now that I understand the concept, when I look at the home page again, it’s still not clear what the site is all about.  Under the “Be Unique. Get Hired! heading maybe you could mention something about creating a video resume or a webpage.  I think if I had seen something to this effect from the beginning, I would have had a better understanding of the concept from the start.
     

    Are you encouraged to sign up for a free trial/free account? If not, why?

    In my field of work this kind of resume would probably not do me any good so that’s why I wouldn’t sign up.  I do think this would be a great service for people in other fields such as upper management types as well as artists and musicians, etc…
     

    How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors like jobspice.com or visualcv.com?

    I checked both jobspice.com and visualcv.com. The home pages for both of these sites are less cluttered. Jobspice doesn’t have enough info.  Visualcv.com’s page is easy to follow.  I was able to understand what their page was about almost immediately.  I also like that they have a separate link for professionals and students/alumni.  They also have a tour so a potential customer can see exactly how it works and examples are easy to find. Their site is very easy to navigate.
     

    Please share any additional feedback/comments you may have.

    The moving navigation bar on your example resume is slightly annoying/distracting.  Is there a way for a user to disable this?  The links to sample resumes are at the very bottom of the screen. I think those should be moved up or at least be accessible via the Examples button at the top of the page. It seems like a lot of the info on the home page isn’t vital to the home page. Quite a bit of it seems repetitious. I think the 2 middle sections could be eliminated and be accessible via various buttons on the home page. I think including job search and/or resume writing tips would be very useful to customers and job seekers.  I wonder if adding some color would help to make items on your pages stand out a but more.
    The 5 Reasons You’ll Love Kareer.me banner is also annoying.  I guess I’m easily irritated but it was seriously getting in the way of my trying to read your Features page.  As I scrolled down to read, here comes that banner!  It was almost directly on top of what I was trying to read. I think the little guy in the banner is cute, and it would be cool if you could incorporate him into your logo.
    I think the overall site is good although I found it a little more difficult to navigate compared to the other site you mentioned. I think it’s great that this is a free service.  The fact that it is free should probably be at the top of the home page somewhere. When I first glanced over the page, it didn’t stand out and I overlooked it. “Free” would entice people to sign up.  Good Luck!!
     

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