As anyone who has looked for work lately can tell you, putting together a resume and/or a portfolio website can be a hassle. Not that it is hard, it just takes time. When you are looking for work, time is really the most important thing. We just came across an Indian company that looks to save jobseekers a lot of time by streamlining resume/portfolio creation: Resumonk. We had a chance to ask the Resumonk team a few questions:
What is Resumonk?
Resumonk helps users in creating a beautiful & professional resume in minutes. It helps them stand out from the crowd and multiplies the chances of landing their dream job.
Why did you build Resumonk?
Study shows that recruiters take just 6 seconds to make the initial ‘Yes/No’ decision based on the resume. A well made resume that prioritizes the right information helps an applicant get past the initial screening.
During the interview, it presents them as an organized and thoughtful individual with an eye for detail. It multiplies their chances of landing your dream job.
Resumonk helps in creating an impressive resume quickly without having to waste time in fixing the various formatting issues in MS Word or other editor.
How is your product different from what is currently available?
It is being bootstrapped out of non-traditional startup location like Delhi, India while targeting the US (& worldwide) market.
Tell us your founding story. Was there an “ah ha” moment?
Resumonk was built by Bharani Muthukumaraswamy when he couldn’t find any software to create a nice resume for himself easily. He was an engineering student applying for various internships. After getting traction and paying customers for the ‘Pro’ plan (which has now been rechristened as Premium Plan), he incorporated and went full time on it in June 2013 after finishing his college.
He connected with Aditya Babbar through Hacker News. Aditya already had a SaaS product for K-12 schools in India and was doing consulting projects at that time. They worked on a project together to test out their working equation, and soon Aditya joined him as a Co-Founder.
Our users love Resumonk as it makes it easy for them to create an impressive resume. Currently our revenue is growing at a rate of 4% every week and that is the biggest testament for our product.
Tell us about your founding team and their backgrounds.
Bharani Muthukumaraswamy (Co-Founder): Designer & Developer. It’s his first startup straight out of college solving his own need.
Aditya Babbar (Co-Founder): Developer. Resumonk is Aditya’s second bootstrapped venture. He already has a SaaS product for K-12 schools in India.