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Emurse.com – Resume Management

Emurse.com - Resume ManagementI was really fortunate to run into Gavin and Alex at last week’s BlogOrlando conference. They are the makers of a resume management tool called Emurse.com, a word-play on the word “resume”. The application was launched only 2 short weeks ago, and I’ve been told that 2 offers for buyout have already been made.

Last night I finally got around to testing Emurse out, and I was very impressed to say the least. You have the option of uploading a resume to the system, or creating one from scratch. I chose the latter and simply copied and pasted most of the content from my old Word Doc resume to Emurse – this would allow me to come back at later dates and edit it as needed. The whole process was easy to figure out and had helpful pointers in every section.

A few of the things that you can do:

  • Host your resume on your own “http://_______.emurse.com” page for easy reference by potential employers (you can password protect this if you like)
  • Save multiple versions of your resume for different types of job opportunities
  • Send your resume by email, fax or post office
  • Download your resume as a Word file, PDF, OpenDoc, RTF, HTML or Plain text
  • Add or remove fields as needed
  • See statistics of how many people have viewed your resume
  • Track who has seen your resume, and also track where you are in the hiring process

Emurse Resume Management

The business model is built around an annual subscription model. You can host 2 resumes for free, but it will cost your $25/year to host up to 10 resumes and will give you access to “premium templates” and the statistics package. At $99/year you can get unlimited amounts of everything.

So, why is all this important? I never knew that I needed a tool to help me manage my resume anyway, and if I did there was always Monster.com or Careerbuilder.com to do that. What Emurse has done is provide a tool specifically designed to put you in control of your resume, allowing you to build and edit it in a user-friendly manner, and also controlling who sees specific resumes.

Applications like this go to show that if you look at a field and find a niche, you are more than likely going to find an area that is underserved, or served in an inadequate manner. By executing on a solid idea with laser-focus, you can make a real impact.

5 Comments

  1. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you back at BlogOrlando. What a wonderful event all the way around.

    Thanks for the kind words regarding Emurse — it really does mean a lot to us. We’ve been launched for a little longer than 2 weeks (july-ish), but yeah.. Interest has been strong and the product seems to have been well received! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    We’ve got some tricks up our sleeve still and are hoping to get them out relatively soon. If there’s anything we can do to improve things, just let us know ๐Ÿ™‚

    We should try to get an Orlando happy hour going or something, too!

    Best,

    Alex Rudloff
    Emurse.com

  2. Bummer! I wish I knew about BlogOrlando. Oh well. Maybe next year.

  3. Damn Eric!!
    Where are you finding all these gems??
    I’m definitely gonna mention this on the LifeSize Mag blog. So many people here in Kenya are so concerned about employment opportunities (or lack of it due to corruption) that a site like this could be of use to said folks.

  4. Emurse is excellent, just tried it out, cos I did have a similar idea (amongst my many great ideas) a few years ago, but never got around to doing it. I wish the guys well and also hope that I dont come across another web site that would turn out to be an idea I had ‘a few months’ ago..

    White African – great blog!

  5. Thanks Ababoy. Remember this though, when you go off and have an idea, it’s not the idea itself that decides who is successful at something. It’s the execution on an idea that makes it successful.

    In this case emurse.com has done an incredibly good job at executing on a good idea, therefore they have a great product. Your other ideas might already have people doing them, however you know you can execute on it better and win market share – that means you can win, so go for it.

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