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New “LinkedIn killer” launches

Resu.me, a career network that is claiming to be strong competition for professional networking site LinkedIn, launched today, and founder Karthik Manimaran spoke to VentureBeat about his new project.

According to VentureBeat, Resu.me uses machine learning to match candidates and jobs not unlike the way a recruiter sources: by Googling a person to discover everything they can find out about their candidates, as well as who they interact with, what they say, their open source contributions, who’s in their network, etc.

The site is using semantic web technology to analyze and understand the relevance behind what users post online on their resumes and to glean information from other online activities.

The site “learns” from the feedback users provide in the form of “likes,” comments and ratings on other users, companies, job postings, or other social media. Companies can also provide feedback and ratings on resumes.

Manimaran said on the site’s website that resu.me was inspired “by Karthik’s abomination of the inefficiencies in online career management and desire to make the world a happier place for job seekers and recruiters.”

According to VentureBeat, resu.me considers four main categories of the online recruiting space their competitors: professional networks like LinkedIn and Xing; job search engines such as Indeed and SimplyHired; job boards like Monster, Careerbuilder or Dice; and applicant tracking systems Taleo and Bernard Hodes.

4 comments…
  • Sarang Brahme January 26, 2011, 2:14 pm

    There have been many these so called killers arrived and disappeared. It took LinkedIn 5+ years to establish itself to where they are. It’s extremely difficult for anyone to capture this market so fast and convincingly.

    By the way – I’m getting a page not display error…

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  • Jim January 26, 2011, 3:35 pm

    .me is ridiculous for a domain. This won’t kill anything except a little bit of bandwidth. Any recruiter or HR person knows, matching is completely useless and will never work. Be a recruiter for 10 minutes and you’ll understand. Sorry they wasted their time and money.

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  • Jim January 26, 2011, 3:37 pm

    The dumbest part is that their site doesn’t work. The company gives an error message. Nice.

    500 – Internal Server Error
    The server encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request.
    We are looking into it and hopefully should fix it soon. Please retry in a bit.

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  • Russell Lumpkin February 12, 2011, 8:55 am

    One way or another, I’ve been UnEmployed now almost 8 month’s, I don’t care if it takes Donald Trump becoming the next U.S.A., President, as long as Someone helps me land a JOB, before I lose everything I’ve worked for All My Life go down the drain, then so be it. Yeah, I SAID THAT!!

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