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.