Hey guys, I'll keep this short and sweet, and hopefully many of you find this useful. I'd like to spend some time to answer any questions you may have about your resume.

Google receives more than two million job applications each year. Based on the number of applicants compared to hires, landing a job at Google is more competitive than getting into Harvard. If you want to stand a chance at a company like Google, your resume must pass their hiring systems (Applicant Tracking System aka ATS).

That was the secret to my success. I am Jacob Jacquet, CEO at Rezi, and I've spent the last 4 years building a free resume software to recreate that exact resume.

Here's a preview of the resume.

Proof of interview offer at Google

Proof of interview offer at Goldman Sachs

Actually, making a perfect resume to pass an ATS is easy when you have relevant accomplishments and experiences to the job description you're applying to. Yet, it is difficult to explain these experiences and recognize your achievements.

Here was an actual bullet point from my resume:

"Organized and implemented Google Analytics data tracking campaigns to maximize the effectiveness of email remarking initiatives that were deployed using Salesforce's marketing cloud software."

Most job seekers would end the bullet at "Organized and implemented Google Analytics data tracking campaigns". However, this leaves out hirable information which gives the hiring manager a complete picture - the key to writing winning resume content is simply adding detail.

If you're struggling to add detail to your resume content - try to answer these questions.

  • What did you do?
  • Why did you do it?
  • How did you do it?

Proof of me speaking at a Rezi Global Career Seminar in Seoul, South Korea

An article about making a resume

**Edit: The resume linked to the wrong resume image - that has been fixed. There were many comments about poor grammar and spelling that were not in the original resume. This is an image of the wrong image for those curious - this image is an example of the resume created on the software based on the original resume (so ignore the content).

** Edit 2: Here is an example of a better resume than mine - https://www.rezi.io/blog/famous-resumes/kim-jong-un-resume/

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cahaseler4127 karma

If it's free, whats your business model? Are you selling user data?

EDIT: Looks like they charge for having lots of resumes in their system, and have a way to pay people to review your resume for you, etc. Still curious about the second question though.

rezi_io3810 karma

Hey yea I don't believe in cost as a barrier to employment for the unemployed - it just doesn't make sense. So, a free account allows each user to have one resume on their account. If the user likes Rezi, they can upgrade to Rezi Pro for a few bucks every month to have unlimited resumes. Also there is a review service built into the dashboard too.

In the future, we will work towards a marketplace similar to Vettery where we can leverage our connections with cool companies to get our users hired with less friction.

Gemmabeta2705 karma

Are you selling user data?

rezi_io7172 karma

No - TopResume offered to buy our user's emails addresses but we told them no

slickt0mmy1019 karma

Good on ya, bro. Keep that up

rezi_io939 karma


SilentSamurai319 karma

Now that we got that out of the way, what's your favorite type of pizza? I want to know what tastes a CEO has.

rezi_io469 karma

Here is my favorite pizza

It's a pizza chain in Seoul - One day a week I order a 13'' pepperoni pizza. It's the best pizza I've ever had. You can see all the menus I've collected here

roboticon208 karma

Hrm, being a CEO seems less nice when you realize it means your desk sits between your bed and your toilet.

rezi_io140 karma

For Seoul, it is good. Not the best. But just a 4 minute walk to the office in the middle of the city.

svenne9 karma

Do all Korean apartments look the same? You look like you live in the 26 square metres apartment lol, with a tiny tiny kitchen sink to the right of the picture and the exit door right next to it. And your back is in a corner with the window behind you to your left and wardrobe behind you to the right.

rezi_io14 karma

They are very small and often quite old. My home is nicer than average!

StarkEnt5 karma

Have you had any of the wilder Korean pizza topping combos? Any favorites/suggestions among those?

rezi_io3 karma

I've tried but I didn't like it.

EatThatPotato4 karma

Korean? Never had Namja Pizza but I guess I’ll try. How does it compare to PizzaSchool?

rezi_io2 karma

You gotta try! namjapizza.com

GooseandMaverick872 karma

Just because you said no this time, what guarantee can you give me that you won't do it next time when you have a bigger clientele?

rezi_io2271 karma

Selling email addresses is not a business model that is worth pursuing in the long run. If we sell data in a way that betrays the trust of our users, our company's integrity becomes highly questionable.

snairgit687 karma

Man, we need more people like you to build and run tech companies. Don't go all Zukerberg later. All the best with everything and I'll definitely check out your website.

rezi_io925 karma

Short run, it's a hard. I've personally had to go through a lot of sacrifice as a result of the decision not to focus on profit. But long run it is worth it, no question.

Broderlemer94142 karma

As someone in high school, I appreciate what you’re doing.

rezi_io172 karma

Thank you and good luck.

Matador91170 karma

Don’t be so quick to trust this guy, this is just another online service company. The CEO can say whatever he wants on social media, but as soon as a good enough offer comes to the table his promises on reddit won’t stop him from taking a deal.

rezi_io195 karma

Don’t be so quick to trust this guy, this is just another online service company. The CEO can say whatever he wants on social media, but as soon as a good enough offer comes to the table his promises on reddit won’t stop him from taking a deal.

These are the principles we've stuck to for the past 5 years.

JohnLegendary17 karma

Okay, but what about the highly personal data on my resume other than my email address. Is that currently being monetized or shared outside of your firm in any way? If not, do you have any plans or aspirations to do so in the future?

rezi_io27 karma

No it is secure and not sold to any third party.

gumifu8 karma

Keep in mind that the original question wasn't about user's emails addresses. It's about user data. After all, selling emails addresses isn't as profitable as selling the content of your user' resumes. Did I hit the nail on the head?

rezi_io21 karma

We will not and do not plan on selling any type of data. We are building Rezi to the point were we can charge companies who wish to list their openings on a section of the app.

OhhWhyMe5 karma

You specified email addresses rather than any and all data. Is selling some type of user data a business model worth pursuing?

rezi_io5 karma

No - the value will come at the point we can charge companies who are wanting to pay for listing their job openings in the application

hab1b3 karma

You arent selling emails but what about other data?

rezi_io16 karma

No user data is sold from Rezi

NoCardio_1 karma

How sick are you of repeatedly answering the same question?

rezi_io3 karma

No user data is sold from Rezi

*edit: I'm happy to talk to anyone who cares about Rezi - but there are a lot of comments to go through

RickGrimesLol1 karma


rezi_io15 karma

We will not and do not plan on selling any type of data. We are building Rezi to the point were we can charge companies who wish to list their openings on a section of the app.

Gemmabeta106 karma

Business Transfers: In connection with any merger, sale of company assets, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company, or in the unlikely event that Rezi goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would likely be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. If any of these events were to happen, this Privacy Policy would continue to apply to your information and the party receiving your information may continue to use your information, but only consistent with this Privacy Policy.


rezi_io83 karma

yes it is possible that we are acquired one day.

timetojudgepeople43 karma

Is that your goal?

rezi_io95 karma

It can be a very beautiful conclusion to the journey.

buttthead27 karma

you're a champ

rezi_io33 karma


Asim-18 karma

My man!

rezi_io18 karma


Namisaur15 karma

I did one of those free resume reviews through Top Resume when I applied for jobs through Indeed and similar sites.

It looked like good and legit advice at first glance (they screenshotted segment la of my resume with feedback to each section) but I didn’t pay much attention to it.

4 months later, I tried it again with a completely revamped resume. Different design and almost no re-used sentences or points at all, but the so called professional resume review was a copy and paste of the last one they sent me, with the screenshotted portions of my resume changed out

I now kind of hate Top Resume

rezi_io7 karma

Yes it's just a lead gen - there is no actually value in the review

Ramza_Claus11 karma

So how do you make money off free users?

rezi_io39 karma

profits come from service-based products like reviewing and writing the resumes :)

We have an option that allows users to submit a resume for a review which does cost money.

Frostonn10 karma

do you "partner" with other companies where you trade user info for free so it's not considered selling user data?

rezi_io11 karma


SuddenWriting3 karma

resumes contain a significant amount of data by themselves. what about all of that data?

rezi_io2 karma

We will not and do not plan on selling any type of data. We are building Rezi to the point were we can charge companies who wish to list their openings on a section of the app.

jimdog21 karma

Did you sign an NDA with them at the start of negotiating, which would be fairly standard? Because if so...

rezi_io12 karma


ChemtrailExpert41 karma

Companies in start up mode aren’t typically selling user data... it’s when they start getting pressure to be profitable that they start selling data. The correct question here is “Does your EULA guarantee that you won’t sell user data in the future?”

rezi_io16 karma

I don't think there is any protection I can promise that couldn't be changed in the future.

somehipster248 karma

Hey -

I always have a tough time finding employment because I don’t sell myself well. It takes me a lot of in-person interviews to find a good fit and to get those you need to get beyond whatever candidate system they use.

Luckily after a long stretch of being underemployed I landed a good job. But I also had the means to conduct that search and a lot of people do not.

This may take some development time, but I would love the ability to donate money to sponsor peoples subscriptions, or support development initiatives targeted at low income job seekers, or something.

I wouldn’t have gotten to where I was career wise without help from others and I’d like to share the love.

Just an idea.

rezi_io165 karma

low income job seekers

This is personally important to me as well. I'll save your comment and circle back in the future if something comes out of this idea

somehipster41 karma

Even the option of a “Subscriber+” that allows me to pay for myself and I get a code for a free year to handout in a subreddit or something.

Either way thank you for taking the time to think of others. Easiest sub of my life.

rezi_io18 karma


You have great ideas!

notmyuzrname46 karma

Why do you have a monthly fee instead of a one time fee? Ideally, your resume should get me employed. Once I'm employed, why would I need to maintain multiple resumes and keep the subscription going?

rezi_io88 karma

We see that people who care about their resume spend a lot of time to not only continuously update their resume, but also apply for jobs more frequently than those who are less ambitious with their career trajectory


In the future, we will work towards a marketplace similar to Vettery where we can leverage our connections with cool companies to get our users hired with less friction.

Okay, so partnering with companies to mine the rich database of resumes. Cool.

rezi_io1 karma

We are building Rezi to the point were we can charge companies who wish to list their openings on a section of the app. Doing it this way puts the power in the hands of the job seekers rather than the companies

0O00OO000OOO7 karma

I seriously doubt these companies are interviewing someone with a 2.2GPA for any position that requires a college degree. Perhaps he interviewed for some sort of IT position, or working in a call center.

Any idiot can format a resume.

rezi_io14 karma

We've spent the last fiver years thinking about resume formats and the best way to ensure that job seekers are able to make a perfect resume without any prior knowledge of a resume - you'll be surprised on how many people don't know.

__Little__Kid__Lover9 karma

How is correct spelling not a part of that?

rezi_io2 karma

lol at your username

pteka2335 karma

I’ve interviewed and hired a lot of people in my career and I’m honestly not very impressed by any of this. Your sample resume is decent but nothing that would grab my attention or make you stand out. It’s very high level with some heavily used words like implemented and executed. I don’t really know what you actually did on a day to day basis in any of these roles.

You’ve got spelling errors in this post, unprofessional responses and comments about sleeping through interviews. If this was an interview you would not get the job. Maybe your software is more impressive then this post but I’m not going to look any further to find out.

My resume advice is don’t approach a resume like you are trying to impress someone with how you can build a sentence. A wordy resume is distracting and I’m spending my time deconstructing these over the top sentences trying to understand what you can actually do. Cut the crap and tell me exactly what you can do in an appropriate amount of words. What did you specifically accomplish? What makes you someone I want to learn more about? Help me understand your applicable skills that you can demonstrate on day one. If you are a stand out employee it means you have made an impact in previous roles, tell me about that.

rezi_io401 karma

We are making resumes to pass hiring systems. After than content makes applicants stand out. So I am not sure about your experience interviewing and hiring people. As a CEO, I have also interviewed and hired many people, and I make decisions based off of content. I would be happy if you clarify what “stands out” to you. For spelling errors - it is currently 2:32am in Seoul, this post comes after a full day of work. Please understand.

adev0127 karma

I too have a problem with how you “sold” us your tool. You say Google and Goldman are harder to get into than Harvard (which is true) but the interest emails you received from recruiters are for positions that are significantly less desirable. Do you think the majority of those 2 million applicants at Google are applying to become an Associate Account Strategist? No, they’re mostly applying to be software engineers (which is SIGNIFICANTLY harder to get). Do you think everyone wants to be a wealth manager at Goldman? No, they want to be in sales and trading or investment banking. It would have been more impressive if you received interest from a more sought after role at each of these companies.

Also - I’m very confused how you got a scholarship that is given to “academically outstanding students” when you say you received a 2.2 GPA???

rezi_io-15 karma

In high school, I had an almost perfect GPA in addition to leading a sports team and a high ACT score. Once I got to college, I wasn't able to do as well.

wendigo8888834 karma

Your state fields for australia are also missing Victoria one of our highest population areas. The chat bubble on every page is realky annoying too. This website feels like im buying a trendy gadget i wont use past the first time.

rezi_io20 karma

Hello - thanks for bringing this to our attention - we've added the ability to create an input - Here is an example - Adding a city

Regentraven5 karma

Question that i van never find an answer to, HOW LONG SHOULD MY RESUME BE??

rezi_io2 karma

One page is good. Make sure the resume content is relevant to the position you are applying to and you'll be in good shape

mechaspock1422 karma

What bot service did you use to push this to the front page?

Edit: One of my guilders recommended I post this link, and I agree. It's one of the top all-time posts from r/jobs, and it includes a resume template along with other resume/cover letter advice:


acm264 karma

Seriously wtf is this doing on the front page of reddit?

The resumes are nice and all, but they're more similar to the standard MS Word template than I was expecting.

rezi_io1 karma

Yes very similar to a normal template but easier and faster to use and manage multiple resumes. Even a slight improvement over a MS template justifies developing the software. It's helped so many people at the cost of no one.

isarealboy77227 karma

For real. This is a very very basic resume format. I used the same exact format, until realizing I should reformat to actually stand out.

And the bullet points, resume 101....

rezi_io2 karma

Sorry for the late reply - it is the most basic resume format and that is the point - many people don't know what is correct and they fail to make a resume that is hirable. The software makes a perfectly formatted resume for large companies without any prior knowledge of how to make a resume before hand. It makes it impossible to incorrectly format a resume.

MuForceShoelace838 karma

Notice that you didn't say you actually got jobs at any of those places. I can get not hired at places on my own thank you very much.

evonebo108 karma

The hardest part of any job search is landing the interview which is why the resume is key. Unless you know someone at the company that can fast track your resume, you need to have a stellar resume to be able to land that interview.

rezi_io113 karma

I wrote a linkedin article about this yesterday - to summarize -

The average corporate job opening receives about 200 applications. 200 people to compete with.

1:200 odds of being hired.

From those 200 applicants, 4-6 will be invited to interview.

1:6 odds of being hired.

Getting the interview is the biggest step towards getting hired.

HookDragger101 karma

Did you read the resume he put up there? Goddamn talk about buzzword soup.

rezi_io5 karma

yes keywords really improve your chance of being hired

Mollusktshirt433 karma

What steps led you from LaCrosse, WI to Seoul?

rezi_io347 karma


Here is a great article on this topic

Essentially I moved back to La Crosse after graduating from UW-Madison and I was quite bored. My dad immigrated to the USA from France so he encouraged me to travel and South Korea is the perfect market in terms of English saturation, innovation, and education.

Rengiil64 karma

Are you in Korea now? I'm actually here for a month or so. Any good restaurants or well kept secrets I should check out?

rezi_io82 karma

Depending on what you like to do. I like Itaewon on the weekend

NotQuantified63 karma

I like Itaewon on the weekend

Of course you do

rezi_io35 karma

I'm glad you understand

bogdy92-20 karma

Are you still a tourist? Itaewon is where all the Americans go and hang out in Seoul.

rezi_io55 karma

No I have lived in Seoul since I was 23, I am 27 now. Itaewon is the hottest part of Seoul! It's also very global here.

ignotus__2 karma

When I opened this thread I wasn’t expecting to hear you talking about Itaewon lol. Favorite bars? I’m curious now, bet we’ve been in the same place at the same time at some point. Are you like a HBC guy or more into the area near the station?

rezi_io3 karma

These days Casa Corona, the owner is a friend so always fun. :)

Jaded_cerebrum26 karma

Congrats from a fellow badger! Was looking for a resume writer but will definitely check this out first

rezi_io48 karma

Totally - I recommend trying the software to make a resume, you'll see that most of the hard work of making a resume has been removed from the process. If you need a Rezi expert to review your resume, prices start at 8$ - an unmatchable competitive price for a resume.

Wiscoman10145 karma

Another fellow Badger here from same graduating class! I’m currently in the market for a job, big time, and have been genuinely looking for a program like this.

Congrats on this, and I’ll be checking this out today.

Go Badgers!!

rezi_io2 karma

Good luck!

Shaysdays309 karma

Did you mean built?

MuForceShoelace713 karma

he got a 2.2 gpa, be easy on him

rezi_io177 karma

I can get not hired at places on my own thank you very much.

Totally not diligent

WeakEmu865 karma

Not a good sign when someone rushes and doesn't proofread work before submitting! 😆

rezi_io34 karma

Please forgive me!

rezi_io35 karma

Good catch! It is currently 11:39pm in Seoul.... brain is getting tired!

Additional_Finger235 karma

How's no nut November going for you?

rezi_io744 karma

Ask your mom

  • edit - with all due respect

stewmberto154 karma

Haha yes very professional and good

rezi_io128 karma

Less professional than not replying... but he set it up too perfectly.

onfire9123223 karma

Damn. I have a 4.0 double major with a masters in cyber, and I still can't interview well enough to land a job.

rezi_io129 karma

Can you relax in the interview?

onfire9123203 karma

Yeah I can take confidence and endure socializing for an hour, no problem. It's remembering my shit when it comes time to jump through hoops to show my skills. With prep, I can do anything. Shine a light on me, have 6 managers and team members observe me solve a problem I haven't seen before in 20 minutes... Not so much.

rezi_io81 karma

Are all interviews like this? I assume you are going through tech interviews? I know there are services that offer practice interviews at no cost. Have you used any of these?

high_side36 karma

Did you relax in your Google interview?

rezi_io-3 karma

I actually slept through the phone screening since I mixed up the time zone difference. I woke up to the call of the recruiter.

AlmostWardCunningham216 karma

So, you never actually did any work with these companies?? And you thought that was enough “experience” to start your own company?

Shit, I should do an AMA, I’ve worked for several Fortune 100 companies, some in the top 50.

OP stole most of his advice from this 2007 article: http://www.lifeclever.com/give-your-resume-a-face-lift/

He admitted to it here: https://old.reddit.com/r/resumes/comments/3wy5zi/stepbystep_guide_on_how_to_format_your_resume_to/cy2rqr2/

Idk, seems to be like any other type of resume writing service that charges money to help you write a resume.

ticklishmusic52 karma

yeah, but he got an offer to interview for a... customer service job at google!

i can't believe this has 11k upvotes. either this is botted, or 90% of reddit has no idea how to write for a resume/ apply for a job.

ReachOutLoud13 karma

he got an offer to interview for a... customer service job at google!

The image he linked as "proof" he had that interview isn't even an offer to interview at all, its a request for a resume, which is totally different. And more importantly it certainly does not prove anything about his resume skills since they presumably haven't seen it if they are requesting it.

I don't know if he's just hoping people don't click the link or what.

rezi_io1 karma

They are re-requesting my resume after the original submission of my resume weeks previous. The other proof shows a more traditional invitation to schedule an interview. In both cases, submitting my resume online resulted in the interview.

rezi_io0 karma

90% of reddit has no idea how to write for a resume/ apply for a job.

This is true and this is exactly why we exist!

rezi_io-9 karma

Idk, seems to be like any other type of resume writing service that charges money to help you write a resume.

Try to spend more time to understand what we are doing :)

rezi_io-34 karma

For sure! Actually I chose to start Rezi instead of working at any of the companies. I thought it was a better choice - 6 months after I started Rezi, I actually moved to Seoul to help the growing number of global job seekers in South Korea. It would be a whole different IAMA in itself!

EmeraldAtoma111 karma

When everyone's resume passes ATS, doesn't nobody's resume pass ATS?

rezi_io12 karma

We help qualified job seekers make sure their resumes do not inhibit them from getting the interviews they deserve.

robsteezy25 karma

“Qualified” is a hell of an operative word yet you’re promoting this software like it’s going to help lay people. Again, misleading post.

rezi_io6 karma

I am happy to edit if you have suggestions on how to be more transparent.

skye_skye105 karma

Hi! What is the success rate with this resume? And what careers would benefit the most with this said Resume?

rezi_io127 karma

Hey there! We were able to track the success with this resume after concluding a pilot test at the University of Utah for a graduate-level business school course of approximately 90 people. We saw three interesting results, first, the resumes created on Rezi got about double the amount of interviews - a 124% increase. Also, the students spent dramatically less time building a resume, and built more resumes tailored to each job description as a result.

Here is the result of the pilot

Rezi would be most useful for anyone who would like to work at a large company that uses hiring systems which select the applicants to interview.

Thanks for the thoughtful question

eveningsand73 karma

At arm's length, how does this compare to Jobscan?

rezi_io129 karma

Jobscan ( https://jobscan.co ) is the coolest resume tech company that exists. They do a perfect job helping you improve your content for a specific job posting. We are different since we help you create a resume with perfect formatting. Together Rezi and Jobscan work very well!

maybe_just_happy_15 karma

What is your software and what does it actually do?

All I see is a bunch of BS in your claims including LinkedIn spam.

rezi_io2 karma

It makes a perfectly formatted resume for large companies without any prior knowledge of how to make a resume before hand. It makes it impossible to incorrectly format a resume. The actual software looks like this

originalusername0167 karma

You want to rewrite my resume for me? Haha

rezi_io155 karma

Absolutely. Make a free account, make your resume to the best of your ability and I will review it personally for free. Just email or chat me when you are ready for my review. It will take me a few minutes to create it.

LeonGoretzka38 karma

Could you review mine too? I'm currently at work but I can create an account at home later when I'm back.

rezi_io46 karma

Yes - same answer - just try to do your best, than I'll do what I can to help :)

Lolkac1 karma

Hey, I feel Im late for the AMA, but can you please explain the rezi score? Its supposted to be 1-100 based on website but after I created my resume I have score 113. I mean, it gives me some boost but I personally dont understand it.

rezi_io2 karma

The Rezi Score is a measure of completeness for each resume in a user’s dashboard. Simply put, the Rezi Score considers the amount of resume content, compares it to a target, and translates the difference into an index measured from 1 to 100.

Your Rezi Score should be as close to 100 while keeping downloaded resume to one page.

unclenoah66 karma

You gotta be kidding me. I've been lecturing job-seekers on building tailored resumes and using the "What, How, and Why" model for the better part of the last 20 years!

rezi_io17 karma

It works well!

fskoti64 karma

What's your family background? I suspect that your secret was being well connected.

rezi_io59 karma

I am the first person in my family to go to university and the first to graduate. Neither of my parents had professional jobs.

blitheobjective9 karma

How wealthy are your parents?

rezi_io36 karma

They are low income and struggling with health issues like many other middle aged americans

neat52 karma

Why does your service make people sign up to use it? Last thing I want to do is create an account for a service that just makes me fill out a few dozen inputs, that I won’t ever use after getting a job.

I’ve used several resume builders that don’t require sign up I.e Resumebuilder.com

rezi_io7 karma

you can make an account as a guest :) https://app.rezi.io/

Wuffkeks38 karma

You said in one of the comments that your business model is the pro version we're you can store more resumes. If your software is so good that you can more easily get into the interview stage and therefore have a good chance of getting a job, does this not contradict your business model? Why do I need more resumes, or at least for a longer time, if you increase my chance to get hired?

rezi_io53 karma

You should tailor your resume for each job description - resulting in the need for multiple resumes.

Wuffkeks9 karma

Do you can use one resume and then delete it and create another or is it a one time only use? Dont wanna spoil anyones fun but for people looking for a job a few dollars a month could be hard.

It is a great product for the US but I just have a hard time seeing this as successfull in the long run. And if its succesful you will need to alter your algorithm because the big firms will do the same to not be "gamed".

Nonethenless a great service that deserves praise.

You could also expand in online consulting about the inputs, cause even the best algorithm can only work with the stuff people put into it.

rezi_io7 karma

We offer a in-depth review for each resume created - it's a great way to bring more value for the job seeker while creating a revenue channel for us

hotlz31 karma

Living in Seoul, are you worried about annihilation, nuclear or conventional?

rezi_io30 karma

with your in-house counsel to make sure that offer/discussions around a possible offer wasn’t under a confidentiality obligation

In March of 2017(?) when NK shot the two missiles over Japan, I was considering moving back to the USA.

StrangelyBrown7 karma

I'm based on Seoul and I can tell you that nobody cares day-to-day. When tensions flare up then it starts to enter people's consciousness a bit, but even then everyone lives as if there is 0.0001% chance of anything ever happening.

rezi_io2 karma

Right! I am more concerned about pollution

MatabiTheMagnificent27 karma

a software?

colinmcleod15 karma

How much did it cost to buy the upvotes for this post?

rezi_io3 karma

No this wasn't planned or paid for at all. We just had to pull an all nighter so consequently I was awake during the USA daytime which is rare. I love doing IAMA so I figured I'd do one as we supported our Product Hunt launch. I never expected this - I just wanted to chat about our new software and resumes. Some people are understandably super bitter.

bdowd919 karma

How did you even graduate with such a low gpa?

rezi_io0 karma

A miracle

GorbashTheDragon5 karma

Did you get actual job offers at these companies? That's the difficult part, tons of people get interviews at these major companies. Google basically talks to anyone on linkedin who graduates with a CS degree.

The hard part is passing the interview, not so much the resune.

rezi_io2 karma

No job offers.

PupCorn_5 karma

From where did you get the motivation?

rezi_io2 karma

• I like to start companies - so Rezi was a natural result of being interested in the resume.

• The resume was interesting because I think it can be solved.

• The benefit of solving the resume can mean helping an incredible amount of people

ItsLitler3 karma

How long and how much did it take to make?

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We started Rezi with a Microsoft Word doc - that took a day to make a year to perfect. Then we made a simple browser based resume generator that we had for about 3 years. About 3 months ago, we developed the Rezi you see now after an angel investment.

MensaM3 karma

Why are you doing this in Korea?

rezi_io0 karma

Korea is such an interesting country

Positive reasons:

• The highest educated country in the world

• The third largest english market

• the government is supporting startups like crazy

negative reasons:

• The youth unemployment rate is the highest it has ever been.

As a result very highly educated, and english speaking job seekers are flooding the crowded market. Many of which are starting to turn to global companies and we are now the leading english resume company to support their global careers.

Spectram62 karma

Did you have much prior experience going into any of the aforementioned companies, that would have made up for the gpa difference? Also, in building the application, I notice you mentioned Salesforce. Does this mean Rezi uses Salesforce to hold the data?

rezi_io0 karma

I only did poorly in school if my performance was measured by my GPA.

I also started and sold a company which taught me an incredible amount of technical skills across design, marketing, and development.

Was the president of my scholarship class.

Had three very competitive internships.

JOEY2X2 karma

Why don't you wear socks?

rezi_io4 karma

Little socks - and it was about 95 and totally humid out

zegoldfish2 karma

I just got a marketing email from you and there is no unsubscribe link. I deleted my account from your service so why do you still have my email address? Are user accounts kept indefinitely after deleted?

rezi_io2 karma

We've sorted this issue out. Thanks for the heads up

zegoldfish2 karma

Which issue? That you didn’t have an unsubscribe link or that you had my email address after deleting my account? How can I verify my account is deleted?

rezi_io2 karma

Both issues. Can you pm me your email that was used to signup? I'll email you proof that your account has been deleted

therorkstar2 karma

How is this resume better than all the others out there? Am I missing something?

rezi_io1 karma

We focus on creating one standardized resume that is perfectly formatted rather than giving the options which often time result in a resume that is not actually hirable.

We also offer very personalized support so you'll always be have help from Rezi :)

dafawdawg_12 karma

How can we take you seriously with grammatical errors in your post?

rezi_io0 karma

This post was made really late at night without any expectation of something more than a casual conversation - It is up to you to judge this post.

ThaBzKneez2 karma

Having the text go all the way across to be under the dates looks absolutely abysmal...

What’s the logic in why they look how they do?

Beyond that, who cares what the resume looks like if you’re trying to beat Accenture/google esque systems? They’re keyword based...

rezi_io0 karma

You are correct - this is a fact: content gets interviews. So with this goal we can think about how we format the resume - better formatting allows for more content. More content allows you more keywords. Keywords get you hired.

AmAttorneyPleaseHire2 karma

Is this only for tech fields? Would this work for the legal field?

rezi_io0 karma

yes it works across all fields 👨🏼‍🎓👨🏼‍🎓

Babyazucar992 karma

Oh all the resume examples you can give you give us a glorified Kim jong un resume? Are you sure you’re in SoKor

rezi_io2 karma

This post is North Korea propaganda

Latchkey_kidd1 karma

I am in the beginning to update my resume... so you are saying i can DL and use for free?

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tripper751 karma

I work at a university in career services and your example bulletin point is outstanding. We use the same three questions to help our students develop great accomplishment statements. However, the blocks of text are less than aesthetically pleasing and a human going through resumes would likely skim or skip them altogether. Do you think your software is specifically designed for ATS over humans?

rezi_io0 karma

As I commented earlier -

"The average corporate job opening receives about 200 applications. 200 people to compete with.

1:200 odds of being hired.

From those 200 applicants, 4-6 will be invited to interview.

1:6 odds of being hired.

Getting the interview is the biggest step towards getting hired."

So we focus on the ATS to get the interview. This focus should be more helpful than a focus on the person for most job seekers. If you have the right experience, you'll be in a good position.

Kittyands1 karma

So where do we sign up? And will this only work for Engineering degree holders?

rezi_io1 karma

https://rezi.io - it works for almost all experiences independent of field.

the_hillman1 karma

Looks good. Please can I ask though, if the product is free, what's your business model? Your privacy policy doesn't make it sound like you're selling data either.

rezi_io1 karma

We offer resume reviews within the app! Also an upgraded account with multiple resumes :)

cats_for_upvotes1 karma

How'd you find investors for your business? Did you develop the platform independently, or did you bring in friends/strangers/other coders? Did you use an incubator?

I want to build a startup, but it's all a bit mysterious to me right this moment.

rezi_io3 karma

This is a huge question and it is a bit late so please forgive any typos.

I stared Rezi without investment for 2 years. 6 months in, I moved to Korea.

A year and a half later, I won a competition in Seoul for global startups that resulted in a stipend for 4 months which allowed me to work full time on Rezi and hire an employee. At the end of those four months, I made enough progress to place well in the competition and get invited back for an additional 6 months.

During those 10 months, we've made enough progress to get a grant from a university in Seoul. This allowed us to survive for 10 months. At the end of the 10 months, we got angel investment (in Korea). Our first equity investment through a connection in my professional network.

About two months ago, we received our first investment from a large cooperation in Seoul.

We are now raising our seed round in the global VC market. I was just in London last week to meet with VCs.

Build the startup yourself without investment. Get investment when you have a real product that has users. Otherwise you are wasting money.

mobzillah1 karma

what are some things (apart from the obvious stuff like study, stay i. school, get good grades, etc) what are some things a highschooler can do to get opportunities like you?

rezi_io1 karma

Now is a great time to start learning how to develop things.

fungusbanana1 karma

Would not having an online presence apart from github and personal site be detrimental if I was looking for jobs in UX/UI?

rezi_io2 karma

Those two should be enough!

enclavedzn1 karma

Huh, I'm currently going to uw lacrosse, funny. I have to update my resume maybe I'll do it over with rezi. How's living in sk? I spent quite a lot of time in Hanoi, Vietnam. Looking for a new place to move after college is over. Was thinking about maybe moving back to Hanoi, but I think it'd be better to go someplace new

rezi_io1 karma

I enjoy life in Seoul - I suggest it as a future-thinking country.

DorianGuey1 karma

Do you plan to pitch at any event like Podium Star?

rezi_io2 karma

We've done a lot of pitches in the past - these days we are focusing on developing new features to make a better software. Personally, I do love making pitches.

carrotdadsupreme1 karma

Perhaps a silly question; is your service beneficial to any and all applicants, regardless of what industry they focus on applying for, or is it most beneficial to those looking for a job in say, tech and programming jobs?

rezi_io2 karma

I think any job seeker outside of a specialized field such as medicine can benefit from Rezi.

nickididit1 karma

How can you tell which companies use bots and which do not?

rezi_io2 karma

Here is an article I wrote yesterday that explains exactly how (look at the URL of the application)


jalapina1 karma

How much would you say was your experience and your actual resume that landed you the interviews?

rezi_io2 karma

Well it was totally my experience and how I talked about my experience - the resume is good because it was not a problem. It allowed me to communicate my professional experiences in a way that these companies found attractive.

IvyWill370 karma

This sounds incredibly interesting.

How does Rezi actually work?

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The-Real-Mario0 karma

What do you think about the free online CV builder "Euro Pass" from the European Union ? I use it in Canada and I think it's much better then most Canadian resumes

rezi_io1 karma

I am too educated on it but I think a standardized resume benefits everyone.

natkzam0 karma

This is great! But, I want to know what was the inspiration behind naming the company Rezi. Does it mean something in any specific language?

rezi_io2 karma

I think it is a cute name. A lot of resume companies have the word "resume" in the company name which is a sign of a lack of creativity for me (inability to brand well). It's also just 4 letters so easy to remember too!

VesperAion0 karma

On top of having a great resume(I will probably use this later today while updating my own) what would you recommend for someone who lands the interview? I'm having quite the trouble finding a new job.

Being honest I don't have much in terms of school and finding something new is difficult.

rezi_io1 karma

It is difficult to say without a better understanding of your background and skills!

cahaseler-7 karma

Great idea! One of my "hobbies" is helping friends and family members with resumes - and they look surprisingly similar to yours. I'll definitely be checking out your software.

Some questions:

Where do you stand on the pdf/word format debate?


How do you go about making sure your resumes are machine-readable?

rezi_io3 karma

One of my "hobbies" is helping friends and family members with resumes

This is awesome! I am personally interested in the resume because a great resume can change someone's entire life, yet so many people struggle to create a hirable resume. After 4.5 years with Rezi, I feel like we are quickly working towards a solution to "solve" the resume. I believe if a job seeker is qualified for a job, not knowing how to make a resume should not be a blocker to getting the interview.

PDF always. I don't know what it is even a question when submitting the resume. Head scratcher.

 How do you go about making sure your resumes are machine-readable?

We have licenses with a leading ATS software so we are able to test how our resumes interaction with hiring systems ourselves :)

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rezi_io8 karma

If someone makes multiple accounts - it's not the end of the world. our profits come from service-based products like reviewing and writing the resumes :)