www.ResumesExchange.com

28th Feb 2010

Dear ( Colleague ) :

Some 2 / 3 years back, I have already penned some thoughts on this subject - even prepared a U / I  for a web page

But , during these 2 / 3 years , many things have changed , eg :

*  Web has expanded many fold

*  Google has launched " Google Search Appliance ( GSA ) "

*  We launched... www.IndiaRecruiter.net... and  made available ( for free download from Cnet.com / Download.com etc ), " RESUME  RATER " tool of which , more than 13,000 copies have got downloaded from various web sites.

*  We launched ..www.CustomizeResume.com... on 14 Nov 2009 , which incorporates the RESUME RATER and arranges the resumes in the descending order of the Raw Score . It also develops Personal Analytics Graphs of resume-owner.

*  We are in the process of cleaning-up ISYS database to ensure that it contains , nothing but " resumes "

*  By subscribing to FileFactory.com , we enabled visitors ( of IndiaRecruiter.net ) , to download over 3 lakh text resumes ( in batches of 1000 at a time )

*  We have already uploaded approx  2.5 lakh text resumes on CustomizeResume.com , which are freely downloadable

*  3P are using " InBox Reader " developed by Vikram , 3 years ago

*  We have downloaded a software , some 2 weeks back , which converts all kinds of ( resume ) documents into PDF format

*  Alex has developed a software which detaches all attachments from incoming emails ( which are mostly resumes )

*  We have processed 14 PST files to separate out unsolicited resumes received at " Contact@3pjobs.com " , during last 10 years

Lastly ,

*  We have thought of developing a ( freely downloadable ) S/W TOOL ,
 " EXCHANGER ",

 which will,

#   Read all incoming emails

#   Separate " Resume containing " emails
#   Detach resumes

#   Clean-up

#   Convert to PDF

#   " Rate " the resumes ( using RESUME RATER , developed by us earlier ) and
     assign Raw Score / Function Category ( Sales / Mktg / Production / Finance etc )

#   Arrange the resumes in descending order of Raw Score / Percentile Score

#   Index all keywords ( after removing all junk words )

#   Make all these text resumes " SEARCHABLE " on chosen keywords, in a manner

     similar to ISYS

    (  this to be done by plugging in Google Search Appliance API )

#   Incorporate " RESUME PARSER  " which we  incorporated in our earlier
      portal ....www.RecruitGuru.com ...for converting a text resume into a database

#   Incorporate following tools which we have already developed :
      *  " GuruSish " ( Resume Search-in-Search-Results ) , and
     "   " GuruCast "  ( Broadcasting resumes )

#   Make U / I , somewhat similar to " LONG  TAIL   RESUME " interface as per my yesterday's note

We may , at first , develop such a tool and use it OFFLINE , using ISYS database to establish that ,

*  It works better / faster than ISYS

*  It is more user-friendly

If it does , then the next question is :

Can we develop it ( using Google Search Appliance API & in ASP 3.5 ) and make it freely downloadable for anyone ?

If possible , can we use it to " disrupt " the current online / offline Recruitment Industry  ?

In itself , " disrupting an industry " cannot be a worthy goal  !

What good is an " Innovation " , ( whether  disruptive or otherwise ) , unless it benefits the entire society ?

If such a tool has to benefit the " Entire Society " , ( - even at the cost of one industry , viz: Online Recruitment ) , then such a tool , must facilitate ,
"  JOBS  FOR  ALL  =  PEACE  ON  EARTH  "

This has to be the " Super-ordinate Goal " behind the development of such a tool
A somewhat subordinate goal can be ( to copy Google's terminology ) ,
"  Organize Resumes & Job-related Info of the World "
-  which ( info ) is a tiny fraction of , " All the information of the World "


And this is how I propose we will do :

#   Launch.........www.ResumesExchange.com...

#   From this portal , allow users to freely download a tool ( " EXCHANGER " ) - but after due ' registration ' and clicking of " Activation " link . We want to capture all future activities of each user

#   The tool will lock-in ( integration ? ) with the MAIL BOX of each user
    
This will ensure that each & every text resume ( resume attachments arriving into that user's mail-box , irrespective of email ID ), gets CAPTURED & PROCESSED , by the tool

    The user cannot selectively " process " only some resumes arriving into his mailbox . He will have no control over the processes of the tool

#   The tool will need to be " activated " every morning , by linking up with,

#   The activation will consist of ,
     *  an UPLOAD button ( The DONATION button )

        -  clicking on which will automatically " upload " onto our server database , all the text resumes processed by the tool since the previous instance
      
     This action will force the user to " donate " ( to the Central Database ) , all the incoming resumes into his mail-box . This is the " price " he pays
    
 Of course , we must make an " enabling " provision in the tool , whereby the user can ,
     "  Add  /  Process  /  Upload  ",

 thousands of resumes received by him over the years and lying on his hard-disk ; that is resumes received before the installation of the tool .

If we take all Recruiting Agencies & Employers , this figure would run into MILLIONS - thousand times bigger than Monster + Naukri !


   *  a  SYNCHRONIZE button
       This can be clicked ONLY AFTER clicking on the UPLOAD button

       When the user clicks on this button , he downloads our ENTIRE ONLINE RESUMES ( current ) DATABASE  , onto his hard-disk which becomes a part and parcel of his OFFLINE EXCHANGER TOOL

And now , with the in-built " Resume Search Engine " , he can search the database

on a large number of " Search Parameters " , since the RESUME PARSER would have converted those text resumes into a SEARCHABLE database
Will Naukri / Monster / TimesJobs allow you to download their Search Engine ?
If they did , no one would need to visit them / subscribe to them !

With this click ,

>  our ONLINE database ( on our web server ) - which is growing every minute -  and

>  his OFFLINE database in the tool ,
stand " Synchronized "

This will impose a huge load on our server !  We should enable download of " Incremental " resumes of last 24 hours

And this will happen , even if no resumes got uploaded when he clicked on the UPLOAD button  !

{  Shall we modify this to say , " No download when there is no upload "  ? }

In fact , during the very FIRST operation of the SYNCHRONIZE button , user will get to download , some 3 / 4 lakh text resumes from our server  ! 

It is entirely possible that after the first download of 3 / 4 lakh resumes , the user stops using " EXCHANGER " tool ( - and even switch back to ISYS ? )
It is possible that after 3 / 4 weeks , he registers once again , under a different name and repeats the mischief !

We will need to find a way to prevent this from happening
Eg : Our S/W finding if there was any previous installation on that hard-disk ?

Our USP ( Unique Selling Proposition ) is :

"  With hundreds / thousands of users , daily uploading lakhs / millions of resumes , our Online Database is growing phenomenally - bigger than Monster / Naukri , within a few days !

And you get to DAILY download this hugely growing database , by donating / contributing , a few dozen / hundred resumes  ! No fees of any kind  !
In this arrangement , every user is contributing a small number of resumes but every user is getting , in return , a huge number of resumes - FREE  OF  COST  !
After a while , you will have no need to subscribe to Naukri / Monster / TimesJobs and pay a huge monthly / annual fee running into lakhs of rupees
In fact , within a few months , your own OFFLINE resume database , will far exceed the ONLINE resume database of any job portal in the entire World !
If you think , what resume database you currently have on your hard-disk is UNIQUE and that no one else has got those resumes, then you are sadly mistaken !

Every single resume on your hard - disk is also on the hard-disks of 100 other Recruiters / Corporate and on 5 / 10 job portals !

You are exchanging these BRICKS for GOLD !

ResumesExchange  is designed to distribute every resume to the  farthest corner of the Earth !  "

ADDITIONAL   POINTS  :

*   Tool stops working after 24 hours , unless UPLOAD and SYNCHRONIZE buttons get clicked again

*   We must assume that there will be thousands of small companies who do NOT need to / care to ,

     install " EXCHANGER " tool , because ,

     >  they hardly receive any text resumes through email

    >   they do not subscribe to any job portal

    >   they employ 1 / 2 persons every year

    For such users , we will allow to conduct online " resume search " on    

   but ,

   *  they cannot download any resumes , although they can send messages to those candidates thru ,

     " CONTACT  ME  " button

  And we will let them do this without " Registering / Subscribing / Login "
 This will ensure traffic to our web site and create buzz

And if U / I , ( for " Resume Search " ) , is such that every resume becomes accessible to search-engine spiders to index , we ( our web site ) , will get a high rank in search results , when anybody types " Resumes "  , in search bar

*  Registered users ( those who have downloaded & installed the tool ) , may not use this feature because, for them , there is no particular advantage to search online

 *  By preventing download of resumes from the site itself , we will ensure that the SAME resumes do not get uploaded after 24 hours !
We want to avoid CLOSED LOOP situation - which is very dangerous and could overload / crash the site

*  Each registered user will be assigned a UNIQUE ID . Each resume that gets uploaded from this user , will carry that UNIQUE Id - so that we know which / how many resumes came from where

*  Allowing casual / online visitors to search resumes and send CONTACT ME messages will also serve as ,
LIVE DEMO / FREE TRIAL
to explain the concept of EXCHANGER

*   I suggest we allow a new user to download our entire online database of resumes along with the downloading of EXCHANGER tool

We will go one step further and place a prominent message ( next to " DOWNLOAD " button ), which reads :

" Dear Visitor :
When you click on the DOWNLOAD button , along with the EXCHANGER tool , you will be downloading , our entire current database of.............. resumes - absolutely FREE  "

I think , this will be a powerful incentive to join

*  With each jobseeker sending his resume to 100 recruiters and 200 employers, without doubt , we will get hundreds of resumes - may be millions ! , which are DUPLICATE
This is inevitable - almost certain, for each and every resume that gets uploaded / donated
Should we try to remove the duplicates ?

I don't think we should ; for the following reasons :

>  We want to keep count of " No of Resumes donated / contributed " by EACH USER of EXCHANGER tool ( daily and cumulative ) - in ADMIN tool

>  We want to make our Online Database look big / huge , eg:
   No of Resumes ( Total )...................
   No of Resumes Contributed today..................

*   In " Our Subscribers " list , against each registered user's name , we want to show dynamically , the " No of Resumes Contributed " 
We may even consider listing of the Subscriber-Names  in the descending order of the " No of Resumes Contributed "
This is our method of " recognizing " the most generous subscribers . Not only will this be a big ego-booster but also act as a motivator to others

*  Not only on our starting database of 3 / 4 lakh resumes but on each subsequent resume contributed by any user , we must stamp :
( - like what HOTMAIL did when they enabled free use of their email service )

*  After getting uploaded , each and every resume gets downloaded
   Can we place , " CONTACT  ME " button / software on each ? - so that , even after downloading , every user can use it to send messages to candidates ?
This can pose an enormous load on our server . But on other hand,we can capture ,

>  WHO is contacting WHOM  ?

>  WHICH candidate is getting most messages  ?

-  even if we don't care about the content of the message

*  Every morning , when a user clicks on SYNCHRONIZE button , his entire resume database residing in the EXCHANGER tool , will get totally replaced by the new online database getting downloaded

This is because , he will be downloading  may be 80 % - 90% of the resumes , again and again , everyday !

{ I don't think this will work due to huge upload / download . We will have to make this " incremental "
 for last 24 hours }
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Following could well be the LIST of the WEB - PAGES for

              www.ResumesExchange.com  :

*  The  Premise
*  How  ?
*  Download Exchanger
*  Register
*  FAQ
*  Contact Us
*  Our Subscribers
*  Live Demo
*  Site Statistics
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ResumesExchange

Donate a Resume : Download A Thousand -  FREE
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The Premise
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Dear Visitor :

This site is about exchanging of Resumes

You donate one and download a thousand  !

If one thousand Users donate just ONE resume everyday , each can download a thousand ; what everyone else has donated

And if each User donates just 100 daily , then you can download 100,000 ( - if you too are a User ) daily

That is 3 million resumes each month . 36 million in a year !

Soon , your hard-disk would have a SEARCHABLE resume database which is bigger than the biggest job portal !

Experience the Power of Sharing

The Power of Networking

The Power of Enabling

Unleash your Potential
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How  ?

Dear Visitor :

Here is how you can download absolutely FREE - thousands of resumes , everyday :

*  First REGISTER as a User

*  You will receive an Activation Link in your email . Click to activate your account

*  Then Login at page EXCHANGER to download ( FREE ) , that software tool

*  Install this tool as per instructions

*  In the tool , click on button " ACTIVATE " ( You will need to be online )

*  When you click " ACTIVATE " , you get connected to our server and our entire Resume Database ( as on that moment ), gets downloaded on your hard-disk
       The counter on your tool will show the no of resumes that you downloaded

*  Once-a-day , you will need to be online and first click on your tool , " UPLOAD " button

   That will upload on our server , all the resumes which EXCHANGER has received from your Mailbox , indexed and created a SEARCHABLE database

   *  Next you click the button " SYNCHRONIZER " .

   This action will download onto your hard-disk, resumes uploaded by ALL other Users , since you last clicked the " SYNCHRONIZER " button


hemen  parekh
Marol , Mumbai , India 
( M ) +91 - 98,67,55,08,08