The Resume App on Facebook lets you import your LinkedIn resume and recommendations to your Facebook resume. For the non-LinkedIn crowd, it also lets you upload your resume in Word format and converts it to html. It’s basically a way to make Facebook a better business social network.
The app only has 1000 users. Network effects make this exponentially more useful with more users. However, it’s starting to get attention from the press. 2 reporters contacted me for their stories about professionals starting to use Facebook over LinkedIn for their business networking. (Nevermind that resumes are dead.)
Questions for you:
1) How do we make this app more viral?
2) Is privacy a concern?
When viewing resumes by network, you can’t actually view the resume unless you add the person as a friend. Should we make all resumes transparent to anyone? Or should we let the user decide on the privacy level? (ie – Only let my friends see my resume; OR let my networks and friends see my resume; OR let anyone see my resume)
3) Should we have a point system?
You’d get points for posting your resume, writing recommendations, or inviting friends. Points let you view more resumes.
Any thoughts, feedback, ideas, suggestions, criticism? Thank you Noah for lending me your blog, and giving me initial feedback when the app launched a couple weeks ago. This post was written by Joe Suh of MyChurch.org.