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This article was published on September 8, 2014

Sumry’s new one-page PDFs let you see when your résumé was opened by a recruiter

Sumry’s new one-page PDFs let you see when your résumé was opened by a recruiter
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Sumry, a service that provides you with an interactive résumé displayed as a timeline, has added new features to its platform to give applicants a better idea of how well their CV performs with recruiters.

The new feature allows users to send out a one-page summary Sumry of their key skills and – unlike firing Microsoft Word documents off into the ether – see exactly when it was downloaded, viewed, or even when certain links were opened from within it. These stats are then shown in your Sumry dashboard and you can begin to get a feel for which parts of your CV are the most engaging and which are getting skimmed over.

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We’re also told that soon it will show exactly how long recruiters spent looking at your Sumry. Stats are specific to each PDF sent, so if you apply for a few different jobs, you’ll see how well it performed individually in each case. The new features are only available to paying ($7 per month) Sumry Dream subscribers currently, the company said.

Of course, landing a new job will require more than a fancy résumé, but any tools that help you stand out from the crowd and get a bit of feedback with which to fine-tune your CV certainly won’t hurt.

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