SMSResume is a Hyderabad based startup that enables users to send their resume/CV via SMS.
All Optimize DBone needs to do is register at the website, upload CV/covering letter and one can apply for jobs by sending sms to 9711532380 in the defined format : Resume<space> <emailid>
Well, MyDuniya tried a similar concept (plus more i.e. create/send business cards/search wikipedia etc), but the service was later shutdown (various reasons though).
SMSResume founding team has an experience in recruitment domain and earlier launched mywalkin.com
“We started this journey with mywalkin.com, which is the first of its type job website focusing only one Walkins and Recruitment events. This has been well received by our users with 1 Lakh plus user visits every month. Now after walkins, we are trying to ease the process to apply for a job. We have studied the job market in detail. As Internet connectivity is still poorer in India , it still takes 10 Rs and at least half hr to apply for few openings. Most of the companies don’t allow access to personal emails, thus make it difficult for most of the employees to apply for job. Thru SMSResume, we are trying to give a cool option to send your resume to the HR just by sending SMS.” – SMSResume team
In my humble opinion, the value SMSResume is delivering is very minimal. While it’s fancy to believe that someone will ‘look at ToI Ascent and can send resumes right away’, the bigger competition is the availability of alternate service, i.e. Internet (which is cheaply available).
What’s your opinion? Do you think this service is solving a critical pain?