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RESUMate – A Simple Solution for a very reasonable price

Sun, 6th June, 2004 - Posted by Administration

The Fordyce Letter, a recruiting industry standard for over 30 years, ran this review by columnist Mark E. Berger in June 2004.

Anyone who reads this column with any regularity knows that I regularly review recruiter database software, as the interest in that topic remains high among the Fordyce subscribers. Most of the software reviewed in this category is extremely complex for many recruiters as many packages try and be so many things to so many people. Most recruiters I know, including myself, do not use their software systems to their full potential. For those that don’t need all the bells and whistles, nor the price tag associated with options and features you don’t want or would never use, here is one, RESUMate, that would suffice for any resume-driven recruiter looking for a simple solution for a very reasonable price.

RESUMate is a simple, easy-to-use database program that parses contact information from resumes and stores that information in a database. Exactly what many recruiters are looking for. I really like the way they have accomplished something few before them have accomplished…to put all the pertinent candidate data on one screen. It is a busy interface for sure but not too busy.

Aside from parsing the usual contact information, which I tested a number of times with excellent accuracy, it can also parse out user-defined keywords and then highlight them in the new record. Text resumes (attachments are linked) are part of each record. Some of the data fields are customizable, enabling you to enter the information important to your business. Unlimited space for notes, logs, references, etc. Six date fields note past and future contacts, which feed into a built-in calendar. Once the record is created, you can search any field in the candidate record. You can send emails and open web pages directly from the candidate record. It also has a dialing feature where it will dial the telephone for you if you have the correct hardware setup.

The RESUMate Lite version reviewed goes for $295 for the first user and $99 for additional network users. They also have a RESUMate Pro version available for $795 and $195 for additional network users that integrates client, contact and job order records with the candidate records in the Lite version. There is also the optional Import Express add-on ($200 with purchase) is handy for those performing imports for multiple resumes. I want to thank Charlie Schaldenbrand for his help in writing this article. Anyone interested in more information about RESUMate can visit their website at or contact Charlie direct via email at or voice at 800-530-9310 x208.

Category : Recruiting Software

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