January 3, 2010

Raveal – Market Yourself to Potential Employers


Raveal is a career website that helps job applicants present themselves in a professional and cohesive way to potential employers. More than just a job board or a resume building service, Raveal is an all-in-one tool that lets you manage your professional profile from across the web. By using the site’s four core pillars—profile, resume, portfolio, and voice—you’ll be able to showcase all of your talents and skills to employers with ease.

Start by signing up and creating a public profile. Including basic information like your title, availability, and e-mail address makes it easy for hiring managers to get in touch when they have an opening. The next step is to create a Raveal resume with all of your basic information and career objectives, as well as an audio introduction recorded in your own voice that gives employers a better idea of who you are and what you’re about. Industry-specific posts from your various social networking profiles can easy be pulled into your Raveal profile, allowing you to include thoughtful blog posts or Tweets that showcase your knowledge of the industry.

For professionals working in creative fields, Raveal really stands out. The site lets you post galleries of your past work, including images, videos, and audio files, which will them be turned into thumbnails that are easy to browse or search. Finally, Raveal lets you track public awareness of your new profile by allowing you access to see which visitors are looking at which parts of your resume, and which links are leading them to your site. Overall, Raveal is a comprehensive job search tool that a wide variety of users can take advantage of to showcase themselves to potential employers.

Practical Uses:

  • Post your resume online and let hiring managers contact you
  • Search for available jobs and apply with the click of a button
  • Showcase your best work by including a portfolio of images and videos
  • Speak directly to potential employers with an audio introduction

Insider Tips:

  • Raveal resumes can be exported as a PDF and printed out in high resolution
  • Track who has looked at your profile and see which links brought them in
  • Change the overall look of your Raveal profile with themes, or design your own from scratch

What we liked:

  • Easy to pull in specific posts from various social networking sites
  • Video and image thumbnails provide a professional way to showcase past projects
  • Ability to directly contact hiring managers through the Raveal messaging system
  • Pro users can host their Raveal account using their own domain name

What we didn’t like:

  • Raveal is still growing, which is why there are not as many employers and hiring managers using the site yet as other career-focused web portals


Company Info:

  • Launched: September 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Troy, Michigan
  • Founded by: Flowz
  • Web site:


  • Free accounts are available
  • Professional accounts are $9/month

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