September 11, 2014

Sumry – Resumes That Tell a Story

Very few resumes tell the whole story of a person, but that is exactly what Sumry is looking to do. The web-based application helps its users create interactive digital resumes that do more than just list their work histories and educational backgrounds.

Build the type of resume that’s likely to get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers by visiting Sumry and creating an account. Start populating the information on your profile page by manually adding things like your personal story, skills, personality traits, contact information, and even hobbies or passions. You can also add references to your interactive resume. All of these events, tidbits, and anecdotes are organized into a timeline that’s viewable on any desktop PC, tablet, or smartphone.

Although you have the option of printing out your resume to send via traditional mail, most Sumry users will prefer sharing their resumes with the platform’s social sharing tools. Click “Apply” in Sumry’s upper right-hand corner, and send your resume to as many hiring managers as you’d like. Sumry provides you with analytics and tracking tools that show exactly when your resume was opened, read, or downloaded. You can also track whether you got an interview, or you got hired, within the Sumry app.

Practical Uses:

  • Create an interactive resume
  • Apply for jobs online via email
  • Find out immediately when a potential employer has downloaded your resume
  • Ask former employers to serve as references on your resume

Insider Tips:

  • Sumry tracks when its users receive interviews and job offers
  • Add a cover photo to your resume
  • Create multiple versions of your resume
  • Opt to receive immediate notifications when your resume has been opened or read

What we liked:

  • Sumry will contact potential references on a user’s behalf
  • Creative professionals can showcase work from within their timelines
  • Users can re-order the points in their timelines
  • Sumry removes all branding from resumes created by users with paid plans

What we didn’t like:

  • Free resumes have a 25-point limit


Company Info:

  • Launched: January 2014
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Sydney, Australia, and San Francisco, California
  • Founded by: Sebastian Kade and Nate Hanson
  • Web site:


  • Free plan
  • Profile plan is $3 per month
  • Dream plan is $7 per month

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