Interview with Sergei Pochinok (ResumeBaking)
ResumeBaking is a free online resume building application with tips on professional resume writing and vacancy notifications from trustworthy job boards.
I interviewed Sergei Pochinok, ResumeBaking founder to find out more. This interview is the twenty sixth in a series of DW interviews. Big thank you to Sergei for the interview!
How would you describe ResumeBaking in under 65 words?
ResumeBaking is a simple and easy-to-use resume writing service. It’s helpful as you can create a perfect resume for free. You don’t need to know all the details of resume writing, just follow the instructions in the tips section. This way you get an excellent online resume ready to be sent out to a HR manager, printed out and shared in social networks.
What made you decide to start working on ResumeBaking?
More than four years ago when I decided to change my job I started writing my own resume. On the Internet I found lots of services which seemed rather complicated and were not for free. Then, together with my best friend Ann, who is an experienced HR manager and a professional resume writer, decided to create a ResumeBaking service which would be free, user-friendly and fit a variety of employment situations.
How did you come up with the name?
I was thinking about the name for a long time trying to work out something interesting and memorable. One day in a café I watched a chef baking croissants and in this process I saw my service. I thought that the stove is my website and the croissants are resumes. This way it became ResumeBaking – hot and crispy resumes :)
The Resume Tips blog covers a lot of tips related to military resumes. Where has your knowledge on this area come from?
The whole team works for our project. We noticed that there isn’t much information about military resumes and so our copywriters decided to study the question from all sides and in their articles they gave some useful tips for military men.
How long did it take you to put together the first version of ResumeBaking and how much time has been spent on it since?
It took us about a year to put together the first version of ResumeBaking because we understood that the service must be of high quality. Our aim is to provide our users with effective and easy-to-use tools for making resumes.
Has ResumeBaking got the feedback and growth you expected since launching earlier this year?
We didn’t expect the service to become so popular in such a short period of time. We’re getting positive feedback and that’s the best reward for us.
What technologies did you use for ResumeBaking and what were you reasoning?
We’re using the latest web technologies for our service which make it more flexible and user-friendly.
Who do you see as your target audience?
The target audience is quite big, they are people who are looking for a job or are currently employed but would like to change their job. The active part of our world population :)
What is the biggest hurdle you have faced or are still facing?
We have got an excellent team and each of us is an expert in their field and we really enjoy what we are doing but there is one big problem – there are only 24 hours in a day :)
What has been the most technically challenging part of building ResumeBaking?
The most challenging part was the builder itself and it was Alex’s job. He was working on it for about a month constantly improving the code. In the process of development usability ideas came up and we had to put them into action quickly and change the code. As a result we have a work of art in a manner of speaking :)
What are you most excited about at the moment?
We are working to launch the second version of the builder and there are lots of discussion and disputes at the office. We want to impress our users with new features.
Can you convince the reader to start using ResumeBaking in under 50 words?
Our mission is to make complex things simple and easy-to-use. And using ResumeBuilder you spend far less time on creating your resume and so you have more time to enjoy your life :)
Finished reading? Check out ResumeBaking!