We are Jyst, the anti-resume job match app. I guess you could say we are addicted to the thought of a world without them, and we wanted to find out whether we were alone in this.
As it turns out, we are not alone at all. We posted to Reddit, "if you could replace resumes or cover letters, what would you replace them with?" Of course, we wanted everyone's answer to be "THE JYST," but we are still working on getting our baby out there in the world.
We were totally surprised by the amount of responses to this question! We feel confident we have a microcosmic view, or the JYST (hardy harr harr) of what hiring managers and job seekers prefer.
I think we can sum it up in a few sentences:
Less is more. Plus, resumes take a lot of time if you are trying to customize it for every place you apply to – it doesn't need to be complicated or feel like you're trying to sell yourself. Jyst fact.
Overall, a few people still love resumes. While many stood on the other side of the fence and thought they were outdated. And cover letters...obsolete. At Jyst, we love the conversation this has started. We will continue to post questions on Reddit about hiring, the job market, finding jobs and everything else that relates. We can't wait to keep the conversation going!