On July 2, Quartet Communications launched "anata," a website that allows users to create their resume and curriculum vitae online for free using only their smartphone. The developer of this service is a 17-year-old engineer at the company.
The number of successful job applications has declined significantly owing to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and recruitment has become a buyer-centric market. The increased activity within a buyer-centric market means that there will be more opportunities for job-seekers to write their resume and curriculum vitae, a customary practice in Japan. On the other hand, the rate of ownership of PCs which are often used to create one's resume or curriculum vitae is around 70% even among people in their 20s, which is low compared to smartphone ownership.
As part of its efforts to cut down the use of Excel and PDF attachments in this regard, Quartet Communications has developed a website that allows users to create their resume and curriculum vitae online for free using only their smartphone. Usage of this service is completely free and anyone can use it immediately by accessing the service from the website. After creating the resume or curriculum vitae on a smartphone, a unique link will be issued that allows others to view the soft copy of the document created. By copying this link and sending it to the company where they are applying for a job, users can submit their personal information to the company. (The same steps can also be performed on a PC.)
As companies that receive the link can view the information in a browser, it is easier for them to handle a large number of resumes. In addition to users and companies being able to save the document as a PDF which can be downloaded if necessary, users can also register on the website to manage the resumes they have created in the past.