We think it’s awesome whenever well-respected publications and news outlets show the Resumator some love. You could imagine how excited we were when Vanity Fair interviewed Don! Here’s the article for some stylish reading, Benjamin Solomon.
You know you’re on to something when both Obama and Romney use your hiring platform to staff their presidential campaigns. So naturally it is something founder and C.E.O. Don Charlton mentions proudly when talking of his Pittsburgh-based startup, Resumator, which attempts to streamline the way employers recruit and manage job applicants. Since the 2012 election, Resumator has become a go-to H.R. tool for more than 12,000 companies, including fellow tech biggies Pinterest, Mashable, Instagram, and Tumblr. And in July, Resumator announced a strategic partnership with fast-rising job search engine Indeed, continuing to define itself as a dominant force in the business of hiring, and establishing Charlton—an award-winning Web designer who overcame a modest upbringing before founding the startup—as a rising tech star. We spoke to the avid Apple fan about his iPhone 5.
Phone: Black iPhone 5.
Case: Incase. “I use a black Incase that is very streamlined. I hate phone cases, but when my iPhone got a small chip I realized that if this thing cracks, I’m out $500 or more. I have bills!”
Background: Black. “I chose it because I’m an interface designer and all these icons are busy enough. I want to clearly see the edges of each icon so I push with precision. I sound anal about user experience, right? Guilty as charged.”
Ringtone: Old phone. “I use the sound because otherwise I’d never be able to answer the phone. I also think ringtones are never flattering. When is the last time you said, ‘That’s such a great ringtone. I want it.’?”
Most-used app: iPhone’s native music player. “The music app gets most of my love. Podcasts or music, I am always plugging into sounds coming from that app.”
Last app I used: Gmail. “There’s a 99 percent chance that will be my answer when I’m not listening to music.”
Currently obsessed with: Clear. “I love the to-do list app. It’s a beautifully designed, minimal interface for managing your to-dos. Every swipe and pinch is just intuitive. The task is the main character and the interface is almost nonexistent. To-do lists almost always get abandoned at some point, but I’ve been faithfully flicking completed tasks since I downloaded this little app.”
Last download: Salesforce Touch. “We just rebuilt our SFDC implementation and I’ve been geeking out over some graphs. I found out about it because they’re an investor in Resumator and we like to pay attention to what they do.”
Guiltiest pleasure: Vine. “I have a fake account on there because some of the weird stuff I favorite would lead to my downfall. It’s just too hilarious to not save. I saved a video of a scene from Kickboxerin which Jean-Claude Van Damme is ‘twerking’ to the song ‘Red Nose’ by Sage the Gemini. Or Barney and some kids acting gangsta to a Lil Jon song.”
Favorite mobile game: Ruzzle. “A bunch of people were posting their final scores to Instagram. I wanted to see what the fuss was about. I’m not great—but don’t test me.”
Is there an app on your homescreen that you never use? Evernote. “There’s an irony to forgetting to use an app designed to prevent you from forgetting things.”
Do you use a voice-mail greeting? No. “I think it’s the automated message. No reason really, except I feel like that will prevent my past from coming back to haunt me.”
Clean inbox: Yes. “My inbox stays empty. Something I do is use stars to file away things I need to do later. I can archive every message and then search starred items when I need to find important e-mails that need action. After I respond or take the appropriate action, I de-select the star.”
Text or call: Text. “I used to hate texting. Now I like it more, except when I get stuck in a chat group on the iPhone. It’s imprisonment. The only way to stop getting everyones “LOLs” is to ask someone to start a whole new chat. It’s like kicking everyone out of your house and telling someone else to re-start the party at their place. You don’t win friends that way.”
Remaining battery: 79 percent. “I recharge every single night. Phone never dies.”
The original article lives on Vanity Fair.