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The Resumator scores $100K to make hiring less of a chore

The Resumator, a startup dedicated to simplifying the hiring process for businesses, has landed $100,000 in seed funding, the company told VentureBeat.

The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania company has developed web-based social recruiting and applicant tracking tools that let you do everything required to attract and select new hires. The Resumator lets you easily advertise open positions via social networks, post positions to free job aggregators (potentially saving money by avoiding expensive job board sites) and create branded sites for applicants.

Best of all, the site compiles submitted resumes to a single secure location that lets you discuss, rank and track job candidates. You can search the text of every submitted resume, and filtering tools effectively allow you to create a searchable database from resumes.

For businesses, a service like The Resumator means the end of having a single person manage the onslaught of information around the hiring process. The company says it’s specifically targeting “deputized hiring managers”, people who are tasked with recruiting even though they may not have the training or time to do so. Instead of having a monstrous spreadsheet of applicant data, or a messy collection of email submissions, the Resumator gives you everything you need to compare and keep track of applicants.

The company offers a variety of pricing options: At the low-end, you can spend $29 a month for managing 3 jobs at a time, and at the high-end you can spend $299 a month for 40 jobs at a time. There’s also an “Infinity Plan” for big companies that need to hire for more than 40 jobs at once.

Competitors like Jobvite and Sendouts have been around longer, but The Resumator stands out with its low-cost monthly fees and useful web-based tools.

The Resumator officially launched in January 2009, and since then it has gathered over 200 customers across a wide variety of industries, including companies like Evernote, ThinkGeek, Posterous and Disqus. In 2011, the company says that it will roll out new features that offer deeper social network connections.

The new round of seed funding came from Innovation Works, creator of the AlphaLab program for startups, of which The Resumator is a graduate. The company previously raised $75,000 through Innovation Works and the AlphaLab program.