|Special Edition: ||September 29, 2008|
|Is Resume Posting Worth The Time?|
So, you're considering putting your resume on Job.com, Monster, CareerBuilder, Net-Temps, Dice, and a ton of others. But you're wondering, is it worth the time?
The answer is "yes". Read on...
Are There Jobs Available?
More than ever with the continuing upswing in the
economy, companies are searching career websites to locate job candidates to fill new job openings in their businesses.
And while there are currently millions of jobs listed on all the top career websites, many companies report they are searching the job boards for candidates without posting their upcoming jobs -- due to a fear of an
onslaught of unqualified applications.
That makes this the BEST time to put your resume on all major career websites reported to be searched by 1.5 million employers, recruiters and hiring managers daily.
According to a poll by the Society for Human Resource Management, 88% of human resource professionals now rely on the Internet to
fill open positions in their organizations.
How long does it take?
Researching which websites to post to and then filling out all of their forms will take a fair amount of time. If you don't want to spend 60 hours filling out forms and researching websites, you can turn to a service called Resume Rabbit, which will instantly
post your resume on up to 80 top career websites for you. They can be found at Resume Rabbit.
This site is easy to use, it takes only 5 minutes to fill-out, saves you tons of time and instantly posts your resume on all the best websites like Monster, Job.com, CareerBuilder, Net-Temps, Dice & more.
Why post to all the websites?
The answer is: To be in the right place at the right time. Especially now!
While many companies search the largest career websites, increasingly employers and recruiters are cutting costs by searching the lesser expensive mid-sized career websites.
This means that the hiring
managers and jobs are dispersed amongst a larger number of career websites. And in this market, the window of opportunity for a job is a little smaller than it used to be, so it's important that you're where the jobs are when they're available.
Can I Post My Resume Confidentially?
You can still post your resume online while
remaining anonymous if you use Resume Rabbit by selecting "Post My Resume Confidentially" during their registration process. In this case they will select the confidentiality option on career websites offering that feature. For career websites that do not offer a confidentiality feature, they will replace your personally identifiable information
with something non-descript.
Does It Really Work?
It's a fact that most hiring managers use the internet to find their candidates. Of course, when there are more jobs available in the market, your chances are better of finding a job faster.
However, when the job market is weak, it's even more important that you give
yourself a competitive advantage over others competing for the same jobs by making sure your resume is "findable" on all top career websites.
Here are a couple of comments about being on all the career websites from users of Resume Rabbit:
A customer service representative in Missouri named Jim used Resume Rabbit to post his resume
"I signed up on a Tuesday and by Thursday the job offers started pouring in. By Friday, I had a job set up!"
Ronnie, a sales representative in Texas reports,
"I got the account on Sunday evening and by Monday morning I was already getting phone calls from recruiters. That was fast and easy. There are
so many job websites out there it would have taken weeks."
Since 1999 Resume Rabbit has performed over 1 million resume postings for some very happy customers who feel the service can't be beat. If you want to try Resume Rabbit it can be found by following this link.
Whether you fill out the forms
yourself or elect to have a service like Resume Rabbit do it for you, being on all the major career websites is a good idea. It's a competitive job market right now. If you know how to play the numbers you can beat the odds and succeed. Post your resume to as many career websites as possible and visit them often! Try Resume Rabbit today!