Post # 1
Ok, so I’ve got my resume up on Careerbuilder, Monster, Indeed. Trying to do Linkedin, but the website is down at the moment.
Are there any other great websites out there that I don’t know about that are good to have my resume out there on??
Trying to get it out there as many places as possible.
Thanks! : )
Post # 3
Other than some very career specific sites for my industry, that’s where I post mine when I’m looking! I’ve been recruited several times through LinkedIn even with having it marked as though I’m not looking, so it’s definitely a good one to use!
Post # 4
Are there any professional organizations in your industry that post jobs/resumes?
Post # 5
Ugh I can never get my resume to post on LinkedIn. No matter how many times it tells me that it uploaded, it still tells me that I can complete my profile by uploading my resume. Dumb.
Post # 6
With the job market being as tight as it is, having a personal contact within an industry is a lot more important than getting high exposure online. Depending on the industry, you may find there are a dozen headhunter services all posting the same contract position within the same client company which makes it look like there are a lot more jobs than there are out there— I’m in IT and I consistently get 6 or 8 requests for a resume that I *know* is going to the same client, and it really annoys me. Start networking now. If there’s an industry conference or convention remotely close to your home, spend a day there meeting people; if there’s a local professional organization, join it. Join meetup.com and see if there is a local group that would be relevant, either as a purely professional group or as a social group that would be likely to have some members in your line of work. Having an actual human contact within the company can really help float your resume to the top of the stack.
Post # 7
Honestly, I never had any luck job searching from posting resumes on sites like those. I always had the best success applying to specific postings straight from a specific company’s website.
Post # 9
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@Mrs.KMM: This. Most companies are lazy and don’t want to spend money crusing resumes for a potential applicant who may not be interested and/or may no longer be available to work.
As far as posting goes, you need a recruiter or headhunter involved to get any decent action out of a posted resume. I have previously used Robert Half and had decent luck; they have different divisions for different industries.
Other than that you really just need to go out there and run searches. You can set up automatic seraches on Monster and Career Builder so that when jobs are posted with certain key words they are emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis. Try to apply for at least 10 jobs per day if you can. Also, craigslist can be a good resource for local jobs as I know a lot of smaller companies prefer to use their free source rather than pay for the main job websites. Be wary though. Some job postings on craigslist are for fake companies and/or investment companies that want you to pay a couple hundred or thousand dollars before they hire you. Always request the name of the company and verify it before sending any sensitive information such as social secuirty numbers or paying any “hiring” fees.