Best Resume Services...
resume distribution services
(Note: for those who don't yet have a resume that's ready for
distribution, see Review of Resume Writers.)
It goes without saying that you're going to forward your resume to
appropriate job opportunities -- when you find them. But what about those jobs that are never
posted? As you may know, a large percentage of job openings are filled quietly, without benefit
of advertising. Such opportunities are made known to in-house or outside recruiters and
headhunters, and these individuals use their networks and resources to identify prospective
In a competitive job market, it makes sense to consider putting
yourself in those networks and among those resources. A good resume
distribution service can help. But which ones are good? Glad you asked...
post to 86 job
|Oldest and largest online resume posting service, with 100,000 happy
customers. 5 million submissions since 1999. Post to 86 job sites. Posting report, identity
protection, centralized log in... [read_REVIEW]
|Resume distribution to U.S. search firms (recruiters). Your resume is
sent straight to the email inboxes of 1000's of recruiters. Industry & geographic
targeting. Confidential reply boxes... [read_REVIEW]
|Both recruiters and employers are set up to receive your resume. Industry
and geographic targeting, confidential delivery, and get a list of the firms who were sent your
$49.95 or $59.95
recruiters -- job
|Post your resume on up to 80 top job sites, or... email blast your resume
to 1000's of employers and recruiters. Geographic targeting. Money-back guarantee of response
from blasting... [read_REVIEW]
... because we've been all over the Web comparing services and putting companies through their
paces. Before we go any further, keep in mind that hiring a resume distribution service to post your
resume to career sites, or hiring a resume distribution service to get your resume to recruiters
should not take the place of your personal efforts to identify--and apply to--relevant job
Resume Distribution Services - Reputation
There's a whole lot of snake oil out there. It doesn't take much for a company to call
itself a resume distributor -- pretty much just a website. And as you might expect, there's a lot of such
companies eager to take your money. But that doesn't mean you're getting your money's worth. Resume
distribution is not rocket science, but to do it right requires attention to detail and a commitment to
customer service. Through referrals and recommendations, the better companies will rise to the top over time.
We look for resume distribution firms with good reputations that have been tried and tested for a number of
years. So should you.
Resume Distribution Services - Transparency
A reputable resume posting service will show you -- up front --the list of
career sites to which your resume will be posted. Resume Rabbit, for example, clearly identifies on their website every online job
bank that they target, and then lets you choose where you want your resume to go. A reputable resume
distribution service should provide you -- free or for a small fee -- with a list of recruitment firms
to which your resume was distributed. Email My Resume, for example, makes such a list available automatically at the
completion of every job, and at no additional charge.
Resume Distribution Services - Customer Control of Targeting
To some extent, resume posting and resume distribution is a numbers game. The more eyeballs
that land on your resume, the better your chances of a connection happening. Those are long odds, but they
can be shortened as you narrow your focus and more accurately target those eyeballs. Therefore, it's
important to pick a distribution service that gives you the opportunity to select categories, disciplines
and geographic areas that will improve your odds of making a match.
For example, among their long list of online job banks, Resume Rabbit lets you decide where you want your resume to go -- pick from
'general' job listing websites or 'specialty' jobs sites like technology, accounting or sales &
marketing. Both Resume Zapper and Email My Resume give their clients their choice of 3 industry/discipline
selections and 3 geographic preferences.
Remember, whether posting your resume to online job sites or sending your resume to
search firms, the more narrowly you can target your audience, the better your odds of generating
Resume Distribution Services - We Rate 'em
Look over our reviews. Consider our ratings and how we got to those ratings. And finally,
choose a resume distribution service that feels comfortable, and get on with the task at hand--getting your
resume out there.
- David Alan Carter
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