Secrets of the Job Hunt


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Resume Posting Strategies

Recruiters and hiring managers are increasingly turning to resume searches as a way to locate candidates. Yesterday, I listened to an HR executive explain her researching methods on finding resumes at the International Association of Employment Web Sites congress. She spends time each day on one of the big three job boards and a few other niche sites. Much of her searching is related to mid to higher level positions and specific job specialties that are harder to fill.

So it got me thinking, is posting your resume online, worth the effort?

The answer is yes. But you need a strategy to maximize your exposure and increase your chances of being found. So I came up with a quick way of doing just that.

When it comes to your resume, you need to post it on;

~ The big 3 boards (Monster, CareerBuilder, Hotjobs) ---most companies almost always use at least one of these databases.

~ The top niche board in your field. If you are a marketing person, then post it on

~ The top regional site in your locale. If you live in Westchester, NY post it on local job site like Just about every state or major city has a local job board.

~ Use an online resume hosting service. Sites like give you a search engine friendly way of being found. And dont forget to create a LinkedIn profile. Let people find you!

NOTE: if you are among the entry-level job search set this strategy is probably not for you. For "lower level" jobs recruiters just arent actively searching for you. Responding to job postings offers you better odds.

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