Posted February 12, 2007
Are you looking for a new job? If so, make sure that you use online job sites to help you to do so.
Not only that, but you should take the time necessary to post your resume, in full, on these sites. Some of the largest sites have hundreds of different visitors each day. Many of them are employers, looking for the next qualified individual for their position. In many cases, they get thousands of responses to a single posting. When you include your resume right there, chances are twice as good that you will get a phone call or an interview.Why Employers Need That Resume
Consider this. An employer posts an ad for a new position within their company on one of the top online job sites on the web. They invest a few hundred dollars and a few individuals to help in finding the right candidate for the position. Within a matter of minutes they have thousands of different replies to that posting to sort through. It only takes a few seconds to realize that they will be sorting through them, dropping those that are not correct, do not dazzle them and those that do not provide a resume. Why bother when there is someone else out there showing their credentials easily?
In addition, some employers want to just get onto the online job site and look for their candidate right then and there. Why bother with all the trouble of dealing with unqualified replies to their offer when they can search the data base and find the right person in a matter of seconds? If you resume is not there, then how will these employers ever meet with you? They will not even know you are there, looking for their position. You may be more qualified, but since your information is not available to them, they can never know it.
Posting your resume online is something that you should do. It allows you to connect with more potential employers and allows you to pull in the various opportunities that you just do not get otherwise. Just think about how nice it will be to hear, “I saw your resume online and would like to set up a time to meet with you. You look like you will fit right into our business.”
Mark Justice has developed many websites over the years in many different business areas. He has a free Blog on Online Job Sites. Visit his blog at: onlinejobsites.blogspot.com