Post Resumes

Written by Serena Berger
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If you are considering going back on the job market, you will most likely use the Internet in some form during your job search. It used to be the case that you would sift through the classified section of a relative local newspaper which would only list local jobs. Today, however, you can search all over the country just as easily, and therefore are constrained only by any geographic restrictions you might have.

Companies do not always list their job openings, however. Sometimes they simply don't want to receive hundreds or thousands of resumes. Other times they think they know whom they want to fill a position, so they don't want to waste anyone else's time. They may just find a couple of people to call in by browsing resumes they already have or resumes they see online so they can prove (should they ever be required to) that they did consider alternatives to their pre-selected candidate.

Deciding Where to Post Your Resume

Rather than waiting for companies to list a fraction of their openings, you can take the lead by posting your resume online. As more companies view your resume, the number of potential interviews that you can get increases. Some services online are freely available, while a few charge a fee to post your resume.

In trying to figure out where to post your resume, one stream of thinking would tell you to post in as many places as possible. Keep in mind, though, that if companies are paying to view information about you, it may be indicative of a greater interest than if they pulled your resume, along with hundreds of others, off a free site. If you have some time and are not desperate for a job, you may ultimately get better results by posting on a couple of paid sites and waiting for the right employer.

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