QUESTION: Should I post my resume on job boards like Indeed, The Ladders, and Monster?
Edward Lawrence, Getstarted LLC
Kate Williamson, Scientech Resumes
Posting on online job boards is just one strategy that can make up a diversified job search plan. Industry-specific boards are often cited by recruiters as more effective when posting the same job on a general board. Always check the site’s terms or FAQ page before posting. Finally, don’t expect much. The chance of landing a position by posting your resume is unlikely compared to networking.
Grant Cooper, Strategic Resumes & Business Plans
Although job boards comprise a mere percentage of the total job market, they can be an important source for jobseekers. Keep in mind that generically “posting” on job boards may be seen as a signal of desperation by recruiters who prefer candidates that are successful in their current roles. It may be a better strategy to simply apply to the actual positions, as opposed to generically posting.
Laura Smith-Proulx, An Expert Resume
It’s not a good idea to post your resume on job boards; this eliminates the advantage of tuning it for each job type. Recruiters usually ignore candidates with posted resumes, as they can’t claim a recruiting fee if your information is already online. Instead, set up a job search agent for job boards, apply to matching jobs, and spend most of your time identifying ideal companies for your skills.
Brenda Collard-Mills, Robust Resumes
Laura Bashore, Anew Resume and Career Services
Erin Kennedy, Professional Resume Services, Inc.
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