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Old 08-21-2016, 02:24 PM
 
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Hi all:

I have seen some job search sites give the option of uploading your resume. I know some people that have uploaded their resume and gotten calls from recruiters. I wonder though, are those calls really legit? I mean, are they good matches or are the "recruiters" just setting things up so they get some sort of commissions or something.

thanks..
Shaggy...
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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For the most part you will get staffing agencies, insurance and other Multilevel Marketers, for-profit college recruiters, and a lot of scammers and spammers. If you decide to do so I'd create a free throw away email account and use that and do not put a phone number down on the posted resume. Otherwise you will be deluged with crap. Unless you have major in demand skills the people that search resumes on those sites are bottom feeders and scammers.
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Old 08-21-2016, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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I also recommend not including the name of your current employer. Just list the industry; not company name.
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:37 AM
 
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What if it's on the actual employer's website? Still unsafe to upload your resume?
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:07 AM
 
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I guess it varies, as the economy improves they get fewer and fewer applicants and they look at all the options that do come in. However, in my experience uploading the resume is a total waste of time especially if they use and applicant tracking system. I won't even apply to TALEO and the countless others any more because my time is much better spent elsewhere. In most cases you can find the leader of the unit on the company website or you can find a connection to Facebook. If you dig around you can find someone who eliminates the robotic middle man. If you want that job, then you go directly to them with your plea. You will have far better odds like that I am finding.
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I never, ever upload my resume to a job search/job posting website. I will obviously upload it to a specific posting. However be careful they often have a tiny checkbox that's checked by default that says by uploading this one time you agree to be notified of other jobs, meaning they are uploading your resume for you. The only people who search out resumes in today's economy are temp agencies looking to stockpile candidates to help them meet their cattle goals.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:27 PM
 
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Thank you all.
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