Where is my full resume? This question is often asked and the answer can be found in our How to Guide and Help section
Our How To Guide version talks about how to use this site but doesn't cover the history of resume posting sites and the issues they have.
Here we will outline why we do the things we do and why we feel this is job might be the best method and best suited for skilled workers.
Resume posting at our site is called static posting. This is when you upload a document and the document is only used as an attachment.
RF which is Radio Frequency and has been associated with the Communications Industry since Marconi made his first RF broadcast. TV stations are RF as well as Cellular telephone. Your Cordless telephones are RF your Wireless network is RF.
When a resume was uploaded to Career Builder from an RF Communications Technician it was scanned and categorized. RF wasn't in this scanning applications memory so it had to cross reference to something similar or at least what this software thought was similar. Hospital Radiologist Technician is what this software came up with. From Radio Frequency (RF) to RF Radiologist Hospital Lab Technician and X-Ray technician.
Do you think this person found a job with this uploaded resume in the wrong grouping? No, not at all and the worst part was you don't know where your resume is listed or how it is coming up in employer searches. Not until you start receiving job offers from unrelated industries that is.
You might have worked on your resume for days and thought you had everything perfect until job alerts and job offers started pouring in to be a Radiologist when all you wanted to do is fix antenna's on a cellular telephone communications tower.
In our case study it took Career builder 8 months to stop sending Radiologist offers based on this resume but still didn't find a proper fit.
Why we designed and build this site this way.
You can't expect any software application or any outsourced overseas company to know every job category for workers in the USA. The number would be unrealistic to post as a menu list. You might think that our case study only effected one person. What are the odds this same issue is effecting you? Zero? Think again and we will give you everything you need to find out just how your resume matches up with the job search and resume search sites.
First we have to offer you a few tools and we do.
Take your resume and upload if you would like but it's not required.
With a printed resume we want you to list all the categories based on our 44 category list found in our Find a Job and Find Workers section.
Write down every major category you think your job skills match. Most likely you will have 3 to 5 categories. (Sound familiar? Posting up to 5 resumes?)
Now with the categories selected write your full resume again but only include work experience related to a single category. This is going to be difficult but you need to do this if you are going to list your resume on resume scanning sites.
Once you have 5 resumes completed create a title for your resume like a short description of the resume. You should use the industry name or a word the industry uses and this word must be used inside your resume at least 3 times.
Think this is getting tougher? You haven't seen anything yet.
Now that you have 5 different resumes that focus on the fixed categories that we offer or other sites offer and you have created a title with keywords in the resume repeated at least 3 times you are ready to post to your resume scanning site.
Sounds like allot of work but it's something they don't tell you and we are. There are a few other tips and tricks but because we don't work this way we wont be publishing how to post to resume scanning sites. At least not now.
Let's get back on track about how and why we do things.
When you browse our site if you are a job seeker look at our find workers section, if you are looking for workers look at our find a job are. This will give you an idea of what format we use for the completed post.
Now, things you don't see until you sign up and start posting your work experience or job offering is our required fields. What resume scanning can't do is create related words for you. We basically are putting you in charge of your resume and not some outsourced third party software application. When you remove the applications that are designed to think for you and allow the job poster this responsibility then the success of your post is all yours. We believe it's better to let people think than it is to let an application think for us, especially if it has something to do with our income. Read the cast study again if you need to.
Now that you have posted your resume in segments and have categorized it by the experience and followed our posting instructions to the letter you need to know if you have been perfect in your execution of your resume or if it needs a little work. Here's where no other site online can hold a candle to us.
Take the title of one of your work experience posts and copy it. Go to Google and past your title into your search line. Did it come up first? Was it related to the other results on the page? If not go back and add words, use words you think employers would use during a search. Fine tune your work experience post until it comes back each and every time perfect in Google.
Why do we recommend checking your work experience search results with Google? If we told you they were the best in the industry when it comes to scanning and categorizing documents would you agree with us? If you agree then can you say your work experience is in just the category you need to be in?
It takes a few days if not weeks to update each change in Google but this is better than 8 months. And once you have your work experience posts tested and perfect here you can then create your new resumes posted here for those other sites.