Résumé Distribution

There are services that will “blast” your résumé via the Internet to hundreds or thousands of recruiters and employers at a time. Since they are not sending your résumé in response to an advertised opening, the response will be similar to direct mail campaigns—3 percent to 5 percent at the most. All of these résumé distribution services will charge you a fee.

To increase the effectiveness of this type of campaign, make sure that the service targets companies based on your geographic preferences, industry classification, and/or preferred job title. Peter Weddle (www.weddles.com) recommends going to a résumé distribution service’s Web site and clicking the “For Recruiters” button and not the “For Applicants” button. If a recruiter is allowed to complete a profile of the kinds of résumés he or she is looking for, then the odds are better that yours will hit the right target. You don’t want to use a distribution service that doesn’t target your industry, geographical preferences, or areas of specialty.

Here are a few of the more popular services:

Profile Research
Résumé Agent
Résumé Broadcaster
Résumé Machine
Résumé Mailman
Résumé Post Engine
Résumé Rabbit
Résumé Stork
Résumé Zapper
Target Résumé
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