Jan 08, 2019 - 03:01 PM
Uploading your resume allows you to be more visible to potential employers. Many thousands of job seekers have ultimately gotten employed through an initial contact made on sites like Indeed. Nearly all these sites allow you to automatically attach your uploaded resume to jobs that you decide to apply to, which can save valuable time in getting your application submitted while the opening is still fresh. Put in the language of marketing, uploading your resume allows you to apply a pull strategy to your job search, to complement your push. So, don't be foolish by needlessly limiting your participation in the job market.
If you are looking for a job while still employed, be sure your uploaded resume is set to "private." That will help you avoid being foolish about your current employer potentially seeing your resume online.
And don't be foolish about your personal information security -- your driver's license, Social Security number, and passport numbers don't belong on your resume. Also, including your street address on your resume is no longer recommended due to identity theft purposes.
Aug 23, 2018 - 12:25 PM
Indeed and similar sites are aggregators; websites that collect similar content and provide links to the content. Hiring managers may look through these sites, hoping to broaden the pool of candidates for an open position. There are some pros and cons to putting your own resume on an aggregator.
One of the top benefits of posting on a general job site is access to lots of promising leads. From there, you can track down some kind of connection to the company and try for an introduction. Another benefit is that hiring managers may reach out to you. If those professionals are really interested in your resume and motivated to hire, you may have some valuable leverage.
The drawbacks to posting your resume online include the possibility that your current employer will see that you're looking into a career change, your inbox may be flooded with spam, and aggregators are mostly targeted toward entry-level positions. Refer to this article for more information about using job boards.