Summary: A resume distribution service helps save time when you want to blast your resume out to as many recruiters as possible. Here’s how it works.
When you’ve worked hard to perfect your resume, you obviously want to get it to as many prospective employers in your career field or geographical area as quickly as possible.
You’ll probably want to send it to recruitment professionals and you can also post your resume online at sites such as Monster or CareerBuilder. One way to accelerate this process is to use a resume distribution service.
Completing multiple job application forms on paper or online can be a very time-consuming process. You may also miss out on those jobs which eminently suit your profile but which are never advertised. But with a distribution service, you can send your details quickly and easily to a large number of recruiters in the career areas and locations you specify.
Depending on the service you use, you can choose a broad career area or a more narrowly targeted field, such as sales and marketing, accountancy or information technology. By filling in just one online profile to be e-mailed to recruiters in that area, you can save yourself many hours of research and data entry.
According to your needs, you can choose between services that distribute your profile to internet based career sites or e-mail it to headhunters and other recruiters. You can also choose to have your data automatically re-submitted after a fixed period and receive listings of companies which have received it.
Using a resume distributing service can be an excellent way of covering a wide geographical area that is too large to cover through your own research alone. It can also expose your resume to recruiters who do not advertise vacancies widely.