Resumes – No Waiting

A cool idea to say the least. Register – for free – with Resume Blaster and you become one of more than 2,800 recruiters who get targeted resumes emailed to them each day. Resume Blaster charges candidates between $49 and $89 to submit their resumes. You aren’t charged anything and you get the resumes you want each day for free. True, you’re not getting passive candidates, but you are getting ones who are ready to talk seriously about new opportunities. How It Works: You can sign on to receive all resumes that are submitted or, more wisely, you can sign on for your targeted markets. Doing this puts you on a discipline-specific list that includes 32 specialties such as sales, IT-programming, healthcare, IT-systems, software engineering, IT-consulting, Telecom, and IT-hardware. The advantages to being on the discipline-specific list are twofold. First, chances are better you’ll get only the resumes that are relevant to your needs. Second, a candidate spends more money to target the recruiter, further ensuring that the resumes you get are suited to your discipline. Considerations: Savvy job hunters know that one need not pay to get a resume into a recruiter’s hands. A visit to Recruiters Online Network and some research time can give anyone the names of respected recruiters and their discipline. Resumes can then be sent free directly to those recruiters. When a recruiter receives a resume this way s/he knows that the candidate has done the homework and can take initiative. So why would a job hunter use Resume Blaster and pay for a service s/he could get for free? They may want to move fast so they can get their resume to a recruiter quickly and easily. Or perhaps they’re willing to pay to take advantage of a very targeted resource. Or they may simply not have the time to do the research that would give them access to the free resources. There’s also a very specific reason. For an additional candidate charge, Resume Blaster includes the ability to conceal the identity of the resume holder. Instead of spreading the name, address, phone number and “real” email address to unknown recruiters, the candidate can pick up a resume blaster address – certainly a plus for (and often used by) higher-level candidates. In the End: When all is said and done, Resume Blaster seems well worth a try. The only bad thing that could happen is your email box gets full-to-overflowing.

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Jennifer Hicks, a seasoned Internet researcher who writes extensively on the use of the Internet for job hunters and recruiters, is a contributor to AIRS research. The AIRS Search Guide acts as your personal trainer, guiding you through our Advanced Internet Recruitment Strategies (AIRS) in a highly illustrated offline magazine. Each issue is full of new sourcing strategies, search examples, step-by-step procedures, and AIRS latest research for finding high-value passive candidates on the Internet. Contact AIRS at searchguide@airsproducts.com

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