There are many experts analyzing the numbers to figure out the trends in the job market. One example from CareerBuilder has published their 2014 U.S. Job Forecast and it has both good news and bad news.
Good news — the economy is improving and unemployment is at a five year low point.
Bad news — Washington’s debt issues probably will keep hiring at a slow pace.
Of course, the experts are looking at huge amounts of data and the overall picture of the job market. They are crunching the numbers from every industry and profession to get the numbers on the charts and graphs that illustrate what they predict. But you are not looking for a job in every industry and profession, right? You want to know how all this data boils down to something that will help you get your next job.
This is where an expert who looks at the big picture but is being paid to distribute your resume focuses on those things that will do exactly that. I’m not talking about someone who does a canned blast to all the headhunters. That really doesn’t work all that well. What does work is a resume distribution that starts out by asking you –their customer– for 6 to 10 industry/positions/salary targets. Then a letter targeted to recruiters who meet your preferences and requirements is sent out in MS Word format to each one. After that, you get a Microsoft Excel file with the contact information on every recruiter who got that letter. This gives you the ability to follow up, track activities, etc. In fact, it’d be good to have the ability to send out that letter again within a month to keep you in the forefront of consideration.
This is exactly what Professional Resume Services’ Resume Distribution Service does. It is like getting out the magnifying glass and looking past the trends to find the job you are interested in.
If you are serious about job hunting, then you need to make sure that you approach it from every direction. It is all well and good checking job websites and applying for vacancies, but this isn’t always enough when it comes to finding your perfect job position and resume distribution might be able to help!
When firms are looking for people to join their team they don’t always go via job vacancy websites and newspaper adverts. They are often in a rush to find someone or feel that they need someone with the right skills so they tend to go via agencies to find who they need.
Of course, if you are out of work then being head hunted probably won’t happen, which is why you need to make the job vacancy opportunities come to you!
There are companies that specialize in getting your resume out there to the relevant people. This means that when big companies are searching for people, you can ensure that you are at the top of the list. When you contact a company about resume distribution they can usually make sure that your resume gets out there to the right people at the right time. This means that your resume goes to the right industry people and therefore you have the best possible chance of being successful when it comes to your ongoing job hunt.
Inquire about targeted distributions, not just distributing to anyone. Our resume distribution process asks for specific industries, desired positions and salary ranges so we can get the most targeted distribution possible. We don’t want to waste your time OR the recruiters time.
Just make sure that the resume distribution service you sign up for has the resources to get your resume out to the right places so that your skills are showcased to the right people!
Did you know that not every job vacancy is advertised through job websites and newspapers? Many companies simply do not have the time and resources to go down the usual job vacancy route of taking applications and offering interviews to people that are successful.
Instead of going down the traditional route of looking for potential employees, many companies rely on job agencies and head hunters to find the people they need. This makes the process that much quicker and easier for them because someone else takes care of a majority of their job hunt for them.
If you are serious about finding the job of your dreams, then you need to do what you can to make sure that you are exploring every avenue when it comes to finding a vacancy that suits you and this includes getting in touch with agencies.
The difficulty with this comes when you are new to this whole environment and aren’t sure where to get started. It can be confusing to know who to contact and how to go about it. If this is something that concerns you and you want to go about everything in the right way then you need to look at resume distribution services.
Recruitment companies and advisors often know the best people in particular industries to contact about vacancies and have contacts to find out about possible job opportunities before they are officially released. By using a company to distribute your resume to these companies in bulk you have to ensure you have the best possible chance of being successful when it comes to finding a job!