Try Resume-Blasting Service?


This posting is a guest entry from the Career Doctor, Randall S. Hansen, PhD: Melissa writes: I have been looking for a job for the last 5 months — to no avail. I am just about to sign up with a resume-blasting service. Because I have heard it is so much of a “numbers” game, I thought this service might not hurt. I am, however, quite ambivalent. Any advice?
The Career Doctor responds: There is a growing number of resume distribution firms on the Web, and Quintessential Careers partners with the one we feel offers job-seekers the best opportunities…so I’m a bit biased in my response. My opinion is consistent throughout every issue of this blog, however. And that opinion states that you need to conduct a thorough job search — one that includes multiple methods of tracking down job leads…and one that always includes networking. Whether it’s posting your resume on a couple of Web sites or using a blasting service, you need to avail yourself of every avenue of job searching. Certainly blasting your resume to a number of recruiters and employers is one method. Where can you find more information about the various services? Go to Quintessential Careers and our resume distribution services.