I like Indeed’s resume platform. It’s super easy to search and source candidates. And its essentially free for most companies. If you sponsor jobs they throw it in for free. Otherwise its just a dollar to contact any candidate via email. And for job seekers its a great way of being discovered since the resume data itself is public and searchable by google. Linkedin is the same way.
Sites like Monster, CareerBuilder have millions of resumes too but they still lock them down behind a paywall.But the trend in “people sourcing” is going the opposite way. It’s moving towards searchable, public sources of candidates. Not paywalls.
Consider this an open letter to the Monsters and CareerBuilders of the world. Free your resumes! Do like Indeed and expose your job seekers skills for all the web to see. You’ll be better off in the long run and recruiters will love you for it.
There I said it. If your job board is still hiding your resumes from public view. Reverse your thinking. Resumes just wanna be free!