Resumes at careerbuilder and monster

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Do you have your resume listed with careerbuilder or monster or some kind of other job site? If yes, have you ever been contacted by someone interested in giving you an interview? I am thinking of listing my resume at different sites but I am wondering if it would be a waste of time? :confused:Or do employers actually look at the resumes that are listed at these sites? Thanks;)

netglow, ASN, RN

4,412 Posts

Yes and yes. I've got responses. Be prepared you will get a lot of trash. I've got something from just about every insurance company that exists, LOL. I do get stuff that is more nursing specific, but usually to relocate and wanting much more experience than I have. Understand that most of the stuff is just global "RN" search based, and automatically sent out to all who mention that they are RNs in their info. So I get NP stuff all the time :) You never know tho, most won't read your resume on those sites. However you can submit your resume to a specific job, and are able to tell if it was viewed by the employer.

I'm a Linkedin member and have profiled my last career as well as my nursing one. Now, I do get personal Inmail from those wanting to discuss with me. I wrote my profile based on actual skill in corporate-speak. Linked in is not a place to post a resume. It is a B to B site.

Double-Helix, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU. Has 11 years experience. 1 Article; 3,377 Posts

You don't have anything to lose by posting there. However, I'm fairly sure that nursing postions are getting enough applications sent to them and they don't really need to actively seek out resumes online. However, that could change or there may be companies that are looking on those sites.

kenyacka

kenyacka

Specializes in n/a. 91 Posts

IMO.... waste of time. I think HR departments across the board are getting more applications than they can keep up with. They have no reason to go looking for them. I put my resume on careerbuilder and got TONS of spam mail. I'm talking 100-200 messages per day from employers who had nothing to do with what I was applying for (CNA). I've read in many places to never, ever put your address on your resume if you post on these sites. It's not hard at all for people to access your information. So if you do it, be careful!

netglow, ASN, RN

4,412 Posts

Set up a gmail or hotmail email account prior to registering with the sites. Use that email for all and any thing regarding. I call that email account my "bogus email". Nobody gets my personal info.

sMoLsNurse

sMoLsNurse

Specializes in Med-Surg, Ortho, Subacute, Homecare, LTC. Has 5 years experience. 192 Posts

Yea great idea! I love getting excited over an email from prospective nursing job... only to find out it's the 100th insurance company to email/call me about an entry level sales position! It's a sham!