As a Job Seeker, we upload our CV to various online job boards in the hope that ours will be the pick of the bunch and ultimately, we will be called by interested recruiters who wish to discuss potential positions. It is important to make sure you are using Job Boards to your advantage to ensure you stand out from the crowd and outperform potential rivals.Here are my tips to help you get your CV found online:
- Register with as many job boards as you wish - The only mistake is to register with only one or two as this can seriously restrict your exposure. Different recruiters have different favourites and this is constantly changing. Our advice would be to register with at least the following: JobSite, Total Jobs, JobServe, Monster, Planet Recruit, CW Jobs.
- Upload your CV on each board at least once a week - The default setting for searches on most boards is one week and if you miss this trick, you’ll be missing from the crucial first search by a recruiter. You don’t even have to amend your CV to upload it.
- Before a recruiter sees your CV they will see a profile template of your details – The profiles you see before the CV differ with each job board but, it is vital that your profile reflects your situation accurately. Don’t judge a book by its cover I hear you say, well unfortunately in the world of recruitment if your profile titbit doesn’t reflect what you do, we will skim past and not even click on your CV. You cannot afford to let this happen, so spend time ensuring that this part of the process is done well and that you use any open text to explain your situation rather than to ‘cut and paste’ a personal profile.
2i Resourcing are available to check your personal profiles on the boards listed above to ensure that what recruiters see, is what you want them to see. Please contact us if you would like us to do this for you.
- Diverse Skill Sets – If you have a diverse skill set that you find difficult to cover in one document, here is some food for thought. Nowadays, it is a common idea to upload more than one version of your CV on each job board. It can be very effective in helping you get your CV found more easily.
Although 2i Resourcing specialise in the recruitment of IT professionals, the advice shared in my blog post is not industry specific and can help Job Seekers right across the board. If you want to get the best out of having your CV on Job Boards, why not gives these tips a try? Make your profile more visible. It could be the only difference between you and your competition getting the call!
Chris started 2i Resourcing in 2013 after a number of years with a leading Scottish Recruitment Agency. Chris is tasked with the Management and overall strategy for 2i resourcing which includes, digital strategy, Business Development and motivation of recruitment team. Chris comes from Northern Ireland and has an interest in Football, Boxing and a good film.