Indeed.com, a metasearch engine for job listings, officially announced today that it is introducing Indeed Resume, a tool that enables users to upload their resumes.
Mike Werch, marketing associate for Indeed, said, “We’re excited about today’s launch, and look forward to receiving job seeker feedback as we add new ways to use Indeed Resume.”
On their blog, Indeed said it is constantly looking for ways to improve job search, and the impetus behind Indeed Resume is that it is one of the most requested features from job seekers.
Job seekers create an account on Indeed and build a resume or upload one. The resume can be shared by making them public, or the user can opt to keep it hidden.
Visitors to a public resume page can download the resume as a professional-looking PDF or email the job seeker through a secure contact form.
Indeed has been quietly testing the function for several weeks, as reported by ERE writer John Zappe last week. Zappe called the tool “palpable,” writing, “I’ve heard from a couple job board operators since the original post about this, and they’re wary of what the future holds. The two run small job boards, one of which has no resumes. Both upload their listings daily to Indeed and its competitor, SimplyHired, which send them a significant amount of traffic. Google, too, is a player, though not as strong.”
According to its website, Indeed is one of the largest job sites in the world, accumulating over 40 million unique visitors and 1 billion job searches per month.