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Indeed introduces resume upload function

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.

3 comments…

  • Robert Green April 14, 2011, 7:57 pm

    This is exactly why any job board sending a feed to them should stop. If you haven’t noticed, all they are doing is taking away your customers. It’s now time to compete and not help them to grow. As endless publishers have found out, they will drop you in seconds. That is the thanks you get for supplying product (jobs) to them. Fortunately, I saw the writing on the wall and stopped a long time ago.

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  • Robert Green April 15, 2011, 5:28 pm

    Indeed Has Gone From Aggregator to Job/Career Site.

    What used to be a murky line is now crystal clear. With the recent rollout of Indeed’s resume collection and posting option for job seekers, it is safe to say that Indeed is now officially a career site, no different from Monster, CB, and others.

    What will be moderately interesting to see is how the “big boys” of the job site world will respond. Will they compete or just continue to make indeed larger by sending them jobs and their job seekers? Will they continue to sell out for some extra clicks on their site, or will they say enough is enough and stop enabling the competition. For many, the answer is obvious and clear. They are done with indeed.

    Indeed is a direct competitor now with all job and career sites and needs to be treated as a threat, as competition. I’m guessing if you sought out the opinions of the leaders in any business or industry, they would say that actively promoting your competition is asinine. What are you going to do?

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  • Robert Green April 22, 2011, 9:04 pm

    They think they are being sneaky now with their new wording: New! Create Your Indeed Profile. This is a recent change. Kind of an insult to our intelligence. They’re now collecting resumes and advertising for job postings like any other job site. Indeed is now a regular old job site.

    For the job sites still crazy enough to use them on their site, you are now helping your direct competitor. Like many job sites have found out, they will take your jobs and when they are done with you, they kick you off their site. I’m glad I got out when I did. That’s the thanks they give to tons of job sites that helped them to grow to the size they are. Pathetic is all that comes to mind.

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