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Best Places to Post a Resume for Great Exposure

Updated on March 21, 2018
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Post Your Resume Before You Need To

You do not have to be looking for a job to post your resume. In fact, one of the best time’s to post your resume is when you are not looking for employment. This might sound ludicrous, but you will have the upper hand and be ahead of the game when you do need a new job. And if you are looking for employment, you will be able to get some valuable information on places to post a resume right here.

The hiring process can take several months for a company to finally close the deal. Posting the job opening and interviewing potential candidates takes time. Often times, companies hire temporary employees to see if they will work out – this process can take weeks to months to determine if they can use the employee.

The point I am making is, you put your resume out there and see if any employer is interested before you have need. You cannot lose from this practice. You will also learn if employers are not interested in you.

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A resume is a valuable document of your work history and accomplishments. It is a brief telling of your professional experience and qualifications you possess. In this article, I have included ten of the best places to post your resume, and have added a bonus place to post a resume which you probably have not thought about.

Ten Best Places To Post a Resume

  1. Job Search Sights, such as: Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com and Hotjobs.com, etc.
  2. Your Profession or Field of Expertise, such as: Accountants, CPA’s, Attorneys, Human Resource Professionals, Medical Professional Associations, etc.
  3. Directly on the Employer’s Web-site
  4. Temporary Employment Agency Sites
  5. State Agencies: (your state).gov
  6. Government Agencies – USAJobs.com
  7. News Stations in your local area – online
  8. Hospital Websites – employees thousands
  9. School Districts – employees thousands
  10. Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Resume Blast

You can now do a resume blast to several sites at once. If you choose to do this, make sure you know what you are getting into. There may be a cost involved. Get all the facts before you participate in a resume blast. Sounds like a great idea.

Bonus Idea

Have you ever thought about emailing your resume to your email buddies? I think this is a great idea, because the competition is low. You can send an email to your email list, inform them that you are looking for employment and attach your resume. By informing your email friends, they don’t have to second-guess what you do, who knows, they might even forward your resume on for you. Fact is, most of your closest friends cannot explain or describe what you do if you asked them. At best, they can give your job title.

Business Opportunities

A resume can be shared for business opportunity purposes. I know that many people use LinkedIn and Facebook for networking and business opportunities. If you do not use either of these Social Media avenues, use email to get the word out.

Mini Resume

Wherever you can write a profile or bio, consider this your mini resume. Whether you know it or not, you are always selling yourself. People are reading and watching what you say and do all the time. Make sure you describe what you do clear, concise and articulate. For example, I write for Examiner.com, as well as HubPages. In my bio, I have included that I write on HubPages.

Take advantage of all mediums. When commenting on an article, include your website. I made a comment on a Word Press Newsletter, and guess what, my comment showed up on the front page of Google.

Resume Catch Words. Completed, Finished, Number One, Top, Saved, Met Deadline, First, Solved, Resolved, Changed, Revamped, Connected, Budgeted, Improved, Always, Kept, Driven, Achieved, Led, Participated, Awarded, Outstanding, Organized, Wrote, Repaired, Fixed.

Finally

A resume is a very important document that should be handled with care. Take pride in writing your resume. In a lifetime, your resume will be seen by hundreds of people. Most will not care; some will think about it; a few will consider you and one will hire you.

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    Sima Ballinger 

    7 years ago from Michigan

    Hello Kristine Manley, when you send your resume to your friends you leave an impression on their mind. I think people remember better when they see a document to read rather than hearing something.`

    Thank you for coming by.

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    Donna Kristine 

    7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

    Have not though about emailing my resume to my friends - great idea.

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    Sima Ballinger 

    7 years ago from Michigan

    Seafarer Mama, you are welcome. You have the right to be choosy too! You deserve the best - so you have to let employers know why and how you are the best at what you do!

    Thanks for checking this hub out today!

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    Karen A Szklany 

    7 years ago from New England

    This hub gives me some great ideas! Thanks so much for writing it. It have to tweak mine a little, but it's in good shape. But your advice about putting it out there when I have time to be choosy is very good!

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    Sima Ballinger 

    7 years ago from Michigan

    Thanks sophiemaroni. I appreciate your visit and hope this hub is helpful to you.

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    sophiemaroni  

    7 years ago

    nice i love you hub its fantastic!

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    Sima Ballinger 

    7 years ago from Michigan

    SJerZGirl, that's the right idea. Thanks for sending this hub to a friend - you are a friend. We need each other! Thank you for stopping by.

    crystolite, glad this hub will help you post your resume. Thank you for coming here today. Remember to think outside the box when writing and posting your resume.

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    Emma 

    7 years ago from Houston TX

    Thanks. I will post my resume there.

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    SJerZGirl 

    7 years ago

    I plan on sending this to a friend who needs some encouragement! Great info!!

  • Treasuresofheaven profile imageAUTHOR

    Sima Ballinger 

    7 years ago from Michigan

    Thanks Marcells Glenn, I appreciate your comment. Glad you found me.

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    Marcella Glenn 

    7 years ago from PA

    Excellent advice.

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    Sima Ballinger 

    7 years ago from Michigan

    Reggie D, you are welcome. Oh yes, many people forget about working for the Government - do it!

    yenajeon, I am glad to meet you also. We are coming back in Michigan! I hope people will take advantage of the many places to post a resume. Thanks for your comment.

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    Yena Williams 

    7 years ago from California

    Great hub Treasures, these are some useful places for resume exposure. Always glad to meet a fellow Michigander!

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    Reggie D 

    7 years ago

    Thank you for the wonderful advice Treasuresofheaven! I had not thought of posting with the government for my field. Thank you, again.

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    Sima Ballinger 

    7 years ago from Michigan

    Thanks Michelle43 for your comments. You do have to be careful where you post your resume.

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    Michelle43 

    7 years ago

    Great information, i just had my resume done and like Bobbi, i have been getting so much spam mail, I do like the resume blast idea however, great hub!

  • Treasuresofheaven profile imageAUTHOR

    Sima Ballinger 

    7 years ago from Michigan

    BobbiRant, I know what you mean. Know where your resume is going before you post. Spam mail is problematic. Thanks for your comment!

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    BobbiRant 

    7 years ago from New York

    This is great advice however I am getting so much spam mail from many of the resume places it has kind of turned me sour. Great hub though.

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    Sima Ballinger 

    7 years ago from Michigan

    Writerly Yours, aren't you the generous one. I appreciate you pointing out what you like about this hub and my hubs. You have set my day in high gear.

    Thanks for the Vote and Bookmark!

    Have a Great Day!

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    Writerly Yours 

    7 years ago

    I swear you and I are on the same page. I just created and updated my profile here with my linked in profile and updated my resume. Yes, we are always selling ourselves.

    This hub is right on. And, I love love your bonus idea! So true!

    Thank you for this! I voted you up and will bookmark it as well.

    I also love how well organized and structured your hubs are. I am a stickler for organization.

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