Resume Blasting; Don't do it !
Recently I began to receive emails from people who assumed that I am an executive recruiter or a hiring executive. None of thes introductions had anything to due with my business, which made me wonder what was going on.
I found out: my email address was included in a resume blast service, which job seekers paid good money. In other words, someone included my email address in a list for job seekers.
Readers of this blog; my advice is not to pay for such services. Repeat - DO NOT USE YOUR MONEY to pay others to blast your resume out to executives and recruiters. Don't make me repeat myself!
Why is this service a waste? For one, your introduction and resume are going to people like me that are not recruiters nor hiring in positions you seek. Case in point; I received an introduction from an out of work Waste Management Exec, but I am in the Internet Online Marketing space.
Secondly; even if I was hiring - I would most likely ignore each and every email I received (I received 14 emails). I find all my candidates through business networking. Business Networking rules - email spam just makes you look bad.
Please - use business networking techniques, including LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) to find your next great position. And leave the spam in the can.
Posted at Saturday, January 14, 2006