Job Hunting & Resume Tip #5
If you are applying to a company, and they request that you apply on their website, DO IT.
Odds are, that they pay a lot of money to use their online system. They do all kinds of fancy things like analytics reports, and allowing you to link and track a candidate’s profile. Not to mention, these sites can provide important legal back up when you are dealing with recruitment agencies etc.
Don’t call, fax or drop off your resume. It doesn’t prove how tenacious, hard working, eager or persistent you are. It proves you have the mental retention of a goldfish because you have likely read, been told on the phone and then again by the receptionist to apply online. Your resume gets no special treatment if I have the hard copy in my hand. What happens is one of two things:
- I will upload it to the website myself, deleting your email address in the process (as per policy) and your profile will sit there in never-never land, not applied to a specific position and you will have no access to it in a created profile unless you upload it yourself. Or,
- I will send out a batch email to all the people who have dropped off their resumes in a week and politely ask them to upload their resume to our website.