Resume banking is an extensively growing industry of job
hunting through the use of Internet. It surpasses the physical and geographic
hindrance of finding or locating jobs. Resume banks provide convenient system
that matches job seeker to potential job or employer and vice versa. It is
mutually beneficial to both applicant and hiring companies because they both
save effort, time and money. Companies who do not have a separate department
that handle employee placement are the primary company client of Resume Bank.
Through Resume Banks, hiring companies can have a convenient access to thousands
of resume without spending much time to sort and read those resumes.
The applicant usually goes to the site of resume banks and enters his data or
information by filling out the form provided by the bank. Then, the bank will
process it through their coding system and make the data available to employers.
Some resume banks provide separate accounts for employers. These allow employers
to access the entire database of resume to manually scan, narrow and choose
potential candidates. There are some resume banks today that offer software
agents that will automatically search out and inform the employer and/or the
applicant when a match comes in by sending them a notification or alert emails.
Resume banks offer varying degrees of confidentiality to job seekers.
Confidentiality especially of those who provide free services can not be always
guaranteed. Resumes particularly those posted to newsgroups are available to
anyone, not just employers or authorized companies so confidentiality is really
impossible. The personal information of the applicants may be gathered by other
parties who might use the applicants' information for any other purposes not
related to employment.
It is the applicants approach and decision on how to use the resume banks to
their advantage. The applicant can choose over varied selections of resume banks
by taking into consideration the feedbacks they received, cost of service and
companies that hire their services.
Applicants who use the services of resume banks must not assume that online job
hunting will do all the task of announcing your qualifications to the corporate
world. Remember that these services are merely software or device that helps you
increase the chance of being picked for an interview. They are simply job search
engine that match applicants to the employers. Finding job through resume banks
also need effort as you normally do when sending your resume the traditional
After the matching process, it is all up to the applicant on how to build his
connection with the employer who will actually hire him. Bear in mind that this
is just an initial step of hiring and not a guarantee that you will be really
hired. The applicant needs to convince the interviewer that he is indeed the
right person for the job.
Resume bank is just an option to locate a possible job opening, but it is still
best for applicant to go out his way to search out more opportunities. Nothing
beats getting your resume directly to the hiring person.