Previously, we explored the options of how to email a CV; today we will take it a little further and talk about the benefits of uploading a CV online.
The internet has dramatically reshaped our lives over the past few years. We are now able to publish information, such as this article in front of you, which can be viewed and read by thousands of people around the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It would be irrational for job seekers to ignore this new path of possibility into the world of work. But how can you use the internet to find yourself a job? One effective way in which you could do this is by uploading your CV online.
Many recruitment agencies will increasingly choose to offer job seekers the option to upload their CV on their website or database, to be viewed by recruiters. The system will automatically match the applicant’s CV (and skills) with the most appropriate vacancies. This method will enable employers to find the suitable candidate, instead of the candidate chasing them.
Through this process, the hiring managers can conveniently – at the click of a button – look through all the CVs and decide whether that particular applicant is suitable for the job or not. If they are, they will be contacted and invited to the next stage in the hiring process.
In order to encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity to reach further and deeper into the job markets, we have compiled Top 5 reasons to upload your CV Online:
1. Constant Visibility
Publishing your CV on the internet means that your CV can be accessed constantly (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) by potential employers. In other words, there is not a single moment or minute at any given day of the week that you’re not visible to potential employers… This can dramatically increase your chances of being noticed, and consequently getting hired.
2. Access to a Wide Range of Jobs and Markets
When applying in the traditional way it is usually centred on a particular industry or area of work. However, when you upload your CV online it can be viewed by employers from all the different industries and job markets!
This alone will significantly increase the likelihood of finding a job that is a perfect-fit for you no matter in which market or sector it is.
3. Free of Charge
In the vast majority of cases you can upload your public CV online free of charge. So what is there to lose?
4. Save Time and Effort
Once your CV has been uploaded onto the databases there will be hundreds and even thousands of potential recruiters who can view your CV. You don’t have to chase them anymore, they’ll chase you. This can save you valuable time and effort, keep you motivated and enable you to make time to approach offline companies to enquire about vacancies.
5. Full Control over Personal Details
You will have full control over your personal details and CV as outlined in the different privacy settings of the recruitment agencies. For instance, Careerbuilder.co.uk provides the following privacy options when you upload your CV:
These options mean that you will always be in control of your personal data.
NOTE: for mother earth’s sake, we turned our Top 5 into a Top 6…
6. Environmentally Friendly
Although CVs do not grow on trees, paper does. Paper is made from trees and the more paper we require to print our CVs and Cover Letters the worse the effect on the environment.
The solution, I hear you ask? Well… we know for sure that in the process of uploading a CV on an electronic database it will not do the environment any direct harm, especially when the database is powered on eco-friendly hosting servers.