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The Search is Over: CareerBuilder’s Resume Search Agents Were With You All the While

resume searchI don’t often invoke the music of Survivor in my posts — okay, make that never. But who am I kidding? I’d do it all the time if I could. We’ve talked before about cutting corners in your recruiting process to make your life a little less stressful and find better-suited candidates in less time. Our Resume Search Agents have been around for a while — did you know?

The dish: CareerBuilder’s Resume Search Agents, or RSAs

The gist: Conduct a Resume Database search,  save that search, and have your new resume matches e-mailed to you as frequently (or infrequently) as you’d like.

Also known as: The tempting dessert tray of CareerBuilder’s Free Tools. The best of the candidates you’re looking for, brought right to you. View resumes in your inbox right away, or take a more in-depth look once it’s convenient for you. Like after dinner.

Why: Resume Search Agent just may be the best time-saving option you didn’t know existed. Once you create your initial Resume Database searches, you’re done (until you want to save a new search). Check out candidates’ resumes when and where you have time, rather than conducting a million different searches through CareerBuilder each day and getting overwhelmed.

How to get it:As long as you have Resume Database access, you already have access to RSAs.

Simple Steps to Save a Search:

  1. Run your desired Resume Database search.
  2. When you are happy with your entered criteria, select the “Save this Search” button.
  3. You will be prompted to name your search; enter a name.
  4. You will also be able to select the frequency with which you would like to receive new matches in your e-mail inbox. If you’d rather just save your search and check for updated matches when you log in, you can opt not to have resumes e-mailed to you. Your choice.
  5. You can save as many searches as you like.
  6. To access Saved Searches, go to the “My Resumes” tab in My CareerBuilder and select “Saved Searches.”Need more instruction? Click here.

Note:If you choose to have search matches e-mailed, you will not start receiving e-mails until you start getting      resumes that match your saved criteria. If you’re looking for a fire-eater from Montana, this could take some time, so be patient.

Pairs best with: Resume Database access, of course! And a knack for narrowing down your search criteria to the skills and qualifications you’re really looking for.

Need help? Consult one of our customer service reps at 1-800-891-8880.

Satisfy your cravings: You can have matches sent to multiple recipients. To do so, just enter all of the desired recipients’ e-mail addresses, separating with semi-colons.

Big tip: Name your resume searches with titles that mean something to you and will be easy for you to identify and locate when needed. For example, “Search 1″ might not ring a bell even a day after you create the search. But “Idaho RNs with 5+ yrs experience” will mean more to you if you’re looking for nurses.

Any questions?

Amy K. McDonnell

About Amy K. McDonnell

Originally hailing from Ohio, Amy is the editorial manager on the content services team and has been with both CareerBuilder and the city of Chicago for nearly a decade. She writes on a range of recruitment topics on The Hiring Site, striving to bring a dose of clarity and humor to sometimes complicated issues around employee attraction, engagement and retention. When she's not working, Amy spends as much time as possible reading, pretending to be a chef, writing short stories, eating Nutella out of the jar, waiting for CTA buses and trains, going to see her favorite bands live, and spending time with people who inspire and challenge her.


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