I 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:
- Run your desired Resume Database search.
- When you are happy with your entered criteria, select the “Save this Search” button.
- You will be prompted to name your search; enter a name.
- 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.
- You can save as many searches as you like.
- 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.
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