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Review of Resume Distributors...
and resume distribution services

Considering a resume distributor? A company that can forward your resume in a heartbeat to hundreds of search firms--and perhaps even employers--targeted to your specific industry?

As a job seeker in this tough economy, you're fully aware that your resume needs to be seen before it can generate interviews. Former recruiter David Alan Carter provides in-depth reviews of the top resume distribution services on the Web. From posting your resume at top job banks to emailing your qualifications to recruiters and employers, resume distributors save time, money and hassle.

Company... Go To... Rating... Price... Mini-review...
Visit... GreatResumesFast.com Website

$275.00
Professional/Mid-Career distribution to recruiters
Small shop, personalized service. Resume and cover letter are e-mailed to a select group of retained and contingency recruiters and search firms. Database of 16,000+ updated weekly. Target to location, salary, industry, and more. BBB rates them an "A+." (In-Depth REVIEW)
Visit... JobsByFax.com Website

$125.95
resume and cover faxed to 1,000 employers
Your resume and cover letter are faxed directly to company decision makers--from 200 to several thousand. Database of over 3 million employers; identify firms by type, size or geography. BBB gives them an "A+." (In-Depth REVIEW)
Website
$49.95 or $59.95
post to job sites, or email recruiters & employers
Post a resume on up to 100 top job sites, or... email blast your resume to 1000's of employers and recruiters. And a rare money back guarantee. The Better Business Bureau gives them a "B". (In-Depth_REVIEW)
Visit... ResumeSpider.com Website
$39.95 - 1st month
resume emailed to both recruiters & employers
 
Your resume is sent to both recruiters and employers, and distributed again each month until you cancel subscription. Distribution report available after each resume distribution. The BBB rates them a "C+." (REVIEW coming)
ResumeRobin.com Website
$65.00
all recruiters & jobsites in nationwide database

Your resume is sent to both job boards/career sites, as well as recruiters. Three options for resume distribution: within your metro area, your state, or nationwide. The BBB rates them an "F." (REVIEW coming)

Resume Viper Website

Avoid

NA

The company appears to be out of business. Either that, or their two phone lines have gone dead--by accident. The Better Business Bureau gives them "no rating," meaning they have insufficient information to judge. Avoid.

Resume Dispatcher Website

Avoid

NA

On their website, you'll notice similar--indeed, identical-- text as that of ResumeViper.com (see above). Guess what? Both companies are under the same ownership. The BBB gives the parent company "no rating." Avoid.


Resume Distribution Service Reviews - About Our Top Picks And Rankings

The lure of the company offering resume distribution services is the old adage: time is money. Nobody with access to a computer really needs a resume distribution service. That's because anybody with a computer can perform the same task as the resume distributor - it's not rocket science. The problem becomes... at what pace and at what cost.

For example, the resume distributor JobsByFax.com offers to send your resume and a cover letter to 200 employers for thirty bucks. By our calculation, they're charging you 15 cents for each employer. Now, you could do that yourself. But to research, identify an employer, uncover that employer's FAX number, and actually send the project out -- all for 15 cents? Probably not the best and highest use of your time.

We looked. And here's what we considered...

Resume Distributors - Quality Of Service

You were persnickety (and rightfully so) about the writing of your resume--professional looking layout, polished presentation, phrasing that would make an adman proud. You know that packaging counts. By the same token, you don't want a resume distributor who manhandles (figuratively) your paperwork and leaves it dog-eared and mustard stained. So we looked for distribution services that were attentive and precise and focused on customer needs. Telltale signs included:

  • Longevity. We valued those resume distributors that have been in business for years.
  • Accessible. We liked to see a customer service phone number posted prominently (and answered by an actual human being).
  • Testimonies. We liked to see testimonials from customers identified by first and last names.
  • Transparency. Extra points went to those services most open about their business methodology and distribution lists.

Resume Distributors - Reasonable Pricing

Resume distributors are quite aware of their competition, and prices for the most part were very reasonable. Especially for the biggest and most competitive players reviewed above.

Resume Distributors - A Guarantee

We like a good guarantee. Who doesn't? It also lends credibility to the service offered, and the company standing behind the service.

And Finally, A Resume Distribution Service That's Easy To Work With

Everything's a hassle. Ever notice that? And just when you really, really need things to go right--like when you're out of work or can't take another day under the oppressive thumb of Vlad the Impaler, the bakery supervisor at Wisecracker Saltines--well, forget it. Hence, we put a good deal of stock in the resume distribution service whose website navigated smoothly. Where information was readily available. Where pricing was up front and clear. In short, we valued resume distributors who were easy to work with.

Look over our reviews. Consider our ratings and how we got to those ratings. And finally, choose a resume distribution service that feels comfortable, and get on with the task at hand--getting your resume out there for the world to see. Or at least for the right employers to see.

© David Alan Carter
All Rights Reserved

David Alan Carter is a former technical recruiter (i.e. headhunter) and founder of Resume One of Cincinnati. For more than ten years, he personally crafted thousands of resumes for satisfied clients from all occupational walks of life, from entry-level to senior executive.


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