Getting started with your Indeed Resume
“A recruiter found me via Indeed.com. I got a job even better than the one I was searching for. I had my resume posted and that’s all it took.” – BB in Huntington Beach, California
Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or simply open to hearing about new opportunities, having a professional presence online is more important than ever. Just as people use Indeed to search for jobs, thousands of recruiters and hiring managers use Indeed Resume to search for, and connect with, prospective hires. With an Indeed Resume you can make your skills and experience visible to employers and give them an easy way to contact you about relevant jobs.
So let’s take a look at creating an Indeed Resume, and see what you can do with it.
Get started by posting your resume
Click the ‘post resume’ link at the top of any page on Indeed and create a free my.Indeed account or sign in with your existing account. If you already have a resume stored on your computer click ‘upload resume’ and attach your resume file.
No resume? No problem; click the ‘create a resume’ link to build your resume from scratch. Indeed’s resume editor makes it easy to enter your work experience, education, and skills.
Be found by employers
Indeed Resumes are visible to employers so that they can let you know about jobs you might be interested in. But Indeed keeps your private contact information safe -
employers searching on Indeed Resume will not see your personal phone number or email address; if employers decide to contact you, they must do so through the Indeed email system. Your contact information will only be shared when you choose to respond to an employer. If you apply to a job using your Indeed Resume, your contact details will be shared with that employer.
If you wish to keep your entire resume hidden – click the ‘edit resume’ button located to the right of your resume, then click the ‘edit privacy settings’ link (located to the right), then click ‘private’. You can change your resume’s visibility or remove it completely at any time. To remove your resume, click the ‘delete resume’ link within the edit privacy settings area.
Keep your resume up to date
Keeping your Indeed Resume current helps the most relevant employers find you. And when they do, they’ll be able to see your most recent accomplishments. Editing your resume is easy: just click ‘edit’ next to the existing section that you’d like to change, or click ‘Add section’ to add a new job title, school, or skill. Be sure to click ‘save’ when you’re finished.
You can access your resume at any time by signing in to your my.indeed account – simply click ‘sign in’ at the top of any page on Indeed and enter your credentials. Once signed in you’ll notice your email address displayed at the top of the page. Click your email and select ‘resume’ to access your Indeed Resume.
Apply to jobs in a snap
Now that you have an Indeed Resume, you can apply to jobs in seconds from your desktop or mobile device. Hundreds of thousands of jobs on Indeed have a simple way to submit your application called Indeed Apply (just look for the Indeed Apply label in Indeed’s job search results). And with your Indeed Resume, all you have to do is click the Indeed Apply button, preview your Indeed Resume, and hit ‘send’ to instantly submit your application. You can also include a cover letter or personalized message with your application.
Ready to get started? Create your Indeed Resume today!
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