The Death of Online Resume Databases? – and LPR’s Resume Bank

For a while now I have been waffling on whether or not to keep the Resume Bank open. Employers are not that interested in randomly searching through resumes – they have enough to search through when they get dozens and dozens in response to every single job opening. I originally offered the Resume Bank as a completely free service to job seekers AND employers. But, while lots of you are interested in posting your resume, the fact is that most employers simply aren’t. Maintaining the Resume Bank is very time consuming and I have to weigh the amount of time necessary to maintain and update it against the value that it provides YOU as the job seeker. Unfortunately, since so few emplouyers use it, I have decided to discontinue the Resume Bank. I think that time would be better spent on other ways to help my subscribers. I hope everyone understands – this website is for all of us and I try to offer information and services that benefit YOU as the subscriber, but somethings just work better in theory!!

At least I am not alone, someone on LinkedIn posted a link to this November 12 article which really sums it up.

If you are a job seeker and you aren’t on LinkedIn, you are really need to get in gear. Over the next week or so I will be posting a number of items to help you get started on LinkedIn and some information for those people who are already on there as well.

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