A Resume Submission Service
By Eric Hammer
Ever heard of a resume distribution service? In essence, this
is job hunting for the lazy; or the desperate. Usually, its
a little of both with a dash of hope thrown in. Unlike manpower
companies that actually take a fee from companies for helping
them to find qualified workers for their open positions, resume
submission services do pretty much what they sound like. They
submit your resume to companies that may be looking for a person
in your field.
The business is really simple, though it requires a little
bit of technical knowledge to get started. You basically will
be receiving resumes from people who are looking for work. Youll
need to prepare a list of the e-mail addresses of human resources
departments in various industries so that you can send out a
persons resume to targeted companies that may be interested
in hiring the person.
Some such services actually specialize in specific industries.
For example, there is one resume submission service that specializes
in recruiting for Wall Street jobs and who will send out your
resume to all the top companies on Wall Street. The advantage
for people who hire such a service is convenience; they dont
have to start hunting down the e-mail address of the companies
they want to submit to. You do it for them.
The better resume submission services also work on a subscription
basis, where they actually get human resources people and head
hunters to sign up for their services. This way they are expecting
to get resumes sent to them and the resumes may actually do someone
some good. However, some such companies simply play the old spam
game, sending peoples resumes far and wide in the hope
that some of them may "stick."
How Much Can You Make?
There is quite a bit of competition in this industry since
the entry bar is so low (you need a web site, some money for
advertising and a computer with Internet connection), however
the successful resume submission services can earn in the hundreds
of thousands of dollars or even in the millions. More likely,
if you really work hard, you can make a decent living getting
your business off the ground and may gross in the neighborhood
of $30,000-$50,000 a year. This is from charging people around
$49.99 each time they want to have their resume sent out by your
company, so you can see, you have to work hard and get a LOT
of people to sign up in order to make that decent living.
Ways to Make More | Related Opportunities
One of the great things about resume submission services is
that they can easily sell ancillary products. For example, you
may sell people resume writing services, where you help them
to write an effective resume. You could also help them with writing
cover letters and provide people with interview tips and even
online classes in how to land a job.
The key with a resume submission service is getting into a
niche. Since there are so many general service resume submission
services, the best way to get into the business is to specialize.
Find an industry that has plenty of need for new workers, home
health aides for example, and specialize your service in that
particular area. This way, you become a go to address for those
kinds of jobs, both from recruiters and from people who want
to land a job as opposed to being just another "me too"
service drowning in a sea of thousands of identical services.
If resume submission services are not quite your thing, you
could also consider looking into jobs in human resources, where
you will be on the receiving end rather than the sending end.
Or you could consider going into head hunting, looking for top
talent for specialized jobs. And of course, you can always go
into resume writing and interview training as mentioned above.
Qualifications / Requirements
There are no qualifications or licensing required in order
to start a resume submission service. The one thing you will
need, aside from a computer with Internet access, a good web
site and start up capital for advertising and bandwidth expenses
is dogged perseverance. As with any new business, things will
be slow at first and you need to have the ability to stick with
it until you land enough clients to make this into a full time
Start by studying the industry. Look at a number of resume
submission services and see what they offer. If you can, talk
to some people who run successful services. Find out from them
what they did wrong and what they did right when they were building
their own businesses.
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