It might be hard to believe, but we do make a concerted effort to stay in touch with what’s going on in the recruiting world; the processes, the trends, the requirements, etc. And one of the things we’ve been taking a hard look at lately is the resume that WorkInTexas.com 1) auto-builds for job seekers when they register for work, and 2) provides to employers when a job seeker is interested in a specific job.
We’ve talked in this blog before about how WorkInTexas.com matches job seekers to jobs in hopes of helping job seekers and employers get the best job matches possible. However, at the same time we’ve assumed the process of creating and polishing a resume was taking care of itself. In hindsight, maybe that wasn’t the best assumption, either due to lack of knowledge on the part of job seekers, or limited and confusing functionality on ours.
So, this week we’d like to get your feedback. What has your experience been with creating, updating, or using the WorkInTexas.com resume, and what can we do to improve any part of it? That is, what can we do to:
- make it easier to use – more understandable to create and edit;
- make it more relevant to job search and recruiting – what do job seekers want/need to provide and what do employers expect to receive; and
- make it more functional/flexible – allow more options to build it, update it, and help it tell a better story to employers.
We’d like your perspective and appreciate your time to let us know what you think. And, if you’ve never used WorkInTexas.com and are looking for a job in Texas, or recruiting for a job, give it a try and let us know what worked and what didn’t. We can’t make it better without knowing what the people who use it think, and we look forward to hearing from you