How to Post a Resume on Indeed

Instructions for Using Indeed.com's Resume Posting Service

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When you're looking for a job, having a copy of your resume online and ready to apply can save job searching time. It can also help potential employers see you, and see your qualifications.

Indeed.com's resume service enables job seekers to upload an existing resume or create a new resume using the resume building tool. Users can then share that resume with employers.

Read below for tips on how to post your resume on Indeed, and how to make your resume stand out to employers on the website.

Indeed Online Resumes

On Indeed, job seekers can create an online resume from scratch or upload an existing resume in any of dozens of common formats including Word, PDF, RTF, TXT, and HTML.

Whether you choose to upload or create a resume, you'll need to register to create an account, or you can log in with your Facebook account.

Once you have posted your resume to Indeed it can be viewed, edited, downloaded as a PDF, shared with employers, and used to apply for jobs.

How to Upload Your Resume

First, you need to sign in to Indeed.com or create an account if you're not already registered. Then, upload your resume. Indeed recommends uploading the following file formats: Word (.doc or docx), PDF (created from a text file, not a scanned image), RTF, and TXT. Have your resume file saved in one of these file formats ready to upload on your computer.

You'll be able to edit it online once you have uploaded it.

You can edit particular sections of your resume, or even add or remove sections. Indeed offers suggestions for other sections to add to your resume, ranging from “Certifications” to “Publications” to “Awards.”

Click “View Resume” to view what the final copy of your resume will look like when employers see it.

If you want to start over, simply click “Remove Your Resume.”

How to Create a New Resume on Indeed

You can also start from scratch and create a new resume directly on Indeed. Once you register (or sign in, if you are already registered), you can click “Build Your Resume.”

Have your contact informationwork history and education ready to enter in the following sections:

  • Profile
  • Work
  • Education

You'll be able to edit it online once you have filled out these three sections. You can edit particular sections of your resume, or even add or remove sections. Indeed offers suggestions for other sections to add to your resume, including “Skills,” “Awards,” and more.

Click “View Resume” to view what the final copy of your resume will look like when employers view it.

Public vs. Private

Once your resume is on Indeed Resume, you can choose to make it “Public” or “Private.” There are benefits to both options.

When you make your resume public, it is visible to anyone. Visitors to a public resume page can forward, save, or download the resume as a PDF or email you through a secure contact form. Your street address is visible only to you, and your phone number and email address are only visible when you apply for a job.

The benefit of a public resume is that hiring managers can find you, and reach out to you, if they think you might be right for a job. This is a good option if you are unemployed, and do not care who sees that you are job searching.

Another benefit of a public resume is that you can then forward your resume via email to yourself, a colleague, a friend, or someone else outside of Indeed.com.

When you make your resume private, employers cannot find your resume, so they cannot contact you if they think you might be right for a job. They can only see your resume when you attach it when applying for a job.

This is a good idea if you are employed, and you do not want your boss to be able to find you and see that you are job searching.

How to Delete your Resume

If you don't want your resume online any longer or if you want to start with a new document, click on “Remove your resume” and it will be removed from the system. If this is the only version of your most current resume, be sure to download it before you delete it so you have a copy.

Apply for Jobs on Indeed

Indeed Resume enables 1-click apply to select jobs on Indeed.com, and offers job seekers privacy protection. Initial contact with an employer is brokered by Indeed and personal contact information (phone number, email, and address) remains private until you opt to share it.

Before applying for jobs on Indeed, use these tips for using Indeed.com to job search.

How Employers Can Find You

Employers looking for job candidates can search through public resumes by job title, company, education, location, or keyword. They can then download a resume as a PDF or email the job seeker through a secure contact form.

Indeed.com users can also forward resumes to colleagues or other contacts who might be interested in a particular user’s resume.

You can also choose to promote your Indeed.com resume on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter. If you are comfortable making your job search public, this is a great way to increase the visibility of your resume, and use your social network to promote your job search.

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