Laguna Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2009
With over 15 million unemployed people and an unemployment rate of 9.8%, Americans are facing an extremely competitive job market. They must do everything they can to stand out amongst the hordes of candidates applying for the same jobs. The new website ResuWe.com (http://www.resuwe.com) offers job seekers just that - a simple yet exceptionally effective way to stand out amongst applicants by creating a Facebook resume with comments and "thumbs up" recommendations from colleagues and supervisors.
The Co-Founders Jeff Schwartzman and Dan Boersma are experienced recruiters with over 25 years of industry experience combined. Boersma explains, "Hiring managers will be more likely to interview a candidate who they know is well liked and recommended by their colleagues versus a candidate about whom they have no additional information. An individual's resume doesn't show what colleagues and supervisors think of their job performance and this feature will validate resumes." Schwartzman adds, "This feature will help job seekers stand out from the pack, which is of vital importance in today's poor economic climate."
Facebook has over 300 million active users and the average user has 130 friends. Many of these connections are work colleagues and ResuWe's new Facebook feature will help job seekers benefit from Facebook's expansive network. While only people who are invited are able to leave comments, anyone who is a work connection will be able to give a "thumbs up" on the Facebook resume with one click. Job seekers can direct hiring managers to their Facebook resume by including the URL link on their Word resumes, within cover letters, or both.
This is just one of the tools that ResuWe offers their users in this extremely competitive job market. ResuWe allows users to upload and optimize their resume for free. Hiring managers will have access to both the Word resume and the Facebook resume. With the addition of the Facebook feature, ResuWe.com is now a comprehensive job search website utilizing both basic job search tools and full social media capabilities. The site allows people to effortlessly integrate Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogs, and personal websites through a ResuWe vanity URL that can be included on their Word resumes.
While users have the option of keeping their profile and resume private, those who choose to have a public profile will benefit from allowing all potential employers to find their resume. Many employers specifically seek out passive job candidates through open web searches. Therefore, having a public profile will be a benefit even to those candidates who are not actively seeking a new position. Normally it can be awkward when a current employer discovers an employee's resume on a job board such as Monster because it indicates that they are actively searching for another position. However, a benefit of ResuWe is that because it is primarily a resume optimization and social networking site, it is acceptable to have a public resume on display.
Job seekers who take advantage of everything ResuWe.com has to offer will have significant advantages over the average job candidate. The Facebook resume is easy to create, and it will catch the eye of hiring managers. Standing out amongst the competition with a professional, recommended, and validated resume is the best way to be noticed, interviewed, and hired.