Some people think that just because they’ve written a resume automatically means that they are going to get a job. This simply isn’t the case, you need to get your resume out there for potential employers to see and the best way to do this is resume distribution. You’ve work hard on your resume and you want it to get into the hands of the right recruiters and human resource departments so follow these helpful hints for success!

Firstly make sure you are taking full advantage of the internet. There are loads of places online where you can post your resume for recruiters to find. They will regularly check these sites and if they come across your resume and think you are suited to a role, will set up and interview for you. You can also use these sites to search for job openings.

Check the newspaper. Look at your local paper or for more national roles use the internet. Here you can find hundreds of positions all in one place so it’s just a case of submitting your resume and waiting for a response. The adverts in the classified are great because they will provide you with exact contact details as well as a job specification. To make sure that your resume stands out amongst the rest, do some research about the company and tailor your covering letter to the company.

Most companies don’t advertise all their positions so you may be limiting your options by just looking for adverts. Use the internet to find contact details on the web sites of suitable companies you would like to work for and email them directly. In fact, most companies will have an “apply online” option where you can submit your resume at no charge. Positions can open all the time so if the company has your resume on record it will put you ahead of the rest.

Don’t disregard job fairs. Most major cities will hold these and they are a great way of getting to know a variety of different companies all in one place. The employers who attend these fairs are looking for qualified candidates to work for them so it’s a great place to go and speak to someone and hand out your resume.

Use your contacts. Sometimes it’s not what you know but who you know. Networking is a great way of getting your resume into the hands of potential employers. Ask your contacts if they know anyone who could help you and work towards making more job connections.

There are some online services that offer guerrilla resume strategies. Programs like Resume Launcher are really useful as they do all the job hunting for you. This service will find jobs that match your skills and qualifications and will send your resume to thousands of recruiters without you having to lift a finger! This will mean that you save time and money and really get some great results.

Writing and distributing your resume is the hard part but once you have done  this, all you need to do is wait for the job offers to roll in!