When I was a job seeker and was desperate to get as many sales interviews as possible, I tried a few resume blasting services that offered the service of sending out my resume to over hundreds of hiring sales managers and recruiters. As the weeks and months rolled by, I didn’t get any calls in from any hiring managers or recruiters, but didn’t think much of it.
Later as I became a hiring sales manager myself and needing to keep up with my own pipeline of talent, I signed up to receive the blasts of candidate resumes. As a hiring sales manager, I really didn’t have time to really sift through all the candidates that came in and when I really thought about it, the candidates did not strategically pursue any open positions, so I run the risk of picking up some real bad candidates.
I picked a weekend to go through some of the resumes and even though a few candidates looked promising, my interest level was not really there since I knew that these folks simply blasted out a wide net in hopes that they catch something. Kind of desperate and not strategic in any sense other getting their resume sent into over filling email boxes.
Since I was a user before in the past when I was a job seeker myself, I now understand why I never really received any calls for an interview. My opinion is this, these blasting service has a low rate of success. I would recommend focusing on quality and not quantity and truly go for a sales job you really want and a company you want to work for, rather than blasting it out there and hoping that someone else is as desperate as you.
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