Many Job Seekers Send Out Too Many Resumes
A survey conducted by CollegeGrad.com, the #1 entry-level job site on the Internet, found that 59 percent of recent college graduates plan to submit 30 or more resumes during their initial search for employment. Many job-search experts agree, however, that recent grads may find more success by focusing on the quality of their resumes instead of relying on mass distribution.
FOSTER CITY, CA -- May 14, 2009 -- CollegeGrad.com, the #1 entry-level job site, recently released survey results on how many resumes college grad job seekers plan to submit during their initial search for employment. Nearly 59 percent of respondents reported that they would send out 30 or more resumes as part of their entry-level job search.
College Graduates are expecting to distribute more resumes than ever. But can a job seeker send out too many resumes?
"Even in a down market, employment experts maintain that a tailored resume is the best approach," said Adeola Ogunwole, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for CollegeGrad.com. "Instead of sending out as many resumes as possible, applicants may enjoy greater success if they focus on understanding the companies to which they are applying and modifying resumes to fit the exact qualifications needed for specific positions."
Entry-level job seekers may be shocked to hear that submitting too many resumes can hinder their job search.
"The mass email method often convinces job seekers that they're taking the necessary measures to get their names out there," said Ogunwole. "But more often than not, the mass email method leads to mass rejection."
Ogunwole also recommends conducting detailed research on a company before sending over a cover letter and resume. Get a good handle on their histories, recent news, and make sure to read job descriptions carefully. Each and every one of these measures should be incorporated into all job-search materials. For help building a tailored resume or cover letter, be sure to utilize the free resources found on CollegeGrad.com.
CollegeGrad.com survey results listed below:
In response to the question, "How many resumes do you anticipate you will submit in your job search?"
- # Resumes (Percent of Respondents)
- 1-10 (18 percent)
- 11-20 (13 percent)
- 21 - 30 (11 percent)
- 30 or more (59 percent)
The survey was conducted nationally using an online poll placed on the CollegeGrad.com home page during March, 2009. The results are based on more than 1780 respondents.
CollegeGrad.com is the #1 entry-level job site on the Internet and is the leader in the field of entry-level job search.
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