Recently Indeed.com a meta Job Search Engine and Job Aggregator revealed a Resume Search option - a gift for recruiters - which is currently free by the way - check it out here:
This new resume search option reads just like a LinkedIn Profile in Feel and has no real phone or email contact information - but employers can sign up for the service and send a secure message to the candidates they find and are interested in.
It already has several million resumes available for search nationwide and is a valuable talent management asset. Sourcing Candidates just got a new gift that has enormous potential and a well established audience already - so why not use the site for the unique candidates it has hiding in it's free pages.
More candidates now use job search aggregators such as Indeed.com and SimplyHired.com to find jobs as it lists all available jobs in a desired geographic radius and job seekers can see how old the jobs are. The sites pool jobs from many different sources including company webpages, traditional job boards, professional associations, college and career sites, etc.
We're talking a major talent pool here right under our noses, and with no fees or charges for using resume search services on Indeed.com it is a great option for budget strapped organizations looking for an additional medium that has strategic value added options.
It allows for Simple Boolean Searches and allows targeting of great candidates with skills you may be looking for today. Both passive and active candidates use Indeed.com OR SimplyHired.com on any given day. Could this be a game changer? It remains to be seen but for now using another tool in the war for talent that gives you access to millions of candidates - well who can turn that down? And with these sites being the 3rd and 4th most visited sites for job search today - there's no telling where they may go from here. ERE had a great article on the topic which can be viewed here:
Well, get it while you can - it may cost something in the not too near distant future, but for now, it has the beginnings of a very competitive talent tool.