I'm a headhunter in Detroit and 20 minutes ago I received an e-mail from Indeed.com enticing me to search resumes in their database. There's a big, BOLD announcement that they're getting 2 Million resumes per month. (Wow!)
I clicked on the conveniently provided link to "Search Resumes Now" and punched in some key words and was HORRIFIED to find lists of names and abbreviated resumes. Upon closer view, I opened a side window and there was the candidates full name and employment history, much like you'd find on LinkedIn. EXCEPT, these people apparently voluntarily uploaded their resume.
Call me old fashioned. I'm a little shocked at this.
So I searched "Seat Engineers". What if I was the Engineering Manager at one of the many companies listed there and "curiosity was killing the cat"? Let's say I punch up to see candidates and see one, two, or three of my employees. My mood would be very different for the rest of the day for sure.
To me, there is a HUGE GAP between uploading into a job hunting website where the resume will be in a private database only to be accessed by paid customers VERSUS the LinkedIn open internet posting of 99% of your background without and e-mail or phone number and a BIG HUGE SIGN READING "I'M LOOKING NOW!!!!"
Is anyone with me on this???