As an IT recruiter working for one of the fastest growing IT staffing companies Boston, we periodically receive paper resumes blindly sent from candidates in the information technology industry. Here are 3 reasons why prospective candidates should not send paper resumes to technical recruiters:
1) They get thrown away: IT recruiters Boston typically look at paper resumes as a sign that the candidates are not technically saavy enough to utilize email. Therefore, paper resumes are more of a red flag than a summary of one’s life technical work.
2) It “ages” you: Mailing your resume a decade+ ago was your only option of getting your informatioin to IT recruiting companies. Therefore, this is typically associated with a technique someone from an older generation would do. While you cannot IT job descriminate, this certainly does not help your chances of landing one of the technical jobs that the IT recruiting company has posted on their website.
3) They will not be added to the database: Because it’s paper, technical recruiters will have to scan the resume in order add it to their IT job database. When you’re looking at hundreds of technical resumes every day, and cal easily parse them with a click or two of a button, then human nature is going to win over and you’re not going to take the extra steps involved in scanning a resume into your IT staffing database (especially knowing #1 and #2 above).
Therefore, if you’re a prospective IT job candidate, save your forty-five cents and email your resume to as many IT recruiters CA and IT staffing firms as you can. Most will be added to their respective resume databases.