Everything You Need to Know About Resume Searching
You’ve posted jobs and are starting to see some applications roll in, but why should you have to wait around on candidates to come to you?
When time is of the essence (and really, when is it not?) hiring managers and recruiters need a more proactive approach to sourcing. MedReps resume Search gives you that option. When you search the MedReps.com resume database, you’re more likely to find candidates matching your exact specifications. Resume Search is easy to use, but you may have a few questions before you get started.
RESUME SEARCH FAQs
How do I access Resume Search?
Your MedReps.com account manager can assist you in adding the Resume Search feature to your account. Alternatively, when logged into the site, move the cursor to “Resume Search” (in the top navigation bar) and select “Purchase Service.” If you purchase online, someone will contact you within 1 business day to confirm you are a real person seeking job candidates (no spammers allowed!). When your account is activated, you can access the database by moving the cursor to “Resume Search” and selecting “Search Database.”
How many resumes are in the database?
The number is constantly changing, but a live estimate can be found on the job poster home page. Your MedReps.com account manager can give you an exact count.
I purchased Resume Search, but I don’t see as many resumes as my account manager quoted. Why not?
In order to protect candidates’ privacy, candidates have the option to limit who can view their resume – only recruiters, only hiring companies, or both. If you are an independent recruiter or work for a staffing agency, you will have access to the resumes of candidates who have selected “only recruiters” or “both.” If you are a hiring manager or recruiter employed by a hiring company, you will have access to the resumes of candidates who have selected “only employers” or “both.”
How do I use Resume Search?
When logged into your account, move the cursor to “Resume Search” and select “Search Database.” Using the Simple Search, just enter a few keywords relevant to your job (no commas!), as well as the zip code or city where the job is located. You may opt to conduct an Advanced Search, which allows you to look for a specific candidate by name, or specify job titles, companies, and more on a candidate’s resume. Advanced Search also allows you to search by specific skills such as “business-to-business sales” or “MS Office,” and specify the amount of experience required with that skill.
Can I use Boolean search terms?
There is no need to type Boolean search terms (“and,” “or,” “not” ) when conducting a Simple Search or an Advanced Search. When conducting an Advanced Search, you will be given the option to select “and” or “or” to indicate whether all of the terms should be present (“and”) or at least one of the keywords should be present (“or”).
How do I know which pharmaceutical and medical sales rep resumes have been uploaded most recently?
Your search results default to show you the most recently loaded and/or updated resumes at the top of the search results. You can opt to sort by Relevance by changing the default setting at the top of the results page. Sorting by relevance will show you candidates who are a closer match to your search parameters regardless of when their resume was uploaded.
How current are these resumes?
The database will only show results containing active members. Active members pay to access MedReps, and as a result, they are typically highly engaged in their job search. Resumes of inactive members are automatically removed from the database when their memberships expire.
Can I download and save resumes to my computer?
You can save resumes to your MedReps account, but you cannot download them to your computer.
What does “Willing to Work State” mean?
Many candidates have indicated on their profile that they are willing and able to work in states other than their state of residence. Either they are willing to relocate or they live in one state but could reasonably commute or manage a territory in another state.