Uploading CVs on Indeed and other sites


Just downloaded Indeed job search app onto my phone.  You can upload your CV onto it and set it so anyone can see it or just who you apply to.   As I'm thinking of applying for varied things e.g. homeworking NHS call handler or other working from home jobs then also work in the building industry.  I dont want people searching for me to find so many different CVs, they won't take me seriously.   

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  • Try LinkedIn then. Glass door is good too. Best wishes. 
  • housebuyer143
    housebuyer143 Posts: 3,169
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    edited 30 September 2023 at 6:45AM
    Indeed is only really good for seeing what jobs are around, if you apply on there the majority don't even look at your CV. You are best to see the job you want and then see if the employer has their own website and apply on their website.
    I was recently job searching and after 2 weeks had no interest. As soon as I applied on the company sites (reapplying for some on the company site) I got lots of replies. Don't put your CV on there unless you want endless spam calls.
  • textbook said:

    Just downloaded Indeed job search app onto my phone.  You can upload your CV onto it and set it so anyone can see it or just who you apply to.   As I'm thinking of applying for varied things e.g. homeworking NHS call handler or other working from home jobs then also work in the building industry.  I dont want people searching for me to find so many different CVs, they won't take me seriously.   
    Apologies if I'm missing something but why are your CVs different? Surely, either it is an accurate CV or it isn't?
  • eamon
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    There is an "opt" in click box somewhere in Indeed and that will throw your CV into the wild. Don't do that you will get forever pestered by junk job sites, usually rubbish agencies and click bait sites.

    The general advice is to tailor your CV for every job that you apply for, this can be as simple as using different key words to reflect what the advert says.


  • textbook said:

    Just downloaded Indeed job search app onto my phone.  You can upload your CV onto it and set it so anyone can see it or just who you apply to.   As I'm thinking of applying for varied things e.g. homeworking NHS call handler or other working from home jobs then also work in the building industry.  I dont want people searching for me to find so many different CVs, they won't take me seriously.   
    Apologies if I'm missing something but why are your CVs different? Surely, either it is an accurate CV or it isn't?
    Whilst basic employment history and contact information should be the same different emphasis can be placed on transferable skills and interests so a person appears suitable for a particular role.  

    For example someone applying for a retail sales job with little experience of working in a shop could describe their previous experience stressing they dealt with members of the public.  But if they were looking to work in a role which didn't require that experience they could frame their previous experience differently even though it is the same job.  Both would be accurate.
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    eamon said:
    There is an "opt" in click box somewhere in Indeed and that will throw your CV into the wild. Don't do that you will get forever pestered by junk job sites, usually rubbish agencies and click bait sites.

    The general advice is to tailor your CV for every job that you apply for, this can be as simple as using different key words to reflect what the advert says.


    It says I'm currently  subscribed to get calls from employers on Indeed, unsubscribe? And my Cv is searchable, is that good?
  • eamon
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    textbook said:
    eamon said:
    There is an "opt" in click box somewhere in Indeed and that will throw your CV into the wild. Don't do that you will get forever pestered by junk job sites, usually rubbish agencies and click bait sites.

    The general advice is to tailor your CV for every job that you apply for, this can be as simple as using different key words to reflect what the advert says.


    It says I'm currently  subscribed to get calls from employers on Indeed, unsubscribe? And my Cv is searchable, is that good?

    I would think probably not. I doubt that many/any employers would do that. Recruitment agencies do but that is mostly just to harvest data. If you have skills, experience then in your shoes it may be better to set up some meetings with agencies in your location and go from there.
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