Asked Questions (FAQs)
have experience in one industry (or position) but would
like to change careers. Can I use StartJobHunt.com?
Yes. First, if you desire a similar position in a different
industry, highlight your positions/job functions/responsibilities
on your resume and downplay the companies or industry that
you’ve been with If you want a different position
than you’ve had in the past, stress your desire to
pursue a different field and state how your past experience
would be appropriate.
just out of school and have little actual job experience. Can
Yes. There are recruiters that specialize in entry-level positions
whose job functions are general in nature. State your willingness
for an entry position in the objective section of your resume.
really looking for a permanent position. Should I consider accepting
a temporary job?
Maybe. Many temporary positions can evolve into full time jobs
and accepting one may be a good strategy. You should have the
recruiter check with the company’s policy on the ability
to move from a temporary position to a permanent one within
their organization before accepting the temporary position.
I state my earnings from my previous jobs on my resume?
Never. Not only should you not state your earnings on your resume,
you should not mention your earnings to the recruiter or your
potential employer unless it is absolutely required. By stating
a figure, both the recruiter and potential employer will form
an impression of you that might imply that you are either over
or under qualified for a position.
I state a minimum salary requirement on my resume objective?
StartJobHunt is a service that gets your resume in front of
a selected group of recruiters targeted to your specific geographic
location and job-type preferences.
do I get for my $99.00?
StartJobHunt will deliver your resume to at least 100 recruiters
that are targeted to your specific job and geographic preferences.
I get these recruiters names for free?
StartJobHunt maintains a database of more than 37,000 active
recruiters and has developed this list from numerous sources.
To reach the same recruiters as StartJobHunt, you would have
to invest the time and cost to acquire the data and capture
the up-to-date fax numbers as well as the unique job/industry
specialties which many of them have. Once you have the data,
you still have the time and cost of faxing out your resume
to each recruiter.
many recruiters will see my resume?
StartJobHunt will send your resume to a minimum of 100 recruiting
firms. Since most of these firms have several individual recruiters,
your resume may well go to over 1,000 individual recruiters.
there any other firms that will do this for free?
There are none that we are aware of. Some consulting firms will
assist you in developing your resume and help you make contact
with potential employers but will have a substantial charge
for this “assistance” and you will do most of the
long does it take to get my resume in front of the recruiters
from the time I send it to you?
We typically fax out most resumes within 48 hours.
the recruiter call me directly or go through StartJobHunt.com?
When the recruiter receives your resume, they have no idea it
was sent by StartJobHunt and will contact you directly.
I specify that I want my resume only sent to recruiters who
specialize in my field/industry, can I be guaranteed that only
those recruiters will receive my resume?
StartJobHunt will always attempt to direct your resume to the
target recruiters based on your job preferences profile. If
you are seeking an unusual position or desire to work in an
area where only a few recruiters are available, StartJobHunt
will contact you directly to discuss your requirement before
I be better off using email to get my resume to recruiters?
Not likely. Typically, an email would be associated with a single
recruiter at a recruiting firm and emailing your resume would
get it to an individual. A recruiting firm’s fax however
is more general and a resume would likely be directed to more
than one recruiter.