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Indeed.com has been a well known job search engine for years.  A few months ago, it became the largest job “site” in the world when measured by unique visitors, according to Comscore.

How many visitors? In October, 2010, the site recorded 12.3 million unique visitors in comparison to Monster.com’s 12.1 million.  CareerBuilder recorded third place, with 11.3 million.

 

While this may be old news, the latest announcement from Indeed isn’t.  The popular job search engine published on their blog last week the “Indeed Resume.

With Indeed Resume, job seekers can now store, edit, and share a Resume.  According to the site, Resumes can be shared with anyone via a public URL or hidden for private use. Visitors to a public resume page can download the resume as a professional-looking PDF or email the job seeker through a secure contact form.  They’ll also be soon adding a “one click apply” to jobs.

As job sites have continuously evolved and looked for revenue streams, on the surface this latest move makes sense long term and it could be convenient for job seekers.

It begs the question, with the issue of duplicate listings and warnings to job seekers, where will job seekers apply to with their one click? The company? Another site that stole the job content? I wrote a post almost 2 years ago titled  “Job Board Aggregator Sites and Job Search Engines:  The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly“.  There is still a lot of relevance nearly 24 months later.

With Indeed becoming the largest job site, how will their move on building a Resume database shift an organizations’ online recruiting strategy and spend in the next 6 months? Likely, not much.  What about the next 1-3 years?

Stay tuned.

 

 

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Talent HQ’s creator and editor is Recruiting & Diversity Leader, Jason Buss. Talent HQ is a premier online news and information channel for the Recruiting and Human Resources community.

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  • Posted on: Tuesday, March 8th, 2011