Should I Upload My Resume to Indeed? |

EP 1642 Will your information be publicly available if you upload your resume to indeed?

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm the head coach for and The question for today is, "So I upload my resume to Indeed and will only information be publicly available?"

I think Indeed is a terrific place if you are using job boards because Your resume gets lots of exposure there. From the standpoint of job hunting, 1st of all, there are lots of jobs available to you, but there are also lots of people who use indeed as a resource. We come to what I think is most important which is whether your information is publicly available.

When it is on the website, Indeed will strip out certain contact information so that a recruiter or a company using the service has to pay a dollar to receive it with the resume.. They can view your resume but with no contact information. It can be worked around in a few different ways because were tools to 3rd parties and some corporate recruiters use that will interface with indeed and pulled the data from other places and provide them with. However, from the indeed site, they don't have it available there freely. People have to work to get it or pay the $1 to receive it.

That's about the publicly available . . . It is not listed out there for people to see. Once you post your resume there, it is going to strip out city, state and ZIP Code, yada yada yada.. Is going to take that stuff out to encourage people to pay. I also want to say that I have used indeed what I worked in recruiting, if you haven't head on indeed and someone applies to it, the firm will send name, city and state, no ZIP Code (that's a little bit of an issue. I will come to that in the second), Relevant phone numbers to someone who has an add on Indeed to which you apply.

My thing about ZIP Code is I will never be able to find you in my database at a later time because what they're doing is sending it through a feed to an applicant tracking system. If I'm going to find you at a later date because you are just not right for this job at something else materializes, I can't really find you without ZIP Code. After all, you are telling me (I use New York as an example). I have a job in New York, you live in New Jersey, let's say Teaneck, New Jersey, I'm not going to search every county New Jersey for relevant stuff. Phone numbers don't work anymore because area codes are portable. Some of my live in New Jersey but they took the mobile number with them from Kalamazoo. Or some other place in the country with them. I can't use that to find them.

Indeed does a lot to obscure where you are and make it such that people will pay for service, rather than get information freely. Again, from your standpoint, Should you upload your resume? You bet! All your information be publicly available? No. If you want to work around that and you do want to publicly available, what you do is embed information in the resume itself.

I did another video about the previously. In the resume there is information about who you are and how to reach. It becomes difficult for indeed to strip out.

I hope you found this helpful and I hope you visit me at By the way, I also host to podcasts-- Job Search Radio and No BS, job Search Advice Radio. The 2nd show has more episodes in iTunes and any other job search, podcast. My version of Job Search Radio, not the older version, as the 2nd most. There's a lot of great information to help you. I hope you found this helpful and hope you have a great day.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1600 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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