This is a guest post from Jonathan Kidder.
This hack was discovered by Trish Wyderka from the “Talent Sourcers Group” on Facebook. Recently, Indeed has blocked users from viewing resumes with the applicant’s name listed on the resume anymore. The reason for this change was because mainly there are so many extension tools that allow Talent Sourcers to find contact information. So, they blocked free users from viewing the applicant name info. This change was not taken well by Sourcers in our industry. I used to search indeed for resumes because they included additional keywords that most LinkedIn profiles did not have. So, in the past, it was a great place to cross reference for more leads. But since they blocked access to all free users, you couldn’t do that anymore. Thankfully, our community found a flaw that has been overlooked by Indeed!
Let me explain how it works. First, search indeed resumes, for example, for “SAP WM” in the job title. Next, click (get new resumes for this search by email) in the middle section by the search bar:
Finally, you will receive a list of recently posted resumes with the names included:
This hack is based on a minor flaw that Indeed has overlooked. If you have any questions, please ask them in the comment section below.
About the Author:
Jonathan Kidder has seven years of recruiting experience and has worked with startups and small businesses alike on their talent sourcing and recruiting efforts. He started WizardSourcer to share the latest insights, tool reviews, recruiting startups, and interviews with industry leaders – check it out!
This looks interesting and I’ll try it out. Thank you for sharing. But I’m wondering — are the names and resumes that you mentioned in your example…are these real people?
It looks like they have fixed this. Can anyone confirm?
I think so…