How Indeed is Different From Other Engineering Job Boards

By Adam Muir

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With most job boards you will get phone calls immediately because your information is readily available. However, with Indeed Human Resources personnel, Managers and Recruiters do not have immediate access to your contact information.  Instead, they need to send you a direct message requesting that information, and it is up to you to accept or decline the opportunity.  


Indeed does have it’s advantages.  It is great if you are looking for an immediate response and if you are good at communicating quickly.  However, know that you can miss out on opportunities if you aren’t checking your messages regularly!


If you want help lining up contract work speak with an E91 recruiter.


Another thing to consider when using Indeed is that it formats your resume to match all other resumes on their website.  This could cause some reflow and other issues with your resume, so make sure you send your original Word document to the people you connect with.  


Finally, it is important to note that if you use job boards and have your resume posted in public places, you will receive calls.  Be prepared!