When you imagine recruiters sourcing a variety of resume databases and online career marketplaces, you probably see individuals typing in their Boolean searches (or Intellisearch™ in the case of ClearanceJobs), sifting through resumes quickly, and downloading them to present to hiring managers or save for their cold calls later.

As you get into the groove of cleared recruiting, you may fail to see the use of a tool in creative ways. While traditional online resume databases are transactional, in the sense that you grab resumes to connect with candidates later (or apply to jobs if you are a candidate), online career marketplaces allow you much more research, community engagement, or relationship building to a variety of parties.

CREATIVE WAYS TO USE A CLEARED CANDIDATE RESUME DATABASE

While cleared candidates are in high demand and an obvious way to use an online resume database, here are three ways you can creatively use these sources to benefit you or your recruiting team.

1, MARKET RESEARCH

Developing proposals for future work with the government takes an entire team, and recruiters play a vital role. In addition to providing potential candidates and formatted resumes in response to the RFP, recruiters can use online career marketplaces to do their own research for salaries. By searching through job listings and their corresponding salaries that competitors are listing, you can provide your pricing team with realistic salary points that keep you competitive to win the work.

2. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Whether you are a prime or a subcontractor, being strategic in your partnerships can help drive your revenue goals up year after year. If you are looking for a small business to partner with so you can submit a proposal for a certain set-aside, using an online career marketplace where companies have profiles that list their 8(a) status can be a great lead gen list for your BD / proposal capture teams for future partners.

3. YOUR OWN CAREER GOALS

Just like how social media managers rarely post to their personal profiles, while you’re searching for candidates in resume databases, maybe you forgot that they can apply to you, as well. If you are looking for a new challenge or to expand your technical recruiting skills, many ClearanceJobs clients are seeking new recruiting talent to add to their teams. View the current Recruiter / HR Business Partner job listings here.

 

THE CLEARED RECRUITING CHRONICLES: YOUR WEEKLY DoD RECRUITING TIPS TO OUT COMPETE THE NEXT NATIONAL SECURITY STAFFER.

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Katie Keller is a marketing fanatic that enjoys anything digital, communications, promotions & events. She has 8+ years in the DoD supporting multiple contractors with recruitment strategy, staffing augmentation, marketing, & communications. Favorite type of beer: IPA. Fave hike: the Grouse Grind, Vancouver, BC. Fave social platform: ClearanceJobs! 🇺🇸