Get That Resume Done Before the Super Bowl

If you’ve been putting off posting your resume on Monster or CareerBuilder, this is the week to get it done.

Both sites will be running ads during the Super Bowl on February 1.  CareerBuilder has been a regular in the Super Bowl ad race for years, and their salespeople aggressively pursue companies for contracts in the couple of weeks before and after the big game.  They see a traffic spike as a result of the ads, and they sell employers on the idea of using them when their traffic is highest.  They run some great specials during this period, and as a result, there will likely be more employers than usual who are using the site in the next few weeks.  That means that it’s a great time to post your resume, because more people will see it.

Monster hasn’t run an ad during the Super Bowl since 2004, but this year they’re jumping in as well.  If you’re posting on CareerBuilder to ride the wave, you should post on Monster too.  If people are willing to buy $3 million ads, you may as well ride their coattails and profit from the extra traffic.

Everyone else will be out there too, so be sure to refresh your resume daily for the next few weeks (more on that here).  For basic tips on how to post a resume online, check this out.

In the past, CareerBuilder ads have been humorous takes on why people should quit their jobs.  It will be interesting to see whether they take that same approach in this tough economy, when so many people are unemployed rather than employed-but-looking.  About 2.6 million people have lost their job since the last Super Bowl, and there’s just no way to make that funny.

Get more stuff like this

Don't miss a thing. Subscribe to new posts via email.

One Response

  1. anna 6 years ago
2604811407_0a9328103f_o
BREAKING: Clue Wagon is Now a Dating Website
4482942978_c4347b15fe_z
Ancestor Hate Mail
Ancestry DDoS attack
8 Theories on the REAL Reason for the Ancestry.com Outage
8409353231_68d3062177_z
Confession: I’m a GeneaFreak in My Sleep
4400388995_af65ba1fae_z
Can We Stop Calling Grandma a Whore?
Ancestry DDoS attack
8 Theories on the REAL Reason for the Ancestry.com Outage
5027161428_f762af4ce5_z
Why Don’t People Post Public Family Trees?
3366720659_b746789dfd_z
Confession: I Hate Free Genealogy Stuff
Family History Library Visitor Tips
9 Things You Need To Know Before You Go to RootsTech/FGS
1594411528_1512b1aad5_z
How to Stop Spammers From Stealing Your Facebook Identity
nelson-scheiber-wedding-minneapolis
Guerrilla Genealogy: Hunting Down Wedding Guests
4212380812_a008fbbf06_z
Dead People, Dead People, Dead People, SQUIRREL!
7464252264_a12645770a_k
Why Your DNA Test Results Are Wrong
Horrified Senior Woman
Clue: Your Ancestry Username and Your Pee-Oh-R-N Username Should Not Be The Same
4400388995_af65ba1fae_z
Can We Stop Calling Grandma a Whore?
5718897981_10faa45ac3_z
How to Get Around Those “No Family Tree” Cousins on AncestryDNA
7512877940_2720e3be12_z
Want a Full Refund on Your NewspaperArchive.com Subscription? Just Ask About Their Charity.
3366720659_b746789dfd_z
Confession: I Hate Free Genealogy Stuff
250436252_11e6b00028_z
O Come, All Ye Drama Llamas
6587951925_169aa0d54f_z
Is Making Money From Your Blog Still a Thing?
4482942978_c4347b15fe_z
Ancestor Hate Mail
1594411528_1512b1aad5_z
How to Stop Spammers From Stealing Your Facebook Identity
Ancestry DDoS attack
8 Theories on the REAL Reason for the Ancestry.com Outage
7512877940_2720e3be12_z
Want a Full Refund on Your NewspaperArchive.com Subscription? Just Ask About Their Charity.