'via Blog this'
To put this title into perspective, this article was written the Director, Client Relations & Sales, Employer Marketing at The Ladders, an employment website.
Every once in a while I use a free posting slot on The Ladders when I have a high-level position to fill. I use the slot mostly for branding and marketing to get my SecurityRecruiter.com name out there and place nearly no hope in the idea that a posting on The Ladders will actually generate a great candidate to fill my security jobs.
This isn't because there aren't highly talented people using The Ladders from a candidate perspective. This is because nearly every resume that is brought to my attention through The Ladders is off the mark. The shotgun approach to responding to jobs does not work yet most of The Ladders users to send resumes in my direction continue to use the shotgun approach.
What is a resume and what does a resume do?
In a recent Security Recruiter Blog that I wrote entitled "What is a resume and what does a resume do?", I wrote about "The Deep Dark Black Hole Where Resumes go to Die". I wasn't trying to be funny when I wrote about the black hole.