I own my resume! Rigth?

The question might seem a bit strange and I can already hear you say: “me of course!”

But not so in Recruiterland

An entire multi-billion dollar industry has been built on the trade in résumés. Companies who work with third-party recruitment agencies to attract new employees, pay these agencies the so-called “finder’s fee” for each successful hire. Fees range from 15 up to 30% of a yearly salary (and in some cases even more). In case of a successful hire, the agency that first introduced the candidate to the company will be entitled to the commission. This is how the battle over résumés began and the reason why there are so many recruitment agencies today; it’s big business.

There is a lot of money to be earned with résumés and it’s a very competitive market so if you have been wondering why certain agencies are kind of aggressive in their approach and are trying to pressure you to accept job offers, this is the reason why. Don’t be fooled and make sure you stay in control of your own résumé and be picky about who you trust.

One might question the added value of intermediate agencies anyhow. Examples like Amazon, Uber, Airbnb and many others have shown that there are different ways. And to be honest, imagine what the effects on an organization could be if instead of having to spend all this money on fees for recruitment agencies, companies could spend it on training and development plans for employees. Wouldn’t that be a better investment?


But who can you trust? You can ask yourself a couple of questions:

  1. Are they transparent?
  2. Do they give you the company name and a precise job description? If they don’t, it’s because they are afraid that you apply directly to the company and in that case, they would miss out on the commission in case the company would hire you.
  3. Do they show interest in you when you describe to them what it is that you are looking for or are they just trying to sell you a job in for example sales because that is what you have always done before?
    If they don’t listen to what you have to say, they only care about getting you into another sales function because that is where there will be the highest chance of a match, meaning, yes, commission.
  4. What’s in it for you?
    If you decide to send them your résumé, what will they do for you? What is the service that you will receive from them?
  5. Are they making salary suggestions to you that sound a bit over the top to you?
    Again, think about the 15-30% of the yearly salary that they will get when they succeed in getting you to sign a contract.


At BrightOwl we ensure you that you are still in charge of your résumé. Check this out!

  1. We provide a transparent platform, where companies can look for you for you, the Expert, and where you, can browse through jobs. Companies can browse through your blinded profiles. A blinded profile includes all the information you fill out on you profile EXCEPT: your name, profile picture, and current/previous employer.
  2. If you look for a job on our platform you will always see the precise job description and company name. When you open a full job description, you get redirected to the company’s website.
  3. We have an online platform that looks for the best match with your profile. You can also add a few keywords to narrow down your search.
  4. When you are interested in a job, you can like/favorite it. When a company also shows interest in your profile, they can send you a contact request. Only when you accept their invitation, your contact details will be shared and further steps can be taken.
  5. Our tool is a third party, that connects Experts and companies in life science all over the world. We don’t have any interference in salary negotiations. Our job is to match you with the job, you are looking for. And a company with the Expert they are looking for.

Privacy Control in Digital Job Search

Since the early age of digital job search, the biggest concern of job seekers was the privacy of confidential data. Although the advanced privacy control options have been introduced over the passage of time ,somehow it still remains questionable?

Not every Job website is trustworthy. There are job sites which are not for real jobs listing but aimed to collect personal information. Such spam websites can sell profiles data, misuse them or make it public. Be picky where you are posting a resume. It’s not merely random content; it’s your work profile, your unique identity.



As far as professional ethics are concerned, privacy should be the first priority of every jobs website. Unfortunately, digital job search comes with risks. All you can do is, be very careful, where, how and under what privacy control you are posting your resume.

Here are few tips on how to control and secure your resume from spammers and identity thieves.

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Resume ! Mistakes To Avoid

The resume is the first impression. The Chances of successful job hunt can be increased by avoiding these resume mistakes. Always do proofreading of your resume, use a professional email address. Never lie about your experience.Putting up a photo on a resume is not a professional approach. You can always give a link to LinkedIn. Keep your resume updated with the latest work and experience. Make your resume to showcase your skills in the best possible way.


Career Websites – 4 Must-Have Features


Career Websites are undoubtedly the Future of Recruitment. Adopt the four most appealing factors to stand out among others.

  1. Attract
  2. Engage
  3. Convince
  4. Convert


Interview Tips That Will Get You the Job

Got an Interview call? Great! It can be a game changer opportunity knocked at your door. Probably the one you have been waiting for long. The bottom line is how to make the most out of it? You certainly don’t want to lose the career-making opportunity.  There is a saying “Your life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” So “YOU” are the only person in charge to utilize the opportunity.

The decision of successful/unsuccessful job interview depends on your performance. There are certain factors which count during an interview. Anyone getting prepared for interview must have to focus on interview tips.

Here are few most appealing interview factors you can’t afford to neglect in your career.

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Top 10 Job Search Websites

The Role of Job Search Websites

Job search is probably the first step after graduating and accomplishing the professional degree. Career building is a crucial and long journey with a lot of hurdles to overcome. Jobs websites have certainly played a remarkable role in opening the opportunities to the candidates. These websites have developed exposure and professional knowledge among the fresh candidates in the field. It has become more like professional knowledge hub than just a website. These websites have been playing their part in creating awareness about career paths and tips to step into professional life.

Performance and Accuracy

Job Search Engines had never been as important in recruitment industry as it has become now since 2014 when the evolution of jobs websites had emerged. There are literally thousands of jobs websites on the internet. All of them are doing their part for the recruitment industry. The functional procedure of all the jobs websites is same, based on filters for the job type, location, experience, salary, and industry. But few stand out for their functionality, performance, accuracy of the filtered results and trust level for the privacy of data. These websites have become a vital part of the career building.

Job Boards Vs Job Search Engines

Some websites are job boards like Monster, Dice but some websites are contributing more than just a job board. They are more like Job Search Engine which allows you to search for job resources and let you meet different opportunities from top companies.

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How Internal and External Factors Influence Recruitment

Recruitment is an important process possessing the power to define the future of the company. It can make or break the company’s success building strategy. There is no doubt recruiting the right candidate acts as the building blocks to take the company to the next level of achievements. In achieving a milestone, the role of recruitment can’t be neglected.


Factors Influencing Recruitment

Realizing the importance of recruitment, it’s essential to understand what factors affect the process. There are certain factors which are involved to influence the functionality of the recruitment process and eventually affect the performance and outputs. If you want the recruitment process to work best for you and give the results as predicted, you must consider the factors first.

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The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Job Switch

Job satisfaction varies on everyone’s personal preferences. But generally few factors are common when we count on how satisfied you are from your job. These include growth opportunities, skills enhancement, learning, security, pay, respect, and management behaviors. It’s not merely about satisfaction, it’s about how accomplished one feels at work, how much his work excites him to take challenges? How work compels someone to think out of the box? How involved are you in your work? If these questions fall yes to you, you’re at the right place and you’re doing the work you love to do. That’s probably the best way to increase the productivity.

The Impact

Job satisfaction has very strong impact on employee’s performance and interest in the workplace. The more satisfied employees tend to be more productive ones. The more satisfied a person is the higher level of commitment he shows towards the tasks. The employee will be initiative, productive and put up more efforts in his work to achieve beyond the task assigned to him. Productivity is dependent on mental health. Creative thinking can be done only if you are mentally relaxed. The frustrated mind cannot produce great ideas.

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The Recruitment Funnel

Recruitment plays an important role in making or breaking the company’s future. The curve of success will be defined and dependent on the consequences of recruiting. Recruiting itself is a huge responsibility; one has to make sure that your company’s development is in safe hands. The potential, passionate and initiative candidate is all you want through recruitment. Seeking for the top talent needs a pre-defined strategy which includes the plan to approach the top talent, get them in applicants and hire them with the right offer. So many candidates’ career and so many hopes are associated with this process. Understanding the responsibility of society’s better employment chances, recruitment has to redefine the values. To assure that the talent has the path to meet the right opportunity.

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