Conduct a free online search for resumes through sites such as Indeed.com, ZipRecruiter.com, FlexJobs.com and Recruiting.com, as of 2015. Each site includes the ability to focus the search on a specific location, while some also allow you to communicate with candidates directly through the site.
Indeed.com features a free resume search tool that focuses on resumes uploaded to the site by users seeking jobs through its other features. The tool requires you to specify a city and state along with entering a keyword such as a job title, company or skill. As you type in the search field, the site automatically fills in the word with possible results and allows you to view quick summaries of resumes from results.
ZipRecruiter.com also requires a keyword and a location to conduct searches, along with creating a free account on the site. After you create an account, the site accesses resumes across dozens of resources, including free and paid job hunting sites and resume databases.
The resume search section of FlexJobs.com allows you to quickly access all of its current resumes within a given state by clicking on a state name, along with some international resumes. It also offers a standard search tool that includes filters for keywords, location, industry or experience level.
Recruiting.com offers an advanced search option which enables you to narrow results by omitting resumes that contain certain words or phrases.