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WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), the Blue Dog Coalition, the New Democrat Coalition, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) announced jointly today the re-launch of the Resume Bank at democraticwhip.gov/resumes where members of the public can submit resumes that will be viewable by all new and existing House Democratic offices. Based on feedback from current staffers, the Resume Bank includes new functionality for current staffers, and a "Frequently Asked Questions" section with tips on how to best utilize this resource.
"The Resume Bank has been incredibly successful over the last Congress, and with new improvements we hope it will continue to improve House Democrats’ hiring process and further strengthen our staff diversity," said House Democratic Whip Hoyer. "The Resume Bank advances our commitment to openness, transparency, and equal opportunity, and House Democrats welcome applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds. The Resume Bank creates a way for any citizen to submit a resume that will be shared with all House Democratic offices, including the incoming freshman class. We believe it will continue to be an invaluable resource to our Members as they prepare for the transition to the 114th Congress, and for applicants looking for a job on Capitol Hill.”
First launched in November 2012, the House Democrats’ Official Resume Bank has been a significant success with over 5,000 resumes submitted, over 4,000 unique visits by House Democratic staff to browse resumes, and 365 personalized recommendations left on resumes from current offices and staff. The Resume Bank was updated in December of 2012 with new options to indicate military and volunteer service, LGBT identification, security clearance, and the ability for current House staffers to conceal their resume from all offices other than Leadership and Freshman offices. The new version of the Resume Bank announced today includes all of those updates, but changes the current staffer privacy functionality to instead conceal their resume only from their current office—a change requested by many current staffers.
Also newly-launched today is a Frequently Asked Questions document to help the public and Congressional offices learn more about the Resume Bank and how best to utilize it.
Members of the public can go online to http://democraticwhip.gov/resumes where they can fill out a form and upload a copy of their resume. That information will then be posted in a searchable, sortable Resume Bank on DemCom, the official intranet for House Democratic staff. Democratic offices will be able to look through candidates for open positions, and DemCom users will be able to recommend, endorse, or comment on submissions in the Resume Bank, either in their personal capacity, or on behalf of their office. DemCom users also have the ability to create personalized lists of resumes, and easily email or print those resume lists en masse.
Democratic Whip Hoyer's office manages DemCom, which has been in use for six years and is used regularly by over 2,000 House Democratic staffers. In addition to an extensive calendar and staff directory, DemCom hosts all internal documents within the Democratic Caucus including "Dear Colleague" Member letters, Leadership fact sheets and talking points, organization position papers and public sentiment from POPVOX.com, all organized by specific legislation.