Do you intend to use the internet to find and apply for open positions? If so, please read on for some free, helpful tips.
Internet Job Searching Tip #1: Start As Soon As Possible
If you were recently laid off or terminated from your job, you do not have a choice; you must start your search right away. However, what if you are looking for a better job that has more attractive pay and benefits? Right now is not the best time to quit on a whim with the “hope” of finding greener pastures. If you are actively looking for a job but are still employed, it is best that you start planning ahead. Start your job searching online now so that you can have a plan in place.
Internet Job Searching Tip #2: Search as Many Job Sites as Possible
What is the first career search website that pops into your head? You are likely thinking of Monster.com. Without a doubt, it is one of the best and most popular search websites out there. With that said, not all companies use Monster.com. There is also HotJobs.com, CareerBuilder.com, and thousands of others. Moreover, some companies have ditched the costly job search sites in favor of simply posting their own job listings on their own website.
For that reason, you shouldn’t focus your attention solely on one job search website only. The more websites you search, the more open job listings you will come across.
Internet Job Searching Tip #3: How Far Do You Want to Travel?
Most job search sites and desktop job finders enable you to choose a location and then a radius to search. So lets say you choose Syracuse, NY and use a 50 mile radius. You will be shown current job listings within 50 miles from Syracuse, NY. But wait! Do you really want to drive 50 miles one-way to work each day? If not, eliminate these job listings from your search by choosing a lesser radius. If you do not have the option to do this, rearrange all job listings based on distance from your zip code. With this approach, all the nearest job openings will appear at the top of your search results.
Internet Job Searching Tip #4: Follow the Job Application Instructions on Your Screen
When you search for jobs online, you might come across hundreds of jobs that you may wish to apply for. Not all companies want you to apply for the job the same way. It is vital that you read the job listing to determine how you should process your application. For example, do you need to click a link to fill out and submit an online application, can you upload your resume, do you need to email or mail your resume, or should you drop off that resume in person?
If you do not use the suggested or required method of contact and application, your resume or job application might sit unnoticed for months!