Finding A Job Online

Finding A Job Online

It is now increasingly uncommon to send job applications via the regular post. Almost all jobseeking now takes place online, and here we look at the best ways to use the internet to find your next role:

  • Find the right agency and visit their website – you should get registered with a recruitment agency that specialises in the type of roles you are seeking, and stay in regular contact with your consultant. However you should also look regularly at the roles advertised on the agency’s website, and get in touch with your consultant if any of them appeal to you
  • Look at individual company websites – most companies will advertise their vacancies on their own site, and allow you to apply online, so visit the websites of some companies you feel you would like to work for, or who you feel could be offering the right sort of position. Sometimes you have to look hard to find the jobs or careers section of an employer’s site, as in the main the site will be designed for use by customers
  • Place your CV online – get your CV posted to several internet job boards, and then hopefully employers and recruiters will notice your details and get in touch about suitable roles
  • Search internet job directories – visit these job boards regularly, and also look at the jobs sites of newspapers and trade publications. Then apply via that site for any roles that appeal to you
  • Brush up your LinkedIn profile – LinkedIn is the best known employment networking website. Ensure your profile highlights your greatest achievements, your range of skills and experience and why you are seeking a role in your chosen field. You can also use LinkedIn to obtain informal references from past employers, build a network of connections, publish examples of your previous work and search and apply for vacancies
  • Detox your social media profile – have a look at social media sites you use, and wherever possible get anything you wouldn’t want a prospective employer to see – such as embarrassing photos and posts about how much you drank at the weekend – removed. If you use Twitter, ‘pin’ the tweet that shows you in the best light to the top of your profile. Some employers search applicants’ social media profiles as part of the selection process.

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