Online Job Search Tips

People often ask us for online job search tips. Conducting a job search online is convenient, saves you time, and is now easier than ever. All you need is a computer, and hundreds of jobs are at your fingertips, many of which are never advertised in the newspaper. In addition, you should post your resume online so that employers can look for you.

Here are some online job search tips to get you started

  • Find the most reliable search engines for your job search online. Don’t waste your time with search engines that get little traffic. Our recommendations are Monster and Hotjobs. These are the most popular job search engines, and they are free to use.
  • Don’t pay to sign up for a job search engine or to post your resume online. The best search engines are free.
  • Make sure you’ve got a professional-looking resume. Check out our resume page if you need help. Remember, hundreds of employers will see your resume online, but they will see hundreds of other resumes as well. Yours has to stand out. Hire a professional resume writer if you’re not sure you can write one yourself.
  • When conducting your job search online, you will find that job search engines offer two main features. You can post your resume so that potential employers can contact you with job offers, and you can search for jobs that interest you. Take advantage of both of these features. Be proactive in your job search.
  • Don’t be too narrow in your job search. Try searching by a particular field, but not by a specific job title. Don’t be afraid to apply for something different from what you’re used to. It’s common for people to switch job fields altogether these days.
  • Most job search engines also offer a variety of articles about finding a job, negotiating a good starting salary, and so on. These are good resources for any job hunter. Take a look at these while you’re conducting your job search online.

Other things you ought to know

If you’re still employed, don’t worry about posting your resume online. You can do so anonymously, so your current employer will never know you’re looking for another job. In fact, if you have the luxury of beginning your job search online while you are still employed, you should not feel pressured into taking the first job you’re offered and can hold out for something you really want.

Online job search tips are not the only job search tips you need to know. Networking is a great way to find jobs, and there is always the old-fashioned way of reading the classified ads in the newspaper. Even then, employers often prefer to receive a resume by email rather than by regular postal service these days. Conducting a job search online is becoming more and more popular, however, due to its convenience and time-saving benefits for both applicants and employers.

Make sure you have the interviewing skills you need so that you can land a job once you get your foot in the door. Check out our page on interviewing strategies. Some of the job search engines we mention here also have articles about how to ace an interview. If you’re nervous, practice interviewing with a friend. Follow up your interview with a thank you note.

Resources and Online Job Search Tips

There are many resources and online job search tips available to you here on this site and on the job search engines we mentioned: Monster and Careerbuilder. You can follow the link to start your search by posting your resume.

Feel free to contact us if you have question or need additional online job search tips or help with your resume. We’ll be happy to help any way we can.

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