Job Hunting is probably the easiest and most effective means of finding
a job in the New Economy. You start out by posting your updated resume
on a jobsite (such as ours) not only to make it available for perusal
by recruiters online, but also to gain access to the many jobsite features
available only to members. Many of these features include one-click
application, jobsearch statistics (so you can keep track of how many
times you've applied for a job, been called for a job interview and
by whom) and intelligent jobsearches (keyword searches, browsing by
industry, etc.). Since all you need is a ready resume and internet connection,
this style has got to be the easiest.
have to leave the house 'til you get called for an interview.
need contacts inside companies.
even have to read the newspaper.
have to pay an agency to find you a job.
are components of the Online Method:
CLASSIFIEDS / JOB POSTINGS
are a large number of sites on the Web that list job openings. Some
allow you to view the postings for free, some charge for it. These are
a great way to find openings that may not have been advertised in the
sites allow you to post your resume for recruiters to view. There are
also others that don't list job openings, but do allow you to post your
resume. Some allow you to post for free, some charge. Check the requirements
before posting yours. If your resume or profile isn't correct or readable,
you'll never get contacted. When they find your resume via these databases,
you may learn about those coveted unadvertised opportunities. These
databases are excellent career tools. Keep your resume on them, and
continue to update it, even when you're not currently searching for
a new position. You never know when the right employer/recruiter might
stumble onto your resume and offer you the perfect job.
a web page of your resume is also another option. This is a good idea
if you are in a creative field and can benefit by having a portfolio.
You can make your web page an online portfolio, complete with graphics,
samples, sound, etc. Even if you are in a more traditional field, a
web page resume couldn't hurt. The main thing to remember is that you
have to tell people that it exists. You can list it with directories
and search engines. You should definitely include the address in any
online and offline communication you send out to potential employers.
Maintaining your web resume and updating it regularly is a great career
tool, even after you find your next position.
LISTS / NEWSGROUPS
are many email-lists and newsgroups you can subscribe to that are job
or career related. Some simply send you job openings. Others allow you
to post your resume to the group, network with other members or provide
career and job search advice.
all the benefits of using the Online Job Search Method, it always pays
to supplement it with some of the traditional job-hunting approaches.
Remember, jobhunting is made up of the right talent, a positive attitude
and a little bit of luck. Increasing your chances at finding a job by
using as many means possible always helps you in the "luck"