Secrets of the Job Hunt


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Big Job Boards are HUGE

Finding a job via the internet can be an intimidating experience if you’re not savvy to some of the options available to you. recently boasted the posting of it's eleven millionth resume! That's a lot of resumes – and a lot of competition for you.

What can you do to find a job via the internet and increase your personal exposure to some of the best companies? Why not go straight to the source and contact the company directly?

Most companies now have a "jobs and careers" section on their websites. This is a great way to review the open jobs and required qualifications. Once you know more about what they are looking for, you can actually tailor your resume and highlight your skills and experience that are most directly related to a specific job online.

When you visit a company’s site directly, it indicates that you are interested in working for that particular company and industry. This could enhance your ability to make a direct contact and receive an invitation for a face-to-face interview, since you have shown your personal interest in them. Taking the time to learn about a company and visiting their website directly shows them you are serious about your job search and you want to be part of their team.

Finding a job via the internet takes some creativity and patience. Don’t just rely on the mega job boards to find the right job. Think like an employer and you'll identify even more creative ways to reach the right person who can connect you to the best job possible.

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