The internet has revolutionized the way we live today. Myself, and several other online entrepreneurs I know are making healthy livelihoods online in our respective areas of interest while allowing us the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere in the world as long as we have an internet connection.
The bulk of the internet’s value however is meant for the individual consumer or user. Without the individual web surfer, I wouldn’t be in business. One such use is to effectively seek jobs online. This article, which is shared by one of our contributors, sheds more light on how individual users can leverage the internet in their job search efforts.
Recently only computer experts have tried to find work via the Internet. Now online databases present the whole range of jobs: you are able to find any position from cleaners to senior managers, you can browse all HR job postings or general labor vacancies. What are the advantages of the Internet as a tool for job hunting? Why this kind of search has become so popular?
The Internet has become more accessible, faster and cheaper. Now nobody will be surprised with the separate line or unlimited traffic. In such circumstances it is more convenient to open the page of a job site than to buy a newspaper. However, our statistics show that the maximum activity of the users is during working hours, as many people use the Internet access at work. Indeed, the work of a secretary or bookkeeper is now impossible to imagine without a computer and the computer can’t be without the access to the network.
It is interesting that the increasing number of published resumes and vacancies can be found in occupations that are not connected with computer work.
The geography of the ads has also changed: there is a growing proportion of classifieds in the region that are directly connected with the development of telecommunications.
Internet resources provide several important advantages. On the Internet sites vacancies or resumes are published almost immediately, while the publication in newspapers takes a few days. Virtually there is a possibility to select vacancies due to such parameters as a specialty, the salary, keywords. You can sort jobs by date or salary.
So how do you look for a job online? There are lots of employment sites. In order to choose the most important ones just use any rating or catalogue.
You can post resumes and search for jobs on any of these sites. However, each of them is unique and has some additional services and the specific audience.
On the site there are two types of job search: quick search and advanced search. With a quick search you can easily select the job by your specialty in your city. You can also browse by keywords and salary. Advanced search allows you to configure additional filters such as work schedule, job type (permanent or temporary), work place (remote work or office work), experience. In addition, you can sort jobs by salary and adjust parameters such as the number of vacancies on the page, full or short description of positions in the search results.
Many of the site offers a convenient way: instant sending of resumes for the vacancy. Under each vacancy in addition to contact information there is a corresponding link or email where you can send your resume.Previous: My Social Bookmarking Strategy, Its Benefits & The Tool I Use