Tips to Improve Your Online Job Search
Today, almost all job postings are offered online. Job sites like Indeed or Monster are well organized for both you and the hiring managers to be able to efficiently communicate, schedule interviews, and more. However, the ease of finding jobs today can make finding the right jobs overwhelming. It can also mean competing with hundreds of other candidates who can apply at the click of a button. Here’s how to strategize your online job search to find jobs that are right for you, avoid stress, and save time.
Once you identify the specific job titles you are targeting, you can review the skills needed to be the best candidate for employment. If you are missing a skill, you will need to address how you will either learn what is necessary or overcome that missing piece should you get to the interview.
Update your Online Presence
Consistently Review your Resume
It is a good idea to consistently update your resume to make sure that you are marketing yourself well to employers. Grab 5-10 job postings during your search and compare what are the common threads between the posts. Then, go back and review your resume to make sure the keywords and skills you’ve listed align with what the company is hiring for. Be sure to always tweak your resume once you have found a promising job posting to match specific keywords mentioned in a post. Read our article How to Improve your Resume by resume expect at DWC training director Stu Crair for more tips and tricks on how to polish your resume.