The internet is a powerful tool for helping you find a job that’s ideally suited to your skills and passion, at a company that shares your values. As you begin the process, here are five tips on how best to use the internet for your job search.
- Update your paperwork
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Depending on the kind of job you want, you may need copies of your college transcript. Go ahead and order a couple online so you have them on hand. That can save you time if a company that’s seriously interested in hiring you requests this document. Use the Internet to order any other documentation you might need to prove that you’ve completed training that’s relevant to your field.
Next, update your resume and post it online. You can put it on a site that emphasizes work-life such as LinkedIn. While you’re at LinkedIn, browse the job postings for companies that interest you.
- Put your portfolio online
If you’re in a creative field such as graphic design, web development, photography, or music, consider posting examples of your creativity online. That allows you to share your best work with a prospective employer instantly. Even if you’re a relatively new professional with what appears to be a slim body of work, there are ways to create a vibrant online presence to showcase what you’ve done, your work philosophy, and your personal brand.
- Research companies
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is not doing your homework. If you read a job description that gets you excited, do some digging on the company before you apply. Go to sites such as Glassdoor and read what employees say about the company. Read what current employees have to say, like this Assurant review on Indeed. You’ll be able to get a feel for how a current employee rates his or her work experience. This simple step can save you time, allowing you to focus on applying for jobs with companies that are a good fit for you.
- Control your online presence
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Part of your online job hunting activity has to involve looking at publicly available posts you’ve made on social media sites. Delete posts that could be detrimental to your application if a prospective employer saw them. You can also change privacy settings on some social platforms to prevent the public from accessing your posts, shared content, and photos.
- Get Some Help From Your Friends
Network with friends from high school, college, and internships. As you rekindle connections online, let them know you’re looking for a job. They might have recommendations for you. LinkedIn is a great place to network because you can see if your friends know people with whom you want to connect.
Using the Internet for your job search will make the process go faster, and will allow you to share your work with companies that may want to hire you.
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