Technological advancements in this century has not only affected the education and food industry, but also also the way and system of job search. Gone are the days were able-bodied job hunters have to trek lond distances just to find a bill board with “vacancy”. Everything is electronic now. The online system is what is now widely in use.
Are you still in the mechanical age system of job search? this post has been made to help you switch to the better side of life. Are you familiar with the internet but aren’t getting enough result with your job hunting? this is also to help you enhance you job search for maximum productivity.
Here are ways to make an online job-search effort more effective:
- Hook up with a recruiter. When an ad lists a hiring contact, research the person’s background in order to get fodder for making a special connection.
You may have graduated from the same college or belong to the same professional association. Or, see if he or she has been cited in a news article so you can mention it. Then you can reach out to that person on a more personal basis.
If the name of the recruiter is cited in a job ad, use LinkedIn.com to determine how you might be connected to them. Other sites useful for uncovering connections Yahoo.com and Google. Always bear in mind that you might not always be successful, but if you try once and failed, try, try and try again.
- Search your specific need.Save your time and energy by focusing on sites that list openings specifically in your area of interest. For example, if you work in the wine industry, check out WineJobs.com, which lists only jobs at wineries, vintners, distributors, wholesalers, bottlers and other related employers. For location-specific jobs within Nigeria, check jobdaddy.net.
- Create a candidate profile.Many employers’ career pages invite visitors to fill out candidate profiles that ask for information such as job interests and salary requirements. In many cases, if a position opens up that matches your profile, you’ll be given a notification email. Or, the hiring manager might contact you directly. Examples of these pages are Oath, Spotify, Payscale.
- Sign up for job alerts and RSS feeds.On most job boards, you can register to receive emails alerting you to new postings that meet your criteria, such as location or keyword. Most also allow you to select their frequency, such as daily or weekly. Note that email alerts from niche job sites are likely to be even more narrowly tailored to your expertise.
It will not bad to consider signing up for RSS feeds. RSS is abbreviation for Really Simple Syndication, which is an automated electronic information-sharing system that allows you to receive content in an easy-to-read format. You can sign up for RSS feeds for postings from many job boards.
- Use filters. This tool to help users refine their search results on job boards. Filters are common search categories with subcategories showing the number of job postings in each. Using them may save you the step of selecting search categories one at a time without knowing their likelihood of bearing fruit.On most job boards, filters are located on the left of the results page and include options such as industry, location and job duration. For example, at SimplyHired.com, you can filter for dog-friendly, eco-friendly and socially responsible employers, among others.
- Always Try to Get Introduced to a Company. Also, think of anyone in your existing network (former coworkers, classmates, friends and family, etc.) who work at companies or have connections to companies you might want to work at.Approach them and ask if they know if the company is hiring. Explain why you thought the company would be a good fit and see if they have any ideas how you might be able to get in contact with them.
It’s best to ask casually like this, rather than directly asking for a big favor upfront… unless you’re very close with the person you’re talking to (like a sibling, best friend, parent, etc.)
We are sure that as you follow these diligently steps with prayers to God, that next job is yours. Don’t forget to also drop your comments in the box below.