JOB SEARCH / JUL. 17, 2013
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Tips for Finding Employment Online

The process of finding a job in the current economic climate has become difficult and complex. With the rising number of unemployed individuals, it is imperative that platforms such as the internet are utilized to their full extent to find employment. Through using the internet, jobseekers are able to apply for jobs in a wide range of locations, applying with tailored CVs and essentially secure their dream job.

There are a number of methods that can be help jobseekers in finding a job online; some of these are outlined below:

Company websites

The rapid growth of online marketing and advertising has lead to the global expansion of the e-commerce industry. Almost every business entity in the world has an online presence through which they market their goods, promote their services, educate masses and recruit individuals.

Jobseekers are advised to visit different company websites and search for the “Careers” or “Jobs” sections to look for their vacancies. Many companies have an online job application form that individuals are expected to complete, while other businesses require jobseekers to upload their CV and cover letter. It is vital to utilize these websites as they specifically advertise job openings in the specific company, thus providing individuals to apply to a company directly.

Job searching portals

As many jobseekers are seeking jobs online, there has been a steady growth in online recruitment websites. These job portals offer individuals the opportunity to search for jobs worldwide, filtering by industry, location and job type.

Job searching platforms are the best resource for finding a job as they provide the chance to apply for multiple jobs in different places in the world. Many of the recruitment websites also enables jobseekers to build their CV in a professional manner and manage multiple CVs from their account.

Social networks

In recent years, one of the easiest and most popular means of finding employment has become through social networking. Individuals are advised to use social networking to connect with other professionals in the industry and use their profiles as an open online portfolio and CV for employers.

Many jobseekers are using Facebook and Twitter to attract the attention of employers by marketing themselves through their personal profiles. The professional networking platform LinkedIn has also proven to be a popular destination for jobseekers to connect with others and advertise their skills and experience. 

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