Tips to Make Your Job Search Easier
Having the right tools to make the best use of your job search is critical for the application process. It’s important to make the best use of sites, apps and all that technology has to offer. Here are some of the highlights to make your job search easier and more fruitful. If you want to read the full article, it appeared in the November 2015 issue of PC Magazine written by Jill Duffy.
- Bookmark job search websites. Save the links that include the general job boards, as well as those that are specific to your industry. Friends and colleagues can be of help. Some of the more common general sites include LinkedIn, Indeed, and Glassdoor to name a few.
- Bookmark job sites of those companies you consider as your dream job. Pay particular attention to the company postings as oftentimes they may not be posted on general job boards.
- Dive into Apps. Some apps help in matching job seekers with employers similar to the way dating apps work. Here are a few- Anthology, Savvy and Switch.
- Application Materials Organization. Tailor your cover letter and resume to every job application. This can be accomplished by tweaking one of the templates you already have. You want to include the most relevant information that relates to the position at hand. It’s helpful to have a folder to contain your resumes, cover letter and extra materials.
- Update Your Job Search Folder. A spreadsheet will be helpful with this in tracking the application deadline and the date of submission. Any responses to the applications can also be recorded.
- Have a Clean On-Line Presence. Employers will check job applicant’s social media sites. Improve your on-line presence by tweaking privacy settings if that is a concern. Staying neutral in what you post is always best.
- Your friends and colleagues can help you with new opportunities in the job market. Stay in touch and be positive while you’re searching.