Searching for employment online can be time consuming and frustrating. However, it does not have to be, use these tips to work smarter not harder in your quest for employment.
Most career sites like Monster and Career Builder have an option for you to receive weekly job updates right to your email. Take advantage of this service by entering into the system your skills, location and the type of employment you are searching for.
Be sure to use specific keywords in your search.
In the world of Internet, everyone knows the value of using keywords. An online search relies heavily on key word search. Therefore, use different key words like full job titles, and some of the job tasks too. For example: If you are looking for Production Management jobs, you would use words such as production and management related positions. Use production jobs, production supervisor, production lead etc...
Try using quotation marks in your job search, this allows you to search for an exact phrase. If you type in secretary jobs you will get a general list of pages that include both the word secretary and jobs. However, if you type in "Secretary jobs in Kansas" you will only get results with that particular exact phrase.
When you are locating online employment, you have to be specific about the area you are looking in. Here is a tip, use a zip code or area code in your search box. Example "Secretary jobs 91750"
Your resume needs to contain details, and highlights about your skills and duties performed.
It also needs to include keywords that will make your resume more attractive to the employer. In doing so, this will help your resume to be an easy target online, it must be search friendly. Take time to review your resume to ensure it has the essential key words from the job description posted.
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