Posted On : 30th August 2017
Tips & Tricks for a successful online job search
During the economic crisis, searching for jobs can be a very stressful experience. While companies are laying off a massive number of individuals and smaller companies are struggling to retain their existing employees, job opportunities have declined. So, the search for online jobs is the option left for the employees. Online jobs can be beneficial for those struggling for a full time or part time job. Due to the various markets that offer online jobs, individuals looking for work can have a wide variety of choices from various industries. The following are the few tips for a successful online job:
1. Choose Job Sites Carefully
Choosing job sites are very important part of the job search. Jobs are listed on thousands of different websites, so be selective about which ones you use. Most popular jobsites in India are Naukri.com, Timesjobs.com, Monster.com etc.
2. Refine Your Job Search
Search using job search keywords and add more specific keywords to narrow your search. Don’t forget to specify your location; your zip code that will help you to find jobs at your location. Most job sites also have an Advanced Job Search so you can narrow your results. For example, a particular company name, job title, or commuting distance.
3. Set up Email Job Alerts
Save your job searches to receive email job alerts including new jobs matching your criteria. This will help you apply for jobs as soon as they are posted, making it more likely employers will notice you.
4. Keep it Focused!
Only apply to jobs you are qualified for. Companies notice candidates with the skills and experience they’re looking for. If you don’t have these, your resume will be ignored.
5. Watch Out for Scam Job Listings
Be careful if you see job listings promising quick and easy income, or requiring a fee or your social security number in order to apply - they’re likely to be scams.
6. Write a Customized Cover Letter
A well-written cover letter that is customized to the company or individual recipient shows you are serious. Try to show how your qualifications and experience relate to the company’s needs.
7. Post your Resume carefully
Posting your resume to job boards helps companies find you online. Post all most all parts of the resume posting and update your resume in every week to get more response from employers.
8. Clean Up Your Act
Check your resume and cover letters for spelling and grammatical errors. Use consistent font sizes and formatting in your resume. Potential employers may look at any online profile of yours, so keep them up-to-date and free of content that would embarrass you.
9. Do Your Research using professional networking sites
Professional networking sites like linkedin.com, apnacircle.com, Brijj.com etc are very helpful for job search and making your professional network .Create a profile at these professional networking sites and update with it regularly.
10. Know Your Salary
Once companies are ready to make you an offer, they’re likely to discuss your salary needs. If you’re armed with objective salary information, you’ll be in a better position to negotiate.