Job seeking online
You probably already know that most job seeking today will be carried out online and you have so many options here: from job jobs through to social media… although don’t forget you can still find the odd job advert in papers and industry press so do keep an eye out! If you’re staying online then you may wish to follow our advice!
1 – Job boards
A ‘job board’ provides two main functions for you: adverts for jobs and the capacity to register your CV for recruitment consultancies to find you! Here’s a tip… using a job board is all about keywords. When you search for a job, don’t just look for a job title but search for key skills too. Similarly, when you’re putting your CV together make sure that it is full of those same words so that a recruiter will find you before another candidate.
2 – Jobs by email
Job boards, along with many recruitment consultancy websites allow you to set up an email alert often called ‘jobs by email’ that will inform you every time jobs become available that match your specific criteria. This will keep you in-the-know about the latest hot jobs and allow you to be the first to apply!
3 – Social Media
The go-to social media platform for job seekers is LinkedIn which sometimes referred to as ‘Facebook for professionals’ because it is very similar: you set up a profile and interact with people. Make sure that you remember that keyword though – professional. Your profile should read similar to your CV, use it to connect with recruiters and managers and do some old fashioned networking.
We would suggest you get registered with a number of leading job boards including CV-Library, Totaljobs and Jobsite. But don’t forget search engines too… when you search online you should try looking for various things along with the word ‘jobs’ and see what you find. This could be industry terms, key skills or anything else that interests you.
Are you looking for the answer to a specific question that will help you advance your career? Why not just give us a call today on 0121 236 1662 and talk to one of our specialist consultants who will be happy to discuss your needs.