From submitting your resume to interviewing, it’s an online world
Technology has changed the way we look for a job. A high-speed NAEC Fiber connection is more important than ever to making a good impression with the first round of interviews often held online through videoconferencing. Even with a crystal clear connection, it is a whole new world for today’s job hunters. This guide can help you navigate it to find and land that dream job.
These days, most job opportunities are found through online sources, such as job boards where employers post openings and describe the position, job duties, and type of candidate they are seeking.
Some of the most popular job boards include Indeed, Monster, CareerBuilder, and Glassdoor. These sites will allow you to post your resume for employers to review. They also let you search for openings based on location, career field, or keyword. While they may have some differences, most job boards have the same basic features. They allow you to search for jobs you may qualify for, and they often let you apply directly from their site. Others may link you to the employer’s site to submit your resume and fill out an application.
Your resume is your calling card. It is the first thing a potential employer will see when determining if you are a good candidate for the opening. A resume should be simple and easy to read. It should be concise and only contain relevant information. It should summarize your accomplishments and highlight relevant skills. Here are some tips to help you create a winning resume.
- Keywords — Look for keywords in a job posting that describe what the employer is looking for and use those words in your resume.
- Font — Always use a basic, clean font
like Arial or Times New Roman. Keep your font size between 10 and 12 points.
- Information — Keep your resume as brief as possible, without leaving out key information. Only include relevant information that highlights your qualifications for the position.
- Design — Make sure your resume is clear and easy to read, with defined sections and appropriate margins.
Networking is the new king of modern job hunting. That’s why some social media sites like LinkedIn have become go-to sources for employers and job seekers alike. According to The Muse, an online source for job seekers, 92% of employers are using social media to fill their ranks.
LinkedIn is probably the most popular social media site for job hunters. It is an excellent source to find job postings as well as to network with others within your field. But LinkedIn isn’t the only social media site companies are using. According to The Muse, 93% of employers use LinkedIn to find candidates. About 66% use Facebook, and 54% use Twitter.
The Muse also warns candidates to review and clean up their social media sites, because the majority of employers review a candidate’s social media posts for questionable content. Remember, it is a two-way street. Just like employers are evaluating you to determine if you are a good fit for their team, you should be evaluating whether the job would be a good fit for you.