The times of finding jobs by simply browsing through classifieds in the newspaper are long gone. It just doesn’t work anymore due to the large number of people looking for jobs. Honestly, do you feel the HR team has the time to browse through the huge pile of resumes? No they don’t. Here are the top 10 tips to find online jobs in 2014.
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10. Prepare a Job Application:
Online applications are not so different than any application submitted via other means. It’s simply a convenient method for you to submit them. Many companies have a permanent application pool for high turn-over jobs.
9. Find the Right Place:
Not getting hired isn’t a matter of how you submitted the application (online/offline). In fact, for numerous routine jobs, companies simply don’t have the time to handle applications submitted by mail or attached to emails. Plus, they have tools that can scan thousands of online applications and automatically rank the applicants. Real people only look at the best out of those thousands, when positions are available. Failing to send a good application means that no human will ever see your application. Often it will completely disqualify your application.
8. Create a Network:
Find ways to expand your network online and offline via social media and professional contacts. Stop communicating via messages and emails, avoid unnecessary calls as well. Start meeting face to face as much as possible.
7. Maintain a High Profile:
Remain Visible on Industry forums, be active on Linked In. Showcase your skills, take part in discussions pertaining to your skillset. Go visible to company officials as a very knowledgeable and intellectual person. If they feel that you are an asset, you will get hired.
6. Information Mining:
Research as much you can, research on companies you want to work with. See where the people in your network are working. Learn about the job roles and requirements to fulfill those positions. People move out or get promoted, be ready to fill in those positions by having your profile fit for those openings.
5. Stop Being Desperate:
Don’t show that you are needy for a job. Present yourself as if you being a part of a company will do them good. Desperation is a big turn down for HR’s.
4. Be Appealing:
Don’t try to draw attention to yourself. Give attention to others, make them feel you are interested in what they do or what they have to say.
3. Helping Hand:
When people are in difficulty, be there to help, prove that you are a resource they need. As always be an asset.
View your job efforts as investments. List down jobs as assets and liabilities. Stop following your liabilities and give more attention to your assets. Dropping your liabilities will give you more time to chase new jobs and rate them as well.
1. On Your Mark:
Once you get a job, don’t be stagnant. Keep chasing your assets, and keep your network alive, keep mining for information. You never know when you might need to start looking for another job.