The Online Job Search
The Online Job Search
The job search can seem like a daunting task. Whether you are a student looking for an internship, a recent college graduate looking for full-time work or searching for a career change, this article may be of service. Now more than ever, the job search is an activity that is focused online. Researching online for new jobs can be overwhelming since there is so much information available. We at blueStone Staffing want to make the search as efficient and successful as possible. In this article we share many job researching tips from our recruiters.
LinkedIn Job Search
We can’t talk about the online job search without first talking about LinkedIn. LinkedIn has revolutionized the job search. With a few clicks, you are able to search for positions that you are interested in. You can then explore these positions and the company and apply all on the same website. LinkedIn is especially valuable in researching companies that you may potentially want to work for. If you are a student, or even just a working professional that wants to learn more about an industry or role you are interested in, we highly recommend reaching out to them. This could involve scheduling an informational interview or even just asking them a brief question.
It is also important to note that companies are aware that you are researching them. The data that they are provided by LinkedIn metrics shares your LinkedIn profile with them. So, keep your profile up to date! This will ensure that companies are seeing the best and most current version of you.
Resume/Cover Letters as they relate to your job search
While on the job search pay special attention to the keywords used in the job descriptions. Then utilize these keywords in your own resume and cover letters. This is beneficial in many ways; the primary one being that your resume will stand out to machines that may be filtering through resumes. For especially competitive positions, many companies use software to filter out different resumes. If yours does not contain the necessary key words then you may be eliminated, even if you are qualified.It’s important to tailor your resume and cover letter to each specific job you are applying for. Add these keywords to you cover letter and resume! Writing a general cover letter won’t impress recruiters. They want to know why you want to work for their company and know as much about your experience as possible.
Narrowing the Search
The online job search is difficult in that there are thousands of open positions. Trying to narrow down your search can be a long process. Fortunately, search engines are smarter and quicker than ever, and with a few tips you can narrow and quicken your job search easily. When searching for jobs, try to add key words to your search, connected by a “+”. For instance, if you were interested in an information technology job that also valued sustainability, you would search “Information technology + Sustainability Jobs”. This will significantly lower the amount of search results that you need to filter through. Our recruiters also recommend using the available filters provided by search engines; utilize the filter that searches for results within a certain time frame. There is no point sifting through jobs that were posted 6 months ago.
blueStone Staffing is a Certified Woman-Owned IT Staffing Company. We were founded in 2002. One of North America’s premier staffing firms, we assist mid-tier to Fortune 500 clients. We find talented candidates that can help complete your project on time and within budget. Our company is transforming the staffing industry. blueStone has excelled over the last 19 years, becoming the vendor of choice for many of the Fortune 1000 companies located in the United States. We hope to be the consultant that you trust your professional IT project needs to! We will surround you with meaningful attention. Our team creates long-term relationships with our clients, candidates, and associates. In brief, we help great people execute their vision.
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