How Technology Can Make Your Job Search Stress-Free
Want to understand how is the job market doing? With every progressing day, the competition is getting tougher. If you are looking for answers about how to manage a job search, we have some few suggestions on how make the best use of job portals and apps to manage your job search.
Seek help from Apps
Applying to jobs via a smartphone app seems bit strange. But do not strike them off your list. There are some unique apps offering exclusive prospects. Usually they try to match job seekers with companies. These apps as for job searching while you are on the move or for getting quick updates so that you do not give up your search for professional growth.
Bookmark Job Websites
Bookmark job websites if you are actively seeking job. The links should include common job boards, as well as those that are specific to your industry, geographic region, skill sets etc.
There are few sites that we suggest:
Bookmark Career Sites of Companies You Want to Join
Do you have a company that you dream about joining? If that has its own website for job openings, bookmark it. Sometimes companies avoid posting the job vacancies on job portals as it is expensive, so you will have to keep an eye on the company website. Mostly they would feature the vacancy on their website first, then approach the job sites. So you have higher probabilities of being shortlisted in the first couple of days.
Plus, a company may post its own job ad before listing it elsewhere, meaning anyone who sees it there first will be one of a much-smaller batch of early candidates, and that could improve your chances.
Have Low Expectations
The truth about job search nowadays is that most employers or HR take time to reply or not even reply if the position you have applied for is on hold or closed. You will only hear back from the company if they are keen to know more about you.
Aim for Interviews
While looking for a job, you need to aim for getting shortlisted for an interviews. It is only when you go for an interview, you shall get a better understanding about the requirements of a profile. So aim to go for as many interviews as you can. It is a way to see if things work out for both you and the employer.
Network a Lot
This is the most important thing to do. Network a lot and tell people you are looking for better job opportunities. Increase your social circles and be positive about yourself. Give out positives vibes and be excited. Avoid complaining about your current workplace and your role.
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by techtalks @TechTalks October 5, 2015 12:33 PM UTC