Helpful Job Search Tips

Whether you are a student look for a full-time job or just looking to switch from your current job, there are many ways to go about this. The job search market is growing as jobs seem to be depleting. Just because so many companies are letting employees go does not mean other companies are not hiring. The biggest mistake you want to try to avoid is thinking that there is nothing available. There is no job that is going to knock on your door and beg to give you a weekly paycheck; it is up to you to put the effort in to find the career that suits you. The following will give you some helpful tips to create your online job profile, and some new methods taking the Internet by storm.

1. Put a face to your name – Many of the online job search profiles now give you the option to post a picture of yourself just like the social networking sites, which is also a great place to start your search. Try to take a picture with a solid background from the shoulders up. This is a professional style and will give companies something to see rather than just reading your résumé. Avoid pictures with friends that have been cropped. That is a sloppy and lazy look.

2. Edit, Edit, Edit – Do not post your search profile without reading it through. Treat it like you would your résumé and make sure there are no mistakes. Some companies really do like to look through the profiles and see what people are putting up. Something on your page might strike them and they could want to bring you in for an interview, so make sure your first impression is a good one. 

3. Patience is a virtue – Understand that companies are not searching for someone they can pay. They tend to like people coming to them so you should take your time and weed through the listings on a daily basis to see which positions apply to you. You will likely get E-mails informing you of positions. Do not disregard these as spam as it could lead to a potential career. Put the time and effort into find a job that it deserves and you should find something. Do not rush the process, but do invest time in it as searching for a job can be a full-time job in itself. Happy hunting!


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