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How to find a job online

The internet has become a new place for manager wannabes and the job seeker alike who want to capitalize on the new growth engine. Online job hunting has bred a new generation of job seekers who are more than willing to use their online activities for their benefit and ultimately getting a job of their dreams. And thankfully, the internet is obliging too!

The basic and the simplest way to get a job online are to create a resume, upload it and wait for the responses. However, it is not really that simple (in case you were wondering otherwise). Think of it – how will the employer or even the website algorithm search for the ‘best’ resume of the ones in its database. The software (the algorithm) is not yet developed enough to be called Artificial Intelligence. Therefore the main work actually starts after you post your resume online.

Here are some good tips to help you with getting help from the best online job search:

• Search Engines: Search engines today, work on the principle of indexing. Indexing helps them search faster and a lot more websites than that was ever possible. Good news? Search engines do help one who is seeking a job. Bad news? The top 10 content are mainly advertisement sites that know how to play with the keywords, thus fulfilling the search engine’s search algorithm criteria. But now with SEO or Search Engine Optimization in place, website designers have become a lot stronger and technology savvy. That basically translates to a better search experience with loads of information that you would actually want.

When searching for jobs on the internet, try to understand the basic framework of the website that will open up plenty of opportunities for you!

• Resume Editing: Uploading resume? Make sure you visit that site regularly, if not daily and keep editing and adding some useful information that will help you gather ‘leads’ of potential employers that do rounds on the website. Regular editing will help underline the fact that you’re pretty serious and professional about your job. The employers undoubtedly read – conviction, in the case mentioned!

• Social Networking: If you thought social networking was for teenagers or even just for hanging out with friends online, you’re in all probability wrong. Social media sites have today become one of the hottest grounds of job searching and employment. It is a win-win scenario where the site and the content developers get paid for their work and the users get paid in the form of a secure and stable job (employers do background checks on the candidate employed).

• E-mails: Time to turn from the hot/cool email id to more professional tone ones. The email ids you use had strangely become a detrimental factor for many employers who felt that unprofessional sounding ids were a clear indicator of the candidate’s seriousness with jobs. This ‘belief’ might have changed but why take a risk at all. So get one good email id when engaging in correspondence with any employer.