Job search techniques have been completely revolutionised by the rise of the Internet. With job search sites making it easier than ever to track down vacancies over a wide range of sectors, jobseekers have had to develop a whole new set of skills to find new positions. SLOUGH, ENGLAND, May 12, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ — Job search techniques have been completely revolutionised by the rise of the Internet. With job search sites making it easier than ever to track down vacancies over a wide range of sectors, jobseekers have had to develop a whole new set of skills to find new positions. The ubiquity of social media sites gives jobseekers a host of new options that they can use to their advantage in finding new employment.
Widen the scope of your job search
Traditional sites such as TipTopJob are the ideal starting point for your job searching efforts. TipTopJob allows you to easily perform a search for jobs in your area of expertise and find positions that meet your criteria. Once you’ve found a job you like the look of, you can then move on to the next step of the process.
Do some digging using Google to research the position and the company itself. Look for names in particular, preferably of those responsible for taking on new staff. Use sites like Facebook, Bebo and MySpace to research these individuals and gather practical information on the company and the people who work there.
This information will stand you in good stead when it comes to actually applying for the job. Using what you have learned about the organisation from the people who work there, you can tailor your application to reflect the culture of the company you are applying to.
You can also make an informed decision about whether you think you will enjoy working with the company.
A word of warning, though – while social media can be an incredibly useful weapon in your job search arsenal, it can also act against you if you’re not careful. Just as you can use social media to track down information on potential employers, don’t forget that they are increasingly likely to use social media to find out more about prospective employees.
So be careful what you post about yourself on social media sites! Remember that these sites are effectively public forums that anyone can visit, and one ill-judged remark or unsavoury photograph can be enough to undo all the hard work you’ve put into your job search efforts.
Back up your job search with personal branding
You can also use social media to your advantage in your job search by creating a strong personal brand for yourself online.
You can do this by creating a video resume and posting it to YouTube, and using Twitter to broadcast your job search efforts.
You can also start a blog and write articles about your field of expertise, demonstrating your knowledge to potential employers, and use LinkedIn to expand your business network.
As important as social networking is in searching for a job, don’t forget to keep scanning sites like TipTopJob for vacancies relevant to your skills. These sites will give you vital leads which you can then capitalise on through the use of social media.
About Tip Top Job
Tip Top Job is an international job search engine that covers every area of today’s job market. With a focus on UK vacancies, Tip Top Job allows users to search its job boards quickly and easily, according to their needs, skills and requirements.
Source: Tip Top Job
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