Do’s and Don’ts of Finding a Job Online

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There is absolutely no doubt that the World Wide Web has many potentials to help you find the right job. If you take it as a game of roulette and keep spinning the wheel then the chances of you landing a jackpot, or any win is as good as if you were headed to Vegas to turn your life around. It is not the Internet that is the risky approach, but your theoretical approach or overconfidence that can make it ineffective. Following are a few tips and tricks to help your quest for finding online job success:

 

Write a Killer Resume

Yeah, you have heard of this one a million times, but this is one factor that remains unchanged whether you are applying for a job online or otherwise. So make sure you give your resume it's due diligence and make efforts to write a resume that will be impactful enough to attract the right recruiters. There are plenty of websites that provide assistance for building resumes. They are easy to glide through and are free of cost. So do research to find a good website that will help tidy up your resume. The 4eLife Job Search has a first class resume wizard you can check out here.

 

Keep it Clean


Unlike regular job postings, recruiters online don't just view your resume, they review your entire existence online, so make sure you add any achievement worthy enough to be mentioned. Because in current times, if your performanceis not recorded online, it probably didn't even happen! So no matter how small an achievement, it is significant enough to be mentioned online. Moreover, it is not just about your profile on the job site, but rather your presence all across the Internet including your social media profiles, your views on online forums and other similar portals.

 

Clean Up Your Dirt


Recruiters have fancy software to dig up your dirt online too, so be aware that a wild night out at the beach would cost you a lot more than a hangover! So before you post anything online make it go through the 'would all my future bosses love me for it?' Test. This does not mean you should not have fun; this only means refrain from posting it online just to tick off your schoolmate that used to bully you around. You'd have plenty of opportunities to do that when you land a killer job.


Just Like Your Twitter Update, Your Resume Needs Constant Updates Too


There are hundreds of thousands of resumes being uploaded daily, and for better or worse, only the recently updated ones come on top of search results. So make sure you keep tweaking your resume from time to time, even if you do not have anything too significant to update. This would ensure that you remain on top of search results.

 

Keywords


Everything on the Internet is all about keywords, and the selection of right ones. It is not just Google whose algorithms are designed around the right keywords. Social media and job site results are also heavily influenced by keywords. So even you are a possible match for a recruitment search if your resume is keyworded in a search enginefriendly way, the chances of you showing up in the results are then quite good. Add strategically targeted keywords in your resume to attract the most suitable jobs too.


So there you have it, your insider information on how to make your job search online success.


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