In the current climate of global economic crisis, it seems like every other day the news is reporting businesses going bankrupt, meaning more and more job losses and growing competition for those seeking work. This can be disheartening, especially if you have been unemployed for a while and it can be all too easy to give up and stop looking. However there is hope, as well as traditional methods of job searching, it is a good idea to check internet job boards and take advantage of this modern way to search for work.
Some of the best known internet jobs boards include;
Uploading your CV and Cover Letter to a jobs board
When using a website that lists job vacancies, you usually have the advantage of being able to add your CV and cover letter to the database. This allows employers to look through your details even when you’re not online, extending your chances of being seen by the right employer. It also saves a lot of time when you are online as your information is usually sent automatically with your applications. This allows you to spend more time looking through the actual vacancies.
Another advantage to using online job boards is that the site will usually offer plenty of advice to help you get the most out of your job search. They will have a section on how to write a CV effectively, what to put in a covering letter and loads of other advice to help get you started.
User Friendly Job Searching
If you are new to internet use it shouldn’t be a problem as the sites tend to be very user friendly. You can usually tailor your search so that only jobs that may be relevant to you will show up. Search criteria may include;
- Key word – By simply adding one or more keywords, all jobs descriptions that contain that word or words will be listed, for example “finance jobs“.
- Location – After putting in what city you would like to work in, you can also often choose to look for jobs within a given number of miles of the location chosen.
- Salary range – By choosing a salary range, only jobs that are of a relevant pay grade will be listed
- Job categories – Narrowing down your search by category is ideal if you know which sector/s you wish to work in. For example if you are looking exclusively for administration work, then you just tick that box and all the job vacancies you are shown will be in the administration field.
- Work type – This option allows you to specify if you want full or part time work, and if you prefer permanent, temporary or contract work.
- Posted by – This gives you the option to only search jobs that come direct from an employer, those that are advertised through an agency or both.
- Other options – Other options on internet jobs boards that will help save you time by narrowing your search may include jobs in the public sector, multilingual jobs and words to exclude from your search.