How to Find a Job Online

1/16/2014

With unemployment on the rise in many places, it is very important to get your name and resume out there for potential employers to see. Looking through employment ads and walk-ins may help you find a job, but going on a job hunt online is much more efficient. With thousands of jobs being posted online each day, you now have the chance to look through vast amounts of job ads right at the tip of your fingers and at the comfort of your own home. 

Create a CV that Grabs Attention 

Before looking for a job online, you have to make sure you have a polished curriculum vitae (CV) that clearly features all of your work strengths and job experience. The very first thing that will ruin chances of getting a job interview is a messy, incomplete or unpolished resume, not to mention an obvious 'copy and paste' cover letter. To create something that will surely catch hiring manager's attention, check out some modern resume templates online to see exactly what a clean design looks like. Skim over the writing in your current resume as though you were in charge of recruitment. Does the information or wording sound dated and messy? Does it seem less than impressive? Look at your CV as an employer would and try to make it look as clean and professional as possible. With so many simple templates available these days, it is very easy to follow the layout when putting in personal information.  


Search for Jobs That You Want

Before checking out different job boards and employment sites, it is very important to know what you are looking for. What kind of job positions do you like? How about the salary and welfare? Write down everything that you need, followed by a list of things that you would ideally like to have in a job. Think about job locations, commute, working hours that are available and any extra incentives that companies offer. Once you have a list of your preferences written out, check out a few of the popular job sites out there as a starting point to your search. Most of the big job sites have advanced searches, which allow job seekers to put in or select all of the specific information they would like in a job. Keep in mind that an ideal job would be a wonderful thing to find. It is also a good idea to broaden a job search, because you never know what opportunities could be out there.


Finding a good job that you can be satisfied with takes some time and a lot of planning. Knowing yourself and what you would like to do in the future is the only way to start a promising search for something that will bring professional growth and personal satisfaction on top of security and a solid income. Do not expect to have a dream job handed to you—this rarely happens to anyone. Putting as much as you expect to get in return, and you will surely find something perfect in the end.

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