7 Tips for Finding Your Next Job Using the Internet
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7 Tips For Finding Your Next Job Using The Internet

Your resume is posted on all of the career sites and you read postings every day, but are you really tapping into the full potential of the internet to find your job?

Statistics show that more people find new jobs through networking than any other method. While the very idea can be overwhelming and intimidating, much of it can be done without even leaving your house. LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook are among the easiest and fastest ways to meet new people who can help you with your next job search.

7 Ways to Leverage the Internet to Find Your Next Job

 

1.  Create and complete a LinkedIn profile.

Profiles that are 100% complete are viewed much more often than those that are not.

2.  Make a point of interacting with people on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

If you don’t, it’s like going to a networking event and not speaking with anyone. Introduce yourself to the people you’d like to meet or those that are already linked to your friends and start building relationships.

3. Target who you add to your contacts.

To an extent, the job search is a numbers game, but it still helps to be intentional in who you are networking with. It’s much more effective to have 100 connections on LinkedIn who are in your industry than 500 in a completely different area.

4.  Make sure all of your online profiles state your career goals.

Let people know exactly what type of work you are looking for. You may have people coming to you!

5.  Update your status frequently but relevantly.

This applies to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. People need to be reminded that you are around, but they also need to know that reading your updates is worth their time. So while you can post the cute thing that your dog just did, make sure to emphasize the professional things happening in your life.

6.  Send personalized updates.

Email your contacts regularly to let them know how your search is going. This gets them invested in the process and will keep them on the lookout for opportunities to pass along.

7.  Return the favor.

What goes around comes around. When you see an opportunity that fits a friend or contact, pass it along. People are more willing to help those that help others.

There is no one path to finding your next job. The key is to be visible in as many places as possible so that your next boss sees you just when they need to. In combination with replying to posted ads and following up with your personal network, these tips will maximize your presence and give you that many more numbers to play in the game.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. I found visiting your website full of resources for people looking to work and your articles are very informative and helpful.

    I also really like the strategy section to teach people what they need when looking for work.

    I have bookmarked your site for future reference as I am sure I will be visiting again.

    Thank you

    • Thanks Vicki for the kind comments.

      You can always come back to our website for valuable and interesting updates. Recently, finding new and reliable jobs can be achieved so quickly and easily using the the internet as a great tool for that process. To be honest, a good business really has to post all of its services on the internet, reach out to its users and make solid returns. 

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  2. Thank you kindly for creating and sharing this article with us all, it is appreciated.

    Usually I suck big time when it comes to finding a job online, especially when it comes to the use of social media.

    Yet my friends find jobs with ease!

    I really ought to take heed to those tips and spruce up my social media use.

    • The internet has always been a domain for finding jobs quickly and easily. I am happy that you have found some value in my blog post.

      You should spruce your social media use during this time.

      Thanks for the credits too.

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  3. I never thought of using Linked In to find a job, but it does make sense as it is a professionals social media platform. I will definitely have to go and check all my details are on there.

    I know that a lot of potential employers check FaceBook too to see what you are like as a person, so make sure that you don’t post content there that you may be embarrassed about later.

    Great tips here, and also the advice on putting down your career goals. Would never have thought of that one, but it can open many other doors for you.

    • The internet has become more versatile, It offers lots of services including finding your next job too. You don’t have to start going from one office to another submitting your CV and resume to seek and to secure a job. You can do that using the internet as technology has made the world evolve in a bigger way. 

      Thanks for your time on reading and commenting on my blog post.

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  4. LinkedIn is a great place to connect with business owners and to find job opportunities, I am not so sure of Twitter and Facebook. There are great programs online to target your audience. I have use Narrow.io for a while. But they stopped offering the free service. They are specialized in Twitter audience. Being engaged on Social Media can help you for sure. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

    Loes

  5. I must say that although some people thinks that it is easy to find a job using Internet it is not that easy. You must know where to look and you really must be the best because competition is huge. My favorite method is definitely Facebook as you can connect with millions of people.

  6. My only problem is in using Linkedin though, I once downloaded the App but mmh couldn’t know how it operates. I am not a social media fan but if I can find a job through it, I will definitely have to learn how to use it 

    What about if you don’t have any certificate but you are very experienced in a certain field, is there any probability of finding a job? or maybe it needs one to have a certificate of some sort.

  7. Hello,

    Thank you for sharing this comprehensive 7 ways to leverage the Internet to Find your Next Job article.

    I was once unemployed and submitted my completed resume/credentials to LinkedIn, the response was unexpectedly impressive. There were several head hunters which I had networked over at LinkedIn who called me up for interviews. This had evidenced that social networking with others is beneficial in case you’re looking for your next job.

    How, don’t limit yourself to social media channels only, there are other job sites that allow you to search based on the type of job you’re looking for, your location, and other criteria more quicker and easier.

    This will maximize your presence online and give you more opportunities.

    I have bookmarked this page in case someone will need these tips to find their next job.

    Best wishes.

    Shui Hyen

  8. You hve included a lot of different resources on your site for job seekers I enjoyed reading a few of your articles. This one the 7 tips are essential I believe social media is very good for job seeking.LinkedIn I can attest is excellent in prospecting for employers and networking on a professional level.

    • Hello Cathy,

      Thanks for taking the time to read and to comment on this blog post.I really appreciate that.

      LinkedIn is actually a great platform for finding your next job for professionals.I am happy that you have found this article useful.

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