As a communications and learning tool the internet has simplified the sometimes daunting task of finding that perfect job. The net is now a job seeker’s first port of call when it comes to finding and contacting employers or viewing job opportunities for career advancement.
Instant access to employers
The days of finding a job advertisement in a local newspaper, typing up your resume and posting it to a prospective employer are almost a thing of the past. Job hunting is now much simpler thanks to today’s technology and sending a CV to a potential employer is as straightforward as clicking a mouse. The internet has become one of the best time-saving tools available and with smart phones we don’t even need a computer to search for jobs and submit them a CV. With laptops, tablets and smartphones we now have around the clock instant access to employers, recruitment agencies, online job sites and career advice blogs.
Letting others do the work for you (or rather, find it)
There’s a wealth of recruitment agencies and job sites online specifically designed to help to find employment for job seekers or people who are looking for a career change. The good news is that job hunters can browse the sites or set up email alerts to be notified of jobs that they may be interested in. But job websites also allow members to upload their resume so that employers can search and find suitable candidates for vacancies. This means employers will contact people who have the skills, work experience and qualifications they’re looking for.
Meeting your employer online
Actual face-to-face interviews are of course the norm, but it’s not the only way to screen candidates. Thanks to technology such as video conferencing and Skype there’s now no need to travel for a job interview. Initial meetings can be held online and this is rapidly becoming an important tool for people seeking jobs abroad and for those who work from home. In fact, today’s technology is helping more people than ever work from home.
It makes sense to use every opportunity available when entering today’s competitive employment market. Those who do take full advantage of the internet’s capabilities will give themselves a fighting chance against their job-seeking competitors.