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5 Tips to Digitize your Job Search

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Most of us have been fortunate enough to never have had to type our resume on a typewriter. We are all a little spoiled and don’t realize how difficult and time-consuming job hunting was in the pre-digital days. But we have different challenges in managing our digital job search. “Speed to market” is now the name of the game, along with leveraging digital tools and your professional network. To those who master these skills, the job market is all yours.

Speed to market is now the name of the game for job search, along with leveraging digital tools and your professional network.

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Tip #1 –  Make Your resume Accessible

Your resume and other job search documents should be accessible to you no matter where you are. Additionally, while you will want to limit how many job search sites you post your resume to, you should upload your resume to all of your top choice company career sites.

  • Company Career Centers – Use this list of Company career sites from CareerAlley to pick the companies you want to work for. Go directly to their profile page, enter your profile set notifications for new jobs. This way, you will get an email when there is a job match for a company you want to work for

Tip #2. Use job search Bots

Most job search engines have the ability to deliver personalized job search results (job alerts) to your mailbox similar to, but a little different, company career sites. The advantage is that you can set up very specific criteria and have several searches. This allows different slants on your search (whether it be different cities, industries or types of jobs). The trick is to keep this in balance so that you are not getting too many emails from these job alerts.

Tip #3 – Leverage Social Media

Social networks should be a major part of your job search as well. You should leverage your social networks (in the right way) to both, cultivate your professional network (who may know about opportunities that you do not) as well as to look for jobs. You will know some of the information listed below, but leverage tips to focus your search.

Tip #4 – Do your homework – research companies

You need to have a pretty good idea about where you want to work and the types of companies you would like to work for. In order to do this, you need to do a fair amount of research on companies. Between company sites and other resources (like your network), you should be able to get most (if not all) of the information you will need.

Tip #5 – Leverage Smartphone Apps

Smartphone apps are the best way to keep your job search going when you are away from your desktop. Consider the tools you will need.

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