Finding a job can become a job within itself, but the days of mailing and filling out applications in person are gone. The internet has changed the process.
Going online is not the traditional way of finding a job, but the internet is a great place to start the hunt.
Most companies will post job openings online. The Human Resources department will use company websites to not only show you the available jobs, but job seekers can click into the job title and get a full description of skills needed to do the job.
It is very useful information, especially if the applicant already knows companies or industries they want to work with in the future.
With the description provided, the job seeker can revise the resume to better fit the description provided.
Some companies will provide an email address allowing applicants to attach a resume and cover letter. Often this is the only convenient way of applying.
There are several job search engines available for job hunters: Indeed, Link Up, and Simply Hired are just a few.
Indeed is an excellent resource for finding job listings, fast. Job seekers can search millions of job listings from thousands of websites, job boards, newspapers, blogs, company career pages, and associations to find job listings that match or are similar to your search query. Searches can be saved for an email alert and jobs are sent to the designated email address on a daily bases.
LinkUp is NOT a dating service. This is a job search engine that uncovers hidden jobs from company web sites. Thousands of small, mid-sized, and large companies' career sections are monitored. It connects job seekers with often unadvertised jobs by listing the jobs from company web sites.
Simply Hired is another popular job search engine that takes some of the hassle out of getting hired. If applicants know exactly what they are looking for, the search can take place by typing in a specific keyword and location.
CareerBuilder and Monster are two other very popular job search engines.
All of the job search engines allows job seekers to upload or attach a resume right to the site so many potential employers can easily find the right person for the job. You will still need to re-tool the resume for each position, but it is done faster because it can be completed online.
LinkedIn is not really a job search engine, but a directory of professionals and companies. It is a good place to network, research companies, connect with business related groups and it has been the place where headhunters and employers will find people. Having an account is almost a must in the professional job hunt to get LinkedIn. Plus job seekers can check out potential interviewers with this site.