Job search significantly changed over the past few years. In this digital age, searching for a job is simple and faster with the use of technology. Here are some tips you can follow when applying for jobs online.
Have separate resumes for your recruiter and the employer
You need to have a generic resume that you send out to your recruiter and another resume for your possible employer; this is one practice that we highly recommend as it serves different purposes.
The generic resume has basic information about you as the other resume would include an in-depth focus on you wherein you highlight your skills and experiences. A great example would be instead of saying, “I have experience with Graphic Design”, you would say “I have a 6-year experience with graphic design using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, with projects dealing with advertisements, posters, and posts on social media”. You can also bridge the interest of your employer into reading your full resume by adding more details about your skills and experience to your cover letter.
Another great thing to follow is to tailor your in-depth resume to the job that you are applying for. Adding a personal touch, explaining your skills and why you would be fit for the job will make a big difference in how your application would go. For example, the details about your graphic design experience might not be a good highlight if you are applying for a writing job. You should highlight the parts of your resume that are best suitable for the job application. You can include personal experiences about the job itself and how you go about fulfilling your role.
Search and study information about the companies that you aim for
Sending resumes to multiple recruiters and employers will give you more opportunities and indeed give you more chances of getting hired. But, instead of sending it out to just about everyone you can think of can also waste a lot of time. Why not just choose companies that interest you? Choose companies that target the skills and experience that you have. You have the power of the internet at your fingertips, best to utilize it to your advantage. Search about the companies that would most likely hire you. In this way, the chances of getting hired are high and, you do not have to wait for several companies to respond to your application. It also gives you fewer but good quality applications at hand.
Another thing we recommend is to research the company you are aiming for. Researching the company is an extra step but, it can go a long way. A good way to start building your resume for a company’s job application is knowing their history, social media presence and, maybe understanding their mission and vision. It will give the company the impression that you are committed to your application. It is always a good way to market yourself to your possible employer by customizing your resume to help them see that you are a good fit for their company.
There are a lot of jobs out there. The power of the internet is at your fingertips. Make sure to use the information wisely and to your advantage. Use these tips so you can land the job you are aiming for.
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