Job Hunting Techniques tips and strategies


The Internet has revolutionized the way you search for jobs, and the way employers seek employees. According to the 1999 Electronic Recruiting Index Executive Summary by Internet Business Network, employers and recruiters posted almost 29-million job openings on the Net in 1998. That's no drop in the bucket!

The Net has made job searching easier than ever, but it doesn't stop there. With just a few mouse clicks, you'll find tips for choosing the right career, writing winning résumés and cover letters, successfully interviewing, and everything else associated with landing a job.

But it's not magic. Although the Net lays it all out in front of you, it doesn't land the job for you. Using the Net takes due diligence and hard work, as does any other method.

Preparing Your Résumé
The Net has also changed the way you send your résumé to recruiters and employers. Because you send or paste it electronically, you'll need to rewire your résumé for the Internet. There are some other special considerations for sending your résumé via the Net, too.

Searching Job Sites
Once you've prepared your résumé for electronic submission, you're ready to start your job search. The more you do it, the better you'll get. Get your mouse pointer on everything you can, learn, and bookmark your favorite sites. In particular, study the job listings to get a feel for which sites offer the most jobs in your field. For example, if a site lists tons of jobs in engineering, but few to none in technical communications (which typically goes hand-in-hand with engineering), you probably don't want to submit your résumé there if you are a technical writer. But, don't blow off a site without browsing it first. You may want to bookmark some of its resources.

Comprehensive Sites
These one-stop sites are excellent places to start. They typically have a broad reach, and offer multiple resources and services for free. At these sites, you may search for or browse through thousands of jobs


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