Most people waste time doing online job searches. With so many listings, it is easy to waste your time applying for all the jobs. This article will help you make the most of what little time you have. We want to help you find a job fast, and making your search for a job more efficient is the first place to start!
Proven Steps Search For a Job & Get Offers Through Online Job Search Sites:
Step 1: Determine Your Ideal Job Title
From what you narrowed down previously, this should be pretty clear now. This will help you identify what words to use during your online job search.
Warning: The best way to find a job is always through networking but we still recommend that you devote 20% of your job search time to applying to jobs online.
Step 2: Search & Email Yourself Opportunities
Go to your preferred job search site and start searching each ideal job title. When you find a job description that might fit, don’t read every word and apply right then and there. Instead, this needs to be an efficient job search.
If you think it might be a good fit, just use the option to email it to yourself to review later. Try to find 20 jobs that are potential fits like this before even applying to any of them. If you don’t want to overload your email, just create a fresh new Gmail account to use for your online job searches.
Step 3: Create Resumes & Cover Letters For Your Ideal Jobs
You probably already have this but if not, make sure you go back and create a resume and cover letter for each of your ideal jobs. You can use the same resume for each ideal job but you will have to change your cover letter in a few areas for the job name and name of the company.
For example, if you are searching for a job in the career development field, you could start with creating one resume for a “Career Manager” that you can use for all Career Manager job openings. Then, create a cover letter that would fit all openings for “Career Manager” as well.
You should now have gathered a collection of resumes and cover letters that fit your ideal jobs titles.
Step 4: Apply to ALL Jobs with the Same “Title” at Once
For example, I would focus only on applying to “Career Manager” job openings that I have emailed myself at one time and apply, apply, and apply some more. Remember to always re-save and change the name of the company and the job title on each cover letter before hitting submit.
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