Looking for a job online can be a very time consuming and tedious task. It can also be very intimidating if you’re not sure what to do. There are many different sites to use and each one posts thousands of jobs. I’m going to share my personal game plan for online career searching. I like to use the sites LinkedIn, Indeed, Simply Hired, and WIU’s site Leatherneck Link.
On each site, I have emails sent to me whenever a job comes up that fits what I am looking for. When I see a job that looks interesting, I read through the description and decide whether I should apply or not. If I do apply, I make sure that the cover letter and resume I send in is personalized to fit the description. I look for the keywords that are included in the job description and make sure those are highlighted on my resume and cover letter. Some examples of this could be good communication skills, experience in sales, leadership experience, works well on a team, etc.
When I have customized my application I send it in and hope for the best! This is my personal game plan and it may not work for everyone but it has gotten me two phone interviews, two in-person interviews, and I am currently going back for a second interview in a couple weeks. Each job searcher is different but I found that these online sites were a good place to start.
It can take a lot of time and effort but if you end up finding your dream job then it will certainly be worth it!