Landing a Job in the Digital Age

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Finding a job is almost entirely online nowadays. This process can make standing
out even more difficult when programs are looking over your resume rather than
people. But how can you master the job searching in the digital age? Learn more
about how you can master the job search.

Where Should I look?

When starting to look for a job, the best place to start is looking through your own contacts. Utilizing your network is a great way to get connected with new and upcoming openings. Once your network is exhausted, there are a few good sites to utilize to find current job openings- no matter where you are in the country.

Indeed Twitter
Linkedin

There are also several sites that focus on posting job openings and information that are more industry specific. Many of these sites are great for those looking in a particular field.

Finding a Job in the Digital Age

Just as important as applying for jobs is doing some research beforehand. Sites like Glassdoor and Hoovers can provide industry or company specific information for you to review.

Using social media during a job hunt can be beneficial. Sites like LinkedIn and Twitter can be your partner in crime. The platforms are free and a great way to see where your connections have been - or find contacts working where you'd like to be.

In such an oversaturated job market, your resume can make or break your opportunities.

What Do I Include in My Resume?

  1. Make sure you quantify any achievements listed on your resume - it helps to show a potential employer the impact you had on a business in a more meaningful way.
  2. Don’t waste space on unnecessary sections.
  3. Customize your resume to each job posting. Include some keywords or action words from the job ad in your resume.
  4. Proofread, proofread, proofread - grammatical errors in a resume can ruin your chances of an interview.

Should I Write an Email?

POTENTIAL SITUATIONS
REQUIRING EMAILS
DURING JOB SEARCH

ASKING ABOUT
JOB OPENINGS
SENDING AN EMAIL
COVER LETTER WITH
YOUR RESUME
SENDING A
THANK YOU
EMAIL AFTER
AN INTERVIEW

USE CLEAR AND CONCISE SUBJECT LINES

TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR EMAILS

INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

MAKE YOUR POINT CLEAR

KEEP YOUR EMAIL BRIEF

I Got an Interview,
Now What Do I Do?

A great way to prep for an upcoming interview is to run through some practice questions. A basic search will highlight standard questions that interviewers ask across industries. Other sites provide industry-specific questions to practice.

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WHAT NOT TO DO

  1. Be late
  2. Be unprepared
  3. Bad mouth a previous position or employer
  4. Be dishonest