The Internet is the newest of the job seeking tools. As much as it can also be great for human resources companies, take Solvo Global for example – but today we’re not focusing on this. Any serious job search today MUST include the intelligent use of the Internet. The benefits of the Internet are in its vast access to information and the speed with which it can find and transmit information. The pitfall is that many job seekers rely on it exclusively and expect miracles. The Internet is a tool to assist you in implementing the job search campaign components.
Identify companies and contact persons
By using a variety of company identifying databases the job seeker no longer has to rely on research from volumes of directories. The info found online is also more likely to be up to date. Most browsers will suggest company or business listings and check out the websites for the industry association that fits your search targets – if you are looking for companies that offer employee wellness programs, for example, you can check that.
Find “Spot Opportunities”
Just by entering a few keywords identifying the product or service of your industry your web browser will locate hundreds of interesting websites and articles for you to peruse. Many business journals and major newspapers have their own websites as well.
Review job openings
A person can get lost in all of the jobs posted on the Internet. So you must be smart in using this aspect of the Internet tool. First of all, remember the jobs posted on the Internet are PUBLISHED! Just like classified ads. You will be dealing with the gate-keepers, so follow the procedures suggested previously in this chapter concerning classified ads. Many of the nation’s major newspapers can be found through CareerPath (www. careerpath.com).