Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Applying for Employment Online Mistakes to Avoid
Looking for employment on the internet is certainly possible. Numerous employers have applications that must be completed online. Therefore, you should be prepared. When you are submitting an application or searching for employment on the internet here are several things to sidestep and evade in achieving success at your venture.
Many would be job seekers will definitely look to the larger companies for employment opportunities and forget the smaller companies. This could be an error on your part. Searching through sites such as Monster is okay but don’t simply look through these sites. These types of sites typically will charge you a fee for their service where smaller companies don’t. Online leads and employment can also be found with smaller companies or job board groups.
Some people will simply send their resume out to 30 or 35 companies without reading important detail information. This is definitely a thing not to do. You can send your resume out to this many potential opportunities. However, send out your resume with personal consideration and attentiveness for each position. If things should be tweaked or changed to fit the niche better, do so. Remember you are selling yourself and your talents to employers and you want to make the best impression as possible just as you would in person delivering a resume.
Consider some privacy when sending resumes information or completing an application online. Although you may not have the desire to post your personal contact information, you want to complete this information with what you are comfortable providing. Review your privacy settings and submit the information as you see fit. How much you would like to provide or how little.
Set up a separate email account simply for your responses that are received from your online applications. If you have this information sent to your regular email address that may be bogged down with other information you may miss the opportunity of a lifetime simply because you cannot find the email that was sent to your attention with a deadline for response that was missed. A separate email is a definite must to stay organized and on top of things considering you may have contacted numerous resumes and applications.
Don’t use your current employers email to search for a new job or position at another company. There are some companies that can consider this for job termination. As a reminder for all email activity at your employer’s computer stations, they monitor everything on their equipment. They know every keystroke you have made, all contents of every email you have sent and received and they will never look kindly on your job hunting from their computers.
Searching for employment on the web can be an easy and simple process. Remember these few tips for success and good luck.