The time of sending out your job applications by post is long gone and, even though, most of us all grew up with the internet, it never hurts to have some extra tips on the online job hunting game.
#1 – Revise your CV
Tailor your CV to the job you are applying for. Make sure that the skills necessary for that particular job are covered by your CV and are standing out. Keep in mind that a lot of companies use a résumé-sorting software that searches for keywords relevant to the job, so also do research on what keyword are most common or searched for in a resume.
#2 – Start a blog/personal website
One of the better ways to let your personality come across is having your own blog or personal website. Even if it is only a more in depth CV of yourself with more personal touches, it is all about having a good online presence and personal branding.
#3 – Stay up-to-date with the development in your field
Always know what is going on and tailor your letter to that. If you can show your knowledge and genuine interest in your field, you are already two steps ahead.
#4 – Use social networking websites
Groups on Linkedin, Reed, Facebook etc. are all good websites to join. Not only will it help you to network with people in the same field, you will also be able to stay up-to-date with current developments.
#5 – Research potential employers
Before you apply to a job, do research on the company and, if possible, on the person you are sending your application to. Internet made it possible for us to find out information about almost everything, so there is no excuse not to do research.