By Tony Jacowski
If used powerfully, the Internet is one source of information that can provide you with excellent employment resources.
• Company Websites
For a job seeker who is looking for a new job, or wants to obtain a better pay package, visiting the websites of the different companies is one of the options, as it is possible to get an all information about the company, their history, mission statement and newest job openings.
These websites will be updated on a regular basis and the job openings listed with full descriptions. Frequently, you can also search for positions by selection criteria.
Use the contact information on the website to send your resume and cover letter.
• Registering On Job Boards
Another broadly used tool is the job portal, like Yahoo! HotJobs. These portals allow registered users to upload their resumes to the website. The main point to success in using this tool is to create a very presentable resume and cover letter - one that grabs the attention of employers who as well use these websites to locate candidates.
The main benefit of using a job board is that candidates can retrieve a list of vacancies worldwide, thus enabling them to apply to any job, anywhere that fits their requirements.
These websites as well help you by keeping track of applications, providing job interview tips and assist in negotiating job offers.
• Search Engines
The search engines are also helpful for searching for a job. By entering proper keywords such as the job profile name or company name, one can find a huge list of vacancies available all over the world.
• Other Available Sites
Additionally, you can refer to other websites like those of Government Agencies, Professional Associations, Educational Institutions, Community Organizations and Electronic directories.
To use these online opportunities, you should keep a few things in mind when doing research on the Internet:
• Build up a strategy
Before starting off on your search, you have to make a strategy as to what information to find from resources such as job portals and newsgroups, as well as the amount of time that you want invest on each activity.
• Be Focused
It is vital to focus on your research goal. Concentrate on finding websites and bookmarking them for future use, to make sure that you do not go off-track.
• Setting Goals
Plan and set targets for all activities to reach your goals.