How do you receive
information about new jobs when you are too busy to look? Create
Job Search Agents to look for you when you post your resume
general job boards offer you this free service. Look for
headings like Job Alerts or Career Alerts or Personal Search
Agent on these sites. Usually, you have to register with a site
to take advantage of these job-alert services.
specialized the job board, the more relevant returns you will
receive for investing your time investigating them. Google
search terms like "best job board for logistics" or other
industry sector, then investigate those sites. Are they relevant
to the areas of your experience? The major job boards like
Monster and Workopolis have sections of their site devoted to
creating job alerts. These alerts can arrive directly to your
desktop in some instances if you have email desktop notification
To register your agent,
you choose keywords and job titles that describe the types of
positions you are looking for. Review the position descriptions
of jobs that appeal to you. Select the titles and keywords that
define the job skills and qualifications of those positions. You
will receive email notification when new employers and
recruiters post position descriptions containing keywords
matching those in your job agent. To receive relevant postings,
you need to be clear and specific in your selection of job
titles and keywords.
consider creating a free email account with Hotmail, Yahoo or a
similar site to process employer and recruiter responses. Avoid
using your company email to process job search agent messages.
Some firms monitor their employee emails for evidence of
job-hunting through special software filters on their mail
servers. Potential employers and recruiters are accustomed to
people wanting to maintain confidentiality in their dealings
with them especially when they are employed. Ensure that your
email address tagline is suitable for business purposes.
Read the instructions
in each site carefully to make best use of the job search agent
service. Some sites have better options than others. Review a
number of different sites to see which ones have updated
information, the best resources and working links.
Check to see if the job
board has the option of removing your name, contact details and
employer information to protect your privacy in posting your
resume. You don't want your employer coming across your name
during a resume search! Change your resume's home email address
to the one for your job agents if it contains your name. This
also helps to avoid spammers picking up your home email address
from your Internet postings. Read the site's terms or privacy
statement carefully when posting online to confirm that they
will respect and maintain confidentiality.
online resume should not
waste words. Be clear and concise as you about your experience,
skills, qualifications and expectations. Be sure to include a
Skills Summary section with all of the relevant keywords
contained in your job search agents.
Always double-check the
content after posting your resume to make sure that the resume
text has been rendered error-free and that your confidential
information is protected properly.
You may choose
as an alternative to post
your resume on a webpage that you create for this purpose. This
gives you more creative control over the content. Don't distract
the viewer with unusual graphics and animations. Send the link
to your webpage by email to pre-selected recipients.
In creating job
search agents and posting your resume on job boards you receive
the benefits of having a discrete and personalized 24-hour job
service that monitors and informs you of new career
opportunities as they arise.
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