Choosing the Right Job Opportunities
October 24, 2011 @ 4:12:16 PM EST
Searching for jobs is one of the toughest things that anyone has to do. The situation is exacerbated by a state where very few job opportunities are available and colleges are churning millions of graduates globally. However, the Internet age has made it relatively easier for the modern job seeker to interact with recruiters and potential employers on online platforms. Previously, one had to go through multiple print sources and reference contacts while dropping resumes, which no one would ever respond to. However, the Internet job sites also have their flaws. For starters, there are just too many of them and the jobs they offer might not be genuine. How does a job seeker go about getting the best jobs portal?
The first thing to look for is the mode of operation. If a site is charging you to access the jobs, then this is not your best choice. Job seekers do not have money and as such, no company would expect them to pay for job opportunities, which they have not even attained. The online recruitment firms have their own sources of income and hence, you should select one that offers you access for free. In addition, the jobs must be updated regularly and from many sources to ensure that you have all the best opportunities coming your way. The site must also be open to recruiters and not only job seekers such that you have an opportunity of having your resume reviewed by a potential employer while still seeking more job opportunities.
Having verified how they operate, the next thing is the quality of the service they offer. The best sites to find jobs will be easy to use and maneuver. The uploading of your resume and the cover letter if needed should be an easy affair and should not require complex registration processes. The site must also be interactive to ensure recruiters and jobseekers can interact through forums, blogs and other features on the site hence increasing the probability of grabbing a good job. The site must also be highly rated in search engine results meaning it is reputable and also growing, which indicates that recruiters might be interested in getting their staff there.