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I found myself googling "why is it hard to look for a job?" after hours of surfing, skimming and searching online to get employed. People may spend hours, days or even a year looking for work that will best suit their capabilities and work description. I bet you yourself may have used the phrases "part time job near me" or "full time sales associate with good pay" as well as "teach English online now" just to be able to land on one. Well all through the days, I've spent online trying to look for a company that will employ me, I was able to learn a lot of things that may have helped me finally get end results. Mind you, I am currently employed and I've found my current job online. So here are things that will surely help you get (well not necessarily) your dream job.
1. Be specific.
Some of us doesn't really want that working title from their degree. There are lots of people who look for jobs online that has nothing to do with what they have graduated in school. Others may look for employment that would both be helping their finances and at the same time they would enjoy. Thus, be more specific of what you want when using the internet platforms. Be more specific of the job title that you want. Know what you wanted to get hired for, the job description and the area of responsibilities. If you're sure of that particular job or work title, then use those as the main keyword for searching.
2. Ready your Resumes and/or CVs.
Online career platforms and websites mostly lets you upload your resume or CV. It is best to be ready with a PDF format of your papers so that it'll take lesser time than to retype the whole thing all over again. Having your requirements on both black and white will be convenient for applying jobs online and offline.
3. Apply Direct
If there is a certain company that you are targeting to work with, apply direct. Google and other search engines can provide you with various sites to help you apply for available jobs. However, applying directly to the company you are interested in joining is best. Always look for "career" buttons in the company's website to know if there is any current hiring. This will help you have more chances and assurance of getting hired directly.
4. Take your time.
We are all in a hurry to be productive. Having an income is one of the essentials of living. However, if we are looking for a job, we can't just pray for it and a magic lamp will appear on our door to grant us our wish. That is why, we need to take our time in looking for the ones that best suit our description and experience. It may take a lot of your time searching online but, patience is virtue. Also, you should take time in reading job descriptions and availabilities. You may have skipped some details if you're not careful and that would be a missed opportunity.
These are just some of the tips you need to take in looking for a job online. Perseverance and patience is one of the most important ingredient to be able to land a job. Be persistent and don't give up. If it's not meant for you, then there are some better things that has been set for you to receive. Just always be prepared with your requirements and be determined enough to know that there are millions of jobs available out there. It's just a matter of believing in yourself and being ready to receive your first paycheck.