We’ve all heard about how today’s economy and job market is are certainly not ideal for job seekers, and I’m not one to disagree. With the majority of people now possessing at least a bachelor’s degree, competition for the best jobs is tough. If you want a good job with decent pay and benefits, you better be prepared to talk yourself up in interviews, and be willing and able to fill whatever role the company whose job you are applying for is seeking.
But on the plus side, one of the best things about looking for a job today is that the majority of your initial job searching can be completed via the internet at any hour of the day in the comfort of your home, as long as you have an internet connection that is. But even if you don’t have access to the internet at your home, more and more places are now offering free high-speed internet to visitors. The majority of coffee shops, libraries, and hotels, for example, all offer free internet to patrons.
Online job search engines, like http://london.trud.co.uk/, can even provide you with job opportunities near and far. With so many job opportunities available from one source, it’s easy to find the job that’s right for you or in the location you seek. Plus, many companies will allow you to complete the entire job application process online. You can fill out their forms and questionnaires, attach your resume, and more all online.
Once the application date has passed, their recruiters will review your information and decide if you are still in the running for the position. In my experience, there are lots of companies who complete their first round of job interviews via the telephone or by using a video conferencing system, like Skype. This gives recruiters a chance to speak to you without either one of you having to incur any travel costs or other hassles of an in-person interview.
Only after the initial round of phone or video interviews will you finally get the chance to meet face-to-face, rather than via technology, with your potential new employer.
As you can see, seeking new employment in the digital age is a much simpler, and self-paced process than it was when every step of the process was completed in person. Technology has changed how we do many things in life, including finding new employment.
Have you used technology to find a new job?