Updated: Apr 14
Finding employment opportunities can often feel like a job in and of itself! If you have internet access, you have access to an invaluable tool that can help you build experience, determine your career path, and connect with potential employers.
Here are 5 ways online resources can help you find employment.
#1 Employment Professionals
Skills and experience building is a huge part of preparing yourself for a career. A Job Coach can help you identify what career would be best suited to you and determine if there are new experiences or skills that would help you move forward on your path to employment.
You can also connect with professionals dedicated to finding you a job by sending your resume to recruitment agencies. Finding a good fit can be stressful for companies and job seekers. Recruitment Agencies have built an entire business by connecting companies to the right person for the job.
Search online for a Job Coach or Recruitment Agency local to your area. These employment professionals will have knowledge of the opportunities and resources available to you and your community.
#2 Job Portals
Virtual job portals will allow you to view a company’s current job openings and apply directly for that position. You can search by location, job keywords (e.g.,x. receptionist, waiter), salary, and much more. This puts you, the applicant, in the driver’s seat in seeking employment opportunities that are the right fit for you. Different locations use different job portals, so make sure to investigate several to see which ones work best for your area.
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#3 Online Profiles
With websites like LinkedIn, you can build your online profile and share what makes you unique. It’s now common for job applicants to add their LinkedIn profile link to their resumes and applications. Companies seeking employees and recruiters may use your LinkedIn profile to learn more about you and your experiences, so make sure it’s up-to-date and personalized!
LinkedIn is also a great place to network as it gives you the opportunity to connect with people both within and outside your community to let them know you’re looking for employment. https://www.linkedin.com/
#4 Skill Building Classes and Workshops
Virtual volunteer opportunities, workshops, and skill-building classes can all be added to your resume and prepare you for your future job. Connecting with your community and personal networks can also lead you to numerous experiences, skill-building opportunities, and job connections.
Online platforms like SkillShare and SkillsCamp have virtual classes on a variety of topics for a subscription fee. You can also find free video classes on YouTube or employment workshops offered through your local community services.
Not sure how to get started looking for community resources? Check out our blog article, 10 Ways to Discover Your Local Community Resources.
#5 Employer Websites
If you have a company or organization in mind that you’d like to work for, search their website for job listings. Most company websites have a “careers” section, which will list open positions, volunteer roles, and who to get in touch with to discuss opportunities.
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