When you are on the lookout for that dream job, the odds are not always in your favour. As we all know, the dominance of the internet has dictated that most job-seeking now takes place online. So, the rules have changed, and we all have to adapt to the inevitably web-based recruitment process.
In this article, you will learn exactly how the internet can be your friend or your foe in your job search. The good news is, with this method through Europe Language Jobs, there is the opportunity for the right employer to find you.
Yes, that’s right. The job finds the candidate.
But before we get to that point, it is of the upmost importance that you understand how the power of the internet makes this possible:
If you have ever wondered how search engines like Google manage to filter your searches so well, it’s all keywords keywords keywords. The internet reads all website content and evaluates the relevance and importance of every word.
That’s why at ELJ we are using this function to facilitate your job search and help employers find you, according to keywords.
In other words, every piece of information you add to your profile will increase your visibility to the very employers that you want to attract.
I know. We spoil you.
Your CV is great, but the format is unreadable for the internet’s algorithm
It is important to remember that even though you have included all relevant information for employers in your CV, the algorithm that allows employers to search for your skill set will not register any of the information you have provided in an uploaded Word or PDF file.
You may feel that you are repeating yourself, but look at it like this; your CV will be valuable to the employer, but in order for the right employer to find your CV in the first place, you have to let the internet ‘read’ your information first.
‘Why did no one tell me this earlier?!’, I hear you cry. It’s a mystery why not everyone uses the internet to their full advantage when the tools are readily available!
But it’s not too late; now that you know, there are some quick and easy steps to achieving the perfect, keyword-optimised profile (click here for a full guide!). You and your perfect employer will both be working with the same keywords, so make some extra time in your job search to bring your job-hunting into the 21st century ðŸ’»
Jun 14, 2016 by Marketing
Thanks for a useful guide
posted 2 years ago by Nana
Good to know!
posted 3 years ago by Grace
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