June 17th, 2013
In this day and age, the number one means of communication is through mobile. This is not only referring to phone calls to friends or family but this also means staying up to date with the latest news worldwide, checking status messages on Facebook, updating twitter, or checking emails. No wonder it is already possible for a person to also look for jobs using their very own mobile phones.
According to recent studies made by Glassdoor, a popular recruiting service, 89 percent of people who are going to look for a job next year admitted that mobile devices are now considered an important tool when it comes to looking for jobs. Why are people turning to their mobile phone to look for jobs? Simple, it is very convenient. How much more convenient can it get when you can take your phone out of your pocket anywhere, anytime and look for jobs? Thanks to technology, everything is simpler.
May 30th, 2013
There are so many different websites online that will be able to help anyone around the world land their dream job. Every website has different features and benefits that will make the job hunting a lot easier than before. If you are on the look out for the hottest jobs, make sure to visit these sites.
1. MONSTER.COM – This website makes the job search easy because it narrows down your search by location, company names, job type, etc. It has more than 28,000,000 monthly visitors.
2. CAREERBUILDER.COM – This website allows you to upload your resume and directly send it to potential employers. It gets an estimated 26,400,000 monthly visitors.
3. DICE.COM – This website is specifically made for people who want to get a job which is technology related. It has an estimated 1,300,000 visitors every month.
4. INDEED.COM – This website has an impressive job search engine, possibly the best and widest coverage of jobs. It has 17,000,000 visitors every month.
April 26th, 2013
Google is one of the biggest multi-million dollar corporation that specializes in internet related products and services. It is known all over the world, or basically to everyone who uses the internet. Google is also famous for providing employment to a lot of people. They have for a really long time adding to the growth of the economy. Jobs being created by Google is abundant and continuous.
So many people want to get in this prestigious company. They are known to take care of their employees well. You talk to one person working for google and they will light up from happiness just being a part of it. The vibe is also just exciting and working with brilliant coworkers is inspiring. Even their offices are ridiculously constructed with sleeping quarters, laundry room, basketball court, spa, etc that employees don’t want to leave the office. Why wouldn’t you want to be a part of this beautiful company.
February 28th, 2013
Smartphones are proving to be more than just a cool accessory with access to internet and fun games but it is now also a very useful tool to find jobs. Yes, you read that right. For people always on the move, this is perfect because you can apply for jobs anytime and anywhere because of these smartphone apps. A good example is JobAware, it is an iPhone app free for download. It allows users to look for full-tim, part-time, or freelance work. It is easy to use and people can find work by providing the industry they want to be in or the city or country they want to work at, or by job priority.
The success rates of these kinds of app is actually surprisingly high and people are taking notice. As of today, there are a total of 172,000 downloads and 23,000 of these were downloaded last month. (January)
January 26th, 2013
Brainhunter has come up with a really clever app for iphone users who also happen to be job hunting. Job seekers can now look for jobs anytime and anywhere with this app. The app which was created by Zylog is very easy to use. Users can search for jobs by category such as job title, job location, part time jobs, full time jobs, or just by typing in a key word. It also has a built in GPS that allows automatic search for jobs in a preferred area. This is definitely some high quality app for people who prefer going online.
Once you’ve created an account with Brainhunter.com, it can integrate your profiles with real time Job postings, using search and alert capabilities, and leveraging the latest technology. The education, skills, work history that you provide will help with the matching of best job available for you. Their database is updated daily which means everyday you can see what new jobs are out there.
January 2nd, 2013
Elance is a website that is a platform for people to get employed. It’s specifies on people who are looking to have a freelance job and also for employers who are looking to hire people. Most of these jobs are done online and so it can be done anywhere around the world. A lot of people who want a home based job go to this website. Elance is used by over 140,000 businesses and 1.4 million contractors. This company has helped freelancers earn more than $500 million in total since it started operations in 2006.
Finding a job is easy. All you need to do is register and fill out the proper application forms online. From there, you can create a profile which can be seen by employers. You can search for different jobs that suit you and send your resume online through the account that you have created. This website is perfect for people who want to escape the stressful office environment and be able to work at the place more comfortable to them. You can even take the work anywhere around the world!
December 10th, 2012
Job aggregators have been helpful to job seekers. They keep a log of companies who have openings, and you can upload your resume in their database for future reference. Pretty neat, eh? Not quite. These job aggregators rely on keyword search since they receive thousands of applicants per day. When a company is in search of a new applicant to fill in a position, they do queries that will bring back results that match the keywords they just typed.
So what do you have to do? The key here is to refine the contents of your personal log file. Maybe instead of writing â€œI have no job experience since I am a fresh graduateâ€, you may want to write â€œI am a fresh graduate, seeking my first job. Although I donâ€™t have any work experience, I am more than willing to learn and use my skillsâ€¦ etc.â€. In this way, there is a better chance that some of your keywords might be picked.
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November 23rd, 2012
Here is a secret not a lot of people are aware of: Many companies still hire during the Christmas season! Most people take a break from job hunting during the holidays but if you do, you just might miss the job opportunity you’ve been waiting for for so long! Why so? Because during this time of the year, people stop looking which means you have less competition. The need for employers to spend their end of the year budgets or gear up for the new year favor the active job searcher, which likely means that they are keeping their eye out for future employees. So don’t start lagging. Be more organized and proactive. Utilize social media. These social media accounts like LinkedIn, twitter and facebook gets a lot of people hired nowadays. Attend different events and meet as many people as you can, you might just be lucky and encounter a person who can lead you to your next job!
October 30th, 2012
Here are some resources where you might be able to find internships.
Placement office. Your university placement office should have a list of internship programs and application dates. This is usually the place everyone first starts looking.
Networks. Tell the people in your network that you are looking for a certain kind of internship. Your network includes your family, friends at school, friends of your parents, professors, previous employers, etc.
Internship or career fair. Most universities offer a college career fair at least once during the school year and the companies who are part of it usually offer internships. Even if you intend to have your internship in a different city, go to the fair and network anyway as many companies have multiple offices.
Company websites. If you’ve already figured out what industry or specific group of companies you’d like to intern for, go straight to the source by checking out their websites and available internship positions.
October 21st, 2012
We all know how the job market today has made it much harder to find a job. With a lot more applicants that jobs, it is no wonder that employers have become more demanding in terms of qualification skills. Whatâ€™s worse is that more often than not, having the required skills is still not a guarantee of you getting a job because there are also others in line that are equally, if not more qualified.
This means that it all boils down to the job interview. While a lot of advice are given on how to present yourself during job interviews, one thing you should always keep in mind is your ability to demonstrate your problem-solving skills.
Employers hire people as an investment and want someone who can think on their feet. Give specific anecdotes on how you were thrown a curved ball and were able to adapt quickly, both at your previous work and in life. Remember, not being able to find a way to wiggle this into the interview will only show how you need to step up in finding a way to overcome this specific problem.
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