Gone are the days when applying for and securing jobs was totally a paperwork and offline thing. More and more people now use available technologies to get informed on and take advantage of job opportunities.
Whether you are looking for full time gigs, contract work or freelance jobs, you can take advantage of these four technologies in getting updates on opportunities you might be interested in;
You may be familiar with email as it's a well known means of online communication. However you can use email more effectively in your job search especially in filtering out unwanted job opportunities and ensuring you get only updates on the areas you are interested in.
Signing up for email job alerts on Ngcareers.com for example, you choose the specific specializations and keywords. You may want to set up email alerts from at least 2 or 3 reputable sources.
Many recruiters and employers prefer to search online resume/CV databases to get candidates whose profiles meet their requirements. Increasingly having visible online resume that appears in searches by employers can increase your chances of getting a phone call for interviews.
Just ensure you keep uploading your CV to job search websites you stumble on. The more sites you submit your CV to, the more the chances of been seen by employers that search such sites for job seekers.
The micro-blogging site has become more than just a communication and news sharing platform. Using the right strategy like following relevant handles and hash tags related to "job search" can lead you to various job opportunities including lots of part time or freelance work.
Everyday people and organisations tweet about work opportunities they want to fill and if you are active on Twitter and know your way to finding this information you can soon be onto a good paying job.
Are there any new ideas or means you think people can take advantage of to increase their chances of getting job opportunities? You can share them via the comments box.