Your resume used to be your ticket to a job – nowadays things have changed. Don’t get me wrong a resume still carries substantial impact on the job application process, but companies’ methods of sifting through job applicants are much more elaborate. Technology continues to grow and become part of our everyday lifestyles. This trend is applicable to the job hunting market as well. Online applications are becoming more and more popular as applicants are asked to answer a multitude of questions. These questions are then scanned by automated systems and a wrong answer could eliminate an applicant from the running. Social media also plays a large part in the job hiring process as employers use sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to advertise job openings. These social media sites are also used by the employers as they survey applicants’ profiles and scan for any suspicious or discouraging activity. Thus, it is important that you maintain your social media profiles and keep them up-to-date whilst searching for a job in today’s market. Despite all this talk about technology affecting the job application process, one key component remains the same as the most effective way of acquiring an interview or job is through a referral. The technological shift of the job market may cause the application process to much more difficult or even detrimental for many applicants; however, this boost from technology can benefit employers substantially if used to its full extent. Our next email we will look into how employers can use new, more technological, methods to find the best fit employee for the company’s needs.
Tips To Get A Job In Today’s Market:
- Ensure your online profiles up to date and appealing.
- Have robust professional profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Review questions thoroughly for online applications, an incorrect answer can disqualify you from being hired.
- Use keywords from the job description and mention any current employees.
- Webcam interviews should be practiced in advanced.
Nate Trimmer is a Co-Founder of Omnibeat. As a social media enthusiast with a background in organizational development and computer technology, he strives to help businesses understand and embrace social media.