What to Avoid During an Online Job Search

To become successful in your online job search, you need to know useful methods and techniques. With billions and billions of jobs listed on job boards, it is truly a hard task to find job information that you are actually looking for. Given below are some of the important tips for online jobseekers to make them well informed of what to avoid while searching for jobs online.

Using Broad Terms
While conducting your online job search, one of the most important things to remember is to avoid using broad terms like ‘accountants’, ‘teachers’ etc. Searching for these terms would return thousands of jobs. This will make your work really harder. And not more than 5% of these jobs will be relevant to what job position you are actually searching for.

Searching for Job Titles
Jobseekers should also avoid searching for job titles during an online job search. For example, searching for ‘administration’ will return several admin jobs, which can be anything. These jobs will be less relevant to your previous job profile. Instead, you can search for specific skills which can be used for a number of jobs. When you search for skills, you can get information on jobs where your specific skills are high in demand.

Sticking to one Industry
Jobseekers must also be advised not to conduct their online job search sticking to just one industry. Skills can be transferable and they can be applied across a range of industries. If you stick to one industry, you won’t be able to find the right job opportunities.

Not Refining Job Searches
Many job sites will return jobs that are outdated and may not be of any use to jobseekers. If you get the same job ads again and again, that means you really need to refine your online job search. Use current time frames to get up to date job advertisements. Remember to use excluders that can refine your job search and return results to your actual requirements.

Online Job Search Hazards
While conducting an online job search, jobseekers may face some search hazards like badly written job advertisements and classified type job ads. Most of the job advertisements lack useful information. Most of the recruitment agencies do not put enough detail about a particular job position. Therefore, jobseekers should be able to keep away from such search hazards.

Job searches are also cluttered with classified type job ads. These ads do not have anything than just the job title. Unless these are local jobs, they are a complete waste of the jobseeker’s time. Jobseekers should keep in mind all these hazards and keep away from them to become successful with their online job search and get information that they are actually searching for.


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4 responses to “What to Avoid During an Online Job Search

  1. Thanks for this post. I also have a job site jobs-works [dot] com. Sorry fom my english.

  2. Thanks very much for posting this excellent information! I am looking forward to checking out more blogs!

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