Money Talks News: Tech Tips for Job Hunting
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:11:40 GMT —
"One of the strongest technology tools is LinkedIn and that's a great way to not only put yourself out there, and make people aware of your professional profile and what you've done, what you're looking to do as well as identify those out in the field." Shari Saperstein, career development director with Nova Southeastern University, encourages all students to use the Internet to help find a job.
"It's a great way to research individuals, to potentially find people that are in particular fields of interest, that work maybe are an alumnus of the university that you are at or graduated from."
You know the expression, it's not what you know but who you know? That describes networking... something that's been going on since the beginning of time. Only these days you can do a lot of it online.
Let me give you some tech tips that are going to help you land your next job.
Number 1- Put yourself on LinkedIn. It's a great way to connect with friends and colleagues, and also a useful research tool.Number 2- Do as much research as possible on the company. Facebook and glassdoor.com can help.Number 3 - Put your smart phone or tablet to work. Use apps for job search, and some companies accept job applications through apps.
Next: Keep your profile current on professional networking sites. And finally, be professional in all of your electronic communication with potential employers.
Bottom line... get connected, do your research and use apps that are going to help you find work. But don't forget the traditional resume. Polish yours up and use it often. And if you need more help, I've got it.
Just go to moneytalksnews.com and do a search for "Job search."
For Money Talks News, I'm Stacy Johnson.