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Effective online job searches

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Most professional jobs are now advertised online, often on multiple websites so you will be applying for jobs online as well.

This is a very time consuming process to do well. If someone tells you they applied to 20 jobs in one day, then you can be certain that the recruiter will be able to tell that the applications were rushed.

Avoid a cut and paste application which looks lazy and generic. Your potential employer might question how hard you would work in the role based on this kind of application.

To find the best job sites for your profession:

  • create LinkedIn profile 
  • create a network so recruiters can find you.

Work through the activities on the following pages:

  • to get the basics on where you can find work
  • to create a professional online presence.