A long, long time ago, (fifteen to twenty years ago) people used to look for work by typing up a resume, (on actual, three-dimensional paper) placing it in an envelope, stamping it and sending it via “mail” to the person in charge of hiring at the company where they wanted to work. After a few days, they would pick up a telephone (aka “land line”) and call the person at the office to request an interview. Oh, how humble and antiquated it all seems now!
The Internet has brought revolutionary changes to the way we work and communicate, as well as in the way we LOOK for work. Gone are the days when HR offices would accept resumes in the mail and then file them for later review. Today, email or online applications are generally the only accepted forms for resume submissions. People looking for work today must become savvy to the Internet if they want to be taken seriously in the job market.
The important thing for today’s job seekers is to go with the current and use the Internet to their advantage. Many companies now have their own job websites, which provide information about job openings and places to apply online. It’s an easily accessible format for finding out pertinent information about the jobs available (hours, salary, required skills and experience) and for getting an application in — fast.
Websites specializing in work searches also abound. These sites post job information by state and city and allow job seekers to post their resumes online. A job seeker with savvy can use the internet to their advantage, as these sites can quickly get a resume out in front of a broad range of employers with just a few clicks of the mouse!
Change can be daunting, but opportunities abound for people willing to use the Internet to their advantage. So get that resume online and get clicking!