Whether you are unemployed, or whether you just want to take your career in a new direction, one of the best tools you have at your disposal is the Internet.
You no longer need to rely only on Classifieds in the newspaper and a trip to your state’s employment services office. And your entire fate no longer rests on your resume (although a resume is still important).
Thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can find your next job online — even if you plan to work in the offline world.
Using the Internet to Find a Job
Update Your Online Persona
First of all, potential employers are probably going to Google you if they are even remotely interested. Public items that you have shared on social media are going to be “out there.” A glimpse of some of your images on Facebook or Flickr is possible. Tweets are searchable (even the Library of Congress is cataloging tweets). And if you have a blog, what you write is out there for all to see.