How to search for work on the Internet?

Before looking for a job, it consisted of showing up for an ad that appeared in the newspaper or on the recommendation of a friend or relative.

With access to the Internet for everyone, the job offer also expanded and with the popularity of social media, looking for work became much easier.

Next we will give you some tips to find a job online, from the hand of latamtech. Would you apply them?

  1. Your blog is your CV. Make him your cover letter. Write in it about the topics in which you are an expert or have great knowledge.
  2. Avoid writing, and eliminate if necessary, all the material that does not represent you and that distorts your public image, that is part of the more adolescent past that we all had, or that is not in tune with your current positioning needs.
  3. Delete all contacts and friends from Facebook, MySpace or Twitter that may embarrass you. Seeing photos of you getting drunk with friends is not a good image for the headhunter looking for talent or the HR manager of a company to which you have applied.
  4. Show that you know what you are talking about. This means that you should delete any entry that says you are "an expert in new media or social networks." There is no such thing.
  5. Show that you have children and a social life. But that social life does not exceed 1% of your profile.
  6. The title of your blog talks about you. We must put in the title of our blog what we like and what we want them to know that we do well.
  7. Beware of tweets. Google scans them, they index very quickly and they always appear at the top in searches for your name or nickname. Put a lock on your Twitter account, so you know who can read what you say there. Twitter also has a search engine that discovers things you don't even remember anymore, consultants use it!
  8. Tell on your blog about the things you like to do. Scoble mentions that if you want to drive a taxi and that, but I will take the example of a blog that talks about the topics that the owner is interested in: he keeps talking about entrepreneurs and angel investors and it became his personal trademark.
  9. Do not ask for link exchange or spend it sending your own posts to Twitter, Digg or Menéame, your followers will get bored of you and abandon you.
  10. Absolute focus, if you want to be a programmer meet on social networks with programmers, if you are a commercial, the same, focus on those who can help you. LinkedIn can be a very useful lead generation tool that can help you find a job, as we mentioned a few times here.
  11. Do not put noise on your Twitter telling what the weather is like or what you have eaten this afternoon. You can do this as long as you also send interesting tweets.
  12. Invite influential people to lunch. Your profession now is to find a job. If you were a salesperson, how would you manage to close sales? You would take people to lunch who can buy what you are offering them, or who have influence over others who can buy it from you.
  13. Send resumes to those who correspond. Make sure yours is up-to-date and complete on public access sites, like LinkedIn, or on search header sites, like Bumeran, Monster, LatPro, MichaelPage, etc.
  14. Don't forget to go to industry events and meetings. Do not forget your cards when attending, it should include your blog, your cell phone, your Twitter or LinkedIn, your FaceBook, etc. Whenever we do networking, we value that original data so we don't have to google who we just met the afternoon or night before. In addition, if these data are not there, it is easier to make mistakes (we have 3 or 4 "Pablo Tossi" in Argentina and 2 of them are in the same industry. More than 10 times I have come across people who were not looking for me and the same must have happened to me the other way around, losing contact efficiency)
  15. When you meet someone who can hire you or be your next boss, follow them! Add him as a friend on Twitter, on Facebook, on LinkedIn, read his blog daily, to know what he's up to and how you can get even closer to him. Without being heavy, watch out for that. This way, when he writes something like "I have a job offer," you should be the first person to respond to the message.
  16. Help others find employment. Do not hide inside information that may help others. In this way, some will be able to help you in the same way.
  17. Do what you like to do. If you're going to be out of work for a while, don't just sit around watching TV or surfing and chatting. If you want to work in a startup, look for one where you can do something as a volunteer or freelance. That way you stay in shape, professionally and mentally, and others see you as you perform.
  18. Make it easy for people to find you, do some SEO to your blog and search your own name in google, so you will know what the people who are looking for you find.
  19. Delete anything that says you didn't like any of your previous jobs. That's too bad.

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  2.   July said

    Thanks for the advice, especially for the social networks, I am quite interested in them.
    I am a regular on Facebook and I love that now most of the websites are on Facebook and it is not even necessary to enter their page. An example is that of Infoempleo's facebook, which in addition to job offers publishes interesting news. The downside would be that they should publish more job offers but it is true that they also have a job seeker so no problem!