How to make Potential Employers Find You Faster

Employers are also actively seeking employees when they want to fill the position faster. They often use various online resources to search for possible candidates and talk to them over the phone for a possible face-to-face interview. Other companies simply send emails to possible candidates with an invitation for an interview.

This good news for those who are actively seeking employment since aside from searching for a job, there is a possibility that they would be invited by employers.

But with thousands of applicants to go through, how can you allow yourself to be found by possible employers? Here are some tips:

Update your online resume – read your online resume in various job search websites and provide updates on your data. If your data is already up-to-date, you can change the file photo to provide an updated image. This is very important because some companies search for the latest resume in various databases. With your data updated, you could be found by various companies online and considered for job interview.

Using keywords – another technique that you must practice to create a searchable profile is to use keywords. Companies do not necessarily read every resume they can hold. What they usually do is to search by keywords – words that are included in various resumes. If your resume contains the keywords they are looking for, you could be considered for the job. It might be difficult to figure out what keywords the company will use, but try to read some job descriptions online so that you can have a good idea on what keywords to add in your resume. The words on job descriptions are usually the keywords used by various companies to access resumes that might be according to their need.

Being a member of associations – do not forget to join various associations in your industry. You might be required to pay a fee annually but this is essential since companies might contact various associations on the latest vacancies. Associations could also provide you some tips on how to improve in the industry. There are also associations that hold conferences where you can meet various decision makers of different companies.

Improving online reputation – properly use social networking to your advantage since this will be a good way to impress your potential employers. Even though social networks are considered secured; you should know that companies have ways on searching through various social networks. Your blogs and online contributions are also a good way to increase visibility online. Some even gained an offer because they are able to create impressive blogs, take better pictures and create videos.

Landing on a job is not only in knowing where to search, it’s also about being visible to employers faster. Work on your online resume, use keywords, follow associations and improve your reputation online in order to be visible to possible employers. It could take time before you could become truly visible but if you concentrate on the job search, you should be able to create a searchable resume in no time.

Editorial Team at Geekinterview is a team of HR and Career Advice members led by Chandra Vennapoosa.

Editorial Team – who has written posts on Online Learning.

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