Having found my position at ed2go online, I definitely know how daunting it is to find a job online. By the time I had finally accepted the position with ed2go, I had mailed out over 75 resumes and had applied to well over 100 different positions!
While persistence is certainly the most important aspect of doing an online job search, I’ve also compiled my top three tips for researching a career change online.
- Use a variety of job boards – Different companies advertise their positions on various sites, so sticking to just one website won’t let you know of all the opportunities that are available. Here are some of the most widely used job boards and websites:
Some of these sites also have mobile apps, which enables you to search for new position right from your phone. It’s super convenient and helps make boredom productive. Rather than playing around on Pinterest or Facebook, you can search and bookmark new opportunities.
- Research niche job boards – Most industries have industry-specific websites and job boards. These sites can help you find numerous job opportunities within the industry in which you’d like to work. As a writer, I’ve used Media Bistro to search for freelance job opportunities, and there are many similar industry-specific boards out there.
- Meet the necessary requirements – Often, applicants think that even though they lack the required experience, they’ll stand out among other candidates. But, this isn’t always true. If you’re lacking the level of experience required, or are just starting out in your chosen industry, try looking on www.internships.com for an applicable internship that can get you the experience you need.
If you’ve successfully completed a career training program, don’t forget that we’re here to help! The Career Services team can help you with additional job search needs.