Today we continue our tips on effective searching for a job using jobsites and other online resources.

Tip #2: Sign up to the site to make full use of its functions

Jobsites are much more than a big collection of vacancies. They’re also packed with clever tools and additional features that allow you to maximise your chances of success when searching for a job. For example, some allow you to save adverts that are of interest to you, making it easy for you to compile a shortlist. Others offer email notifications for new adverts posted in your professional sector.

To be able to use these things when searching for a job, however, you usually need to register for an account (which should be free of charge!). Given that these features can really help you as you are searching for a job, this is definitely worth doing, even if it takes a couple of minutes of your time to fill in all your details.

Tip #3: Come up with good keywords

Jobsites often have lots of filters that allow you to narrow down your search based on things like industry, location and date of job posting. However, when searching for a job these filters still often don’t lead to sufficiently narrow results. This is especially the case if you are willing to move to other parts of the country and are therefore searching for jobs right across the UK.

One of the best ways to further narrow down the results when searching for a job on a jobsite is to develop a good set of keywords. This is an especially effective strategy if you have very specific criteria. For example, if you know how to use a specific, specialized software package (i.e., not MS Office!), then using its name as a keyword will likely allow you to find relevant jobs to you much more quickly.

So have a think about what keywords would be most effective as you are searching for a job, and also get inspiration from the texts of the adverts that you do find. Soon you’ll have an advanced keyword strategy that will make searching for a job a much more fruitful process.

There’ll be a couple more tips on searching for a job using a jobsite at the end of this week!

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