As mentioned in the section above, if you’ve used Facebook to connect with old friends, you already know how powerful a tool the Internet can be. But why is the Internet particularly useful for a job search? For quite a few reasons – including the following ones:
• You’ll have access to job postings in all sectors of work, at all levels and pay grades, all over the world.
• You can search for jobs at any hour of the day or night, on any day of the week, whenever you have time.
• You’ll gain practice with computer skills, which means you’ll be beefing up your skill set as you search.
• Online interactions are lower-pressure than face-to-face ones, so it’ll be easier to keep your composure.
• Powerful search tools will help you discover and browse career areas you might never have considered.
• Once you get used to the process, it’s a whole lot easier than a traditional job search…
But the strongest argument for taking your job search online is that, once you get used to the process, it’s a whole lot easier than a traditional job search. All you’ve got to do is type a few keywords into a job website’s search box, and you’re presented with pages and pages of jobs related to your specific interests. And once you register an account on a job-search site, you can save your searches and run them again with a click of a button – or even set up email alerts to let you know as soon as new openings that match your interests get posted. And all you’ve got to do is sit back and pick the ones you like.