The days when you had to subscribe to the news paper just to be the first to understand the latest job market are long gone. Nowadays, you can get the latest updates on job openings at the click of a mouse and even then you are at the same place you started.
Internet job seeking is the thing that has made life easier for jobseekers today. While everything is well on the way to become technologically advanced, it's no wonder that the internet is now utilized even when searching for the jobs that you have always wanted or at least something very close to it.
Finding a job using the internet has a lot of benefits of its own. You get to search for suitable vacancies not just in your localized area, but also nationally as well as international markets. You can mail your resume for free, and look for similar jobs as the ones you have applied for very quickly.
Or Hillel, the founder of a few well known job boards & founder of ClickyJobs said "I know every time we say that everything is going to change, but this time it is the job seekers who have changed the approach of searching and applying for jobs.
"Job seekers choose to post their resume on their mobile devices and use mobile apps to apply and search job openings. On our websites, we see less and less people that come from regular PCs. More visitors from career related mobile apps, and most of the time they are the ones that find their new job first compared to the regular visitor who uses regular local job boards."
Or Hillel has been working for over 8 years in the field of online career and job related websites, he also mention that at this rate with the movement that we see these days, by 2015, 50% of job seekers will find their job from their mobile/Smart TV/Tablet.
With the advancement of social media and an increasingly digitalized way of living, job seeking today isn’t just about writing cover letters and filling out the template-style charts. Modern-day job searching – that is, job-searching in the digital age – is all about making the smart use of the available resources.
There are people who may be social media savvy but updating a status may look like something unnecessary to them. However, as you start spending more and more time on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+, you will understand that something as trivial as a status update can fetch you a dream job or at least a way to find such a job.
A recent report shows that more than 50% of new job places were filled by online candidates and about 27.5 % occupations were filled up by referrals. This makes social networking an even stronger factor in the field of job search since it’s giving you an online presence it puts your foot in the door in the job search market by expanding your contact base.
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are the three must-have social media accounts for job seekers. About 92 out of one hundred hiring managers use these sites for choosing potential employees. Your talent and qualifications are significant to employers, but they furthermore want to see whether your character will be a good fit for their enterprise. You must also participate in professional groups on these sites to increase your chances of landing the right job.
Guy Shamir, the Online Marketing Manager of ClickyJobs, said, "We must release our pure passion for increasing the amount of work on these search engines; the competition is tough. There are plenty of options over social media and mobile platforms."
With facts and figures so readily accessible online, job seekers who use social media need to be of what sort of digital footprint they are leaving for all to see. One of the best ways to do so would be to do an internet search on your name and delete anything that you may not like.