Whether you are looking for your next career move, relocating, or unfortunately found yourself laid off, job boards are an excellent place to locate your next opportunity. Job boards are an online library of currently open positions. With so many online options available, let’s talk about how to use job boards to their maximum potential and find exactly what you are looking for.
Job boards allow you to be specific. There are thousands of positions on these boards and new positions are continually being posted. Many sites such as LinkedIn and Indeed allow you to filter down postings through specifics such as location, size of company, benefits, salary and so on. Take note of the date each position was posted. Your time is much better spent applying for a position posted last week than for one posted last year.
You see a position that excites you, but see that the number who have applied is astronomical. Have no fear, although you may be one of hundreds and even thousands of applicants, there are still things you can do to set yourself apart. This includes submitting a cover letter with your application explaining why you are a good candidate for this position.You can also find points of contact on the company’s LinkedIn page and reach out via Email or Messenger to introduce yourself. Another way to set yourself apart is by making sure your resume is relevant to the position you are applying for, or by changing your objective and goal to better match the position. Make yourself stand out so you are not just another needle in the haystack.
According to a study published by TheLadders, an online job-matching service, recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing an individual resume. This means that you must capture the attention of your viewer fast. Ways to do this include keeping a clean and clear profile, with easy to digest and relevant information. Break down each position held in your profile followed by a brief description. This could include a few key bullet points. Make sure to have an updated and good quality profile photo. It helps to make your page more personable when putting a face to your name.
Let them find you:
Does job boards reaching out to you sound too good to be true? According to Hubspot, the best job board for sales professionals is Rainmakers. Rainmakers Allows you to build your sales profile, and then companies bid on you and eventually make offers. Another great job board for sales professionals is Sales Jobs. Sales Jobs allows you to browse through over 1 million sales positions available. Both are extremely user friendly for sales professionals and help them narrow down positions that will best suit their experience.
Other Job Board Examples Include:
LinkedIn, Indeed, Zip Recrutier, Ongoing, Careerjet, Facebook Jobs, Glassdoor, Jobcase, JobInventory, Simplyhired
With so many job boards out there, the key is to avoid overwhelming yourself and find a few you like. From there, set reminders and notifications. Many boards will send you free email updates with positions that seem to be of interest. Of course, stay optimistic and positive. Your next opportunity is out there and could be right at your fingertips if you take the time and direction necessary to find it.