#CareerWise: How to apply for a job online

by The HR Lady

Sometimes job titles can be deceiving, so make sure you read the job description to assess whether or not the job is what you’re seeking.

Applying for jobs online can be a bit confusing and stressful. The days of walking into an establishment, asking for a paper application, and talking directly with the hiring manager to get an understanding of the qualifications they’re seeking in a candidate are practically gone.

This is why it’s critically important that you understand what to look for when applying for jobs and how to create a killer resumé .

When you’re applying for jobs, you want to visit your prospective employer’s website and search for the “Career” page. Some companies may place their job postings under the “About” page and others may have their job openings posted under “Jobs” or “Employment,” etc.

Once you click on the link to search for job postings, you may be prompted to create a profile.  Once you get a listing of the company’s current openings, you should pay special attention to the job description. Sometimes job titles can be deceiving, so make sure you read the job description to assess whether or not the job is what you’re seeking. After you read the job description, pay very close attention to the qualifications/requirements for the position so that your resumé conveys what the employer is looking for.

For a better understanding of job postings on the internet, look at the example below.

You’ll discover that all online application processes aren’t the same, but there are some consistencies you’ll see as you apply for positions with different employers.

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The HR Lady teaches online classes on resumé building and interview preparation. Email Connect for pricing and class schedule. The HR Lady is an experienced professional who worked in Human Resources and Recruitment for entry-level positions.

 

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