Thursday, March 14, 2013

Narrow Your Results In Your Online Job Search

Most job seekers do their work on the Internet thanks to sites such as The NonProfit Times' jobs page. Whether or not this is a good thing can be debated, but one thing is for sure: It has completely changed the way people look for jobs.

While this method of looking for work can be convenient, this is only the case when it is used properly. Simply applying to every job that seems interesting will not bring the desired results. Instead, you must learn the nuances of the job site in question to ensure that you get the most out of your search. One of the best ways to do this is to narrow your search results.

When you log into an online career center, the first thing that will stand out is how many jobs there are. How are you supposed to find the job that is right for you when there are hundreds if not thousands of jobs to weed through? Thankfully, most job sites have an option that allows you to narrow your results by a variety of factors, including:

  • State;
  • Keywords;
  • Experience level;
  • Date job was posted
  • Salary; and,
  • Job category.
Using some, if not all, of these filters will ensure that you only see the jobs for which you are most interested and most qualified. Most importantly of all, it will save you valuable time that you would otherwise be wasting weeding through positions that are not relevant to you.

Which search filters do you find the most useful? Let us know in the comments section below.

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