Rather than thumbing through classified ads or searching company websites, many jobseekers now apply to positions via online portals and apps. However, it’s important to note that these platforms rely on a stable internet connection to work effectively. Uncontrollable external factors can affect the online systems and lead to system downtime and errors that could hinder job applications and even impact your online files. To help mitigate these issues, it is crucial to back up your data and files regularly.
Often, online applications have a lengthy list of qualifications that must be met by the candidate to receive consideration. This is why it’s critical to thoroughly research a company, position and hiring manager before investing time customizing resumes, personalizing cover letters and perfecting lighting for virtual interviews. This research can include a company’s website, social media channels and blog, local and national news coverage and word of mouth from current and former employees.
In addition to researching a company, be sure to reach out to your connections there, especially if you know they work at the company. These individuals can be a wealth of information on the company, its culture and any opportunities to grow your career. Moreover, they can refer you to jobs that they believe would be a good fit for your skills and experience. This is one of the most successful methods for landing an interview and ultimately a new job. Digital job hunting strategies