To increase your chances for job success, upload your resume so that employers can find you.
Be in the running for jobs that aren’t advertised
Many companies don’t advertise their job vacancies and simply find potential candidates by searching for them online. In the same way that you search for a job, they can find you by searching for your resume.
Posting your resume online gives you access to these vacancies that might not be advertised. As an added bonus, once your resume is up, you can wait for employers to come to you as you go to them. This takes some of the hard work out of your job search.
Stick to the main job sites
It’s important to stick to well-recognised job sites or sites specific to your industry to ensure the safety of your information. Some major Australian job sites include Seek, MyCareer and CareerOne. Limit the contact details you supply on the uploaded resume – keep it to a phone number or email address, not just for yourself but for your references too. Avoid including your home address.
Create a LinkedIn profile
Another way to get your resume on show is it to utilise LinkedIn. Create a LinkedIn profile and match it to your resume. Recruiters are trawling LinkedIn looking for people with the right skills and experience.
Facebook, Twitter and blogs
Also include your job information on Facebook and Twitter – you never know, someone in your network might lead you to a job.
If you have the skills, you can even create a professional blog for yourself where some of your resume information can be posted.