Using the Internet in Your Job Search

Internet-based Job Search

Bill Gates said:
The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow
With the growing numbers of people online and the popularity of the most frequented sites, it certainly makes sense to use this exceptional tool in your modern day job search.
The internet has given you huge freedom to access the information and resources you want at any time of day or night, thus fitting in with your busy life. Companies know this and many of them who are publicly recruiting (some companies hide their recruitment behind third parties; more about this in a later post) advertise their current vacancies both on their websites and on job boards.
Figures I read recently claim that the internet is being used for 85% of all hires. Therefore, it is reasonable to say, the jobs you might want are online.

So, how do you find them?

  • You can look on generic jobsites. Companies such as are popular with both employers and recruiters.
  • Does the job you are looking for have an online industry magazine? If so do they have a vacancies page? Many of them do and of course, all the vacancies listed are targeted to your chosen profession.
  • What about online newspapers with great vacancy sections? Often you can add a profile of what you are looking for and the site will email you when something relevant is posted.

Can you do reverse searching and get the person with the vacancy to find you?

  • How about putting your profile on (we will discuss this in more detail later).
  • Are there any specific companies that you would like to work for? Do they have any interesting vacancies on their website or a generic send us your profile and we will let you know when we have something option?
For help navigating online job search or making the transition from where you are to where you want to be please contact one of our Consultant Coaches
Author of 'Get That Interview' and 'Click Your Way to Career Success', Julie is the Lead Career Coach at Churchill Brook. She works with clients to develop their personal branding, promote themselves via social media and to find their passion, both in the work they are doing and the work that they want to do. Her approach is that of part coach, part mentor and part consultant. She is available to work with limited clients on a one-to-one basis OR via our executive CV and LinkedIn product options (check out ‘what we offer’).
Before joining Churchill Brook in 2009, she spent twelve years as an international headhunter, where she successfully helped her clients to recruit exceptional people. She is an expert at getting candidates noticed by companies and had one of the highest success ratios for CV submission to hire that we know of within the recruitment industry

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