Moving With The Times: Are You Prepared For A 21st Century Job Hunt?

Unless you’ve been buried under a rock for the last few years, you’re probably aware that the world is changing at a pretty rapid pace.

Today, we live in a very different world to the one which we inhabited 10, or even five years ago. If you’ve not been in a position to look for a job in the last couple of years, you may be surprised at what a modern job hunt entails.

If you’re not prepared for a 21st-century job search, you may miss out on valuable opportunities. Here are some tips and tricks to make sure you don’t let those openings pass you by.

Embracing the Internet

The Internet has a multitude of uses, one of which is hunting for jobs with minimal hassle and maximum convenience. Thanks to technology, you don’t have to leave the house to find vacancies, send a resume or apply for a job. You can register your details with recruitment agencies, network online, and upload your resume so that potential employers have access to it.

You can also tailor your job search to find suitable roles in your local area, and you can set a desired salary and choose sectors in which you’d like to work. If jobs become available, you’ll receive an alert, and you can check out the advert on your tablet or phone. The Internet is also a really useful resource if you’re struggling to put the final touches to a cover letter or you don’t know how to format your resume.

There’s an abundance of helpful guides online, and you’ll also find pages and articles packed with tricks and hints written by employers.

Updating your skills

Technology is evolving on a continual basis, and many jobs now require familiarity with tech of some sort. Even if you’re considering going back into education to train for a different job, you’ll find that it’s incredibly useful to be savvy when it comes to software programs and operating modern machinery.

Take PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and the push towards mobility, for example. With this set-up, both students and educators can communicate on the go. If you’re going into education or you’re considering further study, being aware of the benefits of using such programs will prove beneficial.

If you want to work in sales, it’s helpful to be aware of cutting-edge marketing methods that could help you to top the sales leader board.

If you’re trying to get a job in business or banking, are your skills going to compare with somebody who has just come out of college or do you need to look into training courses that will make you a more attractive proposition for an employer?

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If you’ve been in the same job for a long time, you may not be aware of how much the world of job hunting has changed. Gone are the days of being offered a job there and then when you drop in a resume at a local office or shop.

If you’re looking for a change of career or you’re thinking about retraining or simply moving to a different firm, hopefully, these tips will prove useful. Good luck!

This post has been contributed by Ryan Gatt, it may contain affiliate links.

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