Some would say that under this tough economic condition, our nation is in and the world in general, any season is job-hunting season. The same can be said in the state of North Carolina. The news has shown that in this month of September the unemployment rate for the state is slightly improving. Although it is not by much, comparatively to the rest of the nation, the state of North Carolina is doing well.
Statistical data has shown that many people coming into the state are moving in with the idea of getting a job in mind. In fact it is one of the driving force that makes the population of Charlotte (the capital city) continue to grow.
Being tech savvy my goal on this blog post today is to give out tips to you dear readers on how to maximize the internet in finding Charlotte NC jobs. Although many know how to use the internet; many browse it all day; they know how to fill up log in information; people know how to look at look at job posting sites; yet I cannot tell you how many people have come to me running for help. The reason is, when all your life you’ve been using the internet as leisure, that might prove to be a hard bad habit to break once it’s time to use it for professional application instead.
Here are some old proven tips to increase your chances on being hired by an employer substantially through online means:
Attaching a Resume
When attaching a resume to an email, make sure that the filename for the resume is professional. Don’t attached a resume that is not labeled properly. For example: “documents.doc” sending out a resume or any document for that matter doesn’t relate positive thoughts to an employer. It relates that you are either unorganized or unprofessional – turning them off. Name it like so: “LastnameFirstnameResume.doc”. It is also best to save it as a PDF file so whoever receives it won’t have to worry about document processing software version.
Subscribe to Charlotte NC jobs posting sites
A common mistake of people is to just look at websites which posts job vacancies when in fact you can do something smarter and subscribe to the feeds. This way, you’ll be notified via email. When you are notified through email, you’ll have more chances to be first in line in application since we tend to check our email more regularly.
Follow the profiles of job posting sites and companies you want to apply for on social networking sites. Many job applicants leave this out of the equation but the stream of updates on their timelines on social network are consistent. This way, you’ll always be in the loop when there is a vacancy coming your way. Another benefit is that you get to know what kind of company you’re dealing with.
Finding a job out in the open is tough. Every little advantage you can get sometimes is enough difference to be up the application list.