There are a lot of new job opportunities on the market today. The positions you can pursue are more diverse than ever before, from entry-level jobs to top-level management positions just waiting to be filled. Normally, you would brush up your résumé and apply for the jobs you want. Although there is nothing wrong with applying for the position you want, getting discovered can land you a much better, more rewarding job.
Getting discovered online is not as complicated as you think. There are a lot of tools and websites that will help you build a strong online presence and boost your credibility. You can even establish yourself as an expert in a particular field; at this point, you’ll get even more job offers. Here are the top tips to help you get started.
Keep Your LinkedIn Profile Up to Date
Did you finish a cool project recently? Are you moving up the corporate ladder and getting a promotion? Make sure these changes are added to your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is where all the companies – and headhunters – do their research. Having an awesome LinkedIn profile will get you the recognition you need to be discovered.
Don’t stop there either. Branch out to other social media pages and build a strong online presence. Start a personal blog and talk about the things you know best. It takes time to drive traffic and get recognized, but the time and effort spent is well worth the results.
There are a lot of platforms that allow you to post – or even create – your résumé. The key to getting discovered for the best jobs is, quite simply, to be on most (or even all) of these platforms. You can start by creating a résumé on Crowded, one of the hottest hiring sites on the internet today. The site offers great tools to create an interesting résumé in just a few clicks; not using them would be such a waste.
Other job sites also allow you to post PDF or DOC résumés directly. If this is the case, you need to take some extra steps to make sure your résumé stands out. Pick a design that works with the industry you’re in and compile a résumé that really represents who you are. If you’re in advertising, for instance, a plain résumé just won’t cut it.
Connect with Industry Influencers
There is one added benefit of having a strong online presence, especially on social networks: you can connect with industry influencers and top names easily. Don’t just spam influencers with a request to follow you back. Share valuable insights, exchange ideas and get involved in meaningful conversations on social media.
Even when the influencers don’t retweet or repost your ideas directly, a lot of people – most of them recruitment agents and big industry names – will still read the conversation. It is a great way to expand your network and get discovered that much sooner.
These tips are very simple and easy to apply. Get started today and you’ll start getting dream job offers in your mailbox before you know it.