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Trends for Today’s Job Seekers

Posted on: February 26, 2013

Get a Job Computer KeyThe Internet is a great resource for job seekers, with numerous job boards and other tools to make finding the right job easier. But it also means that new trends emerge as job hunters and employers both start using the Internet in different ways. Here are just a few of those trends according to the people at LinkedIn:

 

Trend: Using LinkedIn for your resume.

A growing number are skipping the traditional resume and referring employers to their LinkedIn profile. It’s convenient, can hold a lot of information, and many see it as trustworthy. But it’s still a good idea to have a copy of your resume that you can print out or email to someone.

Trend: Employers looking for specialized skills.

When jobs are scarce, employers look for people with the exact skills they need. So be sure to highlight your specialized skills to make sure they can find you.

Trend: Reaching out to more people.

The more connections you make, the better your chances are of finding the job you’re after. Reaching out to people in the industry or from your school on places such as LinkedIn and other sites can be a great way to make these connections. So consider sending a friendly note to say “hi” and get your name out there.

Talk to people and find out what they’re doing. By making good use of the tools available to you, you can give yourself a leg up!

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