Online Job Search Tips

BY PAUL FONTAINE

TOP TEN

1 | Send your resume in the exact format requested by the employer.

2 | Follow up with a thank-you letter or e-mail.

3 | Try various keywords and different job search engines to get as many results as possible.

4 | If you’re currently employed, post your resume on a job site that has privacy options.

5 | Spend enough time proofreading your resume and targeting the appropriate employers.

6 | Check your e-mail daily and return phone calls promptly.

7 | Use search agents offered on job Web sites.

8 | Print out job descriptions to keep a record of where you’ve applied.

9 | Stay organized, and know when to send follow-up queries.

10 | Keep a positive attitude: Your next submission could land you that dream job.

Source: Adapted from the e-book How to Find the Perfect Job…in 30 Days or Less! by Paul Fontaine, 2002.

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