by Mickey Mixon
In the past, applying for a job meant looking through the classified ads in the local paper. The advent of the internet has created various job sites online making it easier for someone to apply for work locally, in another state and in even in another country.
It has made the world a smaller place with everything at one’s fingertips and just a click away. Most job sites will require a person to open an account, fill in certain information and upload a resume.
These sites usually ask for pertinent information such as the person’s name, age, address, contact number and social security number.
Other information that will be requested are educational background. Some companies prefer someone with a degree in a certain field or a licensed professional to do the job or perhaps a person who possesses a master’s degree.
Employment history is also another thing that has to be mentioned. This includes the job description and highlights of accomplishments achieved during your career.
With the information provided, some of these sites offer a service that will match your qualifications with jobs that are available and enable you to apply for that position. Some even offer a paid service to make your resume stand out over the other applicants, giving you priority over others, but even that is a not a guarantee that you will get the job.
These sites offer various jobs to people. It caters to professionals and teenagers who want to work either for full time, part time or on a contract/consultant or on a per project basis.
Applying online is not only done through job sites. A lot of companies have websites that have a section on careers which one can access and check what openings are available. One simply has to go through the process of also giving certain information that is asked for and uploading one’s resume.
The first impression employers or headhunters look at is one’s resume. Given that many people apply, this usually takes these people a short period of time to review and screen certain applicants before going to the next phase of being scheduled and called for an interview.
There are many jobs available in the market. It just takes a little effort on one’s part to sit down in front of a computer and look for the right job.
About the Author – Mickey Mixon
Sugar Land Businessman Mickey Mixon is a Licensed Private Investigator, www.AIB-Inc.com and a Talented Internet Marketer specializing in New Media and Affiliate Marketing http://PopGoesTheBiz.com . Mickey’s career includes a 15 year career in Houston Texas area retailing, owning stores in 5 malls until 1998. In 1997 he formed the PI firm American Information Bureau/American Investigation Brokers LLC. In 1996 he published his first book, Job Search Survival ,with an updated edition released on July 4, 2009. He is also Ministry Coordinator for the SCBC Job’s Ministry in Sugar Land TX. Contact Mickey at JobSearchSurvival@gmail.com http://www.JobSearchSurvival.com