Looking for a job, but not having any luck finding one? Many people tend to go about their job search in the wrong way, making it even more difficult than it already is. The majority of people today simply sign on to their computers, and search the job boards in hopes that they will find jobs that match their resumes to a tee. One of the least effective ways to get noticed is just submitting a resume through random job boards online. This is because so many people do this every day and it is extremely important to find a way to differentiate oneself from the rest of the candidates and job seekers.
What to Do and Where to Go
A more direct approach is needed for people trying to get their foot in the door with a company of their liking. Employer’s websites are one of the best places to visit. As The Wall Street Journal reported, “To make one hire, recruiters wade through more than six times as many applications from job boards than they do from their own websites, according to an analysis of hiring data by Jobs2web Inc., which helps companies track the sources of applicants and hires.” Companies have to look through an overwhelming amount of applications from the job boards compared to the much less amount of job hunters who go directly to the company’s website.
Although this is the case, there are other sites that will take candidates directly to the company’s website to apply. Some career sites and job search engine sites direct the applicant straight to the employer/company database. Even social media sites like Facebook.com and LinkedIn.com have roughly “116 applicants for every one that was hired,” according to The Wall Street Journal. Applying through the Internet in general makes people’s chances of getting noticed and in for an interview much slimmer.