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The Internet has changed our development process of job search in the last decade; Instead of walking down the street and visiting employers in order to directly give them CV, many of us are now able to apply for a job from a comfortable home by sending e-mails, upload a cover letter via online forms or by filling out the contact form on sites.

Online job market was transformed and now the great majority of the job contests are exclusively advertised online so that you need a certain computer literacy to successfully applied to an advertisement.

You have just finished college or get fired from work, you do not have money to start your own business? Once you have unsuccessfully tried all the traditional methods of job search, it’s time for creative solutions. You found all online services for business, send a CV to each of them and still no progress. This article and great infographic below will help you out.

Here are some great web pages through which you can promote yourself:

TWITTER – Even a birds knows that Twitter has superpowers. A small but high-quality community of people willing to help who did not, despite the prejudices, only developers and antisocial geeks, but covering a wider field of interest. Register to start communicating and find people who share your business interests. If someone would searching for the employee, or if there is some new competition or you need some more detailed information – on Twitter you will certainly find everything abou it. On the other hand, many companies are on Twitter and maybe they will come to you. It does not matter what your profession, what skills you deal with and what your interests are. Twitter is your friend.

FACEBOOK – Digital identity. Behind those two magic words lies a concept that is becoming increasingly important, not only for companies but also individuals. You want, whatever you think about it, to create the results that Google will display after a search of your name. You want to keep your online reputation, you just might not know how. There is no shame, we’re all young at that. One of the ways to make a breakthrough in your digital identity, especially when looking for a job, is to create your own Facebook fan page. Highlight your strengths, your skills, put the title keyword (eg., John Smith, proofreader & translator), and start with the strategy of information dissemination, or impact. Maybe you’re used to fan pages have only business, but you are looking for a job, fight for your own existence and career. In this case, you need not be a slave to prejudice. Waved a hand at the negative comments. When you find a job, you’ll know that you were right.

BLOG –  Form blog is not dead as it may seem apparently – open a blog, start writing about art for the occupation. Produce content interesting to the audience, but also the search engines. If you are an expert in a particular area, prove the texts on the subject. Connect with people, share links to their articles via Facebook and Twitter. Animate your audience and focus attention on yourself. Blogs are not only meant for people who are dealing with the Internet. On the contrary, blogs are intended for all others who do not know and can not afford to make their own website. At your disposal in this case are free services for opening and administering a blog, and the procedure is more than simple.

LINKEDIN – Facebook and Twitter are social networks and services of general purpose, while LinkedIn web service is designed exclusively for the search operations, exchange of experiences and knowledge. If you already have business experience, make your digital CV via LinkedIN and connect with people in your industry and similar. Ask former colleagues to write a few sentences of recommendation and add it to your profile. Get all the applications and tools that LinkedIN offers you. Subscribe to certain terms, follow the discussion on the topics that interest you and affecting your profession. Create a network of contacts and do not hesitate to highlight your skills and knowledge. Keep track of what is happening in the job market. Be active and up to date – someone will already recognize you.

GOOGLE – The fun news six months ago was it about Alec Brownstein, a copywriter in New York. Alec has chosen several creative director and realized that their names were not purchased through Google AdWords. He leased them, added the message ‘Googling yourself is a lot of fun. Hiring me is fun, too.’. It is well assumed that directors like from time to time google own name to see the results. The first result (those that leased) were mentioned message with a link to his website. In the following months, he got a job, just with these directors. In a simple, inexpensive and creative way, Alec found a job. Do not recommend that you should copy his example literally, but you are free to take the idea and redo it. Lease ad or terms on Google is not overly expensive and can bring you results. Also, you can rent ads on Facebook. Do not forget to add a link to your LinkedIn profile, Facebook page or blog.

YOUTUBE – For this marketing gimmick you need only a few things: a cell phone with a relatively high quality camera, a free program for installation (which goes along with a handful of free guides how to use it), a good internet connection and – YouTube profile. Instead of writing, tell your CV in front of the camera. Be charming and concrete. Say in two minutes everything important to you, your skills and desires. Your video CV will be a great addition to your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter account and has to stand in a column on your blog. The nature of people is to watch rather than read. Take a short film and promote it, very soon you will be pointed out and who knows, maybe it is a motive to someone hire you. If nothing else, this move will not go unnoticed.

Take advantage of free time for education. It’s a miracle, you know. Explore it a bit and you will find dozens of online courses, and one of them will interest you. Increase your knowledge, improve your skills using the guides on the Internet. At first, this paragraph you may not seem too substantial for the job, but in the long term any further education opens up new doors and new business opportunities. You might discover a talent for which you did not know that lurks in the dark, and you may find it something to do. If nothing else, you’ll be doing something useful for yourself.

Here are some practical job search tips on how to harness the power of the internet to work for you and help you start a career.

Source: Washington State University | Digital Job Search