the online job market has all the characteristics – Career Hunts Blog Career Hunts blog | Job Recruitment Advice | Career Guide Mon, 02 Jan 2023 07:29:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 THE EVOLVING JOB MARKET AND THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY Mon, 02 Jan 2023 07:29:55 +0000 THE EVOLVING JOB MARKET AND THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY

Consistently, technology is permeating every facet of human existence, including the means by which we achieve the major goals and landmarks that pave the way to a fully functional adult lifestyle. Internet use has become ubiquitous among young people and has had an effect on nearly every aspect of their lives, from getting an education to finding a partner to renting one’s first apartment. We don’t get much done these days without our computers, and when we do, it doesn’t always happen quickly because we have to manually do everything. This is true in all aspects of life, including the job hunt.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule, and young people who start their job search assuming the internet will do all the legwork for them are sometimes surprised and disheartened to find themselves still on the market six months, or a year, later, with their smartphone in hand but no job prospects on the horizon. Use the tools at your disposal if you are just graduating from college and beginning your first serious job search. However, knowing when to forego its conveniences in favour of the offline, more laborious route can be just as valuable.


  1. Take advantage of LinkedIn. This website is easy to use, doesn’t cost anything, and can deliver highly relevant job postings based on a complex algorithm. Create a short, compelling profile outlining your experience and qualifications in as much detail as you feel comfortable sharing. Make contact with your network. Furthermore, you shouldn’t disregard the LinkedIn-recommended jobs that come your way.
  2. Establish a weblog. Depending on the blog service you use, updating a blog once every week or so is not only simple but also free. Your blog’s worth will be determined by the impression it leaves on prospective employers after they read your application and click through to your blog to learn more about you. If you have a blog, you might want to include a link to it on your resume or just assume that potential employers will be able to find you if they do an internet search for your name. In either case, a review of your blog is likely to take place after you apply but before you are invited in for an interview.
  3. Make use of social media to inform your friends and followers about your predicament and their ability to assist you. Look through regional and national job postings. Look for industry-specific job boards. Make use of Live Career and other online editing and formatting tools to ensure that your resume always meets industry standards.


  1. Spend an hour or two online per day completing the steps above, and then step away from the computer. Make a call to your role models and network and offer to treat them to lunch. You should seek guidance during these gatherings. Write down key points and information they provide.
  2. Set up interviews with people who can provide you with useful information. Try contacting people you don’t know well at companies you’re interested in working for and asking to meet with them for ten minutes at their office. Inquire in depth and with sincerity as to what it takes to make it in the industry during these meetings.
  3. Keep in mind that conducting a search for employment solely via the internet is convenient… and that is a problem. Employers value candidates with technical expertise, but they value candidates with the confidence, tact, and interpersonal skills to succeed in the real world even more. Why? For the reason of basic economics. A skill loses some of its lustre when it becomes more widely practised. Candidates who prefer the safety of their couches to making calls, setting up meetings, and facing real-world challenges are becoming more rare than those who are willing to do so.
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