Thursday, September 18, 2008

Time is of the Essence if you are Job Hunting Online


Risesmart commissioned Kelton Research to conduct a survey on the amount of time jobseekers spend job hunting online.

Here are the survey highlights:

*Among jobseekers who use the Internet in their job search, 58 percent of respondents searched online at least an hour per day.

*Of those respondents who searched online at least an hour per day, the average time reported searching online is 2.5 hours per day.

*Among jobseekers under 35, nearly 40 percent spend 2+ hours per day searching online.

*Nearly 1 in 3 workers (32 percent) who are currently employed are spending at least an hour a day online in job searches.

*1 in 10 online jobseekers search for 4+ hours per day.


Are these statistics representative of your online job search?
Consider these job search strategies to make the most of your job search online:
1. Manage your time. Use a timer set for every 20 minutes. It is so easy to go off task as you follow the blinking cursor.
2. Always keep your online communication professional.
3. Personal contacts are still important; follow up with an email when possible.
4. Follow the instructions for uploading your resume.
5. Instead of heading right for the application, research the company first.

4 comments:

Miss Cotty said...

I like the tip about using a timer. It is so easy to go off course when you are on the internet. good tip.

Marcia Robinson said...

Miss Cotty,

The internet has become such an important part of today's job search the better we get at it, the better it will be for us.

Managing time on the internet is where many people still struggle.

Marcie

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Marcie said...

Austinpqt,

Will check them out!