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High-Tech Ways to Navigate the Job Market

From job boards to AI-driven tools, it’s important for job seekers to understand how companies use technology to navigate the job market. When you partner with the employment experts at Staffing Network, they can share with you ways to stand out and secure the best opportunities.

Online Job Portals and Tracking Systems

Web based job boards have revolutionized the job search process. There are online platforms that allow you to browse thousands of job listings, tailor your search criteria, and apply to multiple positions with ease. While this has a lot of advantages over the days of combing through the classified section of a printed newspaper, there are drawbacks as well.

For example, because it is so easy to apply for jobs, companies find themselves inundated with applicants. To manage this influx, many companies use tracking systems. In order to be sure your resume stands out, you need to optimize your resume, such as using relevant keywords, clear formatting, and concise job descriptions to improve your chances of getting past the initial screening process.

Technological advancements have introduced ways to use artificial intelligence in the recruitment process as well. AI-driven platforms analyze job descriptions and match them with resumes, but these connections are not guaranteed. Working with a staffing professional means you can have a conversation with a person about what you are looking for and how you see your career moving forward. Then, that professional can introduce you to organizations they know are hiring right now.

Navigate the Job Market with Social Media

People use social media for different reasons. Some turn to the platforms to keep in touch with friends and family while others use them professionally, to promote their employers’ company or create their own revenue stream through content creation. Bringing social media into your job search doesn’t mean you have to change your habits, simply adjust them.

Instagram can be a valuable tool for job seekers, for instance. Many companies and recruiters post job openings and industry news on their social media pages. Following these pages and engaging with their content can keep you informed and connected. 

Whether you choose to look for work through job boards or social media, it’s important to know that others are available to help. Working with a staffing firm can significantly enhance your job search as they have access to a broad network of employers. Some of the firm’s open positions will be posted online, but it is also common for them to have exclusive listings that aren’t advertised publicly.

Partnering with a staffing firm not only provides access to their advanced technological resources but also means you will be first in line when new opportunities arrive. Their hiring knowledge can significantly shorten your job search and enhance your chances of securing a desirable position.

Were technological tools used when you were last hired? To learn more about the recruitment process, talk to the employment experts at Staffing Network, a full-service staffing and recruiting firm that specializes in light/skilled industrial, engineering, and operations professionals. Connect with Staffing Network today.

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