From Liverpool to LA, searching for a job has become, faster, easier and a less stressful experience. What was once a tiring process of turning newspaper pages and heading to the community notice board, has now become an effortless activity that can be done from anywhere. All of this is thanks to the spread of the internet and modern technology.
So, how did these developments make searching for a job as easy as it is today. Here’s how…
In the past, when you wanted to move away for work you used to move home and then look for work. This would be a daunting prospect today when the cost of living is so high. The internet and the birth of excellent job sites have eradicated this problem.
Now anyone from anywhere can apply for jobs in other locations and secure a job from distance. For example, with the help of sites like Joprapido you can very well be sat in Australia applying for jobs in Liverpool – or vice versa. From one hemisphere to the other, the internet and advanced job platforms are enhancing the potential for internationalization of talent.
2. Standing Out
When competition for roles is fierce, the internet is there to help you stand out of the crowd. Utilizing websites and resources online are helping people create better CVs, improved cover letters and making interview preparation easier. Now we have a wealth of knowledge just a few clicks away, and this helps us be successful in the job market.
3. Helping the Planet
Online and electronic applications are not just making the lives easier for job seekers and employers. The ability to execute these processes without paper is making the fight against climate change easier. Considering the volume of applicants on a daily basis, the use of websites to make applications is environmentally friendly.
4. Saving Time
Most of the best job search platforms allow users to build a profile, save multiple CVs and even save different variations of cover letters. What this means in practice is when it comes to applying for roles, job seekers can make an application look bespoke to the advertisement in super quick time. Leaving them more time to apply for more relevant jobs.
5. Jobs Without Applications
The internet footprint is also beneficial to help us land jobs when we are not looking or not applying. A solid profile on LinkedIn and a public CV enables us to be found by headhunters and employers. Now we don’t even have to apply for roles to improve our careers.
6. Employer Benefits
Most of the points above touch on ways that benefit the job seeker. Yet, the internet is also helping employers. With bigger exposure, they can find the best talent from a larger pool of people. One downside to this is that they have to sift through many more applications. Excellent job search sites counter such an issue with technology that filters out inapplicable applicants from the start.
The UK and the US are both enjoying record low unemployment, and that may be in part due to the modern world we live in.