It’s always been a good idea to search for jobs and employment opportunities using all of the resources available, including the latest technology, and today’s smart technology takes that potential even further in the direction of efficiency.
To illustrate this point, consider that there are five ways in particularly that you can use smart technology (think cell phones, search engines, tags, etc) in order to match yourself with the perfect vocation. This list includes the web keyword search, following Twitter trends, using social media groups to your advantage, making yourself available digitally, and utilizing location-based searching.
The General Web Search
In the past, you used to have to ride around neighborhoods or look up classifieds to find a lot of the mainstream job listings. Today, you can use smart tech by web-searching for specific jobs, and you’ll instantly have access to potentially hundreds of opportunities, and from there you can filter them down further as necessary. Web search tools via your desktop or even mobile phone have essentially revolutionized job searches if you know even the rudiments of where to go and what keywords to follow.
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Following Twitter Trends
If you want to know what’s going on in the employment world, specified and filtered through real-time pieces of information, following Twitter hashtags is a great way to go. Though this isn’t going to peg you to a certain geographical area necessarily, it’s still a great way to see both how professionals are presenting themselves, and what types of people might be looking for the kind of work that you can provide.
Social Media Groups
Another way to search for employment with smart tech is by joining groups, and social media groups in particular. Facebook can use groups in particular to bring together like-minded people, or even just people all interested in maintaining a conversation about the same topic, into a single, easily navigable realm. The more you learn to use Facebook groups, the more you can realize that it’s a great way to efficient look for work as well as just talk about a topic.
Making Yourself Digitally Available
And another excellent way to search for work is by letting people who need work done, find you. To do this, you need to have some sort of traceable resume that when people either try to search for your name, or what you do, they’re a single button-push away from contacting you.
And finally, if you know that you’re only looking for employment within a certain geographical area (say city or state for example), you can learn how to use location-based searching in a number of different ways to have that automatically filter your search structure.