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Thursday, 3 April 2008

Job seeking through internet sites

If you are tired from you work, or your salary not cover your needs, or you and your boss can’t work together or your carrier just frozen in some position and don’t want to move forward… So you might be look for a new job and new opportunities to change your life and life of your family. In these days with internet growth there is a many places where you could search for a new job and you may have the chance to change your future. In this article I will try to show how the sites work and how you would use it for job hunt.

Hide yourself

1. The first thing you should do when you start job hunting is to make a different e-mail. Yes if you use internet from many years you know that the e-mails are not just only virtual post boxes and they might become to an aim of spammers and hackers. So if you plan to use your common e-mail I think this not a good idea. In the virtual space have many different free mail servers where you could create personal e-mail.
Here some sites: http://mail.google.com, http://mail.yahoo.com, http://mail.hotmail.com, and many others. But you must know that the free mails are often used to generate spam and some serious sites don’t receive e-mails from this free mail boxes. The decision is yours.
However you new mail should have a real “good” name something like Philips.Sol@gmail.com or Sara.Bush@yahoo.com because you shouldn’t expect a proper attitude to you person if you sent your CV and Cover letter with email like DeaDSO1@hotmail.com. The HR just will not open it.
2. Many sites require for you to leave you cellular. If you find this irregular but you still want to register yourself the way is simple – just buy prepaid number with some cheap mobile phone. It is not too expensive – in my country it will cost you around 15-30 euro.
3. Hide your address – I mean real address – unfortunately this is not too easy because many of the sites want this for future possible connection with you. Actually you should put it in your Resume/CV when prepare it.
4. Hide yourself from your boss. Never use your work e-mail and internet for job hunting. I have heard about many people who are stack with this reason. Your boss should be a least person who must understand about your research. Some of biggest firm sniff around the e-mails of their employees. Also don’t check your “job” e-mail when you are on job this may bring you problems too. You always can find an hour for your job seeking in your house or some internet club. (I think there is a little exception – if you search a job in sites which are written on some specific languages like Suomi, Hungarian, Kazahstan and other like this. Might be in this cases no one will understand your search :)) If you sometimes have an hour in your office or you want to use your lunch time for making a job hunt I recommend to buy a flash memory and write your cover letter on it. But I will describe this later.

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