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What are some tips for an online career search?

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Tips for an online career search include searching for jobs on the right sites, uploading an updated resume and having a strong profile on sites such as LinkedIn. You can also apply for jobs on company websites.

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There are some sites that use false advertising to attract job seekers. These sites exaggerate the number of vacancies they have to encourage people to sign up with them. Avoid these sites, and only work with reputable sites that regularly have job vacancies. Examples of good sites are Glassdoor.com and Indeed.com. It's also a good idea to identify companies in your industry and regular check the careers pages on their websites.

Polish your resume often, and always have it ready in case a potential employer asks for it. Update your resume, and upload it on resume databases so that potential employers looking for employees in these databases can find it. A lot of recruiters visits sites such as LinkedIn to learn more about potential employees. Ensure your digital presence on this website is felt and that your profile is up to date. You can also follow the Twitter or Facebook pages of companies you wish to work for.

Several hiring managers review information about potential employees online before hiring them. Some of the posts they find on social media pages and forums can influence their decision to hire you. Influence what they find by making sure there is no online dirt in the first few pages of search results when they search for your name.

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