Job Searching Through The Pandemic Tip #2
This week’s tip is all about the job application. Often times, when you’re applying online – or even in person – the employer will ask you to fill out a job application, even if you have a resume with you. Job applications are easy to read forms the employer can scan through quickly to find information.
The simplest job application you will likely find is on Indeed – one of the biggest job boards in North America. Thousands of employers post jobs on Indeed and the website and app are designed to help people apply quickly and easily to jobs.
Create an account on Indeed
All you need is an email address to create one. We recommend uploading a good resume to Indeed as well because the resume will help fill out your profile for you. We help our clients build excellent resumes that upload easily to Indeed profiles so that they can send excellent, well-filled out applications to Indeed employers.
You should also consider looking for the employer’s corporate website. They often have a careers page on their website with their own job application form.
Applicant Tracking Systems
Those websites might use an Applicant Tracking System (APS) to help filter out unqualified applicants. You can use a service like Jobscan.co to run your resume against the description and qualifications of the job you want to apply for to ensure that you have included the correct keywords the APS is looking for to pass the application onto a human set of eyes.
It might also be a good idea to have a filled out job application at your finger tips already when you’re filling out a form. Some companies time the application process and disqualify candidates who take too long to fill out the form. Having all of the right information at your fingertips so you can type it into the online application form will ensure you don’t take too long because you’re searching for the details. Download a standard application form our website right here.
Lastly, consider creating and maintaining a free Linked In account. Linked In is an additional resource that employers might look for in candidates. Having a partially filled out account with inaccurate information is almost worse than having no account at all. So if you have one, keep it updated with your current work history, goals and achievements. Linked In also has a robust job board as well. Applying for jobs with a Linked In account is very simple.
We’re here to help
If you need assistance filling out job applications or creating online profiles to send great applications, consider reaching out to us. You can call 905.522.4902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you with your job search.