A creative way of applying for a job…

Looking for a job and don’t know how to distinguish yourself from the rivals? Well, there are some ways… We have already written about video resume, today it’s time to launch an AdWords campaign. Here is how it works:

Found on YouTube: Tips on Technical Jobs' Hunting

Today we are publishing a post aimed at those of our readers who are looking for some kind of technical jobs. Here is the first interesting online tutorial that we have come across: Writing Resumes for Technical Jobs

And here you can find some more thorough set of advice –  not only for technical job seekers:

Last but not least, something funny to relax a bit before you start writing your resume:

But don’t worry if you’ve got the knack – you can live with it 🙂

And what is more, you should treat it as an advantage when looking for a job. Even though the times are hard, the economy is slow and the unemployment rate high – you are among the most searched employees. Furthermore, the situation is umproving now. For example, Mascus – the online marketplace for used heavy machines – has recorded a record number of visitors to its portals in November 2009 and has managed to sustain that level till now. This means, that the entrepreneurs feel positive about the future of heavy industry as they want to trade. Another example comes from electrical and electronics industry. Onrec.com has just reported that there is a seller’s market for talented technical professionals across Europe specializing in electrics and electronics . The same tendendency can be seen in the USA and across the globe, regardless of the crisis.

Video Resume – Interesting Article at MyOnlineCareerSpace.com/blog

Ever thought about video resume? If not, maybe you should…but be careful! Sometimes what seemed to be the best idea in the world, can fail.

Anyway, in times when the unemployment rate is pretty high, and you are desperately looking for a job, a standard resume and cover letter may not be enough to succeed. You can find some advice and examples of video resumes in a well-written article at myonlinecareerspace.com/blog/- Video Resume – May Work Wonders, But Not for Everybody.

The Benefits of Searching for the Job via Internet

In the past, the companies couldn’t afford placing all the vacancy ads in the newspapers just because it was too pricey. The ads would appear in local newspapers on a daily or weekly basis and  would consist on some rough descriptions of the employee’s duties, because every single word in the ad had to be paid for. However, the situation has changed together with the cheap access to the Internet, which also allows to advertise vacancies within a company.There is no doubt that the person accustomed with using the Internet is riding the wave these days. Having excellent computer skills is a prerequisite in the recruitment process, especially when the person applies to the company related with the internet or multimedia branch. It goes without saying that having your own electronic mail account is on the list of absolute necessities.
Establishing contacts via email gives you a few benefits: most of all it shows that you are conversant with this means of communication.
If you are willing to accept a non-stationary job and know at least one foreign language, working abroad seems an attractive option. Conventional methods made looking for the adequate and available job offers difficult. Regardless of the country you chose to work in, searching for the job by browsing online classifieds is much easier. And you can do it really quickly, just by organizing the ads according to key words; there is no chance you will miss any offer that may be interesting for you. Additionally, the Internet gives you the possibility to check the situation on job market in individual countries, including the information that concern the legal aspects of taking up the desired vacancy, flat prices, languaqge classes, cheapest means of transport, cultural events and so on. Another thing that speaks in favor of the Internet is that its content is less likely to become outdated as, contrary to newspapers, job offers are not published just once a day but you can download them whole month long. Moreover, with the Internet, the fact that the ad is one or two pages long does not have any influence on the cost of publishing it. This is why the ad that you have picked from the online classifieds can be more detailed than ever before which allows you to assess thoroughly the pros and conz of your job-would-be.