Applying for a job online

Searching for a job on LinkedIn

Though you may not think of social media as a means for you to find a job, studies have shown that 92% of companies use social media for hiring. Not only will they check on your social profiles before an interview (that’s why you’d better refrain from your scandalous holiday snaps), recruiters actively use platforms like LinkedIn to find employees. Even if you’re not looking for a job yourself, you can still be approached with amazing opportunities. If you are actively looking, however, you should seriously consider searching for a job on LinkedIn. Applying for a job online via websites such as LinkedIn or Facebook job postings is even easier, as often all you need to do is enter your name and upload your CV and cover letter.

Want to know exactly how finding and applying for a job online works? Take a look at our article about searching for a job on Linkedin.

Preparing for a video interview

Once you’ve finally gone through the process of applying for a job online, you’ll (hopefully) be moving on to the next stage: the interview process. Though most companies still prefer to meet you face to face, since the pandemic the number of video interviews has risen exponentially. According to Personnel Today, there has reportedly been a 67% spike in video interviews.

Though the content of a video interview is the same as a physical interview, there are some things you need to consider when doing an online interview. Think of technical issues, a suitable background and what colours look best on camera. For tips on how to have the best possible online interview, take a look at our article on video interviews.

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