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Tips for Using Job Boards for Your Job Search

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Job Boards for Your Job SearchA job seeker needs to make use of all tools at his disposal to land a new job. Sticking with only one method in your job search will only prolong your time without a job. One tool that a job seeker can use to broaden the search is job boards.

Job boards are great places for new job seekers to find employment. They offer jobs specific to your chosen career. Check out these tips on using job boards in your job search.

Too Good to Be True

There are times when you go to job boards and see job postings that are just too good to be true. If it feels like something’s fishy, then you should probably stay away.

Check for Details

This goes hand-in-hand with the first point. When you feel that something is not right with the posting, a quick search on the company will help you confirm or assuage your worries. There are many other options available today if a company does exist.

Filter Your Search

Most job boards have multiple options to filter your search. It is wise to take advantage of these options—especially the “recently posted” filter. Applying to more recently posted job offers one big advantage, as you will be the first in line for review.

Avoid Applying to Multiple Jobs in One Company

Applying to every job a company has posted only shows desperation. Desperation is a definite red flag for any employer. Only apply for jobs that fit your skills and experience.

Use Relevant Keywords

Job boards offer a lot of features for both employers and applicants. Often, these features make use of keywords to analyze the most relevant results. If you want to take advantage of technology in your job search, the use of keywords on your profile will help you be found.

Organize Your Search

There are a lot of job boards available, and it is not surprising for someone to forget about log-in details for these websites. Organizing your search will help you maximize the time you spend on your search.

Create Job Alerts

Job boards often allow instant updates for your job search. Taking advantage of alerts will allow you to track new job posts based on your desired position.

Job boards are a great place to explore other options in your job search. It gives you access to numerous job openings in your area. Jump-start your job search today with the use of job boards.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.