Month: November 2017

How to Find an Online Job

To some people, finding a job online seems very difficult. However, if you already know what type of online job you want, finding it is really not all that hard. Whether it is writing or graphic arts, some people may actually have an easier time searching for jobs online than they would in a real-life setting. So, how you can you score your online dream job?

Here are some tips to get your started in your online job search.
Post a Portfolio on the Internet.

One of the main keys to finding your dream job online is posting a portfolio. The best, easiest way to do this is to get your own website. Here, you will be able to provide samples of your work, how you can be contacted, and information about your services and rates. Not ready to build your own website yet? There are a number of websites which allow you to post a portfolio so that people interested in your work can contact you.

Do a Basic Google Search

The easiest way to find a job online is to do a Google search. For example, if you are looking for an online writing job, all that you need to do is Google, “writing jobs.” If nothing comes up, you can try to Google different variations. “Looking for writers,” “hiring writers,” “writers wanted,” and “need writers” are all things to search. Also think about changing each of these Google search phrases to “a writer” if you want even more results. When you Google the right phrases, you should be able to find a number of different jobs which meet your needs.

Visit a Forum For Online Job Leads

One of the best ways to find job leads is to visit a forum which is specifically designed to meet the needs of people who are looking for jobs online. A great place to start would be the Work at Home Moms Forum, which can be found at http://www.wahm.com. Work at Home Mafia, at http://www.workathomemafia.com and Absolute write, at http://www.absolutewrite.com are two other great places to check out if you are looking for online job leads. There are many other forums out there which provide job leads, all that you need to do is look for them.

Check Out Blogs That Post Job Listings

Depending on the type of online job that you are looking for, it is likely that you will be able to find a number of different blogs that post job listings. Usually, the best way to find these blogs is through forums which post job leads. If you do not find them there, consider doing a Google search for, “I am a (fill in the blank with the type of online job you are looking for).” You will be surprised to see how many different blogs may come up in the results.

Think About Using Craigslist

From time to time, Craigslist can be a great place to find a job. There are many decent-paying opportunities which can be found on Craigslist. You just need to look for them. That said, there are also a number of different scammers which can also be found on Craigslist. Be sure to tread carefully when you choose to use Craigslist for job opportunities.

Consider Asking Former Clients and/or Friends

If you have a client that was pleased with the work that you did for them in the past, ask if they know anybody who they can recommend your services to. You can also ask any friends that you have who do the same type of work if they know anyone who is looking for individuals to work for them. Although this may seem like a last resorts, past clients and friends are really great ways to find the online job of your dreams.

Believe it or not, there are a lot of online jobs out there just waiting to be filled. These are just a few of the many ways that you can find them. The main key is to use your brain. Ask yourself if you were a job lead, where could people find you?

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Solving the Unemployment Predicament: Job Search Tips and Internet Help

If you are out of work, or considering changing jobs, then as you probably already have discovered, trying to navigate today’s job market can be more than a little intimidating.

Here are some basic tips and job hunting resources on the internet to help you reach your employment goal:
1. Make sure your phone is working, and you have some way of getting your messages whether you are home or not. (voice mail, answer machine, etc) Use the phone.

2. Have business cards printed with your contact information (phone, email, address, etc), so that contacts you make, including potential employers, can get hold of you.

3. Keep track of everyone you come in contact with that may be a potential job source, or job lead. Write down names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, fax numbers, etc.

4. Stay in contact with your friends and anyone that might be able to help.

5. Make follow up calls. Send thank you notes to those people with whom you have spoken to regarding work, noting whether or not the contact produced a lead, an interview or job offer, etc. What type of follow up action might be required or a good idea? If you have set up an interview, do you need to call back to confirm? Get the names of the people you need to speak to, their position, etc.

6. Spend your time on productive leads. Speak to the people that can do the hiring, or influence those who do the hiring.

7. Make productive use of your internet research. If you don’t have your own internet access at home, check your local public library for free internet access. Two recommended sites to help organize your job hunt online:

Get Vested – Vested is the website based in New York city, specializing in Accounting & Finance. This site is an excellent starting point, with comprehensive information on all aspects of the job search, including discovery of job skills and abilities, career counselling, help in using the internet to search for work, researching companies, links to job contacts, leads, etc.

The Riley Guide (www.rileyguide.com) – The Riley Guide is an absolute compendium of career information and job-hunting resources on the internet. Its primary focus is to assist job seekers in how to use the internet, as the process can be very intimidating without some structure for your research. Areas covered on the website include how to search, job listing sites, help with resumes and cover letters, research, salary information, and much more.

The job hunt can be a very painful process, but with a basic plan of attack, and informative, constructive, and comprehensive job search help, and your own persistence, your efforts will result in finding employment that fits both your interests and skills. Best of luck!