The Write Way to Get a Job: 9 top tips on using the internet


The Write Way to Get a JobUsing the internet is an obvious necessity when you’re job hunting, but if you want it to be genuinely helpful for you, it’s not as simple as it looks. These tips show you how to make the best of it…

It’s increasingly hard to get a job – and a good one – these days, and although there is a lot to consider when you’re looking to get a job, effective business writing plays a major part in helping you succeed. In this series, HTWB columnist Lynn Tulip from Assessment4Potential explains the best ways to express your career information in your CV/résumé.

And if you want to catch up on all the earlier articles in the series, just check out the sidebar to the the right > > > > and they’re all there for you to help yourself.

Here’s Lynn…

1.Look into relevant employment news and discussion groups. Members are very supportive of each other and most are willing to help answer questions. Remember to respect the rules established by the group. Do not just lurk but participate! With hundreds or thousands of readers you have an uncomplicated way to network.

2.If you only look at advertised positions on the Internet you will miss the vast majority of openings.

3.If you are not sure how to use the many resources ask a professional to explain. Do not ask for information you could find on your own through printed or other sources, though – it won’t reflect well on your initiative skills!

4.Be sure you ask the right person the right question.

5.If you want help from a discussion group on the Internet, look for their archives or FAQs, (frequently asked questions) section first because your answer may be there. When submitting a question write in complete sentences with good grammar with no words that people from other cultures may not understand.

6.Asking for help on the Internet can result in assistance or annoyed feedback, depending on how you phrase your request.

7.Mention that their assistance or suggestions would be appreciated. Offer to compile the replies you receive and pass them back to the group.

8.Etiquette dictates that you should ask people to help you find information rather than give you the information. Make sure your name and e-mail address are available at the bottom for people to get back to you. Thank each person who replies to you.

9.Job searching is the same online as off. Be professional in your writing, in contacting employers through e-mail, and in following up on contacts you make as well as requests made by employers. If you wish to terminate contact with an employer because you are no longer interested in that job or organisation, send another e-mail, thanking the employer for any consideration given to you, and declining further interviews (or whatever stage you are at). Keep their goodwill: you may want to initiate contact again in the future.

Let us know of your experiences in using the internet for your job hunting … which approaches you’ve used and how they changed your chances!

The write way to get a job

Lynn Tulip from Assessment4Potential

Watch out for more of Lynn’s tips next week…

Now: let’s make sure you get that job…

“Get That Job” by Lynn Tulip … The art of successful job hunting (print, Kindle)
“Can’t Get That Job?” by Lynn Tulip … Seven killer CV mistakes that destroy your chance of job success (print, Kindle)
“How To Write About Yourself” by Suzan St Maur … how to make the most of yourself, whatever you need to write INSTANT DOWNLOAD now available!




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