Gone are the days when we had to lug around a folder with all our mark sheets and certificates to office while searching for jobs. The inception of the job portals like naukri.com, monsterindia.com and jobstreet.com have helped to simplify the process of job hunting in which all we have to do is sit at home and register on a good job site and select the jobs that we find challenging an apply for them online.
These job portals have almost become an essential part of every employers and employees life in terms of searching for better opportunities. For an employee, the job portals act as a primary window of opportunity that provides information about a number of jobs all over the country. On the other hand, for the employers the job portal acts like a database of quality employees where they can pick and choose employees per their requirements. Job portals are quite useful when we have to recruit employees. Now, we don’t have to wait for employees to send us their resumes, we can simply log on to the Website put in our criteria and get a list of the employees that we want . We often use the portals to target a mass audience.
However by simply registering on a job website will not let you immediately become visible to potential employees. An employees has to write his resume in a way that it easily shows in the search of recruiters. Therefore, you can follow the simple methods mentioned below, to make your resume visible to potential employers and land that dream job.
Most job sites provide you with questionnaires that you have to answer about your profile, career and qualifications. These questionnaires are big part of this screening tool. By answering the specific questions listed on the questionnaire employees often are aiding employers to quickly screen their profile. However, when you are filing the questionnaire you should always keep in mind who is going to be reading my answers and with what intention? And what are these questions really asking me?
Many job sites allow you to upload and post multiple resumes. An employee can use this opportunity to create up to five different resumes for each different target job. This will help you to make your resumes target job specific and increase your visibility on the portal. Always remember to keep one profile for that original generalized resume that encompasses everything you have ever done.
Key words and skills:
Job sites are free for employees to use; however, employers often have to pay for the jobs that they post online. Thus, these paying customers always prefer to limit their time spent on the site and use the numerous screening tools available to them to search for the right candidates. Some of these tools search by using keywords and skills.
Always try to keep you job title generic, as this will help to increase your visibility on the portal. For instance by putting Research Analyst Level M2, as your job title would only make your resume applicable to certain companies. However, if you put Research Analyst it would make it visible to all possible jobs related to research on the portal.
In this section, an employee should summarize what he is looking for in a job, what he is best at, what he is looking to do and what employers are looking for when they hire people.
Many jobs posted on job sites list approved salary range. Thus, an employee should always include salary range rather than a single figure in his resume. In most cases, the salary question is marked as a required field, however on some sites you can choose to leave it blank.
Excerpts from Ascent