Help Wanted: Improving your online job search
The chances are good you’re sitting at your laptop right now, maybe searching for a job. We’re betting your search has room for improvement.
Here are five ways to improve your online job search, according to U.S. News & World Report:
- Take time to build your network, both in person and online. Attend networking events, participate in your professional organizations and introduce yourself to people.
- Narrow your applications to a relatively few positions. Don’t waste your time with jobs you aren’t well qualified for.
- Do your research before you reach out to the employer.
- Figure out how you can network your way into the company before you apply. Use LinkedIn, for example, to proactively reach out to key players.
- Ask contacts if the company has an employee referral program. If they do, find out if they’re willing to forward your resume to the right person.
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Here are upcoming hiring events through the Kentucky Career Center:
- Extra Help: Every third Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. they set up shop at the center at 416 S. 6th St. Hiring general laborers, clerical and professional positions.
- Lowes hiring event at 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at 3131 Irvin Cobb Drive in Paducah; hiring for multiple positions.
- TeleTech: Feb 3 – hiring for Customer Services Representatives.
- Green Turtle Bay: from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the GTB Conference Center at 245 Bayside Drive, Grand Rivers, KY, 42045; hiring for multiple positions. To see more information, click here.
Here is a list of upcoming workshops offered through the Kentucky Career Center:
- Resume Workshop: Offered from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 at the Kentucky Career Center in Paducah; RSVP required. Call the center at 270-575-7000.
- To see a list of workshops the Kentucky Career Center offers at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, click here.
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