Job Hunting 101

By Michelle Wayland
|  Sunday, Apr 26, 2009  |  Updated 5:48 AM PDT
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One Place Is Hiring Thousands of People

The number one thing to do when looking for a job is to do your research.

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Looking for a job is just that -- a job!  The Internet can make it easier but only if you know where to start.

“The number one thing is to do your research, research the company, make sure your resume matches the job description,” San Diego Workforce Partnership spokesperson Diane Rose said.

It's also important to realize that posting your resume online is a lot different than giving it directly to an employer.

“Posting your resume is just a very passive way of job search, it just simply is not affective,” Rose said. “Just to post your resume on a website isn't going to do you any good at all. You need to actively be submitting to specific companies.”

And there are some things to keep in mind when formatting your resume to submit it online:

  • Employers now have software that scans resumes for keywords. You want to make sure your resume includes words used in the job description and the company's mission statement.
  • While fancy text may look nice on your paper resume, it can often scramble the format of your online resume.
  • Make sure you submit everything in plain text.

California offers lots of resources to find a job online.

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