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Question by pplsgal07: what is the best way to find a job while posting ur resume online?
i had my resume done and now i am looking for work as a medical assistant, or dialysis technician, in NYC , dose anyone have any good tips on getting my resume noticed by potential employers? all answers are greatly appreciated. p.s. i have 0 to 1 year experience
Answer by wright_david1
Posting your resume is only part of the equation. Of course you need to post your resume on the major job boards, but you should also post it on niche job boards focusing on your industry / type of job. Employers are using niche job boards more and more, largely because they tend to yield a smaller (more manageable) number of better-qualified candidates.
Refresh or re-post your resume regularly. When recruiters and hiring managers search for resumes, the ones most recently posted are usually at the top of the list. By re-posting regularly, your resume will come up near the top more often.
Also make sure that your resume has the terms that recruiters will be searching for. A keyword-rich resume will come up more often in searches, so you’ll get noticed more. Look at job descriptions to find the right keywords to use.
For each job site you use, set up an agent or alert so that job postings fitting the keywords you choose are automatically emailed to you. This will save you a lot of time since you won’t have to wade through as many irrelevant job postings.
If you find that you’re getting too many job postings that aren’t what you’re looking for, or not enough, adjust the keywords you’re using. In a city as large as New York, you should be able to find LOTS of suitable opportunities.
Use search engines to find the niche job sites as well as the relevant sections of larger job boards. A quick search for “dialysis technician jobs” yielded the following sites, among others:
Taking this a step further, use more specific keywords to find exactly what you’re looking for. A quick search for “dialysis technician jobs new york” came up with:
This should give you an idea of what you can find. Try different keywords and more specific keywords to narrow it down further.
Also search for all the companies that would likely have employees in your target position, and for recruiters specializing in the medical industry. Hospitals, clinics, doctor offices, etc. will be easy to find. Medical research facilities, medical equipment makers and distributors will also be worth looking into.
Leverage LinkedIn and other social networking sites to find specific people, then reach out to them. Ask for their help – explain your situation, what type of position(s) you are looking for, and see if they know of openings within their companies, or if they know of opportunities at other companies.
Be proactive with your job search. Don’t expect the hiring world to beat a path to your door just because you’ve posted your resume online. You may get some calls from posting your resume, but you’ll get better results, faster, by taking the initiative to contact people in your industry.
Find professional associations related to your field – this is a great way to meet others in your industry. Attend networking events that attract people in your field. Print up (or order) some personal business cards so you’ll have something to give people that you meet. And don’t stop networking when you find a job – many people make this mistake.
Utilize the career services department in your school. Their job is to help graduates find jobs.
Use your local Department of Labor to find job postings and apply for them. The Department of Labor does a lot more than just process unemployment claims. They can be a valuable resource for your job search.
To your success,
David B. Wright
Author, Get A Job! Your Guide to Making Successful Career Moves
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