Finding a Job Fast? It can be done!
If you're searching for employment, you will want to take advantage of technologies that can help you achieve your goals. Whether you're seeking fulltime employment or simply looking to build your freelancing client list, you have to be a skilled marketer of your own services. Here are five tech tips that will present you as exactly the creative dynamo that employers are hoping to find.
1. Create a landing page that serves as a digital resume
By using graphic software such as vizualize.me or Zerply you can graphically display your experience and education in an easy-to-absorb format that’s completely fresh. Take advantage of the fact that this method of presenting yourself is still rather unusual; it will make your resume stand out like a glass marble in a handful of stones. Not only will your image as a creative person be boosted by the clean interactive graphics, you use of this technology will position you at the leading edge of professional communication.
2. Pitch yourself
When you’re a freelancer, you’re marketing your small business. If you use a site like Crushpath, you have a tool to “pitch yourself,” as their website says. Crushpath's "pitch pages" are the visual equivalent of delivering your elevator pitch. These simple one-page websites will call attention to you and your services in a clean compelling way. Your pitch site will be easy to share on Twitter and Facebook and by changing your pitch site to fit each sector of your target audience, you can reach prospective clients with exactly the branding of yourself and your services that will most appeal to their needs.
3. Give your resume a professional once-over
Before declaring your resume ready for prime time, try a service like RezScore, and let their proprietary algorithms crawl through every word of your resume. They apply more than a dozen metrics that express the recommendations of HR directors, job search experts and hiring managers, and they give your resume a free letter grade. You can follow up your letter grade by letting one of their specialists help you craft the perfect resume.
4. Let the jobs come to you
Making use of a platform such as TweetMyJobs will save you time by directing only a specialized set of job openings to you via Twitter, email, or mobile device. You can link your TweetMyJobs account with your Facebook and Twitter, so that if any of your Facebook friends are connected with an organization that’s hiring, they can recommend you. TweetMyJobs also offers you the opportunity to share your resume instantly across the social web. Don't forget to follow your favorite companies on social media as well. Many of them tweet jobs when they have openings.
5. Take advantage of creative staffing technology
Use a talent staffing agency that specializes in placing professionals in your field (Like Artisan! Contact us today to learn more.) The agency personnel will work as your advocates with prospective employers or clients, giving you professional advice on polishing your resume and using a close knowledge of your skills and background to match you with the client or employer who can most benefit from working with you.