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There is no doubt that COVID-19 has impacted people and challenged them to do things differently. Over the past ten years, new technology and innovative trends have also worked to change the way people do business. In times like pandemics, government shutdowns, and job loss, there are benefits to job searching electronically.

Searching for jobs online offers a quick way to get an application or resume into an employer’s hands. Also, electronically searching for jobs saves time and gas because the person is not driving from place to place, gathering applications, or delivering resumes.

The downside to searching for a job online is that an applicant doesn’t get that initial human face-to-face connection. In this digital format, the first impression that the employer receives is someone’s resume or application. Other potential negatives that people should plan for are possible internet connectivity issues and safety concerns with entering personal information online.

Watch the video below for tips on how to make the best of an electronic job search.

 

 

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  • Here are things to consider when searching for a job online.
  • Make sure your contact information is up-to-date.
  • Designate a space for virtual interviews.
  • Keep security & virus protection on your devices updated.
  • Choose a password not associated with your personal information and protect it.
  • Dress as if you are going to an actual interview, no pajamas.
  • Don’t forget to check your attitude before the call, first impressions matter.
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