An Introduction to Online Job Applications
Applying for a local job online is not as difficult as some of you may think. There are hundreds of sites where you can post your resume. Some of them will allow you to upload your resume as is. Others will ask you to copy-paste your resume before saving it in their database. And others still, will ask you to fill up a resume wizard from scratch.
However, you should limit yourself to giving your resume to credible job search websites you trust. What’s more, it would be even better if you submit your resume directly to the official website of the company you want to work for. For example, if you want to apply for a job in McDonalds, there should be a career page in their website through which you can upload your resume or complete an online job application form.
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Tips on How to Fill Out Job Applications and Resumes
Be sure to fill out your job applications and resumes properly before posting them online. If you are applying for a managerial position in McDonalds, you must make sure the information you place in your resume is related to that. For example, indicating your on-the-job training experience with another fast food company would be better than telling them about an award you won for a short movie.
On the other hand, when you submit your resume to a job search website, you are advertising yourself for a particular job instead of a particular company. If you are applying for a call center agent position, you should highlight your information-technology and English communications skills instead of your expertise in biology or your fondness for breeding dogs.
After reading this, you’ll hopefully be more prepared to apply for a local job online.