It’s difficult to remember a time we didn’t have the world’s information at our fingertips.
It took until around the mid ’90s for America Online and other providers to bring the internet into our homes, and Google didn’t come on the scene until 1998. Back then, few foresaw how completely this technology would change our lives, including how we find and apply for jobs.
As Louise Kursmark, executive resume writer and author of “Modernize Your Resume” says, “Today it is much easier to find a job posting. With the ease of sending out resumes, the job search seems easier,” but today’s job search is hard.
Though technology has changed things, “Fundamentally the most effective strategies have remained unchanged: targeted search, networking, referrals, personal introductions,” she said. “People tend to overlook this and focus on sending out and uploading resumes.”
If you’ve been out of the job market for a while, you’ll notice that many things are done differently. Technology has simplified the process, but there may be more to consider.
Here are things you need to know for the modern job search.