Career Education Center is a weekly column authored by EmploymentCrossing, the nation's leading jobsite dedicated to getting people jobs.
As of July 2012, 12.8 million in the American workforce were reportedly unemployed. By August, the Labor Department announced that job openings dropped by 32,000, making only three million jobs available for these job-seekers. With the ranks of the unemployed rising as competition gets fiercer, it helps that the search process for the jobs themselves become easier with the help of online searches for customer service jobs. Here are some reasons people utilize online searches more than any other method of job search.
Most career websites like EmploymentCrossing.com are designed to make finding employment easier for job seekers. Postings are classified according to industry, position, and location. Some sites even have systems that recommend a string of job postings similar to your previous search, or view the opportunities that match your credentials.
One-stop job search venue
More than providing you with job opportunities, career sites also offer services that job seekers may need, such as tips on writing your resume, or acing interviews. They also feature online learning tools to assist you in navigating the site, as well as getting you to increase your application proficiency. For new graduates, they offer career planning tips, as well as tests to help determine the jobs best suited to their interests and qualifications.
You can cover more ground by searching for customer service and engineering jobs online. Applying online is achieved in a matter of clicks. You can send employers your resume and cover letter, including all correspondences online. In some of these online services, there is no need for scanning messages in your email inbox or listening to messages in your voicemail. You simply log into your account with the site and check for subsequent feedback.
More opportunities for less cost
In the process of looking for jobs, you might have been to one or several job fairs. Logging on to a job search site is almost like going to a job fair with its wide offering of job opportunities, but without putting yourself out with fuel or fare expenses. By uploading your resume, you allow these career sites to be your partner in introducing you to a world where near and far companies are on the lookout for someone with your experience or potential.
This article is sponsored by EmploymentCrossing.