SUMMARY: Read my three-part blog series- Online Job Hunting with SEO- that gives insider tips on how to research, write and post a search-optimized resume that is guaranteed to attract recruiters and employers!
With severe government budget cuts from Washington, DC, to Washington state, some government employees are finding they have to search for jobs in the private sector, many for the first time. And all of us have friends or family members who are struggling to find a job.
To exacerbate matters, the days of a simple one-page printed resume on nice paper stock are over. To find a job today requires web savvy and understanding just how online job search engines work. Plus, you have to do target marketing to identify what your audience (recruiters and employers) are looking for in candidates in your field, and how these recruiters and employers are going to use these online job engines to screen candidates to – hopefully- find you!
I have written a three-part blog series on Online Job Hunting with SEO (search engine optimization) that shares some of my tried and true techniques I have honed over the years for writing and marketing yourself to employers and recruiters via targeted keyword research, a search-optimized resume, and “smart” online resume postings.
- In the first post of this three-part series, I discuss how to use search optimization and job postings to research keywords to use in your online resume in Online Resume Keyword Research – Online Job Hunting with SEO: Part I of III.
- Next, I describe tips for using recruiter-friendly wording and layout in writing your resume to make your online resume a recruiter magnet in Writing a search optimized online resume- Online Job Hunting with SEO: Part II of III.
- In the final post of the series, I give examples of where and how to post your newly optimized resume online for maximum discoverability by recruiters and employers alike in Posting your online resume for maximum results- Online Job Hunting with SEO: Part III of III.
I hope these tips help you find the job of your dreams!
Here’s to your successful job hunt!