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Tips for finding a job online

Online job hunting is one of the most popular ways of finding a job now


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One of the most common ways to find a job now is through the internet. This can be a great way to reach prospective employers and find work that you’re interested in. Here are our tips for job hunting online.

Check out the major jobs websites

Websites like Jobs.ie, JobsIreland and Jobbio.ie should be your first port of call. You can search by the kind of work you’re interested in and geographical location, and it will present you with options that fit your criteria.

Check out websites specific to your area of interest

Some websites will have jobs listings for specifics fields of work that may not be listed on the mainstream websites like Jobs.ie. For example, if you are interested in working in IT, check out computerjobs.ie.

Local business

Businesses in your local area may list jobs in the local paper or on websites like gumtree.ie.

Facebook groups

Facebook can be a brilliant place to find jobs. There are lots of groups of Facebook where people share job listings. Search “Dublin jobs” for example to find groups that list jobs in the Dublin area.

Twitter

Sometimes, jobs are advertised on Twitter. It can be especially useful to search the #jobfairy hashtag.

Set up a LinkedIn

LinkedIn can be a really handy way to connect with potential employers. If you don’t have one, set one up! Find out more about this here.

Google yourself

It can be a good idea to Google yourself to make sure no embarrassing photos from Facebook show up in the first page.

On that, if there is anything on your social media you wouldn’t want a potential employer to see, make sure to keep your social media accounts on private. Visit our Online Safety Hub for more info on how to do this.

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Published November 14th, 2016
Last updated November 28th, 2016
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