Using Technology to Apply for a Job

1 May, 2017 | Della Wyler | Careers in IT, IT Certifications
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Standing out in the job market is essential when looking for the right tech careers.  What better way to set yourself apart as a tech industry professional than to get, well, technical?  These technical methods allow you to use technology to apply for a job.

Standing Out When Applying for Tech Careers

There’s an App for That

Perhaps the most simplified form of technology on this list is the job application app.  Now, job sites like Indeed and are using apps to make the application process more streamlined.  This means you can apply for a job right from your Smart Phone.

Video Resume

Video resumes are becoming increasingly powerful with the power of video marketing.  Using a video helps your potential employer feel like they know you, and gets you seen before the interview process.  Just make sure you accompany it with a good, old-fashioned paper resume.  The job may require it!

Social Media

People are using social media profiles to do a general application.  While LinkedIn is the most obvious form of this, consider alternative options as well!  Creating a separate social media profile with job application information is one way to do this.  Share to your favorite future employer, or onto a job search group in your area.

Google Ad CV

Alec Brownstein gets credit for this genius idea!  He created a job search campaign by investing in Google ads which reflected the names of major company directors.  The ad had a link to his resume!  This genius move definitely got him noticed, and you can certainly bank on companies you admire doing a Google search for themselves or the competition.  This is definitely a pro move since it’s a bit of an investment.

The Old-Fashioned Way

If you’re on-the-go all the time like the rest of today’s world, even the old fashioned form of applying for jobs needs some tech savvy.  Instead of waiting until you get home or have time, make sure you have an up-to-date and polished version of your resume stored on your phone.  This way, if a potential employer emails or you see a job that peaks your interest, you can send over the document right away.

Which method do you think you’ll use to apply for your next job?  Let us know in the comments below!