When a job seeker says “I don’t have Internet access,” or “I’m not Internet savvy,” it cannot be an excuse in this competitive environment the job market has become. Here are some quick thoughts:
– Sorry, but faxing doesn’t cut it anymore.
– Get email account for FREE at Yahoo, Hotmail or Google.
– Go to a friend’s house with Internet or to your local library because THEY HAVE INTERNET!
– Enroll in a free or sometimes VERY cheap, local “Learn How to Use Internet” classes at Library or community colleges, high schools, etc. – sign up for a $25/class to learn basics of internet terms, navigation, etc. Even Microsoft Word to develop your resume and cover letter.
– Post your resume onto general and niche specific job boards as well as company portals. Almost all companies post their job openings on their website…so go to a company website, find the CAREERS section and enter that career section (called a portal)…sometimes you can even setup an account before applying to a job, post your resume onto that company career account and setup keyword alerts….thus, if you’re a mechanical engineer and they post a job a month later for an mechanical engineer, the company will let