Over the years there has been a dramatic change in the job search process. You may remember a time when job advertisements were mainly found in newspapers and now millions of job postings are submitted online every day.
CVs were once hand written and handed in or sent by post and now CVS are received via submitting forms or by email. Furthermore, interviews are a lot less straight forward than they used to be, the need for examples to demonstrate your working ability often are required.
On the contrary, there is more support for people that are seeking new employment. The internet is full of useful advice from formatting CVs to interview tips. There is also more of a variety of jobs available which enables you to broaden your horizon and find a job that may not have even existed in the past!
Contacting people has now become a lot easier, through email, phones, social media and more. Creating an online profile such as on LinkedIn is a great way to make an impression before interview stage. Skype and telephone interviews are now a lot more popular and have begun to become an extra stage of the interview process before face to face interviews.
Although competition is high with lots of people applying for the same job. It’s also a lot easier to gain new skills via training courses or online. It is also very popular now to learn an alternative language, this is something that is highly favoured when applying for new roles.
As you can see, the job searching and recruitment process has changed quite a lot over the years with new technology constantly becoming available. What do you think recruitment and job searching will be like in years to come?