Job hunting on a personal laptop
Job hunting as moved increasingly online in recent years.

4 Ways Job Hunting Has Changed in Recent Years

As technology increasingly and exponentially changes, so too does anything that relies on technology. For instance, job hunting and the entire application process. The accessibility of the Internet has increased the demand for ease of access and simple job search solutions. Job hunting has changed in the past decade and continues to evolve, but the following truths demonstrate how job hunting in the modern era has already changed significantly. 

Networking Isn’t Always Face-to-Face

Networking with those in your industry remains a reliable way to increase your job hunting prospects. However, today you can network just as easily over social media or through a phone or video call, rather than strictly in-person. 

Figuring out a way to set yourself apart among the vast online network of potential connections is increasingly difficult. However, if you establish an online presence that is professional and respectable, that can help you find the right people. Additionally, be sure not to ignore social media. If you hope to make extensive connections, employing social media strategy will be essential. 

Online Job Boards Rather Than Newspapers

Today, when people start job hunting, they don’t go to the classifieds section in the newspaper. Instead, they utilize the many online job boards to find a wide array of open positions in their community and beyond. If you aren’t using at least two job boards, you may be missing out on valuable career opportunities. First Team Staffing has our updated job board with all available positions and links to applications. 

Physical Applications Aren’t Entirely Gone

Despite the popularity of online job boards, some companies still prefer not to advertise their jobs online or post open positions. They prefer a more selective approach, and often this requires applicants to submit a paper application. If your online job hunting isn’t getting you results, you can try asking for physical applications from potential employers. Some companies especially value any applicants who take the time to do this. 

Staffing and Recruiting Is Growing in Popularity

More and more Americans are utilizing local and international staffing firms to help them on their job hunting journey. The recruiting and staffing industry has had record growth in recent years, so now is the time to work with a staffing agency, such as First Team Staffing, to make job hunting easier and more rewarding. 

Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution

First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. 

First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.