Bowling Green, KY. (May 6, 2019) – The internet has changed the way we do many things: from shopping and school work to connecting with old friends and paying bills. One thing the internet has changed drastically is how we search and apply for jobs.
As a college senior myself, one of my biggest stressors is finding a full-time job after graduation. But the internet has made that easier for me. The web has countless job-hunting sites, including LinkedIn, Indeed, Glassdoor, Handshake, and more.
Students now have easier access to more job applications. Instead of traveling from office to office filling out applications by hand, students can apply for as many jobs as they want in the comfort of their own home or dorm room.
Bruce Crawley, the Communication Programs Advising Coordinator at Western Kentucky University, says the ease of access comes with some drawbacks, but overall it’s a positive change for job seekers.
“Students now have easier access to more abundant job listings,” said Crawley. “Sometimes students will find an overwhelming number of job openings but be underwhelmed by the quality or nature of what you find listed. This is when it becomes a ‘numbers game.’ But without the online listings, you probably have nothing.”
The internet has also made it easier to research jobs to see if they are the right fit. Many current and former employees now go online to give reviews about work environment, pay and benefits, and corporate culture. This information was much harder to find before the internet.
Online job searching is not just for students and new graduates. It can be a valuable resource for anyone who is unemployed or looking for a new career. This is where Connected Nation’s Digital Works program can help.
Digital Works connects people to leading-edge customer support and IT jobs for global corporations through training, mentorship, and job placement assistance, as well as the opportunity for advanced careers.
No matter what kind of employment you are looking for, the internet has given us an opportunity to look way beyond our direct reach.
About the author: Lily McCoy is the Communications and Creativity Intern for Connected Nation. Lily provides support to the Communications Department through social media outreach and writing. She also adds a source of creativity to the team with a background in personal relations and marketing. Lily is pursuing a bachelors in corporate and organizational communications from Western Kentucky University.
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