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Applying through online job portals

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tourist

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Applying through online job portals

Does anyone actually get hired through applying to jobs online?

I have only recently started looking, so I haven't applied to too many places, but applying online is so depressing. Chat Icon I feel like this info just goes into the abyss. My friend has been looking for a long time & nothing ever comes from these on line jobs.

Has anyone had any success this way?

Posted 11/23/16 12:56 PM
 
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Dolphinsbaby
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Re: Applying through online job portals

I think the portals are very tough. My company had a job posted for 2 weeks and received over 700 applicants, 99% were way overqualified-PhDs, etc. The person we ended up hiring was a recommendation from someone who worked in another dept.

I think a referral is always ideal. Even if you can connect through LinkedIn with someone that works there and try to have them pass along your resume.

Posted 11/26/16 7:25 PM
 

longislemom
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Applying through online job portals

I have with all my jobs and thank goodness because I know no one. They sometimes look for "key words" and I always make sure they are in my resume.

Posted 11/27/16 6:57 AM
 

NYCGirl80
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Re: Applying through online job portals

Yes, that's how I find jobs. Also how I hire.

Posted 11/29/16 11:29 AM
 
 

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