How do you receive information
about new jobs when you are too busy to look? Create Job Search
Agents to look for you when you post your resume online.
Many general job boards
offer you this free service. Look for headings like Job Alerts or
Career Alerts or Personal Search Agent on these sites. Usually, you
have to register with a site to take advantage of these job-alert
The following Aviation and
Freight sector Job Boards offer job search agent registration or
useful related links to more options. The more specialized the job
board, the more relevant returns you will receive for investing your
time investigating them. JobStar.ca is included here because it is a
meta-search site that searches 30 Canadian job boards
To register your agent, you
choose keywords and job titles that describe the types of positions
you are looking for. Review the position descriptions of jobs that
appeal to you. Select the titles and keywords that define the job
skills and qualifications of those positions. You will receive email
notification when new employers and recruiters post position
descriptions containing keywords matching those in your job agent.
To receive relevant postings, you need to be clear and specific in
your selection of job titles and keywords.
For total discretion,
consider creating a free email account with Hotmail, Yahoo or a
similar site to process employer and recruiter responses. Avoid
using your company email to process job search agent messages. Some
firms monitor their employee emails for evidence of job-hunting
through special software filters on their mail servers. Potential
employers and recruiters are accustomed to people wanting to
maintain confidentiality in their dealings with them especially when
they are employed.
Read the instructions in
each site carefully to make best use of the job search agent
service. Some sites have better options than others. Review a number
of different sites to see which ones have updated information, the
best resources and working links.
Check to see if the job
board has the option of removing your name, contact details and
employer information to protect your privacy in posting your resume.
You don't want your employer coming across your name during a resume
search! Change your resume's home email address to the one for your
job agents if it contains your name. This also helps to avoid
spammers picking up your home email address from your Internet
postings. Read the site's terms or privacy statement carefully when
posting online to confirm that they will respect and maintain
Your resume should not
waste words. Be clear and concise as you about your experience,
skills, qualifications and expectations. Be sure to include a Skills
Summary section with all of the relevant keywords contained in your
job search agents.
Always double-check the
content after posting your resume to make sure that the resume text
has been rendered error-free and that your confidential information
is protected properly.
You may choose to post your
resume on a webpage that you create for this purpose. This gives you
more creative control over the content. Don't distract the viewer
with unusual graphics and animations. Send the link to your webpage
by email to pre-selected recipients.
In creating job search
agents and posting your resume on job boards you receive the
benefits of having a discrete and personalized 24-hour job service
that monitors and informs you of new career opportunities as they
Job Boards and Posting Sites