With the advent of the Internet, online job postings are abundant and now easily accessible to anyone who has a mobile phone or internet connection. While this online accessibility has certainly improved convenience and efficiency for job seekers, it has also increased competition. In fact, many employers report receiving thousands of applications for just one posting.
I recently came across an article in the U-T San Diego that speaks to this very point. The article points out that the earliest appliers have the best chances of being considered for the job opening because of predetermined application caps and screenings. In order to beat the “resume black hole”, it is critical for you to constantly be online searching for new postings. Many job engine sites offer users the option to receive email alerts about new postings. This will help you apply for jobs as soon as they are posted and increase your chances you getting noticed. Additionally, it is always important to ask yourself what you can write to make yourself stand out from other online appliers.