Let’s assume that your resume is made, updated, and is ready for the recruiter. As we live in a digital world, most recruiters prefer getting your resume online than taking it’s hard copy. This is today’s scenario!! And this becomes the judging factor for most individuals. 

Now, almost everyone has this question -“what’s smarter-applying for a job online or in person?”. 

Applying in person or applying for job online, both hold equal importance. It’s always important to remember certain points before you send your resume online, you should make sure of the platform you have used to view your resume, the person you are sending your resume to should have a similar platform. 

So here are some points that should be kept in mind before you apply online or in-person:-

Your profile must display a professional picture

Now, if you have a LinkedIn profile and it has no picture, then it would represent a missed opportunity for all who are seeking a job. You should make sure that your resume is all the more real and impressive by inserting a formal picture of yours.

If you are delivering your resume in person, it shows that you really want the job

It shows a sign of interest, when you hand over your resume in person. It also shows how eager and excited you are to this job. This also gives you an opportunity to meet the recruiter’s face to face and have a talk.

You should drop-off a personal commitment

Believe me, there is nothing wrong with getting a bit personal with the recruiters. It is always important to be professional at any point of time.

You can also choose both ways

You can always send your resume online, as well as send the hardcopy in person, at the same time. In fact, by doing this, you actually save a lot of your time. And moreover, this will make your recruiters believe that it is real and again you would be able to meet the recruiters face to face. 

You should be confident

Confidence is the key to success. You can win anything with your confidence. Just be sure that when you are meeting the recruiter in person, you do not panic or hesitate. Just let yourself feel comfortable and be confident.

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You should make a list of companies you want to work for

The most important thing that you should do is to start making a list of companies where you would want to work and keep applying to them.

You should make a list of people you like

Also, make a list of recruiters who inspire you and follow them on the social media platform such as LinkedIn. This would constantly remind you of how to enhance your public resume in such platforms. And in time you can get a chance to work with them.

You should ask for referrals to a job vacancy or position

One smarter way to get a job is that you can ask someone to refer you.

You should meet people at industry and at non-profit events where you can network 

Meeting new people in your industry will increase your connections and more people would come to know you. Hence, this will increase the chances of you getting hired.

You should do research of the company

You should do complete research on the company before applying for any job roles.

Bottom line

Applying for a job vacancy online, or in person is both helpful, and has equal importance. So, do not get stuck between these two options. Do both of them and keep pursuing your dreams.


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