So you have been applying for jobs online but you are never noticed by employers.
There are only two main explanations to this: one, you are not standing out enough because your resume and cover letter are not that attractive to the hiring manager; and two, hundreds or even thousands of applicants have made submissions making you a less desirable candidate among the bunch because there are others who are more qualified to the engineering job.
Such is the con of the modern job hunting. But still, you should consider yourself lucky for the several platforms offered online, which make your job hunts a lot easier. Imagine having to find engineering work by going into companies one by one into their offices – it can be a waste of time, money, energy, and resources.
So what should you do to have a higher chances of being hired online? Engineers can do these two things:
Post your resume online
Getting a job is done in two ways: you search for it or it searches for you.
To make the latter happen, you should make yourself visible in many job hunting platforms online like LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster, and Recruiter.
Instead of calling for applications, some hiring managers opt to find engineers who have resumes available online for recruiters to check. For this, you have to make sure that you put all relevant keywords in your profiles so that you can be accessed, as well as updating your resume from time to time based on your current professional status.
Use your connections
Never be afraid to ask your engineering friends, former bosses, or professional networks about job opportunities that they could offer. Swallow that pride and look for jobs through your connections.
It is perfectly okay to land a job even not by your own merit. Your competencies and hard work are what will make you stay in the job anyway, so reach out to others if you have been unemployed and looking for a job for too long.