From the above screen you can create as many alerts as you wish and have the results emailed to you either as a summary or as the news is published (enabling you to respond quickly). You are also able to filter the search to news only (as opposed to ‘everything’) and whether the results returned are only those deemed as ‘best’ or ‘all’.
Job boards are still a very important part of the eRecruitment process. Ensuring that your profile and CV are optimised will increase your chances of being found by employers. Ways to enhance your CV include:
Scan employers websites for an eRecruitment portal. Many businesses are using online recruitment software, such as CIPHR web recruitment solution. These tools allow you to apply for roles currently available within the business and, in some cases, send speculative applications which enable the business to add you to their ‘talent pool’ of applicants.
Thoroughly read the job description before starting to apply online. Make sure you understand as much as possible about the role and what would be expected of you. If there is anything that you do not understand, or is missing from the job specification, then this can be a question you can ask at the interview.
Ensure that as many fields on the application form are completed to the best of your ability, this will show that you have taken time to complete it and are not filling out as many online applications as possible, using the minimum details required for successful submission.