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Searching for Jobs Online

on 18 November 2020

​The Internet has completely changed the ways and means of job searching. It has created a neutral (and easily reached) ground where employers and job seekers can seek each other in complete anonymity with just the click of a button.

How do you search for jobs online effectively?

The internet can provide you with a multitude of tools to make your search less frustrating and more knowledgeable. Amongst other things you can find :

  • Tips for choosing the right job and career;

  • Techniques for preparing, and samples of, CVs and covering letters for any job;

  • Interviews-related resources;

  • Salary trends, and company and industry research.

However, the internet should not be regarded as a sure-fire way of landing a job. Contacting a recruitment agency in Malta may prove to be more effective.

Submitting your resume online

The internet has also changed the way CVs and application letters are sent to employers and recruiters. For frequent submission of CVs online, it might be worth considering having your own homepage depicting your CV. (It only takes a few hours to learn enough HTML for such a task). The link to your site can then be sent together with a personalised email.

Some sites, especially those operated by employment/recruitment agencies, also provide a form which can be filled in and submitted online.

Searching for job sites

Once your CV is ready for online submission, you should start looking for the right sites where to submit it. Whilst at first this may seem a daunting and time-consuming task, the more you do it, the better you’ll get. Go through search engines, directories, banner links, until you have collected a comprehensive list of chosen sites that list your favourite jobs. Submit your CV to those job sites that most apply to your situation.

If you work for a big corporation, and are worried about confidentiality, make sure they have a privacy statement. In this privacy statement (sometimes referred to as a privacy policy) you will find all details regarding how personal information is handled).

What job search engine is best?

These are excellent one-stop sites to start from. They usually have a broad range of jobs related resources, in various fields. At these sites you can usually :

  • Search for jobs and employers/recruiters;

  • Research companies, industries, and employers;

  • Read reference material such as articles, or even purchase books;

  • Submit your CV and/or situations wanted;

  • Take part in newsgroups, bulletin boards, and/or chat rooms;

  • Explore various career and study opportunities.

Speciality sites

These sites usually do not offer many bells and whistles, but are specialised in a particular industry. From Computers to Engineering, from Healthcare to Managerial, many of these sites offer job-oriented resources. Just be sure to explore the site, before submitting your CV or any other kind of personal information.

Regional sites

Whilst sites divided in cities are not really much of a factor for the Maltese Islands, they are for those looking for jobs overseas. You can find sites that provide you with all the resources mentioned above, but customised for specific countries, provinces or cities.

The future of jobs

​Similar to Darwin’s Theory on the evolution of man, due to technological, economic and social changes certain jobs are dying while others are thriving. Whether you’re starting your job search for careers in Malta now or in a few years’ time, it’s crucial to understand that technology has an unwavering impact both for today’s and tomorrow’s jobs.

The list below includes jobs that are growing in popularity right now and others that are forecast to be in-demand in the coming 5 to 10 years.

  1. App Developer

Why become an app developer? Check the palm of your hand for the answer. The proliferation of mobile technology is driving demand for development of new applications of all kinds, from news and games to music and social media. Systems software developers, who create the operating systems for computers and mobile devices, are also poised for prosperity.

  1. Information Security Analyst

Increasing digital threats are pushing all companies to hire IT experts to strengthen up their information security. You will also be able to find job opportunities in the medical sector, where the tendency is to move to protect patients’ privacy as well.

What technology jobs are in demand in Malta? Find a plethora of tech jobs here: IT jobs in Malta

  1. Physical Therapist

The age of baby boomers are also a boom for those working in physical therapy. Many more physical therapists will be needed in the field to care for their aliments and to lead them through to rehabilitation.

  1. Accountants and Auditors

All companies, irrespective of size, and all self-employed individuals, will need an accountant’s or auditor’s expertise at some point. Due to this reality, accountants and auditors are always in demand. For those that have an affinity for numbers, this career path will guarantee your job security because of several factors which have contributed to the increase in demand of the professionals in the field.

What kind of careers are available to accountants? Browse through hundreds of finance, accounting & banking jobs in Malta here: accountant jobs malta

  1. Social Media Specialist

There is no denying the massive effect that social media has on brand awareness and exposure. That is why many companies are now looking to recruit an in-house social media specialist or outsource this skill. Social media roles have skyrocketed over the past couple of years, and no marketing team is complete without having one on board.

  1. Market Research Analyst

Big data is giving a massive boost to this profession. Market research analysts help companies navigate an increasingly competitive business landscape by crunching numbers and studying market conditions and consumer behaviour. With the analyses that they provide, they can develop an effective marketing strategy, which may include setting appropriate prices and choosing advantageous store locations.

Which is best website for job search?

VacancyCentre (VC) is a well-established recruitment company in Malta servicing organisations talent resource requirements across a range of technical and specialist disciplines across key service industries within Finance, Compliance & Technology. Do not hesitate to speak to us at [email protected]

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