Using a job bidding site
Upload your profile photo
Do this first, before you start bidding for jobs. Uploading a photo for your profile makes you appear real believable and online. A photo is definitely preferable over an avatar or any other kind of image. A business logo is acceptable if you are operating as a group rather than an individual. This means that you have staff under you (the administrator of the job site account).
State your services clearly
You should be specific rather than generic. Break it down where relevant. Your services will be perceived to be more valuable and you stand out better among other job seekers.
Get your skills tested
Most job sites let you test your skills at your own pace. Some of the tests are free while others are not. Choose the ones that are relevant to the services you are offering. Begin with the free ones. Check if you are allowed to retake a test. Find out the allowable time interval between when it was last taken and when it can be retaken. You should of course, aim for tests where you will score highly.
Be easy to contact
Make it easy and convenient to contact you by including several contact information. Include as many ways to contact you as possible, where allowed by the job site. This restriction is lifted if you become a paid member.
Using a job board
How to search for jobs
You can browse through the job categories and drill down that way, or use the (site internal) search engine. For instance, if you are looking for jobs in IT, you may key in 'IT agencies' or 'recruitment IT'. If you have a specific location in mind, you may key in 'IT jobs Wales', 'IT jobs London', 'IT recruitment UK', etc. You can do all this without signing up.
How to get email alerts
Signing up for a free account however, will allow you to receive email alerts for jobs that match your profile. You can also upload your resume, making it easy to apply for jobs on the board.
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