Few things can be more frustrating or discouraging than the job search process. Your résumé disappears into a sea of applicants, and any responses from employers are either not applicable to your experience or spam. Louisiana Job Connection understands the need for a streamlined, job-matching process and provides an employment resource that is the next level in job searching.
Unlike common job boards, Louisiana Job Connection is an all-inclusive, interactive system that matches your specific skill set and work preferences with employment opportunities. Posting a résumé is made simple using the enhanced résumé portal, which provides a useful text-editing toolbar with tips for powering up your résumé. Meanwhile, gaining access and checking potential job matches can easily be done on the go with the site’s mobile-friendly interface.
Like any secure, personalized account, you’ll have to register using an email address, a secure password and security question. If you begin the process but are unable to complete your entire profile, no problem. The system will remember you by the information you’ve already entered.
Once you’ve registered, you can post your résumé. You can upload a Word document or create one manually on the site. Either way, knowing in advance what you will need will save you time and allow you to tailor your information to gain the best possible results. Your preparation contains two aspects: format and content. Formatting your résumé is made easy with the résumé portal. Provided tools and tips will guide you through properly organizing the information within your résumé. As for content, the information you provide will be vital to getting quality matches. The system’s enhanced skills engine will analyze your work history, skills and certifications to match you with potential jobs seeking your particular skill set.
Tip: Louisiana Job Connection gives you the option to upload an already completed, formatted résumé. Ensure it is saved as a .doc, .docx or .txt file. Your résumé should include text only. Once you’ve uploaded this version, you can use the system’s toolbar to format it in the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), a text editing window.
Education – Provide details about your educational background or training. Include any degrees you’ve earned and schools you’ve attended along with your graduation dates.
Employment History – You will need specific information for each position you have held, including your title and employer, the start and end dates as well as your job duties and accomplishments. Include as much information here as possible – the skills engine will analyze this information and pull skills related to your work experience. Using these skills, you will then be matched to job postings seeking your skill set.
Skills and Certifications – This section provides choices for a number of industry-specific certifications and abilities which can be added using the system’s robust skills and certifications library. Include any professional skills you’ve acquired outside of your work experience that may still be applicable to your future career. These will be analyzed by the skills engine to match you with jobs that require your particular skills and certifications.
Tip: You can also add both professional and personal references, as well as their contact information and preferences in your Profile Tab. Professional courtesy suggests that you check with your potential references prior to including them.
Once you’ve entered all your information, you can save and review your résumé. Take the time to check for:
Once you’ve completed your Louisiana Job Connection profile, your dashboard will help you to:
Louisiana Job Connection is a full-service employment hub for those looking for jobs or searching for qualified employees. It’s simple, user-friendly and efficient. Before you know it, you’ll have a résumé posted, a dashboard full of Louisiana jobs and interviews to prepare for. Complete your profile today and let Louisiana Job Connection match you with a job that’s tailored for you.