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My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, “The Online Trap.”

I’ll admit it; I’m an online junkie.

I’ve been on the Internet practically every day since its invention. I studied computers in college and had a long career as an online marketer.

I love the Internet. It’s a window into so many things. You can learn a new language online. You can make new friends. You can even order new furniture. Just about anything you could possibly need or want, you can find online.

The one place where we tend to exaggerate just how much the Internet can help us is in the job application process. Companies love to tell candidates, “Apply online. If we like your application, we’ll be in touch.” And, it seems easy, right? Sites like LinkedIn give us options to apply with just one click. Companies have entire websites and systems dedicated to this process that they’ve spent a lot of time and money to develop, so applying online would seem to make sense.

To read my entire article, and to find out how you can make sure your resume gets seen, visit the Memphis Daily News website here.



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