Employers research job seekers before contacting for an interview, so using tools like LinkedIn and Google Alerts will help catapult your profile to the top of the list.

LinkedIn and Google alerts are both free services and if you are unsure of how to create an alert or profile, ask Chapman Services Group.

We all know that LinkedIn is the largest professional network that employers and job seekers use to launch their career or find that perfect candidate to fill an open position but do you know that Google Alerts will send you an email when new entries are added to the top 10 to 50 search results for the specific search term you ask Google to monitor? Businesses are using Google Alerts to track competitors, potential customers, trademarks, copyrighted material, and many other things. Job seekers can find many uses also like companies which are their main targets and that can be advantageous to your job search.