Jobs revised march 2012

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  • Created by Lisa Lindsay of Fresno County Public Library. November 2011 This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike Licensed. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/1.0/ or send a letter to creative commons, 559 North Abbott Way Stanford California 94305, USA
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  • A company can pay extra when listing in the newspaper to be listed in these type of sights so be aware of duplicate postings, particularly on indeed.com since it’s purpose is to pull from other places (expect duplicates).
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  • Emphasize scams. Do some demos.
  • To login and show an account you can use login: sunpatron and pswd 1lovebooks but don’t give this out to patrons. Explain they will have to create an account that include a ssn, leave that up to them but don’t do it on site. Just jump in and show them what they find and let them decide later if they want to create an account. Watch for fakeout sites like caljobs.com
  • Jobs revised march 2012

    1. 1. Online Job HuntingC.L.U.E.ComputerLiteracyUnlocksEverything Brought to you by Fresno County Public Library written by Lisa Lindsay, MLIS
    2. 2. Class Goals • Today you will: 1. Learn why looking for a job online is important. 2. Learn what websites are helpful to jobseekers. 3. Learn what resources are available for general advice about finding a job.03/21/13 2
    3. 3. Why look online? • Newspaper classifieds do not include anywhere close to the total number of jobs available. • Employers want employees who know how to use a computer so they are weeding out those who don’t know how to use a computer by only listing online. • In a difficult job market, employers may not need to do anything but list current openings on their own website to get qualified applicants.03/21/13 3
    4. 4. The Biggest Sites You’ll want to familiarize yourself with one of the big sites and frequent it regularly to check for new posts. • Careerbuilder.com • Monster.com • Indeed.com03/21/13 4
    5. 5. Tips for Using Sites Like Careerbuilders.com • If you are visiting a website regularly, always use the Advanced Search • Make sure to limit your search under “posted within” so you don’t get repeats from before .” • These sites often have items also listed in fresnobee.com/jobs03/21/13 5
    6. 6. Hourly and entry level jobs fresno.craigslist.org • Organized like a classified ad • If you are only given the option to email that means you must follow up that way so make sure you have an appropriate email address • It’s free for an employer to post here so you’ll find plenty of jobs here that aren’t on the big sites • Be careful of scams. Anything that sounds too good to be true is just that03/21/13 6
    7. 7. CalJOBS • http://www.caljobs.ca.gov (choose jobseeker) • You have to create an account to even browse here but it’s free for employers to post so there’s a lot to find • Same content as what you see displayed at local career centers03/21/13 7
    8. 8. LinkedIn • Use for professional networking as well as job hunting • 150 Million Users (2 new users per second) • Users can apply to jobs directly03/21/13 8
    9. 9. Additional Resources to Utilize • Library books on everything from resumes, interviews etc. Explore the College & Career section. • Meet one-on-one with FCPL’s Jobs Services Librarian (600-6232) • Learning Express -- practice tests (civil service, GED, etc.), resume tips, computer tutorials • Job Now! – resume feedback, career coaching and more.03/21/13 9
    10. 10. With remaining time • Additional Questions? • Create an account with any of the sites we covered • Do some practice searches • Try Learning Express or Job Now!03/21/13 10
    11. 11. Creative Commons License • Written March, 2012 by Lisa Lindsay of Fresno County Public Library with sites found in the article “Surviving Recession / Finding a Job – Job Hunting? Take a safari to these sites” March 22, 2009 in the Sacramento Bee. • Template from a workshop created by N. Riesgraf for the Hibbing Public Library. • This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike Licensed. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/03/21/13 11

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