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    • Search Strategies for Successful Job Sourcing
      Traci Welch Moritz
      Public Services Librarian/Assistant Professor
      Heterick Memorial Library
    • Search Strategy
      Ponder these questions:
      What do I want to be/do
      Where do I want to be/do it
      QuintessentialCareers
      Occupational Outlook Handbook
    • Job searches
      Know thyself
      Aim for the right target
      Be assertive and proactive
      Do some sleuthing
      Work the network
      Get professional help
      Be temporarily flexible
      Say it clearly
      Keep careful records
      Be persistent
      Courtesy of AllBusiness.com, A Dunn and Bradstreet Company
    • Search Strategy
      Boolean Searching
      What is it
      How to use it
      See Handouts tab in MRKT 434 Research Guide
      Searching on the Internet
      Full use of operators
      Implied use with keyword searching
      Template with predetermined language
    • Search strategy
      • Identify employers who would hire someone with your qualifications
      • Desired geographic area
      • Indentify open positions
      • Research company
    • How to: Search WWW
      Self publishing medium
      Almost too much information available at one time
      Most view only first couple screens
      Little stable terminology used, jargon often used
      Credibility, how do you tell?
      Researching is not like surfing, you must focus and prepare good search strategy
      http://www.internettutorials.net/
    • Search Engines
      Don’t just Google everything. It’s a great resource but there are others which could prove more effective for your search
      MetaSearch Engines, Clusty
      and Dogpile
      and www.MetaCrawler.com
      Common Sites, Google , AltaVista , www.hotjobs.Yahoo.com , Craigslist
      www.altsearchengines.com
      Invisible Web
    • Search Engines
      Niche Sites 100 Niche Search Engines
      www.jobsinlogistics.com
      www.computerwork.com
      www.jobsinthemoney.com
      www.greatinsurancejobs.com
      www.jobscience.com
      www.jobs4hr.com
      www.jobs.searchenginewatch.com
      www.LatPro.com
    • Job Search Resources
      ONU Career Services Website
      Business Source Complete
      New York Public Library Searching for Company Information
      Hoovers
      NewspapersLexis Nexis
      Associations unlimited
    • Other helpful resources
      123 Relocation
      Government employment and wage estimations
      Professional and Trade Associations and Labor Unions
      Learning Express Library
      How to use Linked In
      List of social websites
      Getting organized
      Click and Clean your Online Profile
      Dissertations and Theses
      Ohio Hiring Management System
    • Tools -- social networking
      Things to consider
      60% of people find jobs through networking
      Way to make contacts and reduce time involved, no more “cocktail parties”
      More connections you make, the more chances you have to find out about jobs
      DIVERSITY
      Not to replace traditional methods, but to supplement them
    • Tools -- social networking
      If it’s accessible, it’s possible a for prospective employer/grad school to find it
      MySpace and Facebook; what do you have posted?
      Consider whether to post an address for a blog or personal webpage on a resume/application or not
      Personal webpage can be a help if you are looking for work
    • Tools -- social networking
      www.facebook.comFacebook
      www.linkedin.com LinkedIn
      www.monsternetworking.comMonsternetworking
      www.jobster.comJobster
      www.myworkster.comMyworkster
      Niche social networking sites
      www.kickstart.yahoo.comYahoo!Kickstart
      www.viralcommerce.comViralCommerce
    • Questions?
      Traci Welch Moritz
      t-moritz@onu.edu
      2473
      Heterick Memorial Library
      www.onu.edu/library
      IM