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  • 1. Search Strategies for Successful Job Sourcing
    Traci Welch Moritz
    Public Services Librarian/Assistant Professor
    Heterick Memorial Library
  • 2. Search Strategy
    Ponder these questions:
    What do I want to be/do
    Where do I want to be/do it
    Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • 3. 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, A Dunn and Bradstreet Company
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Search strategy
    • Identify employers who would hire someone with your qualifications
    • 6. Desired geographic area
    • 7. Indentify open positions
    • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
    Common Sites, Google , AltaVista , , Craigslist
    Invisible Web
  • 10. Search Engines
    Niche Sites 100 Niche Search Engines
  • 11. Job Search Resources
    ONU Career Services Website
    Business Source Complete
    New York Public Library Searching for Company Information
    NewspapersLexis Nexis
    Associations unlimited
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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
    Not to replace traditional methods, but to supplement them
  • 14. 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
  • 15. Tools -- social networking
    www.facebook.comFacebook LinkedIn
    Niche social networking sites!Kickstart
  • 16. Questions?
    Traci Welch Moritz
    Heterick Memorial Library