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Search strategies for successful job sourcing

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