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  • 1. job hunting on the internet____________________________ arlington heights memorial library richard kong november 29, 2010 slides available at http://bit.ly/jobhunting1129
  • 2. today's agenda____________________________ finding job openings building your professional network finding information about potential employers career building resources *feel free to ask questions anytime!
  • 3. library "jobs & careers" page____________________________ http://www.ahml.info/research/jobs
  • 4. ____________________________finding job openings
  • 5. indeed____________________________ http://indeed.com
  • 6. simplyhired____________________________ http://simplyhired.com
  • 7. using email alerts____________________________ available on both indeed.com and simplyhired.com
  • 8. RSS feeds and Google Reader____________________________ available on both indeed.com and simplyhired.com
  • 9. craigslist____________________________ http://chicago.craigslist.org/jjj/
  • 10. smarter craigslist____________________________ Tip: Use RSS feeds to be the first to respond to a job ad! http://bit.ly/9lqtmH 1. Run your customized search 2. Click "RSS" link on bottom right-hand side of the page
  • 11. career builder____________________________ http://www.careerbuilder.com/
  • 12. monster____________________________ http://www.monster.com/
  • 13. freelancer____________________________ http://www.freelancer.com/
  • 14. association websites____________________________ many associations post job listings on their website search "association" + your industry name on Google "Encyclopedia of Associations" (ask at Answer Center) Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls. gov/oco/)
  • 15. company/organization websites____________________________ many companies and organizations have job listings on their website look for "careers" or "jobs" link
  • 16. government websites____________________________ http://www.usajobs.gov/ http://work.illinois.gov/ Consider federal, state, and local government jobs!
  • 17. college/university websites____________________________ Most higher ed institutions have many job openings!
  • 18. alumni networks____________________________ Most higher ed institutions have alumni job networks online!
  • 19. ____________________________ building your network
  • 20. online networking____________________________ Tips it's not what you know but who you know tell everyone you know that you are looking for a job connect with current and former co-workers, classmates, other professional contacts, friends, family be mindful of privacy settings and your public profile Networking Sites Facebook - http://facebook.com LinkedIn - http://linkedin.com Twitter - http://twitter.com Jibe - http://jibe.com http://www.flickr.
  • 21. online networking____________________________ Tips it's not what you know but who you know - get yourself out there and make connections! tell everyone you know that you are looking for a job connect with current and former co-workers, classmates, other professional contacts, friends, family be mindful of privacy settings and your public profile (don't publicly post pictures or updates that might damage your reputation) Networking Sites Facebook - http://facebook.com LinkedIn - http://linkedin.com Twitter - http://twitter.com Jibe - http://jibe.com
  • 22. learn more____________________________ LinkedIn Get Started Make your profile public Facebook Mashable Guidebook Facebook Help Twitter Mashable Guidebook Twitter Help How TO: Find a Job on Twitter Search for books at http://ahml.info/ Ask an "Answer Center" librarian for assistance!
  • 23. a few more tips____________________________ create a new email account with a professional name (i.e., not something like dabearsnumber1fan@gmail.com) create an online portfolio or blog to show off your industry expertise (http://wordpress.com is recommended) be mindful of your facebook public profile (change your facebook name if you need to) google yourself and try to remove anything embarrassing or unprofessional - think about your personal brand create a pdf version of your resume and email to yourself for quick access
  • 24. ____________________________ finding information about potential employers
  • 25. library databases____________________________ http://www.ahml.info/databases/business
  • 26. business source premier____________________________ http://www.ahml.info/databases/business *available in library and from home fulltext of more than 2,150 business publications market research reports industry reports country reports company profiles SWOT analyses
  • 27. gale directory library____________________________ http://www.ahml.info/databases/business *available in library and from home Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies Encyclopedia of Associations National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations Brands and their Companies Business Rankings Annual
  • 28. lexis nexis library express____________________________ http://www.ahml.info/databases/business *available in library and from home company profiles annual reports compare companies
  • 29. reference usa____________________________ http://www.ahml.info/databases/business *available in library and from home business and residential directory business demographics management directory company news competitors report
  • 30. ____________________________ career building resources
  • 31. Lynda.com____________________________ http://www.ahml.info/databases/jobs_and_careers *available in library and from home video tutorials on popular software social networking technology
  • 32. career cruising____________________________ http://www.ahml.info/databases/jobs_and_careers *available in library and from home career guidance self-assessment
  • 33. Ferguson's Career Guidance Center____________________________ http://www.ahml.info/databases/jobs_and_careers *available in library and from home job hunting and workplace skills career guidance industry profiles self-assessment
  • 34. Tutor.com Career Center____________________________ http://www.ahml.info/databases/jobs_and_careers *available in library and from home Connect with a certified online tutor for help with resume reviews, job search techniques, and interview preparation
  • 35. thank you!____________________________ special thanks Mike Buhmann's "Job Hunting on the Web" presentation http://www.slideshare.net/skokielibrary/job-hunting-june-2010 slides http://bit.ly/jobhunting1129 questions? Make an appointment with a librarian! http://bit.ly/ahmlappointment contact me rkong@ahml.info