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Job hunting on_the_internet_11_29_10

  1. 1. job hunting on the internet____________________________ arlington heights memorial library richard kong november 29, 2010 slides available at http://bit.ly/jobhunting1129
  2. 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. 3. library "jobs & careers" page____________________________ http://www.ahml.info/research/jobs
  4. 4. ____________________________finding job openings
  5. 5. indeed____________________________ http://indeed.com
  6. 6. simplyhired____________________________ http://simplyhired.com
  7. 7. using email alerts____________________________ available on both indeed.com and simplyhired.com
  8. 8. RSS feeds and Google Reader____________________________ available on both indeed.com and simplyhired.com
  9. 9. craigslist____________________________ http://chicago.craigslist.org/jjj/
  10. 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. 11. career builder____________________________ http://www.careerbuilder.com/
  12. 12. monster____________________________ http://www.monster.com/
  13. 13. freelancer____________________________ http://www.freelancer.com/
  14. 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. 15. company/organization websites____________________________ many companies and organizations have job listings on their website look for "careers" or "jobs" link
  16. 16. government websites____________________________ http://www.usajobs.gov/ http://work.illinois.gov/ Consider federal, state, and local government jobs!
  17. 17. college/university websites____________________________ Most higher ed institutions have many job openings!
  18. 18. alumni networks____________________________ Most higher ed institutions have alumni job networks online!
  19. 19. ____________________________ building your network
  20. 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. 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. 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. 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. 24. ____________________________ finding information about potential employers
  25. 25. library databases____________________________ http://www.ahml.info/databases/business
  26. 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. 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. 28. lexis nexis library express____________________________ http://www.ahml.info/databases/business *available in library and from home company profiles annual reports compare companies
  29. 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. 30. ____________________________ career building resources
  31. 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. 32. career cruising____________________________ http://www.ahml.info/databases/jobs_and_careers *available in library and from home career guidance self-assessment
  33. 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. 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. 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

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