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50+ Job Search

  1. 1. 50+ Job Search Online Job Search Tools at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  2. 2. Online Resources <ul><li>The Library’s resources can help you find job descriptions and keywords for your resume, and business information. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to www.ahml.info </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>There are several places on the library’s homepage to direct you to coming events </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Events </li></ul><ul><li>Library News </li></ul><ul><li>EVENTS > will direct you to </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Event Calendar </li></ul>
  4. 5. Jobs & Careers Page <ul><li>Go to Research then </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Jobs & Careers for access to many resources at the library. </li></ul>
  5. 8. JOBS AND CAREERS PAGE <ul><li>Resumes : </li></ul><ul><li>make an appointment to have your resume reviewed as an Arlington Heights resident </li></ul><ul><li>connect to a live tutor for an online chat and resume review </li></ul><ul><li>Resume Workbook to download </li></ul><ul><li>Job Skills Refresh or learn new skills. Our new database Lynda.com provides video tutorials on software, web design, social networking and other informational technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Online Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Jobs and Careers Databases for j ob descriptions and keywords </li></ul></ul>
  6. 10. Jobs and Careers Page continued <ul><li>Click on Business Databases for company information </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Websites with a Custom Search </li></ul><ul><li>New Business Books help you keep up with today’s trends </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Assessment tools </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering helps you keep your skills sharp and develop contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Wage Information </li></ul>
  7. 12. Jobs and Careers Page continued <ul><li>Networking is one of the top ways to find a job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job and Support Networking Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harper College Career Stimulus Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn How to Use LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Job Books </li></ul><ul><li>Career Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care and Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Impact After Job Loss </li></ul>
  8. 13. Online Resources <ul><li>Click on Jobs and Careers Databases for job descriptions and keywords from: </li></ul><ul><li>Career Cruising </li></ul><ul><li>Careers Internet Database (Also available in print) </li></ul><ul><li>Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois Career Resource Network </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Outlook Handbook </li></ul>
  9. 15. Career Cruising <ul><li>Self-directed tools to explore careers, education and training, and education options </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed occupation profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Employment guides for resume (paper and electronic), interview skills, letter writing, and more </li></ul><ul><li>Postings on job boards and company websites. </li></ul>
  10. 19. Career Internet Database <ul><li>Comprehensive reports of career profiles for the 21st Century based on the most up-to-date information and vocational guidance </li></ul>
  11. 24. Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center <ul><li>A comprehensive career research database </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs – information on more than 3,000 jobs and 94 industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills - helps uses learn the essentials of finding a job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources – searchable resources and directories, and videos </li></ul></ul>
  12. 28. Illinois Career Resource Center <ul><li>Information on occupations, education </li></ul><ul><li>Job search hints </li></ul><ul><li>Resume writer </li></ul>
  13. 33. Occupational Outlook Handbook <ul><li>Major reference source from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Source of career information providing training and education needed, earnings, job prospects, work you will do, along with job search tips and </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords to use in your resume </li></ul>
  14. 38. O*Net Online <ul><li>The nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more! </li></ul>
  15. 43. Online Resources for Company Information <ul><li>Company websites are one of the top ways to find job listings </li></ul><ul><li>Business resources / databases which provide the most information about a company and industry: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lexis Nexis Library Express </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ReferenceUSA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Million Dollar Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plunkett Research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click on Business Databases for access to many resources at the library. </li></ul>
  16. 47. Reference USA <ul><li>14 million U.S. businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow Page and Business White Page telephone directories </li></ul><ul><li>Annual reports </li></ul><ul><li>10-Ks and other SEC information </li></ul><ul><li>Chambers of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Business magazines, newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Industry and specialty directories </li></ul>
  17. 58. Million Dollar Directory <ul><li>National directory of 1.8 million businesses and their products </li></ul><ul><li>The Million Dollar Database provides comprehensive marketing information on both public and private companies and their executives. </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles include specialty information like executive biographies and proprietary eight-digit SIC codes. </li></ul><ul><li>The database is especially designed to help you lookup in-depth company & contact information, find new sales opportunities, conduct marketing research, and identify potential job opportunities </li></ul>
  18. 62. Lexis Nexis Library Express <ul><li>This powerful, easy-to-use, Web-based service is a unique combination of news, business, and legal information. </li></ul><ul><li>Access over 9,500 news, business, and legal sources. The news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and foreign-language sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. </li></ul>
  19. 72. Additional Resources <ul><li>Job Search Binder </li></ul><ul><li>Job Postings Binder </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs & Careers Research Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Job and career books to check out </li></ul><ul><li>Computer skill help on </li></ul><ul><li> Interactive CD-ROMs and DVDs </li></ul><ul><li>Search by keyword Excel and modify search </li></ul><ul><li>ANSWER CENTER – ASK US </li></ul><ul><li>847-506-2633 </li></ul><ul><li>11-10 </li></ul>