Searching For Jobs On The Internet.NewPresentation Transcript
By: Bottom of the Roster Maria D’Ambrosio, Sean Norton, Diana Ospina, Amalia Ruiz, Adam Shakour, Jacqueline Weiss Searching for Jobs on the Internet
Goals of the Project
To demonstrate how technology changes the way we look at the traditional sense of job hunting (as opposed to the past- newspapers, door-to-door)
To show how we live in a world of technology and students and job searchers must keep up with the trends
To demonstrate the pros and cons of using the internet job search.
To illustrate how technology has become a large part of our lives, and not only through "Facebook."
History and Information about Online Job-Hunting Sites
Most Regularly Visited Sites
What is Linkedin.com?
Linkedin.com is known as the “Professional Facebook.” It is the new and best way to find past and present colleagues and classmates quickly. It also helps in discovering inside connections when seeking a job or new business opportunity. The biggest advantage is that users’ networks are filled with industry experts that are willing to share advice.
Linkedin.com: Background Information
Created in 2002 and launched in 2003
The site is business oriented and is used mainly for “professional networking”
Currently, the site has over 38 million users in over 200 countries and territories over the world, and also contains over 170 industries.
The purpose is to become a member and then become friends with people you know. You then become friends with your friends’ friends, expanding your own network.
A new member joins LinkedIn approximately every second, and about half of members are outside the U.S.
Linkedin.com: What you can do
Change and update your personal information
Search and be introduced to potential clients, experts, etc.
Work on projects or problem solving tasks
Find or be found for business opportunities
Take part in discussions in private groups
Make new connections
Post job listings
Linkedin.com: Pros and Cons
Access to a numerous amount of people
Keeps with the technology age we live in today
Establishing a network can be difficult for users that do not know a lot of people
Not the best site for recent college graduates, more for already established professionals
Users can only be successful if connections are established
The site is not user-friendly
Careerbuilder.com: Background Information
Founded in 1994 and was originally named NetStart Inc. which hosted the CareerBuilder Software
Makes up a 34% market share of on-line job hunting websites
Averages 23 million visitors a month
Statistics on Careerbuilder.com
In the last 30 days:
3951 jobs were listed on Careerbuilder.com within 30
miles of Madison, NJ
1033 in management
51 in real estate
3 in grocery
713 jobs were listed within 5 miles of Lincoln Park, NJ
43 in accounting
2 in journalism
In the last 24 hours:
313 jobs were posted in New York City
71 in information technology
39 in engineering
33 in health care
3 in construction
Careerbuilder.com: Pros and Cons
Large number of jobs offered on the site
Almost any industry you could think of
Great brand recognition can lead to more employers posting job opportunities
Too many junk postings
Search needs to be extremely detailed to find a job in the sector you want
Large amount of visitors leads to more competition for short list of jobs
History of Monster.com
Origin of monster resulted from Jeff Taylor in 1994 with the name monster board
In 1999 the name of Monster.com derived
Used to narrow down searches to target individuals preferred field
Makes connections with employers and employees to make ideal career matches
Steps to Creating an Account
Go on monster.com website
Click on sign up
Provide them with your email
Put your name and location
Your career status and education level
Finally, click on join and you will be an instant member
Facts about Monster.com
Site ranked 20 most visited sites on the internet
Operates in 36 countries
Individuals resumes are viewed by organizations and employers
Leading global careers website with over 12 million visitors
Growing rapidly in India
Has over 41 million resumes on its site
What Monster.com has to offer
Monstermoving.com teamed up with Monster.com and helps people who are seeking job changes
Military.com is also owned by Monster.com
Helps build resumes and cover letters
Lists career fairs
Helps with interview skills, job salaries and benefits, job tips, and retirement plans
Opinions on Monster.com
The application asks you a series of questions based upon what type of work you are looking for.
After the new user has completed this,you are then given the option to make a resume using the site itself or you can easily upload one you have already made from your own computer.
After your account has been made, depending on how you answered the questions in the application, you will be sent e-mails or receive phone calls from companies who reviewed your resume & think you could be a possible candidate to hold a position with them.
I found that I was getting feedback from employers that I was not very interested in working for, or I did not meet the requirements on an educational level yet.
My advice to anyone in the process of joining Monster is to thoroughly fill out the questions and think about each one before you commit to an answer & to not be too broad with your job interests.
The site does not target every career spectrum effectively; it is more beneficial in one area than others.
Our Goal: To find out if job-hunting websites are really successful
Questions about Online Sites
Have you ever used an on-line job hunting site?
If not how do you search for jobs?
What are your experiences with these sites?
Were these sites helpful?
What is your opinion about job hunting sites?
With this economy how do you think you will fair in finding a job?
Answers about Online Sites
Some said that they have had positive experiences with these sites and have even gotten job interviews through these sites but others believe that it could be better organized and stated that they do not target their specific necessities. One individual stated that he does not use these sites at all and sticks to the newspaper classified to job hunt and that it is really helpful for him.
As stated above some have found it beneficial and others do not think as highly of the site because they have not found any interesting jobs or have not been helped through the sites that they have used.
The individuals who stated that it was useful and beneficial only commented that sometimes these sites do not always allow or have a lot of opportunities for job hunting, limits opportunities and that if they do find something that interests them and which they qualify for to make sure to personally send in a resume so that chances of being employed can be enhanced than those who just send in a resume through email additionally they stated that either way having a cover letter always increases ones chances for the job.
Individuals believed that with this economy finding a job is extremely hard and that people who are more competent for the job will be more prone to receiving it and that their are less chances for corporations/organizations to hire an individual with minimal experience in ones field not because they do not want to offer learning experience but they do not want to lose profit and employ individuals who have any possibility of being incompetent for the employment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwmNetWXUZc What do FDU Students Think??
It’s Who You Know
We cannot rely only on technology when searching for a job.
Social networks must be established: both strong and weak ties are necessary.
It is the combination of social capital and the ability to use the internet that seems to be most successful when looking for a job.