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Online Job Search

  1. 1. Instructor Richard Le October 30, 2009 Online Job Search
  2. 2. Disclaimer of Endorsement <ul><li>Reference herein to any commercial websites and products does not imply endorsement by the Library </li></ul><ul><li>My views & opinions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Class Goals <ul><li>General search strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for developing keywords </li></ul><ul><li>5 job search methods </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts: </li></ul><ul><li>job sites, hotlines & books </li></ul>
  4. 4. Online Job Search <ul><li>40,000+ job search sites </li></ul><ul><li>80-90% jobs are online </li></ul><ul><li>Print classifieds are out </li></ul><ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><li>Job board (listing & bulletin) </li></ul><ul><li>Job banks (search capability) </li></ul><ul><li>Job portals (cross searching) </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient, less cost </li></ul><ul><li>Great access, remote search </li></ul><ul><li>Access to job information </li></ul>
  5. 5. Requirements <ul><li>Good computer </li></ul><ul><li>Internet connection (DSL) </li></ul><ul><li>Word process software </li></ul><ul><li>PDF reader </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Café (Wi-Fi) </li></ul><ul><li>Friend’s home </li></ul><ul><li>Other places: shopping malls, hotels, airports (access fees) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Before you begin <ul><li>Do know… </li></ul><ul><li>What you are looking for </li></ul><ul><li>Skills & abilities (keywords) </li></ul><ul><li>Company & industry </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred work location </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to a career counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Do some research yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a librarian for job info </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a friend or coworker </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Search <ul><li>KEYWORDS </li></ul><ul><li>General Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Scan job listings for keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Select job search sites </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with general terms; then specific terms </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate finds & refine search </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a list of keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Document your finds </li></ul>
  8. 9. Class website
  9. 10. Tools: Developing Keywords <ul><li>Occupational Outlook Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary & thesaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Association sites </li></ul><ul><li>Company website </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper classifieds </li></ul><ul><li>Job banks </li></ul><ul><li>Ask people </li></ul>
  10. 11. Tools: Developing Keywords
  11. 12. Three Websites <ul><li>Occupational Outlook Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>CA Occupational Guides </li></ul><ul><li>CA CareerZone </li></ul><ul><li>Look for: </li></ul><ul><li>Related or similar occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Info about the job & skills </li></ul>
  12. 13. Occupational Outlook Handbook Teacher educator instructor tutor mentor professor
  13. 14. California Occupational Guides Accountant CPA accounting manager auditor tax specialist assurance manager
  14. 15. California CareerZone Secretary office clerk admin assistant typist receptionist office manager
  15. 16. Sample Searches Developing Keywords: Office Receptionist Occupational Outlook Handbook California Occupational Guides California CareerZones Online dictionary Online translation
  16. 17. 5 Search Methods <ul><li>Use job search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Search company website </li></ul><ul><li>Direct search (Google) </li></ul><ul><li>Online newspaper listings </li></ul><ul><li>Job fairs </li></ul>
  17. 18. Method 1: Job Sites <ul><li>Gather a list of keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Use “Advanced” feature </li></ul><ul><li>Use “in-title” search </li></ul><ul><li>Use multiple keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Use discriminating terms </li></ul><ul><li>Review finds & revise search </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of good keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Use “help” for search tips </li></ul><ul><li>Know when to stop </li></ul>
  18. 19. Search Options
  19. 20. Sample Searches Receptionist Office related jobs Keywords : receptionist, secretary, office assistant Skills: greeting, answering phones, front desk Don’t want jobs : legal, medical, & court office work Search engines : Indeed; Simply Hired
  20. 21. Method 2: Company’s Website <ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google & Yahoo! Directory </li></ul><ul><li>D&B Million Dollar database </li></ul><ul><li>ReferenceUSA database </li></ul><ul><li>Look for headings </li></ul><ul><li>About us </li></ul><ul><li>Careers </li></ul><ul><li>Employments </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Employment opportunities </li></ul>
  21. 22. Company websites
  22. 23. AT&T Career Page
  23. 24. Company Search: Library Database <ul><li>D&B Million Dollar </li></ul><ul><li>Information on 1.6 million U.S. & Canadian leading businesses and companies </li></ul><ul><li>ReferenceUSA </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. business & residential telephone directories & business info </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Search: Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li> Best Buy Company </li></ul>
  24. 25. Method 3: Direct Search (Google) <ul><li>keywords site:domain </li></ul><ul><li>job careers employment site:att.com </li></ul><ul><li>Searches: </li></ul><ul><li>microsoft.com </li></ul><ul><li>bestbuy.com </li></ul><ul><li>target.com </li></ul><ul><li>macy.com </li></ul><ul><li>manager site:connect.att.jobs/careers/ </li></ul><ul><li>“ 10/??/2009&quot; &quot;san francisco&quot; </li></ul>
  25. 26. Sample Searches <ul><li>Company website: AT&T </li></ul><ul><li>Library Databases </li></ul><ul><li>D&B Million Dollar </li></ul><ul><li>ReferenceUSA </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Search: Microsoft, Best Buy Company </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Search (Google) : Keywords site:domain </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs careers employment site:att.com </li></ul><ul><li>Manager site:connect.att.jobs/careers/ “10/??/2009” “san francisco” </li></ul>
  26. 27. Method 4: Newspapers’ Job Listings <ul><li>Many local job listings </li></ul><ul><li>Use class website </li></ul><ul><li>Locate online newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Look for “Employments” or </li></ul><ul><li>“ Jobs” section </li></ul><ul><li>Use search skills & techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Use CTRL + F </li></ul>
  27. 28. Local Newspapers’ Online Job Listings
  28. 29. Method 5: Career Fairs <ul><li>Job recruitments by companies </li></ul><ul><li>Good networking opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>All day event </li></ul><ul><li>Meet HR persons </li></ul><ul><li>Bring resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Use class website </li></ul><ul><li>Locate upcoming local fairs </li></ul>
  29. 30. Sample Career Fairs
  30. 31. Search Demos <ul><li>Class website </li></ul><ul><li>Go through each section </li></ul><ul><li>Try to locate jobs you wanted </li></ul><ul><li>Answer your questions </li></ul>
  31. 32. Five Take-a-ways <ul><li>Search skills is important </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for developing keywords </li></ul><ul><li>5 search methods </li></ul><ul><li>Class website </li></ul><ul><li>Library database </li></ul>
  32. 33. Class Handouts & Evaluation <ul><li>Selected job search websites </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended books </li></ul><ul><li>Job hotlines </li></ul><ul><li>Local job careers </li></ul><ul><li>Class Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestion sheet </li></ul>

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