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Online Job Search

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  • 1. Instructor Richard Le Online Job Search
  • 2. Disclaimer of Endorsement
    • Reference herein to any commercial websites and products does not imply endorsement by the Library
    • My views & opinions
  • 3. Class Goals
    • General search strategy
    • Tools for developing keywords
    • 5 job search methods
    • Handouts:
    • job sites, books,
    • & class booklet
  • 4. Online Job Search
    • 40,000+ job search sites
    • 80-90% jobs are online
    • Print classifieds are out
    • Types
    • Job board (listing & bulletin)
    • Job banks (search capability)
    • Job portals (cross searching)
    • Benefits
    • Convenient, less cost
    • Great access, remote search
    • Access to job information
  • 5. Requirements
    • Good computer
    • Internet connection (DSL)
    • Word process software
    • PDF reader
    • Internet Access
    • Public libraries
    • Schools
    • Internet Café (Wi-Fi)
    • Friend’s home
    • Other places: shopping malls,
    • hotels, airports (access fees)
  • 6. Before you begin
    • Do know…
    • What you are looking for
    • Skills & abilities (keywords)
    • Company & industry
    • Preferred work location
    • Suggestions
    • Talk to a career counselor
    • Do some research yourself
    • Ask a librarian for job info
    • Ask a friend or coworker
  • 7. The Search
    • KEYWORDS
    • General Strategy
    • Scan job listings for keywords
    • Make a list of keywords
    • Select job search sites
    • Begin with general terms; then
    • specific terms
    • Evaluate finds & refine search
    • Keep a list of keywords
    • Document your finds
  • 8.  
  • 9. Class website
  • 10. 7 Tools: Developing Keywords
    • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    • Dictionary & thesaurus
    • Professional Association sites
    • Company website
    • Newspaper classifieds
    • Job banks
    • Ask people
  • 11. Tools: Developing Keywords Teacher: instructor tutor professor
  • 12. 3 Websites
    • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    • CA Occupational Guides
    • CA CareerZone
    • Look for:
    • Related or similar occupations
    • Info about the job & skills
  • 13. Occupational Outlook Handbook Teacher: educator instructor tutor mentor professor
  • 14. California Occupational Guides Accountant: CPA accounting manager auditor tax specialist assurance manager
  • 15. California CareerZone Secretary: office clerk admin assistant typist receptionist office manager
  • 16. Sample Search Developing Keywords: Office Receptionist Occupational Outlook Handbook California Occupational Guides California CareerZones Online dictionary Online translation
  • 17. 5 Search Methods
    • Use job search engines
    • Search company website
    • Direct search (Google)
    • Online newspaper listings
    • Job fairs
  • 18. Method 1: Job Sites
    • Gather a list of keywords
    • Use “Advanced” feature
    • Use “in-title” search
    • Use multiple keywords
    • Use discriminating terms
    • Review finds & revise search
    • Keep track of good keywords
    • Use “help” for search tips
    • Know when to stop
  • 19. Search Options
  • 20. Sample Search 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
  • 21. Method 2: Company’s Website
    • Tools
    • Use Google & Yahoo! Directory
    • Library database
    • Look for headings
    • About us
    • Careers
    • Employments
    • Jobs
    • Employment opportunities
  • 22. Company websites
  • 23. AT&T Career Page
  • 24. Company Search: Library Database
    • Business & Company
    • Resource Center
    • Local company info & website
  • 25. Method 3: Direct Search (Google)
    • keywords site:domain
    • job careers employment site:att.com
    • Searches:
    • microsoft.com
    • bestbuy.com
    • target.com
    • macy.com
    • manager site:connect.att.jobs/careers/
    • “ 01/??/2010" "san mateo"
  • 26. Sample Search
    • Company website: AT&T
    • Library Database
    • Business & Company Resource Center
    • Direct Search (Google) : Keywords site:domain
    • Jobs careers employment site:att.com
    • Manager site:connect.att.jobs/careers/ “01/??/2010” “san francisco”
  • 27. Method 4: Newspapers’ Job Listings
    • Many local job listings
    • Use class website
    • Locate online newspapers
    • Look for “Employments” or
    • “ Jobs” section
    • Use search skills & techniques
    • Use CTRL + F
  • 28. Local Newspapers’ Online Job Listings
  • 29. Method 5: Career Fairs
    • Job recruitments by companies
    • Good networking opportunity
    • All day event
    • Meet HR persons
    • Bring resumes
    • Use class website
    • Locate upcoming local fairs
  • 30. Sample Career Fairs
  • 31. Local Job Centers & Resources
    • Free
    • Staff assistance
    • Career & job counseling
    • Job related workshops
    • Careers exploration & testing
    • Job listings
    • Resource materials
    • Copier / Fax / printers
  • 32. Search Demos
    • Class website
    • Go through each section
    • Try to locate jobs you wanted
    • Answer your questions
  • 33. Six Take-a-ways
    • Search skills is important
    • Tools for developing keywords
    • 5 search methods
    • Class website
    • Local resources & job centers
    • Library resources
  • 34. Class Handouts & Evaluation
    • Selected job search websites
    • Recommended books
    • Local job centers
    • Class evaluation
    • Suggestion sheet

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