2009 11 Finding Jobs Online


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2009 11 Finding Jobs Online

  1. 1. Finding Jobs Online Wells Branch Community Library Lisa M. Metzer, M.S. Information Sciences November 07, 2009 11:45-12:45
  2. 2. Welcome & Introductions 1. Name 2. How do you look for jobs online? 3. What you hope to learn today?
  3. 3. Class Outline <ul><li>Things to remember </li></ul><ul><li>Job search strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Internet resources </li></ul><ul><li>Job search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>JOBView </li></ul><ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  4. 4. Things to remember… <ul><li>No specific job strategy will work for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Be persistent </li></ul><ul><li>Allow extra time to conduct your search </li></ul>
  5. 5. Job Search Strategies <ul><li>Self assessment – what do I like? </li></ul><ul><li>Where to look – job listings, job fairs, career services, Texas Workforce Commission, internet resources </li></ul><ul><li>Research the employer/company </li></ul><ul><li>Network – friends/family, colleagues, professional organizations, volunteer, information interviews </li></ul>
  6. 6. Internet Resources <ul><li>Employer/company Web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Professional organizations & associations Web sites </li></ul><ul><li>College Web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Job search engines </li></ul>
  7. 7. Monster.com Online resume posting Job search alerts Narrow your search Career tools & advice Communities & discussions
  8. 8. Indeed.com Meta search engine (many job search engines) Salary search Job trends Forums & discussion
  9. 9. USA.gov Education & training Finding a job US government jobs Volunteer opportunities Workplace issues
  10. 10. CareerBuilder Find jobs Job recommendations Post a resume Job alerts Advice & resources
  11. 11. Yahoo Hot Jobs Job search Create a job alert Post a resume Career tools
  12. 12. SimplyHired Rate jobs Research salaries Add jobs to a map View company profiles
  13. 13. LinkedIn.com Search for jobs Connect with like-minded people Share information & opportunities Used by over 50 million professionals (linkedin.com, 11-05-2009)
  14. 14. Craigslist Find your city Look under jobs Look under your job category
  15. 15. Activity! 1. Pick three (3) job search engines 2. Look for the same type of job in all 3 search engines (for example librarian, secretary, or construction worker)
  16. 16. What is JOBView? <ul><li>Handy new tool for job seekers </li></ul><ul><li>Pulls together job openings within the state of Texas as well as the rest of the country </li></ul><ul><li>You can print, email, and text job descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>No registration or login required </li></ul><ul><li>Updated daily </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>
  17. 17. Other Features <ul><li>Job searches can be statewide or limited to a specific city. </li></ul><ul><li>You may look for employment within a set distance from the center of a chosen city. </li></ul><ul><li>Search only for hourly and part-time positions. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for jobs in specific categories such as Accounting and Finance, Construction/Trades, Government/Military, etc. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Getting Started <ul><li>Click on the screen to begin </li></ul><ul><li>Select geographic area (city, state) </li></ul><ul><li>Select job type/category </li></ul>
  19. 19. Moving Around <ul><li>Click to open a job description </li></ul><ul><li>Arrows (left, right, down, up) </li></ul><ul><li>Buttons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Previous screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New job search </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Activity 1. Look for the same kind of job in JOBView as you searched for in the job search engines. 2. What do you notice?
  21. 21. Summary <ul><li>Things to remember </li></ul><ul><li>Job search strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Internet resources </li></ul><ul><li>Job search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>JOBView </li></ul><ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  22. 22. Take Away! <ul><li>What the most useful thing you learned today? </li></ul>