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