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Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
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Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
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Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
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Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
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Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010
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Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010


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Internet Job Search program for Wauconda Public Library

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  • All aspects of this process must be honed in order to find a job Find what parts you need to work on.
  • RileyGuide How to Job Search A to Z Job Index - Arborists Show Work at Home Moms – Work at Home Jobs Show Career Planning – Career Choice/Change – Action Plans Show Job Searching – How to Find a Job – Ten Steps to Find a New Job Show Job Searching – Sign up for newsletter Show Job Searching - Forum Subscribe to Allison Doyles Blog
  • Prioritize time Networking Work on LinkedIn Profile Examine new jobs in my field Search Job Listings Find local companies that are interesting
  • Start the Keirsey exam Show Queendom under Other Tools
  • Career OneStop Browse Occupations – Business – Credit Analyst Job Search – Create Plan – Job Hunting Schedule – Organization Illinois Career Resource Network Check Career Click – Show Projections – Wages for region Career Information System – Occupations – Architect (Video, Interview)
  • Academic Degree Programs in IL Show Library Science (Mention Illinois Career Resource Center also does this) RWM Show Jewelry – Fashion Design
  • Take some time each day to hone your computer skills Get an email account at least Computers are available at the library with tutorials
  • Periodically update resume on these sites which will signal employers that you are still actively searching
  • Show Librarian search in Indeed and SimplyHired show the salary – forum – etc
  • Show ChicagoJobTalk job listings Show NSLS Show RefUSA Skokie Businesses
  • Look in
  • Show connections, show connection’s connections
  • Research potential employer Find company website Troll through web using search engine Search for articles on company using index. Use local newspaper index (Tribune) for blurbs. Sometimes even obituaries can be helpful. Research what others in the industry are making Do an information interview with someone at the company to get the inside scoop. Prepare a list of questions to ask the interviewer to show your interest and to limit dead time.
  • – Look at Nike
  • Show Monty Python video
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    • 1. Job Hunting on the Web Your Internet Toolbox Mike Buhmann Career Librarian Skokie Public Library
    • 2. Survival !
      • Agencies that can help:
      • Wauconda Chamber of Commerce
        • Quick Phone Guide
          • quick_phone_guide.aspx
        • Phone numbers to area agencies that can help
      • Wauconda Township 847-673-9300
        • Social workers, provides food, shelter and emergency relief for needy people
      • IDES (Unemployment Office) 847-543-7400 800 Lancer Lane, Grayslake,
        • Information on unemployment and training grants
      • COBRA (continuation of Health Care)
        • Latest information on continuation of health care coverage
    • 3.  the Down Side of the Web
      • Overwhelming with so much information available
      • Websites change constantly
      • Multiple people can easily apply for a position (even if not qualified)
      • Is there a better place to waste time?
    • 4. Internet Toolbox
      • Tools for:
      • Organizing a Job Search
      • Evaluating Careers & Industries
      • Finding Job Openings
      • Researching Employers
      • Communicating & Networking
      • General Job Search Advice
    • 5. The Job Search Process
      • Deciding on a Career Path
      • Discover your aptitudes, skills & desires
      • Career exploration (what types of careers are out there)
      • Training, education & experience
      • Finding Potential Employers
      • Job leads
      • Networking
      • Researching Employers
      • Find employer information
      • Salary range for the position
      • Connecting with Employers
      • R é sum é s & references
      • Interviewing skills
    • 6. Two Great Job Websites To Get Started: The Riley Guide Jobs & Careers
    • 7. Organize Your Time
      • Ta-Da Lists
        • Nothing fancy, just a site to create online lists and check them off when you’re finished
    • 8. Organize Your Time
      • JibberJobber
        • Helps you stay organized by keeping track of all the steps in a job search
    • 9. Self Evaluation Tools
        • Discovering your aptitudes,skills & desires
          • What types of careers fit your personality
        • – Self Assessment
          • Provides an overview of online self assessment tools
    • 10. Deciding on a Career Path
        • Career Exploration Sites
        • America’s Career OneStop
          • US Dept of Labor site with detailed information on careers & industries
        • Illinois Career Resource Network
          • State career exploration site providing information on careers and their outlooks
    • 11. Deciding on a Career Path
        • Training & Education
        • Academic Degree Programs in IL
          • Search for colleges in Illinois that offer degrees or coursework in various fields
        • RWM Vocational Schools Database
          • Information on certificate or degree programs by field for state licensed or accredited colleges
          • Provides an overview of federal grant money for training. Contact the local IDES office for more information
          • 847-543-7400
    • 12. Computer Tutorials & Books
      • Library has computers to use and practice on
      • Library offers classes to help you learn computer applications
      • Library has books for self learners
      • Take a class at a Community College (networking opportunity)
    • 13. Finding Employers
        • Three Major Job Sites
      • Career Builder
      • Monster
      • HotJobs
      • What is available from these sites?
      • Thousands of job listings both locally and from across the country
      • Resume posting in which employers can search for your resume
      • Career advice & information
      • Trying to become one stop shops with all types of information & resources
    • 14. Finding Employers
        • Job Listing Tools
      • You may want to start with:
      • These sites search across multiple job listing sites and employer sites with job listings.
      • For a complete selection of job listing sites go to:
    • 15. Finding Employers
        • Job Listings – Local
      • CraigsList
        • Good source for local listings from smaller companies. Cost is low for posting a job ($25 vs. $475 for Also lists piece-meal work/gigs.
      • ChicagoJobTalk
        • Contains specialized job listing sites for the Chicago area
      • MCC Job Journal
        • Local job listings provided by McHenry County Community College
      • Check Association websites
        • For example, library jobs in the area are first listed at area agencies such as North Suburban Library System NSLS
      • Check Websites of Employers in region
        • For example, Northwestern University hires hundreds of positions
        • Use ReferenceUSA or Hoovers to find companies
    • 16. Finding Employers
        • Job Listings – Niche
      • (seasonal jobs)
      • (non-profit jobs)
      • (jobs for teens)
      • (jobs for college students & recent grads)
      • (executive level jobs)
      • (jobs for older adults)
      • (jobs & guidance for women)
      • For more niche sites check the
      • RileyGuide
    • 17. Networking
      • Enlisting multiple people to assist in a job search is better than looking alone
      • Most jobs are not filled through job listings
      • Even jobs that are listed are sometimes filled from within or through recommendations
      • People are more apt to hire someone they know or who has been personally recommended
    • 18. Networking
      • Think of every face-to-face encounter as a networking opportunity
      • Take a class
      • Join an association
      • Attend trade shows
      • Attend job fairs in the area
      • Join area career support & networking groups
      • Use online networking tools such as FaceBook & LinkedIn
      How to:
    • 19. Job Fairs, Networking Groups & Trade Shows
    • 20. Networking
      • Tips:
      • Keep a business card, a r é sum é and a promo sheet ( offers professional business cards for a nominal fee)
      • Practice a 30 second elevator speech, explaining your situation, skills, and desires
      • Be confident, not desperate or bitter
      • Networking is a give and take, offer help and you will be remembered
    • 21. Online Networking
      • In a Recent Survey:
      • Nearly two-thirds of executives interviewed believe professional networking websites
        • -- like LinkedIn –
        • will prove useful in finding job candidates in the next three years
    • 22. Online Networking
      • Why Do It?:
      • Linking with just 10 people can provide you connections to hundreds
      • “ Online networking is similar to traditional networking, but somewhat less intimidating. If someone is on LinkedIn, they're usually willing to network."
      • An advanced-search feature can find people by company, title, industry, geographic region, etc.
      • Online networks help you stay up-to-date on industry trends and find mentors
    • 23. Online Networking (LinkedIn)
    • 24. Online Networking (LinkedIn) Reconnect with former colleagues and classmates
    • 25. Online Networking (LinkedIn)
    • 26. Online Networking (LinkedIn)
    • 27. Online Networking
      • Tips:
      • Copy relevant information from your resume to your LinkedIn profile
      • Put relevant keywords in your profile to help potential employers find you
      • Get recommendations, to an employer these are references in advance
      • Create a LinkedIn signature for your email that links directly to your LinkedIn profile
      • Don't post anything you wouldn't want an employer to see.
      • Don't stop networking once you have a job. Savvy job seekers continue to cultivate their networks
    • 28. Social Networking
      • Informal & fun site for keeping touch with friends
      • Maintain contact with people you probably would lose touch with
      • Be careful of information that employers may see
    • 29. Online Networking
      • Professional Networking Sites
      • LinkedIn (
      • Plaxo (
      • ZoomInfo (
      • Social Networking Sites
      • FaceBook (
      • MySpace (
      • Twitter (
    • 30. Online Resume Builders
      • Resume builders assist in building your resume, then compiles a formatted resume that can be printed
      • emurse
      • JobSpice
      • Resume Bucket
    • 31. Resume/Email Tips
      • Open an email account just for job searching, keep the name professional
      • Email copies of your resume & cover letter to yourself and save in a folder
      • Keep a list of bulleted items in a folder to modify resume for specific jobs
      • Try an Online Resume at VisualCV
    • 32. Resume/Email Tips VisualCV Resume
    • 33. Preparing for an Interview
      • Research the potential employer (talk to a librarian)
      • Research salaries in the industry and for the position
      • Practice, practice, practice
    • 34. Research Employers
      • Google the company
      • Check these sites for company reviews
      • Use an online business directory or database (Hoovers, LexisNexis) at a library to find information on a company
      • Make discrete private investigations (Visit the location, talk to employees, find a contact through networking)
      • Ask a librarian for help
    • 35. Research Salaries
      • JobStar
      • /salary
    • 36. Interviewing Practice
      • Check Interviewing section
      • Check and search for job interviewing tips
    • 37. Interviewing
    • 38. Job Hunting on the Web THANK YOU ! Questions ? Comments ? Presentation available online at: Mike Buhmann Career Librarian Skokie Public Library
    • 39. The Changing Online Job Search
      • The Past:
      • Good for tech positions
      • Job postings mimicked the Sunday newspaper on a few sites
      • Email a new contact tool
      • Good for tech savvy people to get an upper hand in the job market
      • Currently:
      • Many job listings on many sites
      • Many people often unqualified, respond to job ads
      • Many tools for networking with other job seekers
      • Easy to research companies & for companies to research applicants