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  • Take some time each day to hone your computer skills Get an email account at least Computers are available at the library with tutorials
  • 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 different tools available
  • Show video for employers on RealMatch
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  • Show ChicagoJobTalk job listings Show NSLS Show RefUSA Skokie Businesses
  • Look in ChicagoJobTalk.info
  • Look in ChicagoJobTalk.info
  • Look in ChicagoJobTalk.info
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  • Show connections, show connection’s connections
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  • Job Hunting on the Web What Works, What to Avoid Mike Buhmann Career Librarian Skokie Public Library
  •   the Up Side of the Web
    • For many jobs you can do almost all stages of a job search online
    • Easy to network with decision makers
    • Powerful learning guides
    • Easy to research employers
  •  the Down Side of the Web
    • Overwhelming with so many sites and so much information available
    • Job sites constantly change, new ones arrive & old ones disappear
    • More competition for jobs since multiple people can easily apply for a position posted online
    • The Internet, is there a better place to waste time?
  • Internet Toolbox
    • Organize a Job Search
    • Evaluate Careers & Industries
    • Learn new skills
    • Find Job Listings
    • Research Employers
    • Communicating & Networking
  • Survival
    • Agencies that can help:
    • Village of Skokie – Social Work Services 847-933-8208 skokie.org/HumanServicesMain.cfm Emergency financial assistance, housing, advice
    • Niles Township 847-673-9300 www.nilestownshipgov.com Food Pantry, living expense help
  • Two Great Job Websites to Get Started rileyguide.com jobsearch.about.com The Riley Guide About.com: Job Searching
  • Organize Your Time
    • Ta-Da Lists
      • tadalist.com
      • Nothing fancy, just a site to create online lists and check them off when you’re finished
  • Organize Your Time
    • JibberJobber
      • jibberjobber.com
      • Helps you stay organized by keeping track of all the steps in a job search
  • Self Evaluation Tools
      • Discovering your aptitudes, skills & desires
      • Queendom.com ( queendom.com ) Offers a variety of free personality & interest surveys
      • Keirsey Temperament Sorter ( keirsey.com ) A free personality indicator with 70 questions to rank individuals in 4 temperament groups: Artisan, Guardian, Rational, Idealist
      • RileyGuide.com – Self Assessment ( rileyguide.com/assess.html ) Provides an overview of various online self assessment tools
  • Deciding on a Career Path
      • Career Exploration Sites
      • America’s Career OneStop
      • www.acinet.org
      • US Department of Labor site with detailed information on careers & industries
      • Career Information System ilcis.intocareers.org
      • State career exploration, interesting collection of tools
  • Online Career Counseling
      • Career Center
      • Subscription Service available from Skokie Public Library
      • Available from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM at the Skokie Public Library or via the Internet with a Skokie Public Library card
      • Career counselors can assist with general job search questions, resume help, interviewing assistance.
    Direct access available at databases.skokielibrary.info
  • SPL Online Tutorials & Books Library has computers to use Library has databases with online tutorials to learn key computer programs (Excel, Access, Outlook, Word, etc.) & job skills (CDL, EMT, Praxis) Check Atomic Learning , Lynda.com or Learning Express at databases.skokielibrary.info
  • SPL Computer Classes Library has Internet classes and classes on new technology (Check Events tab at skokielibrary.info )
  • Finding Jobs
    • Career Builder careerbuilder.com
    • Monster monster.com
    • What is available from these sites?
    • Thousands of job listings both locally and from across the country
    • Allows resume posting in which employers can search for your resume
    • Constantly changing career advice & information
    • Employers pay fee to post listings and search resumes
      • Two Major Job Listing Sites
  • Finding Jobs
      • Job Listing Tools
    • You may want to start with:
    • Indeed.com
    • SimplyHired.com
    • Linkup.com
    • Jobster.com
    • These sites search across multiple job listing sites and employer sites to find job listings.
    • Simpler and easier to use than Monster & Career Builder
  • Finding Jobs
      • Alternative Job Listing Tools
    RealMatch.com Works like a dating service to match skills & experience to relevant employers. So you are only viewing jobs that are a good fit. SnagaJob.com Lists hourly and part-time jobs & provides openings for many local employers
  • Finding Jobs
      • Job Listings – Niche
    • USAJOBS usajobs.gov The US government’s official site for Federal job listings
    • Idealist.org idealist.org Idealist provides information and jobs at non-profit organizations
    • HigherEdJobs higheredjobs.com This site posts faculty, staff & executive positions at colleges & universities around the country
    • The Green Job Bank greenjobbank.com information and listings of eco-friendly jobs
    • CoolWorks coolworks.com A job board for seasonal jobs and career opportunities at national parks, ski resorts, camps, ranches, and theme parks
  • Finding Jobs
      • Job Listings – Local
    • CraigsList chicago.craigslist.org
      • Good source for local listings from smaller companies. Cost is low for posting a job ($25 vs. $475 for Monster.com). Also lists piece-meal work/gigs.
    • ChicagoJobTalk chicagojobtalk.info
      • Contains specialized job listing sites for the Chicago area
    • Check Association websites
      • For example, library jobs in the area are first listed at the RAILS library system website before being listed anywhere else. Google the industry name and “association” to find associations
  • Finding Employers
    • Employer Locator ( from Career OneStop)
      • acinet.org/employerlocator
      • Using specific search criteria, this web-based tool searches a database of nearly 12 million U.S. employers for a single employer or a list of employers. List of employers can be created using any of the four search options: Industry, Occupation, Location and Keyword
    • ReferenceUSA
      • ReferenceUSA is a library database that can create lists of companies & organizations limited by various criteria.
      • Can use in the library or via the Internet with a Skokie Public Library card. Navigate to databases.skokielibrary.info
      • Create Lists of Employers
  • 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
  • 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 :
  • Networking Groups Chicagojobtalk.org
  • Trade Shows tsnn.com
  • Job Fairs & Career Events www.ides.state.il.us
  • Networking
    • Keep a business card, a r é sum é and a promo sheet (order free business cards at VistaPrint.com)
    • Practice a 30 second elevator speech, explaining your situation, skills, and desires (use jibberjobber.com )
    • Be confident, not desperate or bitter
    • Networking is a give and take, offer help to others and you will be remembered
    Tips :
  • 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
  • Online Networking
    • Linking with just 10 people can provide you connections to hundreds
    • “ Online networking is like traditional networking, but somewhat less intimidating. If someone is on LinkedIn, they're usually willing to network."
    • Online networks help you find mentors and stay up-to-date on industry trends.
    • Many recruiters are focusing on social networking tools to find new candidates.
    Why Do It? :
  • LinkedIn Complete your profile
  • LinkedIn
    • Connect with people you know
    • Import contacts from your email list
    • Find people you went to school with
  • LinkedIn Join professional groups and participate in discussions
  • LinkedIn Search for companies to find information & contacts
  • LinkedIn Submit a question or answer someone else’s to help you develop contacts
  • 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
  • Social Networking
    • Facebook.com
    • 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
  • Facebook Check privacy settings so not everything you post can be viewed by an employer
  • Facebook Provide updates of your job search to keep contacts subtly aware that you’re still job seeking
  • Social Networking Twitter (twitter.com)
      • Microblogging service to post short messages to connections
      • Allows you to connect with people you don’t know but who have a similar interest
      • Free to register and create a profile
  • Online Resume Builders
    • Resume builders assist in building your resume, then compiles a formatted resume that can be printed
    • emurse emurse.com
    • JobSpice jobspice.com
    • Resume Bucket resumebucket.com
    • Online Resume Help from Career Center from Tutor.com Go to library databases page at databases.skokielibrary.info Upload your resume for a professional review
  • 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
  • Resume/Email Tips
    • Consider creating a Gmail account
    • Can store resumes and cover letters in Google Docs to access online
    Gmail (gmail.com )
  • Preparing for an Interview
    • Research the potential employer (talk to a librarian)
    • Research salaries in the industry and for the position
    • Practice, practice, practice
  • Research Employers
    • Google the company
    • Check these sites for company reviews
      • glassdoor.com
      • vault.com
      • LinkedIn.com
    • Use an online business directory or database (Hoovers, LexisNexis) at a library to find information on a company. Access via databases.skokielibrary.info
    • Ask a librarian for help
  • Research Salaries
    • PayScale.com payscale.com
    • indeed.com indeed.com/salary
    • JobStar www.jobstar.org
      • Contains links to variously published salary scales
  • Interviewing Practice
    • Check RileyGuide.com Interviewing section
    • Check youtube.com and search for job interviewing tips
  • Interviewing
  • Job Hunting on the Web Mike Buhmann Career Librarian Skokie Public Library Thank You Questions ?? Comments !!