Job Search & CV Writing
Module D1: Information Retrieval for
Professional and Organization
Why search for a job via the Internet?
Provides access to a broad range and depth of jobs
Low search cost
Able to post resume online
Increases resume visibility
A successful job searching strategy combines
both online and offline approaches.
Job Search – Search Engines
Job search engines & job banks are useful tools
for finding jobs online
Similar to generic search engines, i.e. Google, job
Crawl the Internet for job postings
Provide a listing of jobs relevant to query
Either in browser or via email
Popular job search engine sites include:
Job Search – Job banks
Job banks are another useful tool for searching jobs
A job bank is a listing of jobs posted by employers
Allows users to search by category, keyword, or location.
Allows users to create and post resume online.
Similar to a job search engines
Popular job banks include:
America’s job bank
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
When searching for a job it is important to be
equipped with necessary tools such as
An updated resume or alternatively a curriculum
A curriculum vitae is similar to a resume, but is
primarily used when applying for academic,
education, scientific, or research positions.
Also applicable when applying for fellowships or
CV vs. Resume
Difference between a CV and a resume
Concise ; brief summation of one’s education, experience, &
Usually 1-2 pages
A CV is usually longer, at least two pages, more detailed
summation of one’s background, achievements, education,
experience, & skills.
Different CV versions for different positions, which
also applies to resumes.
Employers, especially overseas, expect to see a curriculum
vitae from job seekers applying for prominent positions or
CV Writing Tips and Info
Additional information about CV writing
Sample CV template
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