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Cyc elective job search


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Cyc elective job search

  1. 1. Online Job Search A CYC Electives Module 10-15-10
  2. 2. Variety of ways to search for jobs online <ul><li>Job search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Local job listing websites </li></ul><ul><li>Company website listings </li></ul><ul><li>Online staffing services </li></ul><ul><li>Government, State and City websites </li></ul><ul><li>Classified Ads on Newspaper websites </li></ul>
  3. 3. Job Search Engines <ul><li>Generally allow you to search by Keyword, Location (City state or zip) and by job category </li></ul><ul><li>Posts tips for job searching, interviewing, career development, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Can upload resume for employers to view </li></ul>
  4. 4. Exercise: <ul><li>We are now going to use a job search engine to look for a job </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone open your browser and type in </li></ul><ul><li>In the location box type in 43725 </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the types of jobs and the actual locations that come up </li></ul>
  5. 5. Local Job Listing Sites <ul><li>Much like a job search engine but usually only lists local jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Some allow you the ability to upload your resume, as well as posts tips for career development, interviewing, etc while others are strictly job openings with descriptions and contact information </li></ul>
  6. 6. Exercise: <ul><li>Now we are going to use a local job listing site to look for a job </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone go back to your browser and type in </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the left column and click on job listings, then click on Guernsey County </li></ul><ul><li>Notice that these listings are job openings in this area, with job description and contact info </li></ul>
  7. 7. Other, similar examples: <ul><li>Company website listings </li></ul><ul><li>Online staffing services </li></ul><ul><li>Government, State and City websites </li></ul><ul><li>Classified Ads on Newspaper websites </li></ul>
  8. 8. Online Job Scams: <ul><li>Unfortunately there are a lot of online job scams that may look legitimate but can be dangerous (i.e. identity theft). </li></ul><ul><li>Examples include: </li></ul><ul><li>Work at home scams </li></ul><ul><li>Government employment scams </li></ul><ul><li>Secret Shopper scams </li></ul>
  9. 9. Helpful tips to follow : <ul><li>Don’t pay a fee upfront. Most legitimate employment agencies don’t charge unless they actually succeed in getting you a job, and often it’s the new employer who pays. </li></ul><ul><li>Be cautious about emails offering help getting a job. Many unsolicited emails are fraudulent. </li></ul><ul><li>Information from: </li></ul>15
  10. 10. Helpful tips to follow : <ul><li>Know exactly what services are being offered. The company may only provide advice or help writing a resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Document all promises. Print out the information so you can prove what you were promised. </li></ul><ul><li>Information from: </li></ul>15
  11. 11. Helpful tips to follow : <ul><li>Be wary of promises to help get you a government job. If a test is required, the government usually conducts it. </li></ul><ul><li>Money-back guarantees may not be worth the paper they’re written on. Fraudulent employment services will use an endless string of excuses for why you’re not entitled to a refund. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your own research. Use the public library, newspapers, the Internet, and your state employment office. </li></ul><ul><li>Information from: </li></ul>15
  12. 12. Creative Commons License <ul><li>Curriculum content created by Connect Your Community, a project of OneCommunity , funded by the federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program . </li></ul><ul><li>This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit </li></ul>15