Job Searching Online


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How to get a membership and search for jobs on Monster and other online job sites.

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  • We have a how-to sheet for the three most popular e-mail sites: Yahoo, Hotmail, and Gmail. I recommend Gmail.
  • You can use the “Tab” key to get from blank space to black space. Pay attention to what they are asking for, so you don’t make a mistake!
  • You’ll want to use “Copy and Paste” if you have already created your resume on a website like Michigan Works!
  • Most resume/job search sites, like Monster and Career Builder, work the same way. Sign up for an account, post your resume, and start looking. They will also send you e-mails when jobs are posted that match your search.
  • Mlive is in association with the Ann Arbor News, The Advance, The Bay City Times, The Flint Journal, The Grand Rapids Press, The Jackson Citizen-Patriot, The Kalamazoo Gazette, The Muskegon Chronicle, and the Saginaw News, as well as several local Business Review newspapers.
  • You don’t have to register here, or on Craigslist, but you can if you want to receive e-mails from the site that might help with your job search.
  • ALA = American Library Association AAUP = American Association of University Professors PHCC = Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU CHOOSE TO LOOK! SOME SITES ARE NOT AS BUSY OR TRUSTWORTHY AS OTHERS!
  • Job Searching Online

    1. 1. Job Searching 101: Preparing a resume and searching for jobs online Part Two: How to Search Online Warren Public Libraries 1 City Square, Suite 100 Warren, Michigan 48093 (586) 751-0770
    2. 2. Join Communities and Websites <ul><li>Try both communities that specialize in jobseeking (Monster, Careerbuilder), and those that offer other advertisements (Craigslist, Mlive) </li></ul>
    3. 3. How do I join a community? <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Sign Up!” </li></ul>
    4. 4. Joining a Community <ul><li>Almost every site online will require you to have an e-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>*TIP* Make sure your e-mail sounds professional or respectable. Many companies screen out by e-mail address. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Signing Up… <ul><li>Fill in the blanks: </li></ul>
    6. 6. Put Your Resume Online <ul><li>On Monster, you can Build your resume (Start from scratch), Upload (if you already have one made), or Copy and Paste (If you need to copy the text from a website.) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Upload Your Resume <ul><li>Follow the directions on the screen. You can Upload the resume you made in Microsoft Word, and give it a name. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Start Searching! <ul><li>Just enter the kind of job you’re looking for, and the area you’d like to look in. You can narrow it down to city, or state. </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>USAJobs is the site used by the government to seek out employees. </li></ul>
    10. 10. USA Jobs <ul><li>Many of the postings on USA Jobs require membership in a branch of the armed forces or reserves. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Searching Other Sites <ul><li>Craigslist is a good place to look; they don’t charge employers to put up a posting, so there are a lot of options. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Craigslist <ul><li>Click on the type of job you’re interested in to see what has been posted recently. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Craigslist <ul><li>Click on any underlined posting to see details. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Craigslist Most postings will tell you where the work is, the type of work, what’s expected of you, and a contact number or e-mail.
    15. 15. Craigslist Tips <ul><li>Because the site is free to post, occasionally scams get through. Some visitors will post warnings, but you should be careful, too. Check out the company that has posted the job by searching online. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Checking Out Craigslist
    17. 17. Mlive <ul><li>Mlive is a Michigan-based newspaper website. Although some of its newspapers have closed, it still shows classifieds. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Mlive <ul><li>As with the other sites we’ve discussed, all you have to do is enter what kind of job you’re looking for, and where. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Other Job Sites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Associations (ALA, AAUP, PHCC) </li></ul><ul><li>Snag a Job ( </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul>