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  • 2011 resume building and job searching class

    1. 1. Resume Building and Job Searching Class
    2. 2. from How Libraries Stack Up: 2010
    3. 3. After this class, you will be able to: <ul><li>Find an online resume builder and create parts of an online resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for jobs using online job search tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Use these tools independently when you leave this session. </li></ul><ul><li>Find resources to help job hunters located in your neighborhoods. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Have you checked out our new Especially for Job Searchers link?!? Link is located on the Chicago Public Library website’s home page.
    5. 6. Especially for Job Searchers <ul><li>Learn about different careers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take self assessment tests, aptitude tests, and practice exams. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about volunteer opportunities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find links to various job listings posted on websites. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn how to research employers and get tips on job interviews. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get tips on writing resumes and cover letters. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find links to free resume building websites. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. Before you begin make sure you have... <ul><li>An email address </li></ul><ul><li>A list of your past work experience </li></ul><ul><li>A mock paper resume </li></ul><ul><li>Time and patience </li></ul>
    7. 8. Writing a Resume at CPL
    8. 9. Option 1: Microsoft Word <ul><li>Pluses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easiest way to type a resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clean copies for printing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  Minuses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not available at the branches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patron must have some idea how to format a resume </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Option 2: Google Docs and ZohoWriter <ul><li>Pluses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used from any computer with the Internet.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Counter-intuitively easy  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different file types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can use for cover letters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minuses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have an email address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must know how to write a resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formatting can be tricky </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unable to print without sending it to you email account. </li></ul></ul>docs.google.com zohowriter.com
    10. 13. Option 3: The Online Resume Builder <ul><li>Pluses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available anywhere with Internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance on how to write a resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically formats resumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloadable in different file formats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Minuses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have an email address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formatting options are limited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some are pay sites </li></ul></ul>Illinois Worknet, Career Coach, Pay sites
    11. 14. Illinois Work Net <ul><li>Website sponsored by the Illinois government (no advertising on it). </li></ul><ul><li>Can create and save up to 20 different resumes, so if you are applying for different types of jobs, you can use the most appropriate resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Resume Builder is made to be very “step-by-step” so it’s easy to use. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have created your resume, you can easily print, upload, or download it to apply for a job. </li></ul><ul><li>It works really well with all of our Chicago Public Library computers because you don’t need Microsoft Word to create it. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s FREE! (Other websites like pongo are free to create a resume, but then charge $9.95 a month to email, print, or download it!) </li></ul>
    12. 15. To Start Using Resume Builder Today: <ul><li>Go to www.illinoisworknet.com and click on Indviduals. </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a free Illinois workNet account or log in to you’re my Illinois workNet account to access the Resume Builder. </li></ul><ul><li>From the My Illinois workNet page, click on My Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Illnois workNet Resume Builder and start entering your information. </li></ul>
    13. 20. Illinois workNet Tutorial Videos Intro Tutorial Helpful Tips
    14. 21. Bob <ul><ul><li>Forklift driver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has a paper resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not have an electronic resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He got his last job from a friend who knew someone who was hiring. </li></ul></ul>photo by sean_dreilinger
    15. 23. Now Bob has a resume, and he wants a job! photo by Ricecracker
    16. 24. Two Internet Job Search Strategies photo by madebytess
    17. 25. One: Find Job Postings Online craigslist
    18. 26. www.indeed.com Direct link from the Careers Popular Topic Page
    19. 27. Characteristics of Indeed <ul><ul><li>Simple Google-like search interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs are pulled from a wide variety of sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searches are easy to refine by date and origin of posting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only service offered is job leads </li></ul></ul>
    20. 28. Two: Find Contact Info for Local Businesses Online <ul><ul><li>Can approach employers directly  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some jobs are never advertised online  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Recommended in What Color is Your Parachute </li></ul></ul>Photo by satanslaundromat
    21. 29. Reference USA Custom Business Search <ul><li>Available from the Careers Popular Topics page or the Online Research Section of chipublib.org </li></ul>
    22. 30. I need more help! Referrals to other resources for job seekers using  Illinois workNet. photo by youngthousands
    23. 31. Questions Illinois workNet can help answer <ul><li>Where can I file for unemployment? </li></ul>Is there a computer lab I can use in my neighborhood? I just got laid off.  What do I do now? Where can I find free GED classes?
    24. 32. Find a resource room in your zip code. What resources are available? photo by urbanfeel
    25. 33. Resource Locations <ul><li>Illinois workNet Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Trained staff are available to assist you in performing job search, career preparation and work support resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Northside Workforce Center 4740 N. Sheridan (773) 334-4747; TT: (773) 334-9804 </li></ul><ul><li>Albany Park Community Center 3403 W. Lawrence, Suite 200 (773) 539-3828 </li></ul>