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Online Job Search

  1. 1. Instructor Richard Le Online Job Search
  2. 2. Disclaimer of Endorsement <ul><li>Reference herein to any commercial websites and products does not imply endorsement by the Library </li></ul><ul><li>My views & opinions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Class Goals <ul><li>General search strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for developing keywords </li></ul><ul><li>5 job search methods </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts: </li></ul><ul><li>job sites, books, </li></ul><ul><li>& class booklet </li></ul>
  4. 4. Online Job Search <ul><li>40,000+ job search sites </li></ul><ul><li>80-90% jobs are online </li></ul><ul><li>Print classifieds are out </li></ul><ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><li>Job board (listing & bulletin) </li></ul><ul><li>Job banks (search capability) </li></ul><ul><li>Job portals (cross searching) </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient, less cost </li></ul><ul><li>Great access, remote search </li></ul><ul><li>Access to job information </li></ul>
  5. 5. Requirements <ul><li>Good computer </li></ul><ul><li>Internet connection (DSL) </li></ul><ul><li>Word process software </li></ul><ul><li>PDF reader </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Café (Wi-Fi) </li></ul><ul><li>Friend’s home </li></ul><ul><li>Other places: shopping malls, </li></ul><ul><li>hotels, airports (access fees) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Before you begin <ul><li>Do know… </li></ul><ul><li>What you are looking for </li></ul><ul><li>Skills & abilities (keywords) </li></ul><ul><li>Company & industry </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred work location </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to a career counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Do some research yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a librarian for job info </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a friend or coworker </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Search <ul><li>KEYWORDS </li></ul><ul><li>General Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Scan job listings for keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Select job search sites </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with general terms; then </li></ul><ul><li>specific terms </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate finds & refine search </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a list of keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Document your finds </li></ul>
  8. 9. Class website
  9. 10. 7 Tools: Developing Keywords <ul><li>Occupational Outlook Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary & thesaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Association sites </li></ul><ul><li>Company website </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper classifieds </li></ul><ul><li>Job banks </li></ul><ul><li>Ask people </li></ul>
  10. 11. Tools: Developing Keywords Teacher: instructor tutor professor
  11. 12. 3 Websites <ul><li>Occupational Outlook Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>CA Occupational Guides </li></ul><ul><li>CA CareerZone </li></ul><ul><li>Look for: </li></ul><ul><li>Related or similar occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Info about the job & skills </li></ul>
  12. 13. Occupational Outlook Handbook Teacher: educator instructor tutor mentor professor
  13. 14. California Occupational Guides Accountant: CPA accounting manager auditor tax specialist assurance manager
  14. 15. California CareerZone Secretary: office clerk admin assistant typist receptionist office manager
  15. 16. Sample Search Developing Keywords: Office Receptionist Occupational Outlook Handbook California Occupational Guides California CareerZones Online dictionary Online translation
  16. 17. 5 Search Methods <ul><li>Use job search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Search company website </li></ul><ul><li>Direct search (Google) </li></ul><ul><li>Online newspaper listings </li></ul><ul><li>Job fairs </li></ul>
  17. 18. Method 1: Job Sites <ul><li>Gather a list of keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Use “Advanced” feature </li></ul><ul><li>Use “in-title” search </li></ul><ul><li>Use multiple keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Use discriminating terms </li></ul><ul><li>Review finds & revise search </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of good keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Use “help” for search tips </li></ul><ul><li>Know when to stop </li></ul>
  18. 19. Search Options
  19. 20. Sample Search Receptionist: Office related jobs Keywords : receptionist, secretary, office assistant Skills: greeting, answering phones, front desk Don’t want jobs : legal, medical, & court office work Search engines : Indeed; Simply Hired
  20. 21. Method 2: Company’s Website <ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google & Yahoo! Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Library database </li></ul><ul><li>Look for headings </li></ul><ul><li>About us </li></ul><ul><li>Careers </li></ul><ul><li>Employments </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Employment opportunities </li></ul>
  21. 22. Company websites
  22. 23. AT&T Career Page
  23. 24. Company Search: Library Database <ul><li>Business & Company </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Local company info & website </li></ul>
  24. 25. Method 3: Direct Search (Google) <ul><li>keywords site:domain </li></ul><ul><li>job careers employment site:att.com </li></ul><ul><li>Searches: </li></ul><ul><li>microsoft.com </li></ul><ul><li>bestbuy.com </li></ul><ul><li>target.com </li></ul><ul><li>macy.com </li></ul><ul><li>manager site:connect.att.jobs/careers/ </li></ul><ul><li>“ 01/??/2010&quot; &quot;san mateo&quot; </li></ul>
  25. 26. Sample Search <ul><li>Company website: AT&T </li></ul><ul><li>Library Database </li></ul><ul><li>Business & Company Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Search (Google) : Keywords site:domain </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs careers employment site:att.com </li></ul><ul><li>Manager site:connect.att.jobs/careers/ “01/??/2010” “san francisco” </li></ul>
  26. 27. Method 4: Newspapers’ Job Listings <ul><li>Many local job listings </li></ul><ul><li>Use class website </li></ul><ul><li>Locate online newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Look for “Employments” or </li></ul><ul><li>“ Jobs” section </li></ul><ul><li>Use search skills & techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Use CTRL + F </li></ul>
  27. 28. Local Newspapers’ Online Job Listings
  28. 29. Method 5: Career Fairs <ul><li>Job recruitments by companies </li></ul><ul><li>Good networking opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>All day event </li></ul><ul><li>Meet HR persons </li></ul><ul><li>Bring resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Use class website </li></ul><ul><li>Locate upcoming local fairs </li></ul>
  29. 30. Sample Career Fairs
  30. 31. Local Job Centers & Resources <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Staff assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Career & job counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Job related workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Careers exploration & testing </li></ul><ul><li>Job listings </li></ul><ul><li>Resource materials </li></ul><ul><li>Copier / Fax / printers </li></ul>
  31. 32. Search Demos <ul><li>Class website </li></ul><ul><li>Go through each section </li></ul><ul><li>Try to locate jobs you wanted </li></ul><ul><li>Answer your questions </li></ul>
  32. 33. Six Take-a-ways <ul><li>Search skills is important </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for developing keywords </li></ul><ul><li>5 search methods </li></ul><ul><li>Class website </li></ul><ul><li>Local resources & job centers </li></ul><ul><li>Library resources </li></ul>
  33. 34. Class Handouts & Evaluation <ul><li>Selected job search websites </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended books </li></ul><ul><li>Local job centers </li></ul><ul><li>Class evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestion sheet </li></ul>

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