Job Hunting on the Web     Your Internet Toolbox Mike Buhmann Career Librarian Skokie Public Library
Survival ! <ul><li>Agencies that can help:   </li></ul><ul><li>Wauconda Chamber of Commerce  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick P...
   the Down Side of the Web <ul><li>Overwhelming with so much information available  </li></ul><ul><li>Websites change co...
Internet Toolbox <ul><li>Tools for: </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing a Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating Careers & Indus...
The Job Search Process <ul><li>Deciding on a Career Path </li></ul><ul><li>Discover your aptitudes, skills & desires </li>...
Two Great Job Websites To Get Started: The Riley Guide About.com:   Jobs  & Careers rileyguide.com about.com/careers
Organize Your Time <ul><li>Ta-Da Lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tadalist.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nothing fancy, just a...
Organize Your Time <ul><li>JibberJobber </li></ul><ul><ul><li>jibberjobber.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps you stay o...
Self Evaluation Tools <ul><ul><li>Discovering your aptitudes,skills & desires </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What types of...
Deciding on a Career   Path <ul><ul><li>Career Exploration Sites  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>America’s Career OneStop </li...
Deciding on a Career Path <ul><ul><li>Training & Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Degree Programs in IL   www...
Computer  Tutorials & Books <ul><li>Library has computers to use and practice on  </li></ul><ul><li>Library offers classes...
Finding Employers <ul><ul><li>Three Major Job Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Career Builder   careerbuilder.com </li></ul><u...
Finding Employers <ul><ul><li>Job Listing Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You may want to start with:  </li></ul><ul><li>Inde...
Finding Employers <ul><ul><li>Job Listings – Local </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CraigsList  chicago.craigslist.org </li></ul><ul...
Finding Employers <ul><ul><li>Job Listings – Niche </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CoolWorks.com  (seasonal jobs) </li></ul><ul><li...
Networking <ul><li>Enlisting multiple people to assist in a job search is better than looking alone </li></ul><ul><li>Most...
Networking <ul><li>Think of every face-to-face encounter  as a networking opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Take a class </li>...
Job Fairs, Networking Groups  & Trade Shows www.ides.state.il.us chicagojobtalk.org tsnn.com
Networking <ul><li>Tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a business card, a r é sum é  and a promo sheet  (VistaPrint.com offers pr...
Online Networking <ul><li>In a Recent Survey: </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly two-thirds of executives interviewed believe profes...
Online Networking <ul><li>Why Do It?: </li></ul><ul><li>Linking with just 10 people can provide you connections to hundred...
Online Networking (LinkedIn)
Online Networking (LinkedIn) Reconnect with former colleagues and classmates
Online Networking (LinkedIn)
Online Networking (LinkedIn)
Online Networking <ul><li>Tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Copy relevant information from your resume to your LinkedIn profile </li...
Social   Networking <ul><li>Facebook.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Informal & fun site for keeping touch with friends </li></ul>...
Online Networking <ul><li>Professional Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn  (linkedin.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Plaxo...
Online Resume Builders <ul><li>Resume builders assist in building your resume, then compiles a formatted resume that can b...
Resume/Email Tips <ul><li>Open an email account just for job searching, keep the name professional  </li></ul><ul><li>Emai...
Resume/Email Tips VisualCV Resume   visualcv.com
Preparing for an Interview <ul><li>Research the potential employer  (talk to a librarian)  </li></ul><ul><li>Research sala...
Research Employers <ul><li>Google the company </li></ul><ul><li>Check these sites for company reviews  </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Research Salaries <ul><li>Salary.com   salary.com </li></ul><ul><li>JobStar   www.jobstar.org </li></ul><ul><li>PayScale.c...
Interviewing Practice <ul><li>Check RileyGuide.com Interviewing section </li></ul><ul><li>Check youtube.com and search for...
Interviewing
Job Hunting on the Web THANK YOU ! Questions ? Comments ? Presentation available online at: www.slideshare.net/mbuhmann/wa...
The Changing Online Job Search <ul><li>The Past: </li></ul><ul><li>Good for tech positions </li></ul><ul><li>Job postings ...
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Wauconda Job Hunting Feb2010

  1. 1. Job Hunting on the Web Your Internet Toolbox Mike Buhmann Career Librarian Skokie Public Library
  2. 2. Survival ! <ul><li>Agencies that can help: </li></ul><ul><li>Wauconda Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Phone Guide www.waucondachamber.org/visitors_center/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>quick_phone_guide.aspx </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone numbers to area agencies that can help </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wauconda Township 847-673-9300 www.waucondatownship.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social workers, provides food, shelter and emergency relief for needy people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IDES (Unemployment Office) www.ides.state.il.us 847-543-7400 800 Lancer Lane, Grayslake, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on unemployment and training grants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>COBRA (continuation of Health Care) www.dol.gov/ebsa/cobra.html </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest information on continuation of health care coverage </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3.  the Down Side of the Web <ul><li>Overwhelming with so much information available </li></ul><ul><li>Websites change constantly </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple people can easily apply for a position (even if not qualified) </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a better place to waste time? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Internet Toolbox <ul><li>Tools for: </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing a Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating Careers & Industries </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Job Openings </li></ul><ul><li>Researching Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating & Networking </li></ul><ul><li>General Job Search Advice </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Job Search Process <ul><li>Deciding on a Career Path </li></ul><ul><li>Discover your aptitudes, skills & desires </li></ul><ul><li>Career exploration (what types of careers are out there) </li></ul><ul><li>Training, education & experience </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Potential Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Job leads </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Researching Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Find employer information </li></ul><ul><li>Salary range for the position </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with Employers </li></ul><ul><li>R é sum é s & references </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing skills </li></ul>
  6. 6. Two Great Job Websites To Get Started: The Riley Guide About.com: Jobs & Careers rileyguide.com about.com/careers
  7. 7. Organize Your Time <ul><li>Ta-Da Lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tadalist.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nothing fancy, just a site to create online lists and check them off when you’re finished </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Organize Your Time <ul><li>JibberJobber </li></ul><ul><ul><li>jibberjobber.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps you stay organized by keeping track of all the steps in a job search </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Self Evaluation Tools <ul><ul><li>Discovering your aptitudes,skills & desires </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What types of careers fit your personality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RileyGuide.com – Self Assessment rileyguide.com/assess.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides an overview of online self assessment tools </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Deciding on a Career Path <ul><ul><li>Career Exploration Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>America’s Career OneStop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.acinet.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>US Dept of Labor site with detailed information on careers & industries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois Career Resource Network www.ilworkinfo.com/icrn.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State career exploration site providing information on careers and their outlooks </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Deciding on a Career Path <ul><ul><li>Training & Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Degree Programs in IL www.ibhe.state.il.us/ProgInv/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search for colleges in Illinois that offer degrees or coursework in various fields </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RWM Vocational Schools Database www.rwm.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information on certificate or degree programs by field for state licensed or accredited colleges </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity.gov opportunity.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides an overview of federal grant money for training. Contact the local IDES office for more information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>847-543-7400 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Computer Tutorials & Books <ul><li>Library has computers to use and practice on </li></ul><ul><li>Library offers classes to help you learn computer applications </li></ul><ul><li>Library has books for self learners </li></ul><ul><li>Take a class at a Community College (networking opportunity) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Finding Employers <ul><ul><li>Three Major Job Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Career Builder careerbuilder.com </li></ul><ul><li>Monster monster.com </li></ul><ul><li>HotJobs hotjobs.com </li></ul><ul><li>What is available from these sites? </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of job listings both locally and from across the country </li></ul><ul><li>Resume posting in which employers can search for your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Career advice & information </li></ul><ul><li>Trying to become one stop shops with all types of information & resources </li></ul>
  14. 14. Finding Employers <ul><ul><li>Job Listing Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You may want to start with: </li></ul><ul><li>Indeed.com </li></ul><ul><li>SimplyHired.com </li></ul><ul><li>Linkup.com </li></ul><ul><li>Jobster.com </li></ul><ul><li>These sites search across multiple job listing sites and employer sites with job listings. </li></ul><ul><li>For a complete selection of job listing sites go to: </li></ul><ul><li>RileyGuide.com rileyguide.com/jobs.html </li></ul>
  15. 15. Finding Employers <ul><ul><li>Job Listings – Local </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CraigsList chicago.craigslist.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good source for local listings from smaller companies. Cost is low for posting a job ($25 vs. $475 for Monster.com). Also lists piece-meal work/gigs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ChicagoJobTalk chicagojobtalk.info </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contains specialized job listing sites for the Chicago area </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MCC Job Journal www.mchenry.edu/CareerServices/JobHunting.asp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local job listings provided by McHenry County Community College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check Association websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example, library jobs in the area are first listed at area agencies such as North Suburban Library System NSLS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check Websites of Employers in region </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example, Northwestern University hires hundreds of positions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use ReferenceUSA or Hoovers to find companies </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Finding Employers <ul><ul><li>Job Listings – Niche </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CoolWorks.com (seasonal jobs) </li></ul><ul><li>Idealist.org (non-profit jobs) </li></ul><ul><li>MyfirstPaycheck.com (jobs for teens) </li></ul><ul><li>OneDayOneJob.com (jobs for college students & recent grads) </li></ul><ul><li>Risesmart.com (executive level jobs) </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce50.com (jobs for older adults) </li></ul><ul><li>Womenforhire.com (jobs & guidance for women) </li></ul><ul><li>For more niche sites check the </li></ul><ul><li>RileyGuide rileyguide.org </li></ul>
  17. 17. Networking <ul><li>Enlisting multiple people to assist in a job search is better than looking alone </li></ul><ul><li>Most jobs are not filled through job listings </li></ul><ul><li>Even jobs that are listed are sometimes filled from within or through recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>People are more apt to hire someone they know or who has been personally recommended </li></ul>
  18. 18. Networking <ul><li>Think of every face-to-face encounter as a networking opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Take a class </li></ul><ul><li>Join an association </li></ul><ul><li>Attend trade shows </li></ul><ul><li>Attend job fairs in the area </li></ul><ul><li>Join area career support & networking groups </li></ul><ul><li>Use online networking tools such as FaceBook & LinkedIn </li></ul>How to:
  19. 19. Job Fairs, Networking Groups & Trade Shows www.ides.state.il.us chicagojobtalk.org tsnn.com
  20. 20. Networking <ul><li>Tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a business card, a r é sum é and a promo sheet (VistaPrint.com offers professional business cards for a nominal fee) </li></ul><ul><li>Practice a 30 second elevator speech, explaining your situation, skills, and desires </li></ul><ul><li>Be confident, not desperate or bitter </li></ul><ul><li>Networking is a give and take, offer help and you will be remembered </li></ul>
  21. 21. Online Networking <ul><li>In a Recent Survey: </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly two-thirds of executives interviewed believe professional networking websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-- like LinkedIn – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>will prove useful in finding job candidates in the next three years </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Online Networking <ul><li>Why Do It?: </li></ul><ul><li>Linking with just 10 people can provide you connections to hundreds </li></ul><ul><li>“ Online networking is similar to traditional networking, but somewhat less intimidating. If someone is on LinkedIn, they're usually willing to network.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>An advanced-search feature can find people by company, title, industry, geographic region, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Online networks help you stay up-to-date on industry trends and find mentors </li></ul>
  23. 23. Online Networking (LinkedIn)
  24. 24. Online Networking (LinkedIn) Reconnect with former colleagues and classmates
  25. 25. Online Networking (LinkedIn)
  26. 26. Online Networking (LinkedIn)
  27. 27. Online Networking <ul><li>Tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Copy relevant information from your resume to your LinkedIn profile </li></ul><ul><li>Put relevant keywords in your profile to help potential employers find you </li></ul><ul><li>Get recommendations, to an employer these are references in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Create a LinkedIn signature for your email that links directly to your LinkedIn profile </li></ul><ul><li>Don't post anything you wouldn't want an employer to see. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't stop networking once you have a job. Savvy job seekers continue to cultivate their networks </li></ul>
  28. 28. Social Networking <ul><li>Facebook.com </li></ul><ul><li>Informal & fun site for keeping touch with friends </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain contact with people you probably would lose touch with </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful of information that employers may see </li></ul>
  29. 29. Online Networking <ul><li>Professional Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn (linkedin.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Plaxo (plaxo.com) </li></ul><ul><li>ZoomInfo (zoominfo.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><li>FaceBook (facebook.com) </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace (myspace.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter (twitter.com) </li></ul>
  30. 30. Online Resume Builders <ul><li>Resume builders assist in building your resume, then compiles a formatted resume that can be printed </li></ul><ul><li>emurse emurse.com </li></ul><ul><li>JobSpice jobspice.com </li></ul><ul><li>Resume Bucket resumebucket.com </li></ul>
  31. 31. Resume/Email Tips <ul><li>Open an email account just for job searching, keep the name professional </li></ul><ul><li>Email copies of your resume & cover letter to yourself and save in a folder </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a list of bulleted items in a folder to modify resume for specific jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Try an Online Resume at VisualCV www.visualcv.com </li></ul>
  32. 32. Resume/Email Tips VisualCV Resume visualcv.com
  33. 33. Preparing for an Interview <ul><li>Research the potential employer (talk to a librarian) </li></ul><ul><li>Research salaries in the industry and for the position </li></ul><ul><li>Practice, practice, practice </li></ul>
  34. 34. Research Employers <ul><li>Google the company </li></ul><ul><li>Check these sites for company reviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>glassdoor.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vault.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use an online business directory or database (Hoovers, LexisNexis) at a library to find information on a company </li></ul><ul><li>Make discrete private investigations (Visit the location, talk to employees, find a contact through networking) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a librarian for help </li></ul>
  35. 35. Research Salaries <ul><li>Salary.com salary.com </li></ul><ul><li>JobStar www.jobstar.org </li></ul><ul><li>PayScale.com payscale.com </li></ul><ul><li>indeed.com indeed.com /salary </li></ul>
  36. 36. Interviewing Practice <ul><li>Check RileyGuide.com Interviewing section </li></ul><ul><li>Check youtube.com and search for job interviewing tips </li></ul>
  37. 37. Interviewing
  38. 38. Job Hunting on the Web THANK YOU ! Questions ? Comments ? Presentation available online at: www.slideshare.net/mbuhmann/wauconda-internet-job-hunting Mike Buhmann Career Librarian Skokie Public Library
  39. 39. The Changing Online Job Search <ul><li>The Past: </li></ul><ul><li>Good for tech positions </li></ul><ul><li>Job postings mimicked the Sunday newspaper on a few sites </li></ul><ul><li>Email a new contact tool </li></ul><ul><li>Good for tech savvy people to get an upper hand in the job market </li></ul><ul><li>Currently: </li></ul><ul><li>Many job listings on many sites </li></ul><ul><li>Many people often unqualified, respond to job ads </li></ul><ul><li>Many tools for networking with other job seekers </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to research companies & for companies to research applicants </li></ul>

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