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Introduction To Savvy Online Career Search


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Introduction To Savvy Online Career Search

  1. 1. The Ferndale Career Center presents… Introduction to Savvy Online Career Search Written and Designed by: Heather E. Coleman-Voss, Training Facilitator Ron Marshall, Assistant Training Facilitator Ferndale Career Center 713 East Nine Mile Road Ferndale, MI 48220 248.545.0222 LinkedIn Group: Ferndale Career Center 6.3.2011
  2. 2. Getting the Word to the World <ul><li>The World Wide Web, abbreviated as WWW and commonly known as the Web, is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Among other things, these networks allow us to research, communicate, apply for jobs , handle financial business, and network from any device with Web-browsing capability. </li></ul>Popular Web browsers include Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox.
  3. 3. What about CraigsList? How about this page : <ul><li>If it looks too good to be true, beware. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Employment Sites Job boards that one may search. Metasearch aggregators that pull together job searches from various sources : job boards, classifieds, company sites, etc. A job search aggregator that pulls together only human-verified jobs from employer Web sites. There are many different kinds of employment, and there are many different employment sites!
  5. 5. Easy upload for resumes!
  6. 6. <ul><li>If that isn’t what you want, click No! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t leave a check by anything you don’t want! </li></ul>“ Interested in furthering your education?” = “Do you want to buy tuition to a trade school?”
  7. 7. An Education on <ul><li>They want the money. You have the power. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Profiles A newer feature on Monster. Does this remind you of anything?
  9. 9. only posts verified, legitimate jobs from company Web sites – not job boards.
  10. 10. <ul><li>Advertisements </li></ul><ul><li>Main job search results </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Special features </li></ul>
  11. 11. Social Media <ul><li>Connecting people everywhere by helping them share everything </li></ul>The only constant? Change!
  12. 12. Savvy Networking Connect with the very people you want to meet – to recruit talent, for professional growth, for career opportunities and much more… Search: This is how recruiters, other professionals and hiring managers can find you – and how you can find them . Search under “People” for your area of interest. Add interesting and relevant people to your network. Start the conversation!
  13. 13. BranchOut puts Facebook in the game <ul><li>LinkedIn-like features + Facebook’s reach: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Import info from LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Endorsements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From Facebook friends to professional connections </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Resume document tips and tricks <ul><li>Web pages </li></ul><ul><li>MS Word </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho Writer </li></ul><ul><li>OpenOffice Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Documents: Electronic “papers” that are easy and fast to create, edit, and distribute </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Takeaway Use the following tips on your own to help build your resume document …
  16. 16. <ul><li>Save As… </li></ul><ul><li>Left-click on “File” in your first toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Save As” </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the file you want to save your work in and rename the file. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Save” </li></ul><ul><li>To Create a New Folder: </li></ul><ul><li>Left-click on the “New Folder” icon </li></ul><ul><li>Type the name you want for the folder </li></ul>Why do we use “Save As” instead of “Save”? Using “Save As” allows you to make changes or create a different version of the current document. For example, you will often need to tweak your original resume to fit each job you apply to. “Save As” allows you to do this while maintaining your original version.
  17. 17. Page Margins <ul><li>To set your page margins, left-click “File” in your first toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down to “Page Setup” </li></ul><ul><li>Left-click on “Margins” </li></ul><ul><li>Using the arrows, change the Top, Bottom, Left , and Right sections to .06”. </li></ul><ul><li>By doing this, you create more room in your document, freeing up several lines for more text. You will use this to create more space and keep your resume on one page. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Toolbars <ul><li>If you need to add or remove tool bars, right click in the light blue area in your upper right hand corner. A shortcut menu will appear – simply left-click the toolbar(s) you want to add/remove. </li></ul>We suggest always keeping the “Standard,” “Formatting,” and “Drawing” toolbars open.
  19. 19. Font Size and Type <ul><li>Jane Smith </li></ul>Jane Smith Jane Smith Jane Smith Jane Smith Jane Smith Jane Smith Question: How do I change the font type and size? Answer: Click on the tiny drop-down arrow next to the font. To change the size, click on the tiny drop-down arrow next to the font size. For both, left-click In the drop-down menu on the type or size you choose.
  20. 20. Change Case <ul><li>If you accidentally typed with your CAPS LOCK on, you do not have to re-type everything! </li></ul><ul><li>Simply highlight the sentence and left click on “Format” in your first tool bar. </li></ul><ul><li>Now left-click on “Change Case.” </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the circle next to “Sentence Case” and click on the “ok” button. </li></ul><ul><li>What happened to your sentence? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Current Resume Header <ul><li>Making a Line </li></ul><ul><li>Left-click on the “Line” icon on your bottom Drawing toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Delete (from your keyboard) the “Create Drawing Here” box </li></ul><ul><li>Hold down your left-click and drag the line across the page. DO NOT let go of your left-click until you have the line where you want it </li></ul>
  22. 22. Creating the Style of Your Line This is your current line: <ul><li>To make it more exciting… </li></ul><ul><li>Left-click on your line – you should have two small circles on both ends of t he line. </li></ul><ul><li>Left-click on the “Line Style” button down on the Drawing toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>Left-click the style you like best. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Inserting Symbols <ul><li>To insert symbols… </li></ul><ul><li>Go to “Insert” in your first toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Left-click “Symbol” </li></ul><ul><li>Left-click the symbol you like, then left click “Insert” </li></ul><ul><li>To close out of the box, left-click “close” or the red “X” </li></ul>
  24. 24. Bullets <ul><ul><li>Type a sub-heading: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative Assistant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now click the “bullet” button on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the third toolbar and type the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>following: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answer phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greet customers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilize MS Word </li></ul></ul>Bullet Button
  25. 25. Spell Check The red line indicates a misspelled word or a word that is not in the MS Word dictionary. <ul><li>Click the “ABC” icon in your first toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>If the word is spelled incorrectly, left-click the proper spelling; then left-click “Change.” </li></ul><ul><li>If the word is spelled correctly, choose the “Add to Dictionary” button </li></ul>
  26. 26. Online Thesaurus Go to . Left-click on the “Thesaurus” tab for more information online! Type words in here to use the thesaurus, then click “Search”
  27. 27. Quick Save <ul><li>Now that you have performed “Save As,” you should periodically “Quick Save” as you continue working. </li></ul><ul><li>Left-click the “Quick Save” button—it looks like a blue disk. </li></ul><ul><li>It looks like nothing happened, but your information has been saved. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Split Screen 1. Click “Restore Down” 2. Adjust the window from the sides or bottom. You know you can adjust the window when you see a pyramid of dots in the bottom right corner. 3. If you minimize and reshape two windows you can compare them side by side. This is important for organization and is a useful tool for presentations.
  29. 29. Want to make your document on the go? Try Google Docs! <ul><li>Go to and log into your e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs allows you to save and share documents and presentations online </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of having to e-mail attachments to yourself and others, you are saving documents on the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a handy tool not only for your organization, but if you are collaborating on something with others, you can see that changes being made in real time. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the “Documents” tab in Google. </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>This is what your account will look like once you have several documents uploaded/created. </li></ul><ul><li>To open a new document, click the “New” tab and select the type of file you want to open (document, presentation, etc.) </li></ul>
  31. 31. To share a document with others, click the “Share” tab and select “Invite People.” Choose who you want to share with and what role you want them to play. Select if you want them to be editors or only viewers. Editors can make changes to your document while viewers can only see them. Your main page will show you which documents are shared.
  32. 32. Get Connected Today! <ul><li>HeatherEColeman </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>RonMarshall </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Ferndale Career Center </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn Group: Ferndale Career Center </li></ul><ul><li>Hashtags: #FerndaleCC #MIsuccess </li></ul>