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  1. Using Technology in Your Job Search Joan Carey Reference Librarian Cannell Library, Clark College April 5, 2005

  2. Traditional Job seeking behavior • Preparing resumes • Researching careers/jobs • Contacting employers • Networking, networking, networking • Arranging Interviews • Pursuing all manner of job leads

  3. Technology helps, but • Internet is just a set of tools • 60-70% get jobs by networking • Unadvertised jobs exceed advertised jobs • Go to Professional & Trade Assoc. sites • Go to large company web sites • Get organized! Stay on task.

  4. Today’s presentation: • Best places generally: recommendations & readings • Career Sites • Resume help and Resume Banks • Job Banks & Job Scouts • Company Research Tools

  5. Libraries Organize information

  6. Public Library Web Sites • Career Information Links • Local and national job resources • Databases!!!! (company info) • Public Libraries: FVRL, MCL, Clark

  7. Read this article • Mariani, Matthew. Job Search in the Age of the Internet.” Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Summer 2003, p.2. • Mariani, Matthew. Job Search in the Age of the Internet.” Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Summer 2003, p.2.

  8. Career Sites • O*Net Online • Occupational Outlook Handbook • WOIS/CIS • UNC Career Services • Princeton Review • JobStar

  9. Resume Help: • Monster.com’s Resume Center • The Riley Guide • JobStar

  10. Job Banks & Job Scouts • America’s Job Bank • Employer Locator • CareerOneStop • Monster.com • Dice.com • USA Jobs • WorkForce Explorer (WA)

  11. Local, Local, Local • City, County resources • Jobdango.com • Go2worksource.com • Portland.craigslist.org • www.oregonlive.com

  12. Research a company • Find articles in The Columbian and The Oregonian • Use ProQuest database • InfoTrac: Business & Company Resource Center • Ref. USA

  13. Wrap Up Hints • Small things matter. Spelling, Thank you • Stay on task to avoid getting overwhelmed • Protect your personal information (SS#) • Get a separate email for your job search • Computers don’t think… • Job Titles online …be specific • Use the Clark College Career Ctr.

  14. Presentation and Handouts Available at http://www.clark.edu/Library/ Resources/jobs.html