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Using Technology in Your Job Search. Joan Carey Reference Librarian Cannell Library, Clark College April 5, 2005. Traditional Job seeking behavior . Preparing resumes Researching careers/jobs Contacting employers Networking, networking, networking Arranging Interviews

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Using Technology in Your Job Search

Joan Carey

Reference Librarian

Cannell Library, Clark College

April 5, 2005


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Traditional Job seeking behavior

  • Preparing resumes

  • Researching careers/jobs

  • Contacting employers

  • Networking, networking, networking

  • Arranging Interviews

  • Pursuing all manner of job leads


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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.


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Today’s presentation:

  • Best places generally: recommendations & readings

  • Career Sites

  • Resume help and Resume Banks

  • Job Banks & Job Scouts

  • Company Research Tools



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Public Library Web Sites

  • Career Information Links

  • Local and national job resources

  • Databases!!!! (company info)

  • Public Libraries: FVRL, MCL, Clark


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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.


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Career Sites

  • O*Net Online

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

  • WOIS/CIS

  • UNC Career Services

  • Princeton Review

  • JobStar


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Resume Help:

  • Monster.com’s Resume Center

  • The Riley Guide

  • JobStar


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Job Banks & Job Scouts

  • America’s Job Bank

    • Employer Locator

  • CareerOneStop

  • Monster.com

  • Dice.com

  • USA Jobs

  • WorkForce Explorer (WA)


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Local, Local, Local

  • City, County resources

  • Jobdango.com

  • Go2worksource.com

  • Portland.craigslist.org

  • www.oregonlive.com


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Research a company

  • Find articles in The Columbian and

    The Oregonian

    • Use ProQuest database

  • InfoTrac: Business & Company Resource Center

  • Ref. USA


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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.


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Presentation and Handouts

Available at http://www.clark.edu/Library/

Resources/jobs.html