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Online Job Searching. Class Outline. Preparation Free Assessment Tests Researching Occupations Searching for Job Postings. Things to Keep in Mind…. Understand that it takes time. Invest in a meaningful project or volunteer somewhere during your job search.

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class outline
Class Outline
  • Preparation
  • Free Assessment Tests
  • Researching Occupations
  • Searching for Job Postings
things to keep in mind
Things to Keep in Mind…
  • Understand that it takes time.
  • Invest in a meaningful project or volunteer somewhere during your job search.
  • Realize that there are always job openings out there.
  • Be clear about what you want.
use more than one method of job searching
Use More than One Method of Job Searching
  • Networking
  • Direct Contact with Employers
  • Volunteering/Internship
  • Staffing Agencies
  • Professional Associations/Groups
  • Internet Research
more tips from www job hunt org
More Tips from www.job-hunt.org
  • Prepare each resume for each job posting.
  • Don’t skip the cover letter.
  • Always try to follow up.
  • Monitor your online reputation.
preparation
Preparation
  • Develop a schedule.
  • Create a space to accomplish your searches.
  • Establish an email account.
  • Prepare initial resume and cover letter.
organization
Organization
  • Create a job log to track your application processes.
    • Company
    • Contact Person and Contact Information
    • Referring Source
    • Dates you made contact or submitted resume
    • Follow-up dates with details or summary of contact
    • Position Title
    • Position Requirements
job postings
Job Postings
  • Print out copies of every job posting you wish to apply for.
  • Use its requirements to tailor your resume and cover letter.
  • Be careful to respect how they wish to be contacted.
career assessment tests
Career Assessment Tests
  • Use free tests to help point out a variety of careers that can be a good fit for you.
  • Career Interest Game-University of Missouri
    • http://career.missouri.edu/students/majors-careers/skills-interests/career-interest-game/
  • Testing and Education Reference Center
    • http://www.prescottlibrary.info/→Research Tab
research occupations
Research Occupations
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    • www.bls.gov/oco/
  • O*Net Online
    • http://www.onetonline.org/
  • Career One Stop
    • State Profile Information
    • www.careeronestop.org
    • Salary and Benefits →State Profile
steps for applying online
Steps for Applying Online
  • Research the Company
  • Tailor Your Resume for the Job
  • Write or Tailor a Cover Letter
  • Double Check Spelling and Grammar
  • Send Application/Resume/Cover Letter
  • Follow Up
  • Track Your Actions
job web sites
Job Web Sites
  • Newspaper Classifieds
  • Government
  • Employer Web Sites
  • Job Banks
  • Job Search Engines
other works cited
Other Works Cited
  • What Color is Your Parachute? Richard Bolles. Berkley: Ten Speed, 2011.
  • www.gcflearnfree.org/. Job Search Tutorial. Goodwill Community Foundation Inc. 2012.