Finding a Job
Whether you're researching companies and job opportunities, perfecting your résumé and cover letter, building a positive online identity, putting your best foot forward in a job interview, or negotiating appropriate pay for your position, the Job Hunting Web Guide makes finding jobs online a breeze.
The Internet can help you speed through the career search process and find the job of your dreams. ... read more »
Before you begin your job search, you should know which details of your life are on the Internet ... read more »
A lot of companies post job listings on their Web sites, which is great if you know exactly where ... read more »
Your résumé can be the greatest asset to your job search. It is your first, and often ... read more »
You might meet someone on an airplane or in line at the grocery store who offers you the job opportunity of a lifetime but it’s not very likely. You'll have to make an effort to let employers know you're looking for work, by job networking and/or signing up with an employment agency.
- When perusing job search engine results, you’ll notice that many of the jobs advertised are offered through an agency. If you see a job that's intriguing, you may want to stop by the employment agency (if it isn’t too far away), sign up with them and see what other opportunities they have. As there are so many employment agencies out there, this is a good way to find one that fits your needs.
- Be wary of services that will "post" or "blast" your résumé for you. Posting will put it on a number of job Web sites, and blasting will send it out via e-mail to recruiters. These methods might get you more spam than legitimate job offers.
- Consider using just your e-mail address as a contact when you post an online résumé. Set up a free e-mail account with hotmail.com, gmail.com or yahoo.com that you only use for your job hunt to keep your personal e-mail address secure.
- If you decide to post your résumé to a job site, remove it once you've finished your job search.
For job networking …
is a place to post job leads and to get job leads from others. The site works on a point system: You have to post your own leads in order to request one from someone else.
is a search engine and networking site in one. Create a profile, add "tags" (keywords) to your profile and network with other users. If you're just searching for jobs, you can do so without creating a profile. When job results are returned, read what other users are saying about that company.
is a networking site that allows you to set up a profile, then connect with colleagues (past and present) and old classmates, or search for other people in your industry. LinkedIn alerts you if other people from your company sign on so that you can connect with them.
helps you create networks with others in your field, search for jobs using its "Classifieds" section or check out the career-related events going on in your area.
For choosing references …
provides a summary on how to obtain employment references. Among other tips, the site suggests that you should always ask for permission from those you list as references beforehand.
To find a headhunter/employment agency …
Chippewa Valley Technical College
has compiled links to a broad range of staffing agencies and recruiters, “offering temporary, direct-hire, short-term, long-term, and permanent employment.”
is aimed at senior executives. Register and submit your resume for free, then Spencer Stuart will determine if you're a good match for any of its clients. Also read articles and studies available on the site.
is a search firm serving a variety of industries including hedge funds, real estate, advertising, general corporate and legal. Its search consultants have extensive experience in the industries in which they place job seekers, and can offer insider advice on compensation trends and organizational structure.
Think of an interview as the employer's test drive of you as an employee. The sites below can help ... read more »
When the job offers start coming in, be prepared to ask for what you're worth. Use the sites below ... read more »
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