- Networking - develop contacts
- Access to current information
- It is constantly growing and expanding
- Access and availability
- Free access to information and resources
- Provides a geographical extension
- Research companies and employment opportunities
- Post your resume at no cost
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange, universal code most personal computers understand.
Bookmarks: A file in your browser that saves the address of sites you like to visit.
Browser: A software tool used to navigate the WWW, thus, often referred to as a "navigator". Netscape and Internet Explorer are the most popular and widely used browsers.
Home Page: Usually the first screen to appear when a website is accessed; often has links to other pages on the same website and/or to other sites on the Net.
HTML: An acronym for Hypertext Markup Language. HTML is a computer language that is used to create Web pages
Hypertext: A highlighted word or phrase that links you, when you click on it to related files within the same site or other sites.
Link: A connection from one Web page to another.
Online Resource Guides: Resources which are generally dedicated to a specific topic or industry and have been compiled by organizations or specialists in each field represented. (Hoover's Online - http://www.hoovers.com)
Search Engines: A site that functions like a colossal card catalog. Use one to hunt for other sites by subject, title or key work; the engine will scour its index for the closest matches. (Alta Vista - http://www.altavista.com/)
URL: An acronym for Uniform Resource Locator, the URL (pronounced either "U-R-L" or "earl" is an address on the web and usually begins with "http://"
Virtual Libraries: Large collections of information arranged by broad topics (Yahoo - http://www.yahoo.com)
- Maximize exposure
- Allows global exposure to the job market
- Provides you with industry specific web sites
- Job vacancies on a company's home page
- Learn more about your skills, break down your abilities and achievements
- A growing number of companies are actively using the Internet for recruiting
- It is functional 24 hours a day
- It is NO substitute for other effective job searching & networking techniques
- You have limited control over who has access to your resume - even a current employer
- It lacks specific direction, no confirmation that the right person will receive your resume
- E-mail: Use ASCII format. Save as type text (.txt); no underlining, bullets or fancy formatting; keep to 70 spaces across; Use ~, +, or * for emphasis
- HTML: Transfer to a posting site or onto a server; learn html (free, software, shareware)
- Resume format is provided
- Make a list of the places you have posted your resume (include date, time and password)
- List your phone # and e-mail address instead of your street address
- Check the confidentiality of the service (who has access and will you be notified)
- Check both the initial charge and if there are any charges for updating
- See if your outdated resume will be deleted
- Patience - Patience - Patience
- Use Meta-links whenever possible
- URL's are case sensitive
Five Major Functions:
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Compiled by the U.S. Labor Department. Basic information on vocations and careers http://www.bls.gov/oco/
- Careers in Business : Designed to help you select a satisfying career in the business world http://www.careers-in-business.com/
- Job Star Salary Information: http://www.jobstar.org/tools/salary/index.htm
- Career Bliss:
A place to find out what job seekers and professionals are saying about their companies and their jobs. Contains a database of salaries and company reviews to help guide you in your path of workplace happiness. http://www.careerbliss.com/
- Hoover's Online:
Read profiles of more than 10,000 public companies http://www.hoovers.com/
- Vault Reports:
Insider information on a few hundred firms http://www.vault.com
- Lycos/Company Research:
- Workforce New Jersey Employer Listings:
Obtain a list of establishments in NJ by industry and county http://www.wnjpin.state.nj.us/
- CollegeGrad.com http://www.CollegeGrad.com - the #1 entry level job site for college students and recent grads, with information on careers, resumes, cover letters, employer research, entry level job postings, interviewing, salary information and more!
- Department of Personnel: http://www.state.nj.us/csc/
- FedWorld: http://www.fedworld.gov
- Yahoo! Classifieds: http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/
- CareerBuilder: Search 75+ sites for jobs across the country or around the corner http://www.careerbuilder.com
- JobWeb: http://www.jobweb.com
- WP Job Connect: Internship, part-time and full-time opportunities through the William Paterson University Career Development Center http://wpunj.experience.com
- Place only your e-mail address on the page, abstain from including your personal demographics
- Keep your audience in mind, ensure the page is professional enough for an employer to view
- Keep it separate from your personal page for your friends and family to view