good news is that there is plenty of very good (free!) information
and assistance available to help you find your next job. The bad
news is that it will take time to sift through all of it to find
what works for you. But, you can, and you will! Let's get started
bookmark this page (or save it as a Favorite) so that you can easily
return, and continue reading. The links below will take you
to tutorials, articles, and many other Web sites, so you may find
yourself "lost" when you try to come back.
of a Job Search:
Part 1 - Preparation - a 7-step process lays the foundation for an efficient and successful job search.
Part 2 - Implementation
- a 5-step process with many tasks for you to complete to find your next job
Part 3 - Suspension/Maintenance
- put your search efforts into suspension, but don't shut down
completely. It will be easier to re-start the next time if it's
Comfortable with Your Computer and Being Online.
spend all your time in front of your computer (and you really shouldn't!),
but you need to feel comfortable. It may also increase your job market
"value" and market competitiveness.
Need help or practice? Try these:
- The Ohio State University Library's net TUTOR provides excellent information if you are just getting started, use the Internet only for email or music, or are just a little rusty. It covers everything from how the Internet works to using email, social networks and e-books as well as how to search and how to evaluate Websites. Great starting point!
- Doing e-mail properly
is more important to you now than ever before because it's frequently
how you will introduce yourself to a potential employer. Read Job-Hunt's "Effective
E-mail" and "Avoiding
Spam Filters" articles for tips on making e-mail work
for your job search.
- To help you with other business research issues, in addition to company research, see Job-Hunt's Company Research Section, written by Job-Hunt's Job Search Research Experts Parmelee Eastman and Debra Wheatman.
- Margaret Riley
Dikel has written an excellent tutorial on the job research process
in her site, The
Riley Guide. Also great information.
Note: Be sure to purchase and install anti-virus and anti-malware software for your computer, and
be sure to keep it up to date. Most antivirus software
comes with an update subscription that needs to be renewed annually, well worth the price!
An e-mailed resume with a computer virus attached won't be read
and won't make a good impression, so keep your computer virus-free and malware-free.
survive this process, and you will succeed at finding
a great new job! If you're lucky, you will also learn a lot about
yourself and make a bunch of new friends in the process. Now, go
with your job search!
© Copyright, 1998 - 2012, Susan P. Joyce. All rights reserved.
About the author...
Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce has been observing the online job search world and teaching online job search skills since 1995. Susan is a two-time layoff "graduate" who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. In 1998, her company, NETability, Inc. purchased Job-Hunt.org, and Susan has been editor and publisher of Job-Hunt since then. Follow Susan on Twitter at @jobhuntorg and on Google+
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