The Internet is an invaluable resource. Use it to find advice on conducting your job search more effectively; to search for a job; to research prospective employers; and to communicate with people who can help you with your job search. Here are some things to consider along the way:
- The different types of sites that may be useful include general career advice sites, job search sites, company Web sites, trade and professional association Web sites, and forums.
- When using job databases, remember that job listings may be posted by field or discipline, so begin your search using keywords.
- When searching employment databases on the Internet, it usually is possible to send your résumé to an employer by e-mail or to post it online.
- America’s Job Bank allows you to search through a database of more than 1 million jobs nationwide, create and post your résumé online, and set up an automated job search. The database contains a wide range of mostly full-time private sector jobs that are available all over the country. Job seekers can access America’s Job Bank at: http://www.ajb.org.
- Using Internet Resources to Plan your Future, a U.S. Department of Labor publication, offers advice on organizing your Internet job search. It is primarily intended to provide instruction for job seekers on how to use the Internet to their best advantage, but recruiters and other career service industry professionals will find information here to help them also.