ERIC Number: ED399411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Wired: The Electronic Job Search. ERIC Digest No. 172.
Wagner, Judith O.
This document explains why using the Internet, particularly the World Wide Web, can be a useful method of searching for a job, especially in technical occupations. Most of the websites offer a variety of services, although a few are limited to only one or two. Some are commercial and charge for their services, some do not. For general information about finding a job, searching the web using the terms "job search,""employment opportunities," or "resumes" will lead to a myriad of resources. To locate information about specific positions, it is more effective to do a keyword search being as specific as possible. Although doing a job search on the Internet does not guarantee instant success, it is a way to increase visibility. Disadvantages of the electronic job search include that only jobs that require extensive experience or only undesirable jobs may be posted in some cases. Also, it is difficult to authenticate the job sources, and job seekers lose control of their personal information by posting it on the web. The digest includes a list of websites, listservs, and newsgroups as a starting point for those who are undertaking an electronic job search. Listings include 13 sources for general information about job openings, 5 sites related to specific occupations, 3 sites for resume information and postings, 4 professional associations, 2 geographic listings, and 3 newsgroups. (KC)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.