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ERIC Number: ED406581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1044-1123
Looking for Work in All the Right Places.
Lewis, Robert
AARP Bulletin, v38 n5 p1,11-13 May 1997
Internet job banks have grown into a huge, global employment exchange. More than 1 million job openings are now advertised on 5,000 Internet sites. Employers can fill jobs faster and at less expense; job seekers can circulate resumes cost-free to employers across the country. Employment tools for job-seekers range from job listings to career development aids. Lists are organized by states, occupations, and industries. Employment sites work in different ways: inviting people to "post" their resume by filling out an online electronic form, providing job-search help, or notifying job-seekers automatically when an opening in their field comes up. Most job bank services are free. Using a job bank does not require technical expertise, since most contain instructions for exploring their sites. Through the Internet job seekers can gain insights into a prospective employer's needs and use corporate home pages to find information about prospective employers. America's Job Bank, a project of the U.S. Labor Department, is the largest service. It has the potential to create a national job market. The U.S. Employment Service funds "Internet access zones" to provide access to computers. The other "Big Six" job banks are as follows: Online Career Center, Career Path, Career Mosaic, E-Span, and Monster Board. Drawbacks to job hunting on the Internet are loss of privacy, lack of the personal touch, and the size of the Internet employment market. (YLB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.