ERIC Number: ED429189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Job Search Methods for the 21st Century. ERIC Digest No. 207.
Wagner, Judith O.
The job hunt has changed significantly in recent years. The World Wide Web has become an important source for job information and career development. After deciding what type of job they are looking for, job seekers should identify their marketable skills and match those skills with available jobs. Job leads can be found through employment agencies, career centers, public libraries, newspapers, the Internet, and networking. State-sponsored one-stop career centers provide the resources needed to succeed in the 21st century. Several web sites offer electronic editions of company information resources. Resumes offer information about job seekers that typical application forms will not. They should be positive and short. Online resumes are essential in today's job market. Many job web sites provide assistance in preparing electronic resumes and will post them at no cost. Job interviews should be viewed as sales jobs. Helpful steps for the interview include the following: prepare, make a good first impression, be positive, ask questions, convey information about yourself that you want the employer to know, close the deal, and send a follow-up thank-you letter. (A 17-item annotated bibliography of selected job search-related resources and 8-item reference list constitute approximately 50% of this document.) (MN)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Career Development, Career Education, Employment Interviews, Information Sources, Internet, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Occupational Information, Resource Materials, Resumes (Personal), World Wide Web
Web site: http://ericacve.org/digests.asp
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.