Cyberspace Job Search (3rd Ed)

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 1999-10-01
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Now, more than ever, top companies use the Internet to post new jobs. Jandt and Nemnich have researched these sites, and they show readers how to get connected. Not only does this invaluable reference list thousands of employment sites, it also contains a brief synopsis of each--making it easy for users to decide which sites best suit their needs. There is even a special section devoted to teaching readers how to find job postings on the Internet, and, more importantly, how to get hired via the Web.

Author Biography

Mary B. Nemnich is an employment specialist with the California Employment Development Department and produces the award-winning TV show "Job Connection," which matches employers with job seekers. Fred E. Jandt is a communication professor at California State University, San Bernardino, where he teaches students to use the Internet to find jobs.

Table of Contents

Introducing the Internetp. 1
How It Happenedp. 2
Why It Happenedp. 2
Overview for the Job Seekerp. 4
Using the Internet in Your Job Searchp. 4
Success Storiesp. 5
Psychological Aspects of an Electronic Job Searchp. 7
Frustrationp. 8
Side-Tracking/Isolationp. 8
A Special Word to the Computer-Phobicp. 9
Going Onlinep. 11
Web Historyp. 11
Getting on the World Wide Webp. 13
Commercial Internet Service Providersp. 14
The Most Common ISPsp. 15
The Largest ISPsp. 15
The Browsersp. 18
Search Enginesp. 19
The Multimedia Webp. 27
Accessing the World Wide Web Through America Onlinep. 28
America Online E-Mailp. 35
Getting Job Information from Corporate Sites and Job Boardsp. 39
Corporate Web Sitesp. 39
Popular Job Boardsp. 43
Other Notable Job Banksp. 51
Even More Databasesp. 55
Finding Even More Job Banksp. 59
Searching the Job Banksp. 61
Usenet Newsgroupsp. 63
What Are Newsgroups and How Do I Use Them?p. 63
Online Forums--Another Type of Newsgroupp. 64
Accessing the Newsgroupsp. 64
Reading Newsgroup Postingsp. 67
Job Posting Newsgroupsp. 67
Sample Job Postingsp. 69
Resume Newsgroupsp. 78
Sample Resume Postingsp. 78
Preparing Your Resume for Newsgroupsp. 85
Submitting Your Resumep. 87
Career Resources on the Internetp. 89
A Practical Examplep. 90
Learning from the Competitionp. 90
General Career Informationp. 91
Researching Employersp. 92
Well-Known Sites for Employer Informationp. 92
"Best Companies" Listsp. 93
U.S. Government Sitesp. 94
Canadian Government Sitesp. 96
Relocation Informationp. 96
Cautions: Job Search and Privacy Issues on the Webp. 99
Horror Storiesp. 99
Applicants Don't Follow Instructionsp. 99
Employers Don't Follow Instructionsp. 100
Work-at-Home Scamsp. 100
Other Scamsp. 100
More Unscrupulous Activityp. 101
Headhunter Woesp. 101
What We Learnedp. 101
Online Privacy in Your Job Searchp. 102
Misinformation Can Be Duplicatedp. 105
Recommended Precautionsp. 105
E-Mail Securityp. 106
Unwanted E-Mailp. 107
Unwanted Web Sitesp. 108
For More Informationp. 108
Preparing Your Electronic Resumep. 109
The Audiencep. 110
Building Your Resumep. 110
Resume Softwarep. 111
Resume ABCsp. 112
Making Your Resume Attractivep. 112
Making Your Resume Briefp. 115
Making Your Resume Clearp. 117
Resume Formatsp. 119
The Chronological Formatp. 119
The Functional Formatp. 119
The Combination Formatp. 120
Organizing Your Resumep. 120
Preparing Your Resume for Keyword Searchesp. 121
Preparing Your Resume for Scanningp. 123
Online Resume Templatesp. 124
Scannable Resume Tips from Restracp. 124
The Summary Sectionp. 125
Applicant-Tracking Softwarep. 126
An Electronic Resume Templatep. 126
Some Actual Sample Resumesp. 130
The Online Curriculum Vitaep. 135
Preparing an HTML Resume for the Webp. 143
Why Have an HTML Resume?p. 143
Developing a Web Resumep. 143
Textp. 144
Linksp. 144
Imagesp. 145
Other Things That Can Be Includedp. 147
HTML Resume Layoutp. 147
Linearp. 147
Hierarchicalp. 147
Webp. 147
An Introduction to HTMLp. 147
Building a Simple Resume in HTMLp. 151
Tagsp. 151
Inserting Linksp. 155
In-Line Media--Imagesp. 156
Create a Test Version of Your Pagep. 157
Publishing Your Web Resumep. 157
Commercial ISPsp. 157
Web Presence Providersp. 157
Resume Banksp. 158
Free Web Serversp. 158
Checking Your Web Resumep. 159
Publicizing Your Web Addressp. 160
Adding Your URL to Search Enginesp. 160
Linking Your Resume with Other Sitesp. 161
Sample HTML Resumesp. 161
Job-Hunting Netiquettep. 181
General Rulesp. 182
Newsgroup Fundamentalsp. 184
Follow the Employer's Instructionsp. 184
Follow Newsgroup Usage Instructionsp. 185
Networkingp. 185
Choose Your Groupp. 185
Surf the Net and Find Your Own Nichep. 186
Postings Are Publicp. 186
Writing Tipsp. 186
World Wide Web Netiquettep. 191
Keep Your Page Simplep. 192
Limit Your Linksp. 192
Respect the "Low-Tech"p. 192
Include Your E-Mail Addressp. 192
Send Them Homep. 192
Update Your Page, and Keep It Simplep. 192
Be Respectful of Othersp. 193
Internet Interviewing: By E-Mail, Phone, Videoconference, and in Personp. 195
The E-Mail Interviewp. 197
Clarifying Your Resumep. 197
Exchanges Can Be Conversational and Friendlyp. 198
Be Careful, Positive, and Politep. 198
Tips on E-Mail Interviewingp. 199
Declining a Positionp. 201
The Telephone Interviewp. 201
Be Preparedp. 202
Phone Interview Tipsp. 203
Desktop Videoconferencingp. 204
CU-SeeMep. 205
Other Videoconferencing Programsp. 206
It Could Happen to You: Videoconferencing Tipsp. 206
The Face-to-Face Interviewp. 207
Evaluating the Interview Situationp. 208
Sizing Up the Interviewerp. 212
Hypothetical Interview Situationsp. 213
Questions in Contextp. 216
Evaluating Yourselfp. 219
Negotiating a Salaryp. 219
Advice for College Studentsp. 223
Places to Lookp. 223
Entry-Level Jobsp. 223
Jobs by Disciplinep. 224
Internships and Summer Jobsp. 225
College Placement Officesp. 226
University of South Floridap. 226
Online Placement Information: JOBTRAKp. 231
Major Online Career Servicesp. 232
College Grad Job Hunterp. 232
BridgePathp. 234
Insider Tips from a Professional Recruiterp. 236
Tips for a Successful Student Job Searchp. 239
Resume Tipsp. 239
Interview Tipsp. 240
Keeping the Jobp. 248
Job-Related Tipsp. 248
General Tipsp. 249
Advice for Employersp. 251
Electronic Recruitingp. 251
Newsgroups and Online Employment Servicesp. 252
Newsgroupsp. 252
Commercial Online Recruiting Servicesp. 257
The Advantages of Online Recruitingp. 266
E-Mail: More Details, Less Timep. 266
Getting to the Right Peoplep. 267
Your Computer Becomes "The Lobby"p. 267
Less Time on the Phonep. 268
Cutting-Edge Peoplep. 268
You Control Itp. 268
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Electronic Recruitingp. 268
Limitless Recruiting Opportunitiesp. 271
Summaryp. 272
Glossaryp. 273
Indexp. 287
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