One section of Mike Farr's On-line Get a Job Workshop; suggests ways to reduce the length of time needed to obtain employment and describes specific methods that have been proven to work effectively; includes:
How to Develop a Network of Contacts in Five Easy Steps
How to Contact Employers Directly (including a sample phone script).
"Taking Advantage of Company Expansions and Reorganizations" --
Use the "hidden job market" effectively (and
minimize the competition) by finding and applying for positions before they're ever advertised.
"Unlocking The Hidden Job Market" -- bypass Human Resources, and improve your prospects of being hired, by making direct contact with a "Key Decision Maker."
Remember: 80% of all job openings are never listed anywhere! This site makes specific recommendations on organizing and conducting an effective job search, including ways to locate the "hidden job market" using informal job search methods.
Compiled by M. Arace & R. Mattson (Jay Gattis; Biola University)
After you know what you can do and how that has prepared you for
your desired job, ask the people you know the best to help you find
suitable job openings. This document provides clear step-by-step instructions for effective networking.
The Career Center, University of Missouri at Columbia
PAPEN is a career-oriented networking organization operating in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Their site provides information about the opportunities they provide and their meeting schedule, as well as links to useful resources.
Gathering information about specific occupations is an important part of the career exploration and job search process. The more you find out about the requirements of a specific position the better able you'll be to determine whether it'd be a good match for you. This article includes questions you may wish to use. Additional Job Search Tools and Resources are available, including other articles on interviewing as well as resumes, cover letters, etc.
The full text of Brian Krueger's book is provided online along with ordering info (so you can try before you buy). The Table of Contents shows the wide range of topics covered, including job search preparation, networking, researching employers, using the Internet and Job Fairs effectively, as well as guidance on resumes, interviews, salary negotiation, etc. This is an outstanding opportunity to peruse this book and gain expert advice on successful job search techniques!
How to find info about particular companies or industries, determining rankings, locate employers in specific fields or locations; includes a listing of selected employer databases and printed directories.
Want current info about a company? The Market Guide Investment Center provides timely and accurate company reports, quotes, news, price charts, stock screening tools, and industry, sector and company rankings on over 10,000 equities trading on the NYSE, Nasdaq, AMEX, and OTC Bulletin Board. You can obtain useful free background info for your job search by utilizing the form below. Listings are also available by Sector or by Industry
Provides information on thousands of American companies; searchable. Profiles for a number of companies are also available at no cost at this site. Browse Hoover's Top 2500 Employers alphabetical list which includes links for company Capsule, Web Site, and Jobs info.
This site will allow you to retrieve publicly available filings via
EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, which maintains info from companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: EDGAR Database
Check the list of Featured In-Depth Company Profiles for extensive interviews with top companies looking for top people. Also browse brief overviews of more than 1000 companies in the Company Capsules section or check the Employment Help page for tips on using the features available on this site.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides some useful information about a variety of traditional and non-traditional job search methods as well as a pointer to the Occupational Outlook Handbook Home Page.
How these services differ from employment agencies; what to watch out for so you don't end up owing hundreds of dollars for up-front fees or phone calls to 900 numbers. Includes info about fraudulent claims and provides general guidelines for dealing with listing/advisory firms.
Employment agencies can provide numerous valuable services to job seekers and most are reliable and reputable. This Consumer Information Series Publication from the Better Business Bureau provides comprehensive information to help you understand what agencies can and cannot do; includes important info about "fee paid" job listings as well as service contracts. Read this carefully BEFORE you visit an agency and avoid disappointment and expense.
Outstanding compilations of resources (Internet sites; Electronic newsletters and journals; Mailing lists and newsgroups, Organizations and agencies) on DOZENS of health and mental health related topics, including:
This database contains info for thousands of service providers:
rehabilitation, long-term nursing care, home
health agencies, and retirement communities. Links to other Health Care Sites are provided. Use the online search to locate specific info. [NOTE: When searching, selecting specific types of care providers narrows the search. To obtain a full range of listings, specify only a general geographic area (ie. state or county).]
Thinking about moving to or from Pittsburgh (or any other location)? Use this Salary Calculator to compare one region to another. Note that you have to ascertain the impact of taxes separately -- tables are included.
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