Finding a Job on the Internet
Here's the basic information you need to know as a job seeker in today's internet-based job market. There are three things you need to apply for a job on the internet. They are:
- an electronic copy of your resume
- an email account
- websites where you can find job postings and apply for them
Your resume is a simple document showing your contact information, your work history, your educational background and other qualifications for a job. See the Resume Worksheet to help you organize the information you will need to include in your resume. In today's job market, the jobseeker needs a resume in an electronic format to send to employers via email in addition to a paper copy. If you already have your resume in an electronic format such as on a disc or other electronic storage medium, find someone you trust to take a look and help fine tune it before you send it out. If not, the next step is to create a resume on a computer using Microsoft Word or another word processing program. Once you've completed your document, remember to save your resume on a disc or flash drive!
Your Email Account
You will need your own email account to apply for jobs on line and for employers to contact you regarding jobs. Sometimes you will send your resume to employers using your email account. There are free email services where you can obtain an email account. You can sign up for a free Yahoo email account at http://mail.yahoo.com. Others are http://hotmail.com and http://www.gmail.com. One of the most comprehensive listings of free email providers can be found at the Free EMail Address Directory (www.emailaddresses.com). This site lists and evaluates hundreds of free email services.
Remember to write down your email address and password and keep it simple. Your address and password will probably be case sensitive. We suggest using only lower case letters, unless capital letters are required.
Once you have your email account and your electronic version of your resume, you are ready to apply for jobs. Here is a sample list of job websites to get you started. Give them a try!
General Job Websites
Indeed - www.indeed.com
Search results from hundreds of job boards and company websites
Career Builder - www.careerbuilder.com
Classified sections of more than 150 U. S. newspapers and over 1,000 partner company websites
Glassdoor.com - http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm
Job boards along with information on companies, industries, and careers
Best Jobs USA - www.bestjobsusa.com
Search jobs by career, by employer or by location
Employment Guide - www.employmentguide.com
Job search that includes work-at-home opportunities
Snag A Job - www.SnagAJob.com
Part-time and full-time hourly jobs, mainly entry level for teens, college students, retirees and others in retail, foodservice, entertainment, customer service and more
GrooveJob - www.groovejob.com
Part-time jobs for teens and students
Monster - www.monster.com
More than 800,00 job listings, career information and advice
RetirementJobs.com - http://retirementjobs.com/
For job seekers at or nearing retirement
The Black Collegian Online - www.black-collegian.com
Career advice, resume management and job search tools for students of color
Overseas.com - http://www.overseasjobs.com/
Jobs overseas and information about international living
Nonprofit Jobs in the United States - www.idealist.org
Careers and jobs in the nation's nonprofit sector
NAC Summer Camp Staff Placement - www.summercamp.org/index2.html
Students and educators find a camp job for the summer
Jobster - www.jobster.com
Job-networking site with job postings, resume tools and personal networking
Jobs@PHL Airport - www.phljobportal.org
Your one stop for job opportunities at Philadelphia International Airport.
Government Job Websites
City of Philadelphia - www.phila.gov/personnel
Employment opportunities with the City of Philadelphia
State of Pennsylvania - www.scsc.state.pa.us
Civil service opportunities with the state of Pennsylvania
USAJobs - www.usajobs.gov
U. S. Federal Government's site with information about the federal hiring process, federal jobs and storing a resume on the site.