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If you are new to the computer, it is suggested that first go through tutorials to learn basic computer skills.
- Recent article by Linda Couser Barnette "Entering a New Work Culture"
Networking is a good way to learn about job opportunities before they get advertised.
- Job Networking Videos (Education-Portal.com)
- Job and Career Accelerator (This blog has helpful networking information)
Most online job search sites and many potential employers require an electronic resume. It saves time to be prepared.
- Prepare Your Resume for Online or Email Application
- Electronic Resume Tutorial
- Guidelines for scannable resumes
- Using Employment Kiosks
If you have not looked for a job recently, it is wise to review your resume and job interview skills as well. The expectations of employers change over the years.
Job Search Sites
There are thousands, if not millions, of job search sites on the Internet. This is just a sampling and often a good place to start. When you have the option, be sure and search by location or keyword.
- indeed.com (Texas)
- job applications (thousands of application forms for all types of businesses)
- jobsearch.com (Texas)
- careerbuilder.com (Texas)
- Simply hired
- usajobs.gov (US Federal Government)
- schoolspring.com(Teacher jobs in Texas)
- Experience Works (low-income seniors only.)
- Youth Services are also available through the Texas Workforce Commission.
If you use Twitter, you can sign up for job notifications with TweetmyJobs.com.
The TweetMyJOBS service lets job seekers receive instant notifications on their phone when new jobs are posted online via the popular micro-messaging service Twitter. The company aggregates the Twitter-based job postings from over 7000 companies and maintains over 8250 specific job channels within those companies, all of which are searchable via their website.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced the results of its Tools for America's Job Seekers Challenge last week. Top-rated sites in each of 6 categories - general job boards, niche tools, career tools, career exploration tools, web 2.0 and "other" - are now available at: www.careeronestop.org/jobseekertools.
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