Making Use of the Web Careers and Employment It is a good idea to acquire information before graduation about the industry in which you would like to work. While your teachers provide valuable training and knowledge to prepare you for a career, they rarely teach you how to begin a job search. You can broaden your horizon by searching online for career information and job openings. Career websites provide details about training and education requirements, employment outlook, industry trends, and salary data. They also offer advice on writing a cover letter and resume, applying for jobs online, networking, and preparing for an interview. When you are offered a job, turn to these websites to obtain industry salary comparisons and negotiation techniques. Job seekers can search employment websites, such as CareerBuilder, Dice, and Monster, for specific position openings worldwide. The jobs can be sorted by category, industry, location, date posted, job title, and keywords. Some websites list job fairs and separate the listings by categories, such as entry level, part time, summer, and temporary.
Research This: (a) Visit at least two career websites and review the resources. What type of career advice is given? Are aptitude tests available? What tools are provided to manage a job search, such as tips for writing a cover letter and resume, job search mistakes to avoid, search strategies, and online social network tips?
b) Use at least two employment websites to search for three job openings in your field. Which positions are available? What are their salaries, locations, required education and experience, and job descriptions? Can job seekers post a resume? Are company profiles and salary comparison available? Do these websites have mobile apps?