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How to find a job on the InternetLooking for a job on the Internet is as time intensive as reading the paper, calling all your friends and networking (the human kind); however, it is more convenient and perhaps most efficient. Today, companies want to simplify the process of hiring, and posting job openings on company websites and job search sites is simple, inexpensive and effective.
The most common formats for submitting resumes are Word and PDF. With Word, be sure to keep font selection basic as you are relying on the fonts in the recipient's machine. With PDF, fonts are included in the document, but although your recipient probably has a PDF reader (Adobe Acrobat Reader), you may not have an application that exports to PDF. Otherwise, plain text is used, which is devoid of any layout attributes such as centering, bold, italic and bullets.
Job Search Sites
There are many websites devoted to job listings. While some deal with all kinds of jobs, others are targeted to industry or location. For example, www.overseas.com deals with jobs outside the U.S. To find out which site works best for you, spend some time surfing through their offerings. As most sites allow searches on the latest listings, you can easily go back and see if anything new has been posted.
Be sure to check the employment category with services such as Yahoo!. You will find information on job banks, career planning, resume services, resume banks and more to help you find gainful employment. Monster.com also has resources such as career advice and articles pertaining to job hunting. Following are some of the job sites on the Web. Good luck and happy hunting.
America's Job Bank (Dept. of Labor) www.ajb.dni.us Aggregator www.ziprecruiter.com Worldwide www.career.com www.careerbuilder.com www.craigslist.org www.iccweb.com Overseas www.overseas.com U.S. www.flipdog.com www.gadball.com www.monster.com www.nowhiring.com U.S. including advice and tips www.careerbuilder.com www.careermag.com www.careershop.com www.jobbankusa.com www.net-temps.com U.S. (you control who sees resume) http://hotjobs.yahoo.com U.S. (college students/graduates) www.collegegrad.com www.jobweb.com www.monstertrak.com U.S. (technical, professional) www.employmentguide.com www.kenexa.com www.techies.com www.dice.com www.itcareers.com www.mactalent.com www.crunchboard.com U.S. & Canada (technical, professional) www.kforce.com www.truecareers.com Wall Street Journal listings. www.careers.wsj.com San Francisco Bay area www.bajobs.com www.bayareacareers.com www.sfgate.com www.valleyjobs.com Marketing/Pacific Northwest www.marcomjobs.com www.marcommatch.com U.S. Federal job searches www.usajobs.opm.gov Temporary jobs www.net-temps.com Resume sources www.eresumes.com
job descriptionsFollowing is a summary of the job titles in this database. In most cases, there is more information under the individual entries.
An individual who analyzes the operations of a department or functional unit. See business analyst.
(Chief Compliance Officer) The executive in charge of regulatory issues. See CCO.
(Chief Green Officer) The executive in charge of energy efficiency.
(Chief Information Officer) The executive in charge of information processing. See CIO.
(Chief Knowledge Officer) The executive in charge of maximizing expertise. See CKO.
A person responsible for performing analysis and design of local network-based systems. See client/server analyst.
A person responsible for developing local network-based applications. See client/server programmer.
A person who acts as an advisor to users or to the technical staff. See consultant.
(Chief Technical Officer) The executive in charge of the company's technical direction. See CTO.
A person responsible for the operation of the computer systems in the datacenter. The data entry and data control departments are under this jurisdiction.
A person responsible for developing and maintaining a data communications network. See datacom analyst.
data entry operator
A person who enters data into the computer via keyboard or other reading or scanning device.
A person responsible for the physical design and management of the database and for the evaluation, selection and implementation of the DBMS. See database administrator.
A person responsible for analyzing data requirements within an organization and modeling the data and data flows from one department to another. See database analyst.
A person responsible for developing and maintaining e-commerce applications for a company's public website. See e-commerce engineer.
A person responsible for the implementation of electronic data interchange systems between companies. See EDI analyst.
A person who performs an EDP audit within an organization. See EDP auditor and EDP audit.
A person responsible for hardware installation, maintenance and repair. Formal training is in electronics, although many people have learned on the job.
A person who designs the electronic structure of a computer. Such individuals have a background in digital circuits.
help desk analyst
A person who provides technical support for any aspect of the information systems department. See help desk analyst.
A person responsible for developing and maintaining the infrastructure that supports the public website and inhouse intranets. See Internet engineer.
A person who translates the knowledge of an expert into the knowledge base of an expert system. See expert system.
A person who works in the data library. See data library.
A person who writes mainframe applications in programming languages such as COBOL, CICS and various 4GLs. See programmer.
A person responsible for the design and programming of a mainframe application. Programming languages typically include COBOL, CICS and 4GLs. See programmer analyst.
mainframe systems analyst
A person responsible for the design of a mainframe application. See systems analyst.
A person who writes applications in programming languages such as COBOL, RPG and 4GLs, typically for IBM AS/400s. See programmer.
A person responsible for the design and programming of a medium-sized business application. Programming languages include COBOL, RPG and 4GLs, typically for IBM AS/400s. See programmer analyst.
A person who manages a local area communications network (LAN) within an organization. See network administrator.
A person who designs, implements and supports LANs and WANs. See network engineer.
A person who operates a computer in a datacenter. See operator.
PC software specialist
A person who manages PC hardware and software. See PC software specialist.
A person responsible for the maintenance of desktop computers within an organization. See PC technician.
A person who writes a computer program. See programmer.
A person who performs both systems analysis and programming tasks. See programmer analyst.
A person who heads an information systems project. See project leader.
A person who keeps track of an information systems project. See project manager.
A person responsible for maintaining software quality within an organization. See QA analyst.
A person who designs and programs system-level software (OS, DBMS, etc.). See software engineer.
A person who manages a multiuser computer system (server). See system administrator.
The person responsible for the development of an information system. See systems analyst.
A variety of jobs in the industry. It may refer to a system-level programmer or to pre-sales and post-sales programming for a hardware or software vendor. See software engineer.
An individual or organization that builds systems from a variety of diverse components. See systems integrator.
A person who is the technical expert on some or all of the computer's system software (operating systems, networks, DBMSs, etc.) or a person who designs and writes system software. See systems programmer.
A person responsible for writing hardware and software documentation. See technical writer.
A person responsible for designing the user interface. See UI designer.
A person responsible for designing telephony systems, including PBXs, interactive voice response (IVR) systems and call centers.
A person who manages a wide area communications network (WAN). See WAN administrator.
A person who creates a website. See Web designer.
A person who writes in any of the Web programming languages. See Web programmer.
A person responsible for the implementation of a website. See Webmaster.