Academic journal article Business Communication Quarterly

Using the World Wide Web to Teach Employment Communication

Academic journal article Business Communication Quarterly

Using the World Wide Web to Teach Employment Communication

Article excerpt

Students flock to the computer labs and libraries to surf the Net for entertainment. We try to help them surf the Net for employment opportunities. In the Internet environment, they learn about companies they might be interested in working for, review Web sites that provide resume and job listing services, and plan for a successful employment interview. Using the Internet helps students understand the job-search process - and helps instructors revitalize a well-worn topic.

The following list suggests some of the sites we visit in class. For an overview of job-related newsgroups, we recommend "http://www.collegegrad.com/jobs/usenet.html." Other sites offer information regarding the preparation of resumes and cover letters as well as "one-stop shopping" to search Usenet job postings. Examples of Web sites used in this class are as follows:

* JobDirect (http://www.jobdirect.com): A free service that matches companies with graduating students. At this site, students can receive a log-in name, walk through a resume template, receive e-mail listing job postings, and edit their posted resumes anytime.

* JobWeb (http://www.jobweb.org): A free service that is maintained by the National Association of Colleges and Employers and that contains thousands of postings. Students may search the job database using descriptive words and geographic locations for potential employment opportunities. …

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