Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Your 24/7 Online Job Search Guide

Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Your 24/7 Online Job Search Guide

Article excerpt

Your 24/7 Online Job Search Guide, by Lamont Wood 2002. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 278 pages, Softcover, $15.95

Intended Audience: A

Major Headings from Table of Contents:

The Online Landscape; The Process; The Danger of Identity Theft; What Do You Want to Do? Writing Your Electronic Resume; Leading Job Sites; Sample Site; Other Job Sites; Using E-Mail; Using Usenet and Mailing Lists; Job-Related Newsgroups; Corporate-Information Sites; What Comes Next?

How is the book most useful for its intended audience?

It provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of all the aspects involved in the online job search. It is clearly presented and easy to read.

The top things you learned from reading this book:

How to deal with ID theft once it's happens; seeing how applying online really works; The concept of usenets.

This book offers a very comprehensive yet concise and easy-to-read overview of everything you need to know when you are want to perform an online job search. Intended for those with no prior experience in this area and very little exposure to the Internet and email in general, it explores everything from the basic Internet environment, identity theft issues and how to prevent them (and what to do if you do become a victim), to performing salary and relocation research to make your search more focused, to the preparation of scannable and Internet-ready resumes. …

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