"If I could take but one tool into the 21st century, this would be it." —Harvey Mackay, author of How to Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive
America's #1 careers columnist electronically whisks you to the head of the job line.
Information technology is revolutionizing the way people look for jobs. Job seekers can now connect with employers, not just through print job ads and employment services, but electronically. Millions have already tapped into these powerful new resources to help them get ahead. In this fully revised, up-to-the-minute guide, syndicated columnist Joyce Lain Kennedy shows you how to take advantage of the very latest technology to gain access to tens of thousands of potential employers. She also provides helpful tips from human resource specialists, and includes the names, addresses, telephone, and fax numbers of electronic job search services. And don't worry, you don't have to be computer literate to get the most out of this book. In straightforward, nontechnical prose, Kennedy and Thomas J. Morrow fill you in on:
- Resume databases that give employers instant access to your resume.
- Employer databases to design your own blue-ribbon prospect list—and get company names and profiles automatically.
- Computer-driven interviews and video conferencing.
- Telephone job hotlines.
- Electronic tools that identify your skills.
- New online job help for graduates and alumni.
Want to master the century's biggest change in job finding? Don't miss this book's two companion volumes: Electronic Resume Revolution, the first complete guide to preparing computer-friendly resumes, and Hook Up, Get Hired!, a comprehensive guide to using the hottest new job resources of the Internet to find a job.