Job-Hunting Online: A Guide to Job Listings, Message Boards, Research Sites, the UnderWeb, Counseling, Networking, Self-Assessment Tools, Niche Sites (Job Hunting on the Internet (Online))
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The Internet can be an invaluable tool in any job hunt-but only when you know how to use it. Cowritten by career guru Richard Nelson Bolles and his son, nontraditional career expert Mark Emery Bolles, JOB-HUNTING ONLINE helps job seekers navigate the overwhelming amount of information available on the Internet to find the most useful sites and avoid common pitfalls. Filled with hundreds of annotated website recommendations and newly reorganized to follow the action steps of a successful job hunt, this time-saving desktop guide is essential to an effective online job search.
This up-to-the-minute revision of the WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? companion helps job searchers integrate the Internet into an efficient job-hunting strategy. Updated with information on all the current hot topics, from researching to networking, career testing to job sites. The companion website, www.jobhuntersbible.com, features clickable links to key sites. ReviewsMarvin Walberg's syndicated "Getting Hired" column 4/30/08: called it "a great book" and "a powerful tool that will help you find and use the incredible resources that the internet has to offer. I plan to keep my copy by my computer and urge you to do the same. It's a small price to pay for an enormous investment in your future."—Scripps Howard News Service
- Amazon Sales Rank: #285989 in Books
- Published on: 2008-05-01
- Released on: 2008-05-01
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .45" h x 6.02" w x 9.00" l, .63 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 208 pages
- ISBN13: 9781580088992
- Condition: New
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From the Publisher
* This up-to-the-minute revision of the WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? companion helps job searchers integrate the Internet into an efficient job-hunting strategy.
* Updated with information on all the current hot topics, from researching to networking, career testing to job sites.
About the Author
RICHARD NELSON BOLLES is the best-selling author of WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? and has been a leader in the career development field for more than 35 years. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
MARK EMERY BOLLES has worked as a computer programmer, musician, and technical writer and is an expert on using the Internet to support alternative career paths. He lives in Antioch, California.
Most helpful customer reviews
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
By James O. Walker
Easily the best book about job hunting using the Internet I have found, and one of the better all around books on job-hunting, period. Unlike many other books on the subject, it is not just a list of websites, soon to be outdated. Though hundreds of websites are listed, that isn't the book's focus; instead, the authors talk about different job hunting approaches, the effectiveness of these various methods, and how the Internet can be used to increase the chances of finding a job, regardless of the approach used. In most cases, this can be a real eye-opener.
Anyone who has tried to find a job using the Net has no doubt found that it is not as simple as just posting a resume on Monster. Instead, the book tells you which job-hunting methods work best (and which ones don't), and goes on to teach you how the Internet can be used in any kind of job hunt, whether you spend most of your job-hunting time in front of a computer or not.
The authors place a heavy accent on learning how to use the Internet as a research tool; they go beyond simple search engine use, and even delve into finding the information that search engines themselves can't find. They explain why the job boards are so ineffective (evidently, only about 4% of job-hunters find employment through the job boards), and the best ways to use networking in your job hunt.
Written in an easy and often humorous style, I found the book to be extremely helpful and informative. Highly recommended.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Good Source Of Information
By Michael Taylor
"Job-Hunting Online" by Mark and Richard Bolles is a good source of information for the job seeker who wishes to use the internet as a source.
The book contains several different job sites, some well-known (Craigslist, etc.) and others not so well-known. Under each listing there is a brief description of what the user can expect to see at the particular web site. There are also other helpful web sites such as the ones that describe salary ranges for different occupations.
A good resource. Recommended.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Looking back -- not looking forward (or around)
By C. J. Trayser
While it has several good points, this book, like the companion book "What Color is Your Parachute", suffers from a lack of understanding of how quickly things change on the Internet. This book (and the companion) still publishes the same tired source-of-hire data that has been around since about 2001. Up to 24% of jobs come from the NEWSPAPER? (That's a statistic from SHRM in 1997, back when Netscape still dominated the Web browser war.) Every reliable source I've read since 2005 indicates that jobs are sourced through newspapers at around 3-5%.
The author has numerous "best-picks" websites or articles that were published in 2002...while interesting, they were out of date. Blogs get a 1 paragraph mention, LinkedIn gets less than 1 page, and Facebook and Twitter aren't even considered (and their respective job-source potentials are all growing). For a book published in 2008, it seems like it was just a rehash of the Parachute book from 2001 with a few new websites added here-and-there to make it seem current.
Save your money. If you want to buy an online job search book, at least find one that is published in 2010 and doesn't rely on 10-year-old statistics.