This book will focus in on how to zero in on a
job using search engines while applying the latest techniques to avoid having
your resume rejected by automated recruiting software and much more. #finding jobs
Looking for a new job? Are you a
new graduate or an experienced hire looking for something different? Well the
good news is that the economy in 2017 is in the best shape that it has been in
for many years. The bigger question now becomes, where is your job? We live in
a big country and jobs can reside anywhere, the trick is how to search, find,
and apply for the job that you want.
Someone in the United States
government must have also come to the same conclusion and decided to create
some tools to research the job scene across ALL of the USA. This site is a
hidden gem of a job tool. Why it is not mentioned much in the media is a puzzle
to me since it is extremely comprehensive covering topics as broad as the
general job picture in the US to as specific as finding an actual current job
opening in a city. How cool is that? So what is the name of this site,
Monster.com, LinkedIn, or ...? Indeed, no this site is much more thorough. Want
to guess the name, you’ll never get it. So here is the great reveal, the site
is the Department US of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? For the
remainder of this article I will refer to this site as (BLS) the Bureau of
Searching for a job opening can
be maddening. Unless you are part of the very select few whose skills are in
demand everywhere, then looking for a job can be pretty overwhelming. Basic
research like where are the jobs, what do they pay, do all locations pay the
same for the same job (they don’t), and how would you determine what other
locations (cities or states) pay for the same type of job, along with what
locations have a shortage of my skill sets, this and more can all be found on
the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) site. But let’s not forget about finding
actual job openings. Are you interested yet?
A word of caution for data nerds,
the BLS site can suck you in for days, months even years if you are not focused
on your mission, to find a job opening and online application form. OK let’s
get started. I want to take you through some of the helpful tabs on the BLS homepage;
you can decide how much data you need to make the job oriented decisions that
can help with your quest for a job.
On the BLS site find the HOME tab, top left on the site, in the
black ribbon. Cursor over the HOME tab and the contents of the tab will be revealed.
The first header will say Resources
>> inside this area you will find a ton of research info on jobs. But
if you want an open job application then go to the middle header called Resources For >> drop down to
about the middle of that section and you will see a topic called JobSeekers, click on it. Now you are on
the Jobseeker or Worker page. This page is broken into two sections. Section 1 is called Explore Careers, there are lots of good career type information that
can be found in this section. Section 2
is called Find A Job and it is
located at the bottom of the page. The Find a Job Section has 3 Job Database Links that can take you
to open jobs online applications.
The first job website is called CareerOneStop. The CareerOneStop site
has an extremely comprehensive set of career oriented tools and advice for the
job seeker. In their own words, the site offers career, training, and job
search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job
seekers, businesses, students, and career advisers with a variety of free
online tools, information and resources.
This site has great resources for those on the job quest but it also has
resources for those who are looking for internships
or apprentice job opportunities.
Once you are on the CareerOneStop home page look for the ribbon or tab that says
JOB SEARCH. Within the JOB SEARCH
tab select Job Listings. Once on the
Job Listing page select Find a Job
then fill in the search criteria and start filling out online job applications!
The second job website that is
listed in the Find A Job section of the BLS site is USAJobs. This job site is the Federal
Government's premier one-stop for launching a career in public service, local,
regional, and national information is listed for all Federal careers. You may
search by agency, position title, salary, location, or career field. If you
wish to learn more about this site read the Looking
for a Job Try USAJobs.gov article in my blogsite,Job Quest After College.
The final job website that is
found under the Find A Job section of the BLS site is Jobs@BLS. This site provides
information on the types of job seekers that they are looking to fill open
positions such as economists, mathematical statisticians, and information
technology specialists in their Washington DC national headquarters and across
the country. The site also discusses their hiring process. However to actually
find and apply for a job opening you must
use the USAJobs site as the portal to apply online.
I hope you can use this article to research,
locate, and apply for a job during your employment journey. If you desire some
further information on how to tailor your resume for an online application
along with other job quest related processes, please check out my ebook, Steps To Finding A Job After College.
Also, as a thank you for visiting my blog, I will tell you in advance that my ebook
will go on sale during starting on Saturday January 28, 2017. The price of my
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