THE ONLINE JOB SEARCH AGENDA Job search engines

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THE ONLINE JOB SEARCH

THE ONLINE JOB SEARCH

AGENDA • Job search engines & job boards • What you will need to

AGENDA • Job search engines & job boards • What you will need to apply • Applicant Tracking Systems • Online job applications, screenings & preemployment tests • Common online job scams & how to avoid

WHERE WILL YOU APPLY? • Apply directly on PA Career. Link! • Job listings

WHERE WILL YOU APPLY? • Apply directly on PA Career. Link! • Job listings on the site are approved by Career. Link staff • PA Career. Link pulls from various different sources for the job postings • If you find any issues, please report it immediately to a staff member

WHERE WILL YOU BE APPLYING? (CONT. )

WHERE WILL YOU BE APPLYING? (CONT. )

COMMON KEYWORDS USED TO JOB SEARCH Desired Job title/Job type Industry Compan Field or

COMMON KEYWORDS USED TO JOB SEARCH Desired Job title/Job type Industry Compan Field or specific Location y Industry tools or Names verbiage

ONLINE JOB APPLICATION CHECKLIST Updated Documents Resume & Cover Letter • Your resume and

ONLINE JOB APPLICATION CHECKLIST Updated Documents Resume & Cover Letter • Your resume and cover letter should be customized to each job you are applying to • Make sure you directly follow application instructions on what format these documents should be in (PDF/Word Doc/etc. ) Professional Email FIRSTNAME. [email protected] com Address • Have your email address easily and professionally convey your name • Try to avoid numbers if possible, and especially any special characters (!$* for example) Employment History For application purposes • Many applications will ask you to reproduce this on their forms • Have months and years for positions ready *Depending on the job you are applying to, you may need to list your work availability as well*

WHAT ARE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEMS? • Programs used by primarily by mid-large sized companies

WHAT ARE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEMS? • Programs used by primarily by mid-large sized companies to scan through job applications • Employers will give these systems certain keywords to find on applications mainly in the resumes and cover letters • Applications that satisfy this criteria will be pushed forward to review

HOW TO GET PAST APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEMS • Follow the instructions of the application

HOW TO GET PAST APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEMS • Follow the instructions of the application exactly • Submit or omit the correct documents in the correct formats • Use the exact keywords from the job description • Don’t get too fancy with your documents and your application

TALENT ASSESSMENTS PERSONALITY TESTS Used by many companies in order to see how an

TALENT ASSESSMENTS PERSONALITY TESTS Used by many companies in order to see how an applicant may fit in their current company culture based on their personality type WORKPLACE APTITUDES EXAMS Exams that test general workplace knowledge & skills such as arithmetic, communication and reading comprehension JOB SPECIFIC TESTS Tests that simulate real job specific functions in order to get an idea as to how an applicant may behave on the job *Not as common at this stage

ONLINE JOB SEARCH SCAMS …AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

ONLINE JOB SEARCH SCAMS …AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

WHAT ARE ONLINE JOB SCAMS? • Job scams are used in order to trick

WHAT ARE ONLINE JOB SCAMS? • Job scams are used in order to trick job seekers into providing sensitive personal information including their Social Security numbers, credit card information, bank account information • Other job scams may simply be used to advertise an undesirable position or get a job seeker to pay for training materials they do not need

DIFFERENT TYPES OF JOB SCAMS Credit Report Direct Deposit before Interview Bait-and. Switch Job

DIFFERENT TYPES OF JOB SCAMS Credit Report Direct Deposit before Interview Bait-and. Switch Job Money Laundering Pay for a Background check Work-at. Home Fake Job Application Pay for Training Materials Pay for software Recruiting Phishing Unemployme nt Claim Filing Trial Employment

JOB SCAM WARNING SIGNS • The job is too good to be true •

JOB SCAM WARNING SIGNS • The job is too good to be true • The pay is great for little work • The recruiter contacted you first • The recruiter is incredibly eager to get you the job before or with little interviewing/screening • The recruiter’s email address is • They want you to pay for something • They send you a check, ask you to deposit it and send money from your bank account back • The job description is vague • Their emails contain many unprofessional spelling or grammatical errors personal information online messaging service such as Google Hangouts • They immediately start asking for • The interview is set up in an

HOW TO AVOID JOB SCAMS • Be on the look-out for the warning signs

HOW TO AVOID JOB SCAMS • Be on the look-out for the warning signs • Do thorough research on the company • Google the company or recruiter followed by the word “Scam” to see if any complaints come up • Pull your resumes from sites like Indeed, Monster & Linked. In

WATCH THE EMAIL ADDRESS & COMPANY URL • Many scammers will use actual company

WATCH THE EMAIL ADDRESS & COMPANY URL • Many scammers will use actual company names in order to trick job seekers into letting down their guard and trusting them • For example, the scammer’s email will be impersonating Company XYZ: • • • Real email: [email protected] com Fake email: [email protected] com The scammer will do the same with a company’s URL: • • Real URL: companyxyz. com Fake URL: company-xyz. com

HOW TO REPORT A JOB SCAM • Internet Crime Complaint Center • Federal Trade

HOW TO REPORT A JOB SCAM • Internet Crime Complaint Center • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) • Better Business Bureau (BBB) • Report fraudulent jobs to the site where they are listed directly (i. e. visit the Contact Indeed page on Indeed. com)

THANK YOU! ANY QUESTIONS?

THANK YOU! ANY QUESTIONS?