Here is a quick list of helpful websites for job search and job acquisition. Actually, you really do not need to do much more on the Internet outside of these Lucky 13.
1. www.google.com – Search the Internet and much more
2. www.YouTube.com - the most widely used search engine where one video is worth a billion words
3. www.jvsdet.org – main website for JVS where you click on Find a Job to see what jobs we know about personally. Also, click on Seminars & Events to find and register for upcoming job seeker activities.
4. www.mitalent.org – Pure Michigan Talent Connect; the State of Michigan online job and resume banks; also explore the site to access much more career and job resources
5. www.careerinfonet.org – the CareerOneStop for the US; anything and everything related to jobs, careers, employment
6. www.indeed.com – a gatherer of job leads from other job boards and company websites. Gathers job leads and ideas for other companies to contact from just about everywhere on the Internet which frees you up from wasting countless hours online applying over and over and over again when you should be making those leads into personal contacts using resources like
7. www.linkedin.com – social media for business and jobs; create your online profile and more, connect with others in your target areas and with companies of interest, find the right people and, in turn, be found by them
8. www.facebook.com – the world’s largest online social community
9. www.twitter.com – texting the world, listening in on what other people and companies of interest to you are saying including available jobs
10. www.socialnomics.net – the wellspring of all things social media
11. www.wikipedia.org – encyclopedia of the Internet
12. www.jobhuntersbible.com – a relaxing place to learn about job search, resources, etc.; the website of Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?
Lucky 13. Use your local library website to access ReferenceUSA to learn more about companies and find key people within. One way to find the website of your local library in Southeast Michigan is through The Library Network at www.tln.lib.mi.us.
Consider limiting your online hours to less than four per day.
Every online contact represents the potential for real life connections that need to be forged.
Get out there! Jobs have never gone door to door. You have to do that.
And we at JVS can help you get it done. Visit our websites listed above for more information and to connect.
And you can always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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