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Finding a Job Online: The Game Has Changed

Filling out a job application has dramatically changed in the past 10 years. Today, many businesses and companies provide only one way to fill out applications, and that is online. The paper application is nearly obsolete. If you are like many others having difficulty transitioning from paper applications to online applications, remember, you're not alone.

It can be extremely challenging to sort through and find the legitimate and reliable websites in order to apply for a job online. Richland Library career coaches are here to help.

Stop by to receive one-on-one assistance with tasks like finding jobs via the Internet; government resources; identifying job scams; as well as tips and guidelines for completing an online job application. We can also help you upload a résumé and cover letter to an online job application.

Can't make it in? Check out one of the books below to help streamline your job hunt.


Amazon Says: Get a better job faster and change the trajectory of your life forever! "Classic winner...one of the most valuable career books on the market." --LA Times "The first, middle more...
Amazon Says: Get a better job faster and change the trajectory of your life forever! "Classic winner...one of the most valuable career books on the market." --LA Times "The first, middle, and last word for job seekers on navigating a competitive, and often cutthroat, job market." --Science Daily New York Times bestseller Martin Yate, CPC, has helped millions of job seekers super-charge their job search and career success. In this brand-new edition of a world-renowned classic, he shares his proven, unique, and ever-evolving tactics for professional success. You'll learn how to:Create resumes that get resultsMaximize social networks to quadruple your interviewsTurn those job interviews into job offersNegotiate the best salary and benefits packageKnock 'em Dead 2015 will help you land your dream job and become more effective in guiding your ongoing professional success. less...
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Amazon Says: The definitive guide to social media job hunting―now updated to include GOOGLE+! Finding your dream job the old way just doesn’t happen anymore. If you want to move more...
Amazon Says: The definitive guide to social media job hunting―now updated to include GOOGLE+! Finding your dream job the old way just doesn’t happen anymore. If you want to move up in today’s ultracompetitive job market, you have to master the most useful tools out there―social networks. How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, Second Edition, helps you take full advantage of the bounty of opportunities found on the most popular sites. Online job-search experts Brad and Debra Schepp take you step-by-step through the process of joining networks, creating effective online profiles, and leveraging the job-search features of the most popular sites, including: LinkedIn's InMaps―Get a complete visual of your network for a faster, more efficient job search Facebook's BranchOut―Learn more about your friends’ careers, so you can help them―and they can help you Twitter's Lists―Build a customized list of users to discover opportunities you might otherwise miss Google+'s Circles―Get the most relevant information about yourself into the hands of the right people less...
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Amazon Says: Classifieds are OUT. It’s time to LINK IN! Finding the job of your dreams the old way just doesn’t happen anymore. If you want great pay, great benefits, and great more...
Amazon Says: Classifieds are OUT. It’s time to LINK IN! Finding the job of your dreams the old way just doesn’t happen anymore. If you want great pay, great benefits, and great satisfaction in your career, you must begin social networking. How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and Other Social Networks helps you take full advantage of the bounty of opportunities to be found on the most popular sites. Online job-search experts Brad and Debra Schepp take you step-by-step through the process of joining networks, creating effective online profiles, and successfully . . . Marketing yourself Building a network of business contacts Connecting with employers Getting recommendations Finding new leads Mailing a résumé and hoping for the best simply puts your fate in the hands of others. To stay in the running, you have to take control by keeping your information fresh and current—in real time. Online social networking is the only way to go, and this forward-looking guide is the best way to get there. less...
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Amazon Says: Most working professionals will have already heard of the LinkedIn social network. What most people are unaware of however, is the power of the platform itself. If used more...
Amazon Says: Most working professionals will have already heard of the LinkedIn social network. What most people are unaware of however, is the power of the platform itself. If used correctly, you can be working for your dream company in no time at all. Fortune 500 companies recruit directly from LinkedIn, as do recruiters and hiring managers. This is testament to the power of the platform and the reason why you NEED this book. Many people underestimate the power of LinkedIn, but with these strategies you will get the recognition you deserve and land the job of your dreams! In this book you will learn: 
 Keyword Optimization How To Use Your “Connections” to Find a Job Attracting The Attention of Directors/CEO’s and Recruiters Making New Connections The LinkedIn Job Board Using Your Alumni To Your Advantage and much more! less...
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Amazon Says: Harness social media to land your dream job For anyone looking for a first job, exploring a career change, or just setting up for future success, social media sites are more...
Amazon Says: Harness social media to land your dream job For anyone looking for a first job, exploring a career change, or just setting up for future success, social media sites are proven platforms for facilitating connections, demonstrating passions and interests, and ultimately landing the job. Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies enables you to harness the power of the Internet to research and identify job opportunities, and then create a strategy for securing a position. Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies features in-depth coverage of topics such as: creating effective online profiles and resumes to sell your strengths; maintaining your online reputation and understanding electronic etiquette; using the power of personal branding and building your brand online; avoiding common pitfalls, such as jumping into filling out a social media profile without a strategy; getting to know Twitter, the only real-time job board with literally thousands of jobs posted daily; using social media sites to uncover opportunities in the "hidden job market" ahead of the competition; and much more. Takes the mystery out of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn Offers advice on how to brand yourself online Includes coverage of the latest changes to social platforms and websites If you're a recent graduate, changing careers, or have been away from the job-search scene for a while, turn to the trusted guidance and expert insight of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies. less...
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Amazon Says: This is the second edition of this popular book. Just a few years ago, you could upload your resume to one of the top jobs sites, click a few times to apply for some jobs, and more...
Amazon Says: This is the second edition of this popular book. Just a few years ago, you could upload your resume to one of the top jobs sites, click a few times to apply for some jobs, and consider your job search well underway. Today, that isn't enough. The job market is becoming increasingly competitive. Hiring managers are overwhelmed with applications and are looking at new and different ways to recruit online. Hiring has changed and so has job searching. It's more complicated than it used to be and job seekers need to be prepared to use all the online job search tools to their advantage. Online job searching often seems like it can be a complicated endeavor. It doesn't have to be - there are tips and tricks you can use to make the process run smoothly and simply. Alison Doyle will provide you with everything you need to know on how to build your career and find a new job. Goals for the reader: This book will provide you what you need to know and step you through the process of online job searching, professional branding, social and professional networking, and career building with uncomplicated advice, tips, and techniques on how to effectively find a new job and grow your career. less...
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