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You, Too, Can Find That Job You Want!

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Conference

1998 Annual Conference

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Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 28, 1998

Start Date

June 28, 1998

End Date

July 1, 1998

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2153-5965

Page Count

5

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3.637.1 - 3.637.5

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https://peer.asee.org/7536

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Jeff Griffin

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Peter J. Biegel

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Ronald Goodnight

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Session 1648

YOU, TOO, CAN FIND THAT JOB YOU WANT!

Peter Biegel, Jeff Griffin, Ron Goodnight

Purdue University

ABSTRACT

Finding the ‘right’ job in the ‘right’ location and the ‘right’ time by already employed technical personnel can be an overwhelming task. If any student desires a job change or a career move, and is employed, he/she just does not have the time and is usually lacking the know-how to find ‘that’ job. At Purdue University, Organizational Leadership and Supervision Department, a Professional Development course is offered to help equip these students with the necessary knowledge and skills to locate and obtain the job of their choice. All this is accomplished without having to travel or miss work. The students learn how to use today’s computer technology to its fullest. Their “text” is a workbook identifying over twenty current Job Search World Wide Web (WWW) addresses, the www addresses of the Forbes 500 companies, and other documents covering pertinent www addresses and techniques for submitting resumes. Even, Chat-based expectations and techniques are included as key elements of this course.

This Professional Development course is primarily self-learning and self-directed in which each student generates a learning contract. Individually, the students determine exactly what he/she wants to learn and accomplish. The specific course content is then customized around their identified needs. They currently may not be pursuing a job change or career move but all of the students will be thoroughly versed and skilled in finding and getting that ‘right’ job in the future. They learn how to research a company and possible locations so they will be totally prepared for any opportunity which may be presented to them.

INTRODUCTION

The Internet is the primary tool for every man, woman and child in the future. And, the future is now so everyone must learn how to use this vital instrument. One of the most valuable uses for the computer Internet is to research and find the perfect ‘right’ job. No one needs to leave the comforts of home (or work?) to let their fingers do the searching. All that is needed is the phone numbers -- oops! -- www addresses. So, where do you get all this valuable information? The following www addresses will supply all your needs.

THE CYBERSPACE SEARCH

The Internet is your access to the world of information. One of the best job search addresses is The Danbury Public Library http://www.danbury.org/org/dpl/jobs.html. Typical of a library, it will provide you with more locations so you can continue your search. Here, you will find addresses to locate job openings, five sources for developing, writing and posting your resume,

Griffin, J., & Biegel, P. J., & Goodnight, R. (1998, June), You, Too, Can Find That Job You Want! Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. https://peer.asee.org/7536

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