There are many ways to search and apply for a job or internship. The Sam M. Walton College of Business Career Development Center has outlined some online searchable resources for you below, as well as other ways in which you can develop connections which can lead to potential job opportunities. The Career Center staff understands that the job market is tough right now and will continue to be challenging throughout 2010. Job searching, during good economic times can be stressful and frustrating, so during high unemployment, the difficulties of a job search can be magnified.
The Career Center staff recommends the following tips to you during your job search:
Online Resource #1: Razorback CareerLink
Search and apply or full-time/part-time jobs and internships as well as be considered for on-campus interviews!
CareerLink LinksCareerCenter@walton.uark.edu . We'll be glad to help you.
Online Resource #2: Indeed.com
Online Resource #4: USAJOBS.GOV
Articles of Interest:
Online Resource #5: Resources for People with Disabilities, Disability.gov
Article of Interest:
A Student's Guide to Interviewing With Third-Party Recruiters
Provided by the National Association of Colleges and Employers
As you conduct your job search you will find that some employers hire third-party organizations to assist them in identifying and hiring college students. An employer can hire a third-party organization to do on-campus recruiting, represent the company at a job fair, screen job candidates who apply through an Internet web site, or other hiring activities. Many college career centers allow third-party recruiters to work with students through their offices. Some have special policies that apply to how, when, and where third-party recruiters can work with students. The Walton College Career Development Center at the University of Arkansas recommends that you be aware of issues that are pertinent to working with these organizations.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) defines third-party recruiters as "agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs." Categories of third-party recruiters include:
Questions to Ask
A third-party recruiter may be helpful to you in your job search, but be a wise consumer. Read all materials carefully. Ask questions. Ask your career services office staff for information. Ask a lawyer to read any contracts you are asked to sign. Here are some general questions you may want to ask:
For more information on job and intern searching, please review the following articles:
Searching for a job or internship with a large employer can sometimes feel overwhelming. The following step-by-step directions may help you search and apply for positions with Walmart Stores, Inc. Search and apply on-line at www.walmartstores.com/careers. By applying on-line, your resume will go directly to the recruiter responsible for the positions that interest you. To assist you further, please review the following information:
You can search current openings, submit your resume and apply to full-time and internship opportunities directly through Tyson’s website: www.tysonfoodscareers.com/.
You can search career opportunities, including internships and positions for recent graduates and experienced professionals, on JB Hunt’s website: www.jbhunt.jobs. Click here to view keyword suggestions to use when searching for jobs with JB Hunt.
Job/Internship search site for those interested in careers within logistics.
CPGjobs is the leading career site for professionals and employers in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry.
Dice is the #1 technology job board. If you are a technology professional in areas such as Information Technology (IT), software, high tech, security, biotech, etc., Dice.com is a great resource.
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Career Center is focused exclusively on the supply chain profession and is viewed by a global audience of seasoned supply chain management practitioners, recent graduates, and leading organizations. Whether you are searching for a high-level position, an internship, or are just beginning your journey on the career path, you will find only the top supply chain management opportunities in our career resource. Sign up and post your résumé for free!
Ok, future movers and shakers. Here it is. Your defining moment. Why are you here? Get. Job. Now.
Your LinkedIn profile is your connection to over 70 million professionals in the business world. Use it to show the world who you are. To help the world find you. This network will not just help you find a job, but GET a job.
•LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet in over 200 countries and territories.
•LinkedIn’s mission is to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.
•LinkedIn Mobile App: http://www.linkedin.com/mobile
To learn how a social/business networking site like LinkedIn can play a part in your job search, click here.
Articles of Interest (source: NACEweb.org):
The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark a keyword or topic in a tweet. Any Twitter user can use or create a hashtag. I think of hashtags as “File this under,” and they are used to help categorize or follow topics. By clicking on a hashtag or searching Twitter for a certain hashtag, a Twitter user can see all of the tweets that contain the phrase. Using hashtags for the job search is a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or a discussion that many are watching.
Twitter Mobile App: https://twitter.com/download
Here are some examples of hashtags for job searching:
Few of us consider job hunting fun. The mere task of looking makes some people break out in hives. Others are in perpetual job search as they believe the grass is greener someplace else. The good news is once you find a good job web site that caters to your preferences, you can leverage the search results using RSS.
Feeds offer some distinct advantages.
There are a number of good job sites available. Some have unique content and others pull job listings from many sources. The best one varies by your industry and location. For example, if you’re in the IT industry you might consider a specialized site like Dice.com. That site wouldn’t work for you if you’re looking for an accounting job.
A trickier issue is finding out if the job site offers your search results in a RSS feed. Few sites tell you that RSS is an option. Often, you need to perform a job search from various criteria before the RSS clues appear.
In the thumbnail picture below, you can see one of the areas where Indeed.com displays a RSS feed link above the search results.
A few sites such as Craigslist.com uses auto discovery and allow the browser to provide RSS clues based on which browser you use. If you use Firefox 2.0 or later you can see the RSS feed icon on the address bar. With IE 7, the RSS toolbar button becomes enabled.
Although many job listing sites offer feeds, they differ in implementation and information. The table below outlines 8 popular job sites with RSS feeds.
RSS Feed Info
Displays job title and 2 line description
RSS option on the main page.
Displays job title, location and 2 line description
Need to use separate query builder. Then look for text that says “Your Custom Link is Below”
Full feed with entire job listing.
Result page has RSS in Internet web browser menu.
Displays job title, location, 1 line description and job listing source.
On the results page, there is a text link for RSS feed. You may also scroll down to the bottom of the right column and look for the RSS button and job feed link.
Displays job title and location
Above the results, look for text link [Save as RSS feed] to the right
Displays job title, location and 2 line description
On the results page, scroll down and to the left there is a XML graphic and text link “Save as RSS feed”
Displays job title, location, category, duration, posting date.
On the results page, look for the XML button to the top left.
Information provided, with permission, by Productivity Portfolio.
Provided by http://better-jobs-advice.blogspot.com/. Despite the current recession, there are plenty of companies in a variety of fields in search of qualified employees. Here are more than 100 job sites, resume reviews, networking and more. Whether you're in the world of technology, Either you are in the United States or abroad, these sites will help you start a game of modern working days.
Blogging & Writing Jobs
• AboutFreelanceWriting.com – Offers helpful tips about being a freelance writer as well as posts summaries of the latest writing jobs.
• BloggerJobs.biz – Has both open jobs from established sites and the ability for people to post “For Hire” listings.
•FreelanceWritingGigs.com – Mixes listings for freelance jobs for both the Web and print with tips on improving your writing.
• Jobs.ProBlogger.net – Darren Rowse’s Problogger has a jobs board filled with quality, paid blogging positions available from around the Web.
• JournalismJobs.com – Offers listings for all sorts of journalism jobs from blogging to television.
• WritersWeekly.com – A weekly online e-zine that has numerous job listings for regular jobs as one-off projects.
College Undergrads and Graduates
• Alumwire.com – Alumwire is free to alumni and will help with job searching, recruiting, career enhancement, and more features such as a resume database.
• CoolWorks.com – Perfect for college students, this site offers job listings for summer and seasonal jobs at national parks and resorts.
• VentureLoop.com – Provides internship listings for students at certain schools and has job listings you can search by country or occupation for the tech community.
• Care.com – Care.com does background checks and assists people with finding babysitters, nannies, elderly care givers, tutors, house sitters and more.
• HireAHelper.com – The site helps you sign up as a mover, cleaner, lawn & garden helper or day laborer, then lets you post your availability and get hired by people in your area.
• NannyAvailable.com – Site built specifically for matching nannies, au pairs, babysitters and more with families looking for help.
• AtoZTutoring.com – A site exclusively for in-home tutoring as opposed to online.
• BookALesson.com – Site for instructors of specialties like music and many varied sports. Helps you automatically book appointments and let people see when you have open slots in your calendar.
•Find-Guru.com – Allows you to list your tutoring abilities for any sort of subject from basic math to computer networking.
• Jobs4Tutors.com – Site looks for more than just tutoring, but also assessments, evaluation, and mentoring.
• TakeLessons.com – Company providing lessons for all kinds of musical instruments and singing, looking for instructors in over 400 cities.
•TutorLinker.com -Allows parents to easily search for tutors around their area and compare them against one another, which makes it essential for the tutors to be competitive.
• TutorNation.com – Site will help you with training and certification and then you can start taking on students.
• Tutorz.com -A nationwide search enabling students and tutors to connect.
• WiziQ.com – Site for helping tutors to find students from anywhere in the world while providing online classrooms for you to use.
Technical and Design Jobs
• 37signals.com – A job board from the well known 37signals that features listings for programmers, designers, executives and even iPhone app developers.
• AuthenticJobs.com – Companies looking for all kinds of designers, from full-time to freelance.
• CompanyMeetCreative.com – Site offering part-time, freelance, and contract job offerings for creative types in Web fields.
• CoNotes.com – CoNotes specializes in jobs at Internet startups.
• Coroflot.com – Designers can sign up to host portfolios of their work as well as browse job listings.
• Dice.com – Allows you to search based on job title, skills or location for tech industry related jobs.
•ejob.com – Specific to jobs in and around Silicon Valley for the tech set.
• Elance.com -Elance features jobs from all different divisions of Web operations from design up to administration.
• FreshWebJobs – Full-time and freelance web developer jobs.
• GetAFreelancer.com – Locate freelance jobs in just about every web technical field.
• ITLance.com – A job site for designers, administrators, and more. Jobs are clearly marked as full-time or freelance for easy browsing.
•JobFloat.com – The jobs here focus primarily on design, but there are also some technical ones as well.
• Jobpile – Aggregates jobs from numerous tech focused boards to let you search them all at once.
• JobsAndGigs.com – Color coded results show you which are jobs and which are gigs for design and development, features customized RSS feeds.
• Krop.com – Helps the creative and technology communities with job listings throughout the US.
•LimeExchange.com – Allows you to build a profile to help you promote yourself and then you can bid on the tech jobs that get posted.
• Mashable Jobs – Yes, our very own jobs board featuring social media, technical, and web-related jobs.
• MostHired.com – Aggregates web jobs from various sources to ease your browsing.
• NeoHire.com – You can add multiple jobs to your “bucket” and apply to all of your saved ones. Focused primarily on California tech related jobs.
• nPost.com – Offers numerous job listings as well as interviews with hundreds of people at startups telling you what their company is about, and what they look for in an employee.
• oDesk.com – Thousands of freelance jobs that are either hourly rate or fixed price in all sorts of technical fields from simple data entry to VoIP development.
•OdinJobs.com – Tries to match you with the “right” IT job by language processing instead of keywords. Also turns your resume into a live document so it can be indexed by search engines.
• RealWebJobs.com – Focuses on coding jobs with a heavy concentration it seems on jobs in Canada.
• SearchWebJobs.com – Tech jobs browsable by full-time, part-time, freelance, or just do a search for the ones that interest you.
• StartupAgents.com – A free service where you can set up a profile about yourself and try to find the company that best matches you.
• StartupJobs.biz – Allows you to search for startup jobs by occupation or job type.
• Startuply.com – Browse by job type at Web 2.0 and startup companies.
• StartupZone.com – Not only does it allow you to search jobs by occupation and location, you can also see what stage of funding they are in.
General Job Sites
• ActiveHire.com – Provides you with the ability to add your resume, use their resume builder, receive emails about new jobs, or just do a regular search through their current listings.
• Careerbuilder.com – Besides offering job search tools, they also offer services such as a career test, ways to distribute your resume, career advice and more.
• Craigslist.org – Quickly becoming the world’s classified section, the well-known Craigslist allows you to select your city and search for jobs in your area.
•FevQ.com – A no nonsense job site that allows you to first pick your industry and then go down to the state you are looking to work in.
•Job.com – Offers tools such as resume building and a career test in addition to job searches.
• Jobbi.com – Search for jobs, post video resumes and fill out one application that can be submitted to multiple companies.
•JobDig.com – Focuses on employment, training and opportunities in a handful of states in the USA, but is adding more. • JobSearchEasy.com – Besides providing job searches by state and category, Job Search Easy also provides tools such as resume critiques, salary calculator, career test and more.
• Jobster.com – A general job site with listings in all of the major categories. Allows you to post your resume and promote yourself.
• Locanto.com – Classified ads for all the major cities in the United States with sections dedicated to employment.
• Monster.com – Probably the best known of the career sites, Monster allows you to search for jobs, post your resume, sign up for job fairs and more.
• RealMatch.com – Fill in a profile and within minutes you will start seeing jobs that you are best suited for.
Job Listing Aggregators
• GetTheJob.com – Aggregates job listings from company job boards. Many of the listings never make it to standard job sites.
•Indeed – Searches numerous job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages to provide nearly a million job listings in one location.
• Jobster.com – Allows you to post your resume, search numerous listings and set up job alerts to be delivered to your email.
• LinkUp.com – As opposed to other job aggregating sites, LinkUp monitors the job pages of company websites and gets their listings directly from the sources.
• SimplyHired.com – Search millions of jobs by keywords or location, or for the brave you can just browse by industry.
• AllTheTopBananas.com – A UK-based job aggregator that gathers jobs from recruitment agencies, job boards and employers. Allows you to search based on location, upload your resume and more.
•Bokrin.com – A worldwide classifieds site that allows you to look for part-time and full-time work in various industries.
• Eluta.ca – A Canadian job site that attempts to index all of the job listings in the country.
• FuseJobs.co.uk – Fuse Jobs focuses on entry level jobs in and around London, England.
• iHipo.com – A social network with the goal of connecting students and young professionals with employers around the globe for jobs and internships.
•JobIsJob.com – A site for job listings in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom.
• JobNeters.com -A UK based job site aggregates ads from around the web.
• Nushio.com – Provides job searching for Canada, India, the United Kingdom and the United States.
• Probook.ca – Professional networking site for Canada.
• Recruit.net – Allows you to search for millions of jobs in places like Australia , Hong Kong, India and more.
• Workcircle.com – Aggregates job listings from job boards, employers and agencies all across the UK.
• Workopolis.com – Billed as Canada’s biggest job site, Workopolis has job listings for everything from entry level to full-time positions.
• Climber.com – Allows you to research companies, jobs, salaries, connect to recruiters anonymously and more.
• InteractiveApplicant.com – Allows you to not only upload your resume, but also answer questions with audio, video or text.
• InterviewBest.com – Helps you practice for interviews as well as aids you in preparing a physical presentation about yourself.
• JibberJobber.com – JibberJobber assists you in managing your job search or in your already existing career.
•LinkedIn.com – LinkedIn brings the “networking” back to social networking in the truest sense. Find your current and past co-workers, get them to recommend you, put up your resume and a whole lot more.
•LiveSalary.com.au – A site for Australians to compare their salaries amongst Australian employers.
•Salary.com – Software for individuals and companies alike to figure out fair salaries.
• SalaryBase.com – A tool for figuring out how much your salary is worth by plugging in data about yourself.
• SalaryScout.com – Allows you to easily see if the salary you are being offered is as good as you think it is.
• Emurse.com – Allows you to build an online version of your resume and host it on a Web page to share with potential employers.
•HowToWriteAResume.net – Create your resume online from their system and also store it online with them for free.
•JukeDuke.com – Allows you to create an online portfolio and resume that you can share with potential employers.
•Razume.com – Allows you to upload your resume, black out your contact info, and get feedback from other members on how to improve your document.
• VisualCV.com – A free service for building a secure online resume that lets you share different versions with employees, coworkers, friends and so on. You can include video, samples of your best work and so on.
• FindLaw.com – Allows lawyers to sign up and then potential clients can locate attorneys in their area to fit their needs.
•FlexJobs.com – A site that screens work-at-home and telecommuting jobs so you are only looking at legitimate offers.
• LatPro.com – Job site focused on bilingual and Hispanic hires.
• MoneyBackJobs.com – You can create a profile about yourself as well as upload your resume. If you accept a job through their site, you will receive a cash back bonus.
• OneHourTranslation.com – Are you fluent in more than one language? Feel the urge to translate random text on a quick turn-around? This may be the job for you.
• ProZ.com – Find freelance work as a language translator if you speak multiple languages.
•SkillWho.com – A mixture of social networking and jobs board that allows you to list what skills you have, or what skills you are looking for, and connect for jobs and professional networking.
• TalentDatabase.com – Job site specifically for creative types such as artists, actors, comedians, dancers, musicians and many more.
•TwitHire.com – A tool for people to post jobs they know of in a simplified format to be posted on Twitter . All of them are collected on this site for easy browsing by people who are job hunting.
• YourOnRamp.com – A site focused on women who are in career transition. Allows you to search for jobs and also provides forums for you to discuss being a woman in the business world.
It is important for job seekers to stay abreast of current employment and unemployment statistics in Arkansas and throughout the United States. Visit the following links with data provided by the Walton College's Center for Business & Economic Research:
To learn more about employment distribution by industry within Arkansas and the United States, visit the links below with data provided by the Walton College's Center for Business & Economic Research. Industries represented are the following: non-farm, goods producing, service providing, natural resource mining, construction, manufacturing, manufacturing durables, manufacturing non-durables, trade/transportation/utilities, finance, professional business services, education/health services, leisure, other services and government.
FRAUD ALERT - MONEY ORDER SCHEMES
Jade Williams Realty - Personal Assistant Job Posting. This legitimate looking job posting for a personal assistant in the local Fayetteville area is a bogus job! While it looks like an appealing part time job, this posting is just a way to get student contact information, send checks/money orders from their company, have the student deposit them into a personal bank account, and then have them wire the money back when the funds are posted. These are fraudulent/counterfeit checks that generally take weeks to clear and then the student is responsible for the deposited amount after it bounces. To find out more about this scheme and others like it, go to https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/radDocs/consumer/TopSixConsumerSchemes.pdf
YMC Investments, Merrill Lynch, Adaptec, Pershing & Cameron
(May 18, 2012)
If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be from one of the companies above saying that they received your resume from your University/College Career Center, please note: this is a fraudulent email. While these companies do exist, recruiters from the organizations would never contact you in this way or use an email account such as @yahoo.com, @gmail.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etc. If you have opted-in to the Resume Book option in Razorback CareerLink, this is how your resume was seen by outside parties. At this time, these contacts have had their access to Razorback CareerLink revoked.
If you have any doubts about an email recruiting contact, please contact the Walton College Career Center at 479-575-6100 or the University Career Development Center at 479-575-2804 right away.
As college graduates quickly learn, online job searching is a highly effective resource. While the internet has broadened career opportunities for many, it has also led to online job scams and employment fraud. The Career Center has outlined some information below to help online job seekers become more aware of potential scams and how to avoid them.
Job seekers are cautioned to thoroughly research any opportunity they find online. Signs of a phony job listing include a request for personal information, such as bank account numbers, social security number or a copy of your drivers’ license; a contact e-mail address that is not a primary domain (example: an employer contact using an @yahoo.com or @hotmail.com e-mail address); and a lack of interest in meeting you. CareerBuilder.com offers the following tips to avoid scams1:
Job seekers should also be aware of the various types of scams they face. The Better Business Bureau lists the following as common online job scams2:
Some companies claim to guarantee you a job if you pay for their placement services. Job seekers should be cautious of these organizations. Before spending money on placement firms or placement contracts, the Federal Trade Commission offers the following advice3:
If you feel you have been a victim of a job scam, please file a complaint about the fraudulent job posting by calling the Federal Trade Commission complaint line at 877-382-4357.
1 CareerBuilder.com: What You Need to Know About Job Scams
2 Better Business Bureau: Graduates Cautioned to Avoid Online Job Scams
3 Federal Trade Commission: Job-Hunting/Job Scams