1st Edition

Career Planning and Job Searching in the Information Age

ISBN 9781560248385
Published September 6, 1996 by CRC Press
134 Pages

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Book Description

Career Planning and Job Searching in the Information Age answers key questions for today?s providers of career-planning and job-searching information. Librarians and career development professionals’concerns--such as cost-effective use of the Internet, the reliability and integrity of electronic resources, and successful search strategies--are addressed in this comprehensive collection.

In this follow-up to Library Services for Career Planning, Job Searching and Employment Opportunities (1992), real-life methods used by information providers to reduce costs and improve quality of service through a better understanding of today?s technology and audience needs and expectations are shown. Readers learn about:

  • issues and ethics in the electronic environment
  • job searches conducted on the World Wide Web
  • a university placement office?s gopher site for 24-hour access to job information
  • a university library and career service department?s collaboration on job search seminars
  • how a public library fit electronic job searching into its mission
  • an alumnae network?s evolution into a national career development organization

    Career Planning and Job Searching in the Information Age presents a broad base of knowledge from which readers are launched into tightly focused case studies offering details on how to deal with the issues of technology and service. This book makes it clear that in the ever-changing world of information technology, there is little room for the status quo. Professionals who don’t learn about electronic resources risk missing out on a wealth of up-to-the-minute information that is infinitely useful to patrons planning a career or searching for a job. Library professionals just beginning to address these issues, professionals already possessing a general knowledge of these issues, and students of library science and career development will all benefit from this collection.

Table of Contents

ContentsThe Librarian?s Role in the Job Search of the Future: Issues and Ethics in the Electronic Environment

  • The Internet as Career, Job, and Employment Resource: Transition, Assimilation, Instruction
  • A Basic Guide to Job Search Resources on the Internet
  • The Internet Job Search: Strategies for Locating Online Resources
  • Job Searching on the World Wide Web
  • Characteristics of Generation X and Implications for Reference Services and the Job Search
  • The Liberal Arts Job Search in an Electronic Environment: The Founding and Development of Alumnae Resources
  • Job Search Strategies: Library Instruction Collaborates With University Career Services
  • Developing a Career Information Gopher: The University of Michigan Experience
  • Job Searching on the Internet: A Public Library Perspective
  • A Look at Internet Privacy and Security Issues and Their Relationship to the Electronic Job Search: Implications for Librarians and Career Services Professionals
  • Internet Resources and Their URLs
  • Bibliography of Suggested Readings
  • Reference Notes Included

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