Networking

E-networking and Online Job Searching

Travel the information highway. Networking is more effective if you have access to e-mail, faxing and computer capabilities.

Employment Resource Centres in libraries and other employment service agencies often offer the use of fax machines and computers, including Web-based e-mail and the Internet, free of charge to job seekers.

Internet job boards can help you keep on top of the local job market. If you register, you will be notified of jobs that match your search. If you do not want to register, you can usually access jobs through your own search. Examples of these sites are www.workopolis.com and www.monster.ca.

Internet searches can be used to research opportunities in your field, wages offered, companies you may be interested in finding out about and other labour market information that can help yo’u target your networking efforts and job search. Service Canada (formerly HRDC) offers Job Bank listings as well as wage surveys and labour market information at its Web site http://www.jobbank.gc.ca.

On-line job hunting and e-networking are new angles on the job hunt. Knowing how they work can help show off your technology skills. If you need help with this, simply ask the Resource Centre staff, or check out the links in the Links menu above.

Don’t spend too much time in front of a computer – this is an important time to get out and meet people.