Computer Certification

There are many different types of computer-related jobs, and among the most technical are those that require someone to understand the care and feeding of a computer system. To ensure that such people are properly qualified, various companies and organizations have developed "certifications". Among them are A+ (CompTIA service technician), CNE (Certified Novell Engineer) and MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer). If you aspire to be certified, I can help. Check out these Web sites where you'll find oodles of info, enough to lead you down the garden path to a life of esoteric knowledge, wealth and job security (not to mention fame, power and the respect of beautiful women and handsome men everywhere).


Web:

http://www.certification-crazy.net/
http://www.certnotes.com/
http://www.computerjobs.com/
http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/
http://www.prgjobs.com/

Usenet:

Google Newsreader alt.certification.a-plus
Google Newsreader alt.certification.cne
Google Newsreader alt.certification.mcse


Education-Related Jobs

So you spent the first part of your life sitting in a classroom, waiting patiently for the bell of freedom to ring? And now you're trying desperately to get back into a classroom, so you can contribute and make a difference (while being underpaid and under-appreciated). Thank you for sharing.


Web:

http://www.chronicle.com/jobs/
http://www.higheredjobs.com/
http://www.teachers.net/jobs/jobboard/
http://www.teachersplanet.com/jobcenter.htm


Entry Level Jobs

There's an old riddle: What does an arts graduate say to a computer science graduate? The answer is, "Would you like fries with your order?" Here is a newer riddle: What does a person who doesn't know how to use the Net say to a person who does? The answer is, nothing. Because the person who knows how to use the Net is too busy working at a satisfying and lucrative job. Okay, so we all have to start somewhere, and if you are ready for an entry-level job, the Net is ready to help you find it. Check out the jobs that offer you no place to go but up, and talk to the people who really care whether or not you want fries.


Web:

http://www.careernotice.com/entrylevel.htm
http://www.dnaco.net/~dantassi/jobhome.html

Usenet:

Google Newsreader misc.jobs.offered.entry


Executive, Managerial and Professional Jobs

If you are looking for employment as an executive, manager or professional, you know that such jobs must match your qualifications and goals as closely as possible. For that reason, it is a good idea to carry out as broad a search as you can. Indeed, you may have to investigate positions in a variety of locations over an extended period of time before you are able to find what you need. My advice? Use the ultimate networking tool.


Web:

http://www.6figurejobs.com/
http://www.careerjournal.com/partners/
http://www.execsearches.com/
http://www.execunet.com/
http://www.nationjob.com/management/
http://www.netshare.com/


Freelancing and Contracting

We all need to work, but we all don't need a job. If showing up at the same place every day to do the same thing -- day after day -- just doesn't cut it, try freelancing. There are a huge number of jobs available, in every profession, for people like you, who have a valuable service to sell to the highest bidder.


Web:

http://www.bullhorn.com/
http://www.freeagent.com/resource/
http://www.freelancehelp.com/
http://www.freelancers.com/
http://www.guru.com
http://www.rentacoder.com/
http://www.talentmarket.monster.com/
http://www.thecentralmall.com/
http://www.ubidcontract.com/
http://www.webcontractor.com/

Usenet:

Google Newsreader misc.jobs.contract


International Jobs

So you've lived your whole life in one country, and you feel like it's time to have an adventure by working abroad? Well, the first journey to employment begins with a single occupational step. One of the Web sites is devoted to Canadian jobs. The others will help you find jobs all over the world. For questions and answers, try the Usenet discussion group. Hint: If you answer an ad, do investigate carefully before you commit yourself or spend any money. Remember, anyone can put anything they want on the Web. It's up to you to be careful.


Web:

http://www.canadajobs.com/
http://www.escapeartist.com/jobs/overseas.htm
http://www.overseasjobs.com/

Usenet:

Google Newsreader alt.jobs.overseas


Internships

My paternal grandfather, Irving Hahn, was born in the small town of Brody, Austria, on January 12, 1895. (Today, Brody is part of Ukraine.) At the age of nine, he quit school and was apprenticed to a barber. For three years, my grandfather worked without being paid a regular salary. However, he did get to keep his tips (about 15-20 cents a week) and, during the last half of his apprenticeship, he was given his meals for free. At the beginning of his apprenticeship, my grandfather's responsibilities were to shine shoes, look after the barber's baby (including diapering it), brush the customers' clothes, and wash and oil the rough wooden floor. Eventually, he learned his trade, one tiny step at a time (there was no formal training), and was able to become a barber in his own right. Today, apprenticeships still exist in the form of internships. Of course, there are important differences between modern internships and the old-fashioned apprenticeships, but the basic idea is the same: a young person agrees to work for free (or for low wages) in order to learn a trade.


Web:

http://www.careerplanit.com/world/internship.cfm
http://www.internjobs.com/
http://www.internships.wetfeet.com/
http://www.internweb.com/
http://www.paidinternships.com/
http://www.rsinternships.com/


Job Searching

The Net wants you to work. The Net wants you to make a lot of money. The Net wants you to pay off your mortgage, fully fund your retirement, and save money for your kids' education -- but first, you need a job. There are lots of jobs available. To help you find them, use these Web sites, where you will find many job listings in many different categories and regions. Hint: Aim for a job that is so interesting and enjoyable that you love what you are doing.


Web:

http://www.careerbuilder.com/
http://www.careercity.com/
http://www.careers.usatoday.com/
http://www.flipdog.com/
http://www.job-hunt.org/
http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/
http://www.jobstar.org/
http://www.monster.com/


Job Talk and General Discussion

Before you send away for instructions on how to make money at home stuffing envelopes, maybe you should check it out with your friends on the Net. If you need a job, have a job, or are offering a job, these Usenet groups are the place to talk and trade tips about employment, the workplace and careers.


Usenet:

Google Newsreader alt.building.jobs
Google Newsreader alt.computer.consultants.ads
Google Newsreader alt.jobs
Google Newsreader comp.databases.oracle.marketplace
Google Newsreader comp.jobs.offered
Google Newsreader misc.jobs
Google Newsreader misc.jobs.discuss.job-search
Google Newsreader misc.jobs.misc
Google Newsreader misc.jobs.offered


Jobs for College Students and Graduates

There are oodles and oodles of jobs available for college students and recent graduates. However, there are also oodles and oodles of other people looking for those jobs. Never fear. All you need to do is use the Net to find the job you want. Then, just tell them you are one of my readers, and name your own salary. It's that easy.


Web:

http://www.collegegrad.com/
http://www.collegejobsite.com/
http://www.monstertrak.com/
http://www.thejobresource.com/


Kingdomality

When you look for a job, you have to look now -- that is, in the present. But what if you had lived in medieval times? You would have had much different employment choices, and maybe one of them would be more suitable for you than what you do now. To find out, all you need to do is answer a set of multiple choice questions. A computer program will then analyze your responses and tell you which type of job would have been best for you in medieval times. (According to the program, I am best suited for the job of Prime Minister.)


Web:

http://www.cmi-lmi.com/kingdom.html


Medical Jobs

The medical field is vast, and you may need some help to find the exact job you want. Whether you are looking for a job as a brain transplant specialist or merely a chrono-synclastic-infundibulum technician, the Net is there to help you.


Web:

http://myh.monster.com/
http://www.hcjobsonline.com/
http://www.nationjob.com/medical

Usenet:

Google Newsreader alt.medical.sales.jobs.offered


Occupation Descriptions

What would you like to be? An insurance adjuster, an art dealer, a travel agent, a midwife, a veterinarian or (why not go for the top) a writer? No matter what occupation you are considering, you need information: learn what the job is like, what education you need, what opportunities you will have, and what the employment outlook is.


Web:

http://www.acinet.org/acinet/library.htm?category=1.4
http://www.bls.gov/oco/
http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/
http://www.careerccc.org/careerdirections/eng/e_al_dwn....
http://www.mois.org/clusters.html
http://www.nycareerzone.org/graphic/
http://www.review.com/career/article.cfm?id=career/car_...


Riley Guide

The Riley Guide is a great resource for learning how to use the Internet to find a job. Explore a comprehensive collection of information and tips explaining how the Net can help you get what you want. The guide is also useful for employers who want to learn how to use the Net to fill job openings.


Web:

http://www.rileyguide.com/


Resumés

These Web sites have hints to help you create or improve your resumé. I've also listed the various Usenet groups to which you can post your resumé. My advice is post to these groups if you want, but don't stop there. There are various Web sites to which you can also send a resumé. One thing that may help you is to look at other people's resumés. Reading what other people write can give you good ideas about how to present yourself in the best possible manner.


Web:

http://www.jobweb.com/resumes_interviews/
http://www.rileyguide.com/eresume.html
http://www.services.juniata.edu/career/roc.htm

Usenet:

Google Newsreader alt.jobs.resumes
Google Newsreader misc.jobs.resumes
Google Newsreader misc.jobs.wanted


Science Jobs

Scientists are like Sherlock Holmes. They spend their days looking for clues, gathering information and putting it together to solve the mysteries of the universe. If you have a career in science, or if you want one, use the Net to find out about current projects, funding and job opportunities.


Web:

http://www.sciencejobs.com/

Usenet:

Google Newsreader alt.sci.geology.jobs
Google Newsreader bionet.jobs.wanted
Google Newsreader misc.jobs.fields.chemistry
Google Newsreader sci.research.careers
Google Newsreader sci.research.postdoc


Seasonal Employment

Having a job during your summer or winter vacation can be great. You work long hours in a menial position for very little money -- and you have so much fun, you're sad when it's over. Believe me, when you get older, you will not want to work long hours in a menial position for very little money, so enjoy it now while you can.


Web:

http://www.aplus-summerjobs.com/
http://www.coolworks.com/
http://www.summerjobs.com/


U.S. Government Jobs

Would you like to work for a U.S. federal or state agency? There are many jobs available, and these resources may be able to help you find what you want. For variety, I have also included the employment Web sites for the CIA and FBI, where, from time to time, you will see listings for jobs such as "Clandestine Service Trainee" and "Theatrical Effects Specialist".


Web:

http://www.fbi.gov/employment/employ.htm
http://www.fedworld.gov/jobs/jobsearch.html
http://www.govtjobs.com/
http://www.jobsfed.com/
http://www.odci.gov/cia/employment/ciaeindex.htm
http://www.statejobs.com/
http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/


Young Job Seekers

When you are young, you can be at a disadvantage because of a lack of experience. So when it comes time to find a job, let the Net help you with advice about finding a job, interviewing, evaluating the offers, and all the fun and games that you get to enjoy as you pass from the imaginary world of childhood to the imaginary world of adults.


Web:

http://www.myfuture.com/
http://www.nextstepmagazine.com/
http://www.nextsteps.org/
http://www.petersons.com/summerop/
http://www.youthatwork.org/