Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the May 29, 2000 issue of QuintZine.
Your e-mail address is a must on your resume, but what if the e-mail name you’ve chosen (especially if you use a free, Web-based service like Hotmail or Yahoo) doesn’t sound too professional — something like SexyMama@domainname.com? Most experts agree you should change your e-mail handle to something more professional for your resume.
Corporate Web sites are becoming the focus of Internet-driven recruitment management systems for most large corporations. The third annual “Global 500 Web Site Recruiting Survey” from iLogos Research and recruitsoft.com shows that only 8 percent of major US companies do not recruit on their Web sites.
About 73 percent of large European companies recruit on their own sites, and 68 percent of Asia-Pacific companies do the same. All of the high-tech companies in the Global 500 use their corporate website to recruit staff in comparison with 89 percent of the retailers and 73 percent of the financial services companies. iLogos says that ALL of the Global 500 companies will recruit on their websites by 2002.
The survey also shows that all of the 500 companies now have corporate Web sites. In 1999, 9 percent did not have their own Web site and in 1998, 14 percent had no Web site. Read more at: http://www.recruitsoft.com/iLogosSurvey/.
And check out The Quintessential Directory of Company Career Centers, which allows you to go straight to the employment section of the companies where you might like to work.
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