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Steps to Applying for a Job Online

 

occSTEP 1 Get an E-mail Account

 
Almost all online job applications require an e-mail for registration.  Here are some Web sites to help with e-mail signup.
 
Create a Free Gmail Account
Instructions for the beginner on how to create a Google e-mail account.
 
Google Mail Tutorial
Step by step instructions with visual guides on how to open a Google e-mail account.
 
Create a Free Yahoo Account
Step by step instructions with visual guides on how to create a Yahoo e-mail account.
 
Create a Free Hotmail Account
Step by step instructions with visual guides on how to create a Hotmail e-mail account.

STEP 2 Create a Resume

 
It is very important to have at least a simple resume already created before the online job application is filled out.  Once it is saved to a flash drive or e-mail account, it can be used over and over again to make filling out multiple applications easy.  Here are a few Web sites to try:
 
Quick Resume Maker
This fast, fill-in-the-blank, Web site creates a professional resume that can be printed or saved online for future updates.
 
Resume Samples
Good, simple, sample resumes for many different careers.
 
Cover Letters
A more advanced Web site focused on cover letters. Most of the samples are for college graduates and above. 
 
 

STEP 3 Fill Out an Online Job Application

 
Time to go online and fill out the application! If you're feeling like you need a little more help you might try:
 
Online Application Practice
This is a good Web site with a practice job application.

 

For more information about job searching and career planning, visit the Job and Career Resources page.
 

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