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Job Bank Web Site Launches New Features
Psychiatric News
Volume 41 Number 10 page 4-4

APA's online Job Bank, accessible at<www.psych.org/jobbank>, has launched several helpful new features for job seekers that will improve job-search efficiency and quality with state-of-the-art tools and technology. All features are free to job seekers and easy to use with simple instructions and templates.

The site has a new design and is easier to use. The registration process has been streamlined, allowing job seekers to register quickly with minimal information. The Job Search and Conference Connection features have also been streamlined and are intuitive to users.

In addition to the new site design, users will appreciate a new tool—"Résumé Builder"—that can be used to create a professional résumé or upload an existing professional résumé in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format while maintaining its formatting. "Résumé Builder" offers a variety of design and formatting options, including the ability to customize fonts and color schemes. While "Résumé Builder" recommends sections to be included in a professional résumé, job seekers have the flexibility to select the specific sections they wish to include, reorder sections, and add information. Additionally, job seekers can save multiple résumés, as well as choose which versions to make searchable by employers and to post on personal Web sites.

Perhaps the most exciting enhancement is the new "My Site" feature, which allows job seekers to build a personalized, password-protected Web site with a unique URL. Job seekers can create a homepage for their site and have the option to upload a personal photograph or other image. The" Site Materials" section allows users to upload or link to articles they have written or published. References can be entered on the site, and job seekers can post their résumé on their site as well. Finally, job seekers will have the option of branding their site to indicate that they are an APA member.

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