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
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.