CLS 221 Final Proposal kbeatty

CLS 221 Final Proposal kbeatty - Running head WHAT WEBSITE...

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Running head: WHAT WEBSITE PROVIDES THE MOST 1 What Website Provides the Most Accurate Forecast of Expected Job Prospects on the Internet? Kasandra R. Beatty Wheeling Jesuit University May 7, 2010
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WHAT WEBSITE PROVIDES THE MOST 2 Abstract This paper explores three top level domains (websites) that provide forecasts of expected job prospects on the Internet. These websites, however, vary in clarity and accountability of the sources used for the information. Exposure to reliable and unreliable sources is inevitable, so Dikel and Roehm (2008) suggest that certain precautions should be taken before looking for accurate information on the Internet. The most important use of projection websites is to help members of the public make knowledgeable career decisions. This paper examines the Bureau of Labor Statistics in relation to two other Web pages to suggest that all websites providing expected job prospects should be studied in order to find which website it the most accurate.
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WHAT WEBSITE PROVIDES THE MOST 3 Literature Review Dikel and Roehm (2008) reported the Internet is the best place to begin a job hunt. In today’s, the Internet is known to be the quickest way to find information. It has advantages, such as instant access to current information “24/7” and no geographical boundaries. It is easy to narrow a search, and explore all career opportunities rather than random jobs that appear in the newspaper (Dikel & Roehm, 2008). Although using the Internet for research has its pros and cons, many students and job seekers rely on information within websites provided by popular search engines such as Google because billions of web pages can be found under the search of a single word. For example, in searching job projections the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Career One Stop, and Projection Central are three different Web pages found that all comprise information on expected job prospects. Researchers that can identify reliable websites with accurate information will benefit the most. Unfortunately, not enough research has been conducted to properly identify what website is the best to use when forecasting expected job prospects. Used correctly, the Internet can be a helpful tool in finding accurate facts on jobs, but finding the best website with accurate information is a challenge when researching job projections. Government agency ( .gov ), private organization ( .org ), and educational institution ( .edu ) websites are top-level domains categorized as sponsored and generic domains. Sponsored domains such as .gov and .edu are the most accurate types of websites to use because they have a strict and well defined process for obtaining the domain name to assure its users they are using an official U.S. Government Site to find secure information supported by the U.S. Federal Government. The Public Interest Registry (2010) confirmed that the original generic top-level domain (gTLDs), .org is a non-commercial site with a reputation of credibility and trust.
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2010 for the course NME 0254494 taught by Professor Dr.robertgeorge during the Fall '10 term at Wheeling Jesuit.

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CLS 221 Final Proposal kbeatty - Running head WHAT WEBSITE...

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