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Looking for Work
An Interactive Guide to Marketing Yourself
Copyright (c) 1987, 1988, 1992 InterDigital, Inc.
Suggested BBS name: WORK

A shareware program from InterDigital
Dr. Frank L. Greenagel, publisher
Water Street, Lebanon, NJ 08833
(908) 832 2463 * fax (908) 832 6081
CompuServe 76526,3606

General Description

Looking for Work is an interactive guide for professionals and
managers seeking to change or find employment. It is a step-by-step
aid in planning and mounting an effective marketing campaign. It
contains six units and almost two dozen worksheets, checklists and
models to structure and guide the search for a new job.

The program's theme is that a job search is a marketing campaign -
one that requires planning, analysis, targeted markets, and
commitment to a schedule of tasks and activities. Using sound training
principles, the program provides an introduction to a job search, a
substantial amount of guidance in analyzing one's "natural" market,
and considerable direction and structure in carrying out the many
tasks and activities of an efficient campaign. It not only shows one
how to go about it but through a series of exercises and worksheets,
takes the user through the process. When that user completes the
program, he or she will have a list of potential employers, a resume, a
cover letter, and be well-prepared for job interviews.

Target audience, Objectives & Content

Target audience: The intended audience consists of professional and
managerial personnel who are seeking to change jobs or who have
been laid-off or fired. Many have never been through a job search
before and need substantial help on even the most basic tasks and
activities. Others may have changed jobs several times, but will benefit
from the systematic approach and step-by-step guidance. And from an
occasional kick-in-the-pants.

Objectives: Users will be able to organize and carry out an effective
job search campaign, including in-depth analysis of work history,
well-written resumes & cover letters sent to appropriately targeted
prospective employers, and preparation for detailed interviews. Users
will analyze their own financial situation and work history, and will
readily identify industries and firms which represent the highest
likelihood of a match with the job specifications.

Specifically, the program will:
1) Assist the user in developing a personalized plan, including a time-
table and specific activities;

2) Review and analyze the user's financial resources, time frame and
other constraints;

3) Provide step-by-step guidelines, checklists and criteria for
developing lists of target companies and other sources;

4) Provide forms, information and guidance in preparing a detailed
employment history;

5) Step-by-step instructions in preparing industry-specific resumes and
cover letters;

6) Week-by-week lists of tasks and activities, and milestones with
which to assess progress.

Program features:
Multi-track: Because the strategy and timing is likely to differ for
people in different circumstances, the program queries the user and
directs him or her to a track based on the following information: age,
income, current employment status, motivating factors, willingness to
relocate, and level in the organization.

Structured activities, analysis & guidelines: The program uses a variety
of worksheets, checklists and exercises, creative instructional
techniques to guide an analysis of his/her personal situation, a detailed
work history, a systematic listing (using SIC codes) of related industries
and firms, and finally to step-by-step instructions on the preparation of
the resume and cover letters.

While most users will proceed through the program in linear fashion,
experienced job hunters can use the software as a reference work,
skipping sections of less interest to concentrate on areas needing help.


Users of Looking for Work must accept this disclaimer of warranty:
"Looking for Work" is supplied as is. The author disclaims all
warranties, expressed or implied, including without limitation,
the warranties of merchantability and of fitness for any purpose.
The author assumes no liability for damages, direct or consequen-
tial, which may result from the use of Looking for Work.


Looking for Work is a shareware program and is provided at no charge
to the user for evaluation. Feel free to share it with your friends,
but please do not give it away altered or as part of another system.
The essence of user-supported software is to provide personal
computer users with quality software without high prices, and yet to
provide incentive for programmers to continue to develop new products.

If you find this program useful in finding a job, you should feel
honor-bound to make the $25 registration payment. The registration fee
will license one copy for use on any one computer at any one time.

You must treat this software just like a book. An example is that this
software may be used by any number of people and may be freely moved
from one computer location to another, so long as there is no possibil-
ity of it being used at one location while it's being used at another.
Just as a book cannot be read by two different persons at the same time.

Commercial users of Looking for Work must register and obtain a site
license if they intend to use or distribute copies of Looking for Work
within 30 days of first use or this examination license is withdrawn.
Site-license arrangements may be made by contacting InterDigital.

Anyone distributing Looking for Work for any kind of remuneration must
contact InterDigital for authorization. This authorization will be
granted automatically to distributors recognized by the ASP as adhering to
its guidelines for shareware distributors, and such distributors may begin
offering Looking for Work immediately. (However, InterDigital must still
be advised so that the distributor can be kept up-to-date with the latest
version of Looking for Work.)


These files make up the Looking for Work program:

DRIVER.EXE The "engine" that drives the program
CONFIG Enables one to adjust to different hardware
MOD#.LSN Content files for each unit
MOD#.CNT Directory for each unit


There is no additional support or documentation needed to maximize the
usefulness of Looking for Work for individual users, thus the only benefit,
if the program has been helpful in obtaining a job, is in honoring the
basis on which the program was made available. The registration fee is
modest and expected only from those who actually find a new position as
a result of using Looking for Work.

Employers and providers of outplacement and career counseling services
may find that the program saves them substantial time and introduces a
high measure of consistency and professionalism in dealing with clients.
They may wish to have InterDigital customize the program with their
firm's name and with other information. Any commercial use of Looking
for Work without payment of a licensing fee is a violation of copyright.
InterDigital will customize the program for outplacement and career
counseling firms and employers for a modest fee.

Individuals are encouraged to pass a copy of Looking for Work along to
their friends for evaluation. Please encourage them to register their copy
if they use it to obtain employment.


Mail to: InterDigital
Water Street
Lebanon, NJ 08833
Phone: (908) 832 2463 Fax: (908) 832 6081

Name: __________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________



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  3 Responses to “Category : Databases and related files
Archive   : WORK.ZIP
Filename : README

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: