Looking for a change in your career, or just getting started on figuring out your career path? Look to these resources first for guidance!
The O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Download career exploration tools, job analysis questionnaires, employer guides, and technical reports.
- National Career Development Association
NCDA provides professional development, resources, standards, scientific research, and advocacy.
- Career OneStop
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this website provides tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.
- About.com Career Planning
Information about starting, planning, changing, and advancing your career.
When you’re ready to start looking, job boards are a great way to find many job listings in one spot. But while job boards are a good resource, they do not always have the highest success rate for the average job-hunter. It’s best to choose a job board specific to your needs; for example, a regional board in your area. Below are some articles with helpful tips on searching for jobs and using job boards.
Job Search Tips
- Online Job Search Tutorial
Tips on where to find the jobs.
- The dirty dozen online job search mistakes
Read about the top online job search mistakes here so you can avoid making them yourself.
Job Search Boards
Below is a sampling of some regional job board sites:
- Regional Help Wanted
Network of local job boards listed by state.
Browse for jobs by state and occupation type.
- All Star Jobs
Find a job using this website’s extensive database of current and legitimate positions.
Another way of looking for employment is by using recruiters. Recruiters are looking to sell you and your skills to potential employers – they search the web, and often post listings to job sites. Be careful – don’t enter into an exclusive contract, and be sure to do some research before you have a recruiter represent you. You don’t want to be charged for services, and you don’t want to be upsold by someone telling you “we can help you with your resume.” Getting professional resume help is fine, but a good recruiter shouldn’t ask you for payment like this.
Resources to find recruiters:
Connect to recruiters and get social career networking.
- Find a Recruiter
Guide to employment search professionals.
Staffing agency directory listings.
- The Online Recruiter’s Directory
Recruiter database, job board directory, and tips and advice.
- Cover Letter Samples from Monster
A range of cover letter samples for a variety of occupations.
- Career OneStop
Downloadable cover letter template.
College & Graduate Resources
Grads have their work cut out for them! We’re here to help point you in the right direction. The links below have a variety of helpful information including resources, job databases, entry-level jobs and internships for college students or recent graduates.