Online Resources for Job Seekers
Below is a list of sites we have researched and found to be valuable resources to help you with your job search. All resources are free unless specifically noted otherwise. If you have a favorite that we have not included, please let us know so we can add it. Thanks!
Job Search Tracking:
www.startwire.com - We recommend StartWire because it integrates directly with existing ATS systems giving you quicker status updates from your interviews. They currently have more than 3 million users, 700K new members joined in the past year.
www.zoominfo.com - Zoominfo is a paid site, similar to the old Manta website (now defunct), but you can sign up for a free trial. You'll get similar company information, plus how many employees they have by title. The paid version gives you those names, emails & numbers, but is cost prohibitive. Check your library for free access.
www.referenceusa.com - A large number of libraries have subscriptions to Reference USA, so get a library card and you will be able to access detailed company information, plus you can search for lists of companies by SIC and NAICS codes to create target lists.
www.refdesk.com/paper.html - This page directly allows you to access local newspapers from any state in the United States to research local information.
www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/index.htm - Glassdoor is a site where employees get to voice their opinions of their employer, or former employer, anonymously. Reviews are seldom positive, so read with caution, understanding that hurt feelings were involved. You're looking for lots and lots of bad reviews, just having a few doesn't mean much.
www.yelp.com - Yelp isn't just for restaurant reviews or service oriented companies, any company can get a Yelp review. Similar to Glassdoor, people rarely go out of their way to write positive reviews, so look for multiples of the same complaints.
www.beyond.com - Beyond.com runs thousands of job boards across the United States. Use this link to set up an alert for yourself to be informed of relevant jobs for you across ALL of their boards, that's more than 4 million posted jobs.
www.monster.com - This is a major job board where companies will pay to post their jobs. Monster covers all industries and job functions.
www.careerbuilder.com - This is a major job board where companies will pay to post their jobs. CareerBuilder also covers all industries and job functions, and reposts those same jobs on hundreds of other smaller job boards.
www.dice.com - Dice is a major job board similar to Monster and CarererBuilder, but exclusively for Technology Professionals.
www.jobserve.com - This is a larger job board where companies will pay to post their jobs, formerly Computerjobs.com, focusing primarily on technology positions.
www.usajobs.gov - USAJobs is the official job site of the United States Federal Government. It's your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.
www.craigslist.org - Craigslist is similar to a big, online, classified ad section like we used to see in the newspaper. People buy and sell stuff, but employers can also post jobs for cheap. It's not as easy to navigate and takes some digging, but there are some good positions buried in there if you look.
www.americasjobexchange.com - America's Job Exchange, search for jobs on America's Job Exchange by keyword, location, or industry. Job seekers can access a comprehensive set of career management tools, and find resources for veterans, minorities, and people with disabilities.
Diversity Job Search Sites:
www.imdiversity.com - IMDiversity houses a job board for job seekers, and also has a Diversity Village area for specialty articles relevant for a variety of specific groups.
www.womenforhire.com - Tory Johnson from Good Morning America created Women For Hire. I was fortunate enough to be asked to give a keynote presentation for her national Women For Hire event in Chicago in 2012.
www.womensjoblist.com - Another specialty job board. While the jobs themselves are not exclusively for women, there are numerous articles and information posted to help women seeking work.
www.disabledperson.com - disABLEDperson.com is a premier Job Board for people with disABILITIES since 2002. They boast over 40,000 active jobs from all across the U.S. posted by companies who are looking to hire people with disabilities.
Job Board Aggregators:
www.indeed.com - Searches all the boards and crawls the internet for jobs. See the search boxes on the right sidebar of this page to do a quick Indeed.com search now!
www.simplyhired.com - Searches all the boards and crawls the internet for jobs similar to Indeed.com, but crawls different sites for more options.
Job Search help for Recent College Graduates:
www.collegerecruiter.com - The leading job board for college students searching for internships, and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities.
www.internjobs.com - InternJobs.com is a global database of internships and entry-level positions for students, recent graduates and career changers.
www.snagajob.com - Typically hourly, part-time positions, good source of summer jobs.
www.careeronestop.org - Veterans ReEmployment is a one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service. The website includes the Military-to-Civilian Job Search tool where veterans and service members can search for jobs based on the skills and experiences they gained in the military. The site also includes tips for job searching specifically for veteran job seekers.
http://nhscjobs.hrsa.gov - The National Health Service Corps Job Center allows doctors, nurses and other providers to take 'virtual visits' to prospective rural and urban communities seeking to hire clinicians. Job seekers can learn about employment opportunities for their spouses.
www.theblueline.com - Jobs in Law Enforcement and Firefighting.
www.workinsports.com - Jobs working in Sports
www.idealist.org – Jobs in Non-profit companies.
www.inalj.com - I Need A Library Job – Job for librarians.
www.volunteermatch.org - They bring good people & good causes together. Use this site to find volunteer positions near you!
www.overseasjobs.com - OverseasJobs.com features overseas jobs and international employment opportunities for professionals, expatriates and adventure seekers.
www.coolworks.com - Jobs in great places like national parks, various resorts, ranches, camps, ski resorts, and jobs on the water. They also seek volunteer and conservation corps opportunities to help better our world. The Cool Works® "home office" is located on the Yellowstone River just outside the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
www.testq.com - The Classic IQ Test
Career Training Sites:
www.lynda.com - Lynda.com is a paid site for technology training, however check your local library to see if they have a paid subscription you can tap into!
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