Job Seeker Resources:
As you know looking for a job is only half the battle. Below is a list and brief description of some helpful sites for job seekers.
About Careers is a shoot off of About.com. Its focus is on Job Search and Career Planning. The site has some great articles to help guide job seekers with their search options. They also have useful tabs with Resume Examples and Templates.
I dish out all kinds of advice on job search, careers, social networking, personal branding, developing and improving your online presence- you name it. You will find everything that has anything to do with getting your job search started on the right foot, keeping your search momentum and even ideas for your success as a solopreneur or small business!
Salary.com is a website that offers helpful tools such as a Salary Wizard, Job and Benefit Trends along with tips on how to negotiate and creating a personal salary report. They also have topics on the latest employment and labor news.
LinkedIn is the top career networking site and an excellent way to connect with people who can help with your job search and/or who work at a company you’re interested in. In addition, LinkedIn has a Jobs section where you can search for positions by keyword and location, or use the Advanced Search option to search for listings by even more specific criteria.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a unit of the United States Department of Labor. It is the principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics and serves as a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System. The BLS is a governmental statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor representatives. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor, and conducts research into how much families need to earn to be able to enjoy a decent standard of living. The BLS offers data and statistics on Labor trends, employment projections and wages by occupation. 
Job Accommodation Network
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
U.S Department of Labor (DOL)
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, reemployment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments. The department is headed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor.
The purpose of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights. In carrying out this mission, the Department of Labor administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws and thousands of federal regulations. These mandates and the regulations that implement them cover many workplace activities for about 10 million employers and 125 million workers.
Talent Acquisition Portal
The Talent Acquisition Portal® (TAP) is led by the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation and The National Employment Team (NET) in partnership with disABLEDperson, Inc. Developed in conjunction with individual and business customers; TAP is designed to match talent to the employment needs of business.
TAP is a closed online system that is fully accessible which includes both a national talent pool of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) candidates (job seekers) looking for employment and a job posting system for businesses seeking to hire qualified individuals with disabilities. Small, medium, and large businesses all have the opportunity to receive all the benefits TAP offers through flexible job posting packages, and outreach opportunities.
TAP offers business the opportunity to post jobs, search candidate resumes based on skill sets and geographic availability, capture job metrics, generate compliance reports, have online job fairs, and have their jobs seen by individuals with disabilities across the country. Business will also benefit from VR Business Consultants, Counselors and qualified candidates searching the available opportunities. VR candidates will benefit from having access to a centralized database of employment opportunities.
TAP is supported by the NET which includes VR Business Consultants from each of the 80 VR agencies in every state, the territories and D.C. The NET partners with business and can provide support services to business across their footprint at the national, state and local level.
Welcome to the State of Washington’s official site for online employment services.
Find a job, get job search help, locate workforce services in your area,
access career information and more.
CareerBuilder.com is the largest online career site in the United States with more than 23 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 32 million resumes. CareerBuilder is among the top job sites with thousands of job postings and resumes. The site has partnered with many newspapers to provide local as well as national job listings. CareerBuilder also powers the career sites for more than 10,000 Web sites, including 140 newspapers and leading portals.
Glassdoor.com is a jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies, but also tons of great job opportunities. Glassdoor.com community also helps people find jobs and companies recruit top talent. Members can find Inside Connections at a company through their Facebook network, see the latest job listings, as well as get access to proprietary user-generated content including company-specific salary reports, ratings and reviews, CEO approval ratings, interview questions and reviews, office photos, and more.
2013 About.com Job Search Readers’ Choice Award Winner
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Craig Newmark began the service in 1995 as an email distribution list to friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco Bay Area. It became a web-based service in 1996 and expanded into other classified categories. It started expanding to other U.S. cities in 2000, and now covers 50 countries.
Mashable’s job board is great for finding your tech savvy breed of salespeople. Their job board covers just about every position an internet company needs.
Indeed.com includes millions of job listings from thousands of web sites, including company career pages, job boards, newspaper classifieds, associations, and blogs. Any job search can be saved as an email alert, so that new jobs are delivered daily. Create an Indeed Resume and let employers find you. With an Indeed Resume it is easy to apply to jobs posted on Indeed, even from your smartphone or tablet. Job seekers may also search job trends and salaries, read and participate in discussion forums, research companies and even find people working for companies of interest through their online social networks. Indeed enables you to search jobs posted on 1,000’s of websites. Employers also post jobs directly on Indeed. No matter where a job is posted, it will be easy to find when you use Indeed.
LinkUp is a job search engine that uncovers unadvertised jobs listed on company web sites. The site monitors thousands of small, mid-sized, and large company career sections in order to connect applicants with unadvertised jobs by listing the jobs on company web sites. If you want to avoid spam and scams and duplicate job listings, LinkUp is the job site for you. Because the jobs come direct from company sites you can be sure they are current openings.
Monster.com From a numbers perspective, Monster continues to be the top job board site. Positions range from hourly local jobs to professional positions in just about every field. Monster is one of the original job boards and has expanded to include a variety of other resources and apps for job seekers. Monster users can search for an apply for jobs online, post a resume, review company profiles, and get salary information and career advice.
2013 About.com Job Search Readers’ Choice Award Winner
US.jobs lists thousands of jobs directly from company websites and from state job banks. The site is the non profit National Labor Exchange provided by DirectEmployers and The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
USAJobs (USAJobs.gov) is the Federal Government’s official source for Federal government job listings, job application, and employment information.
Dice is the leading site for tech job seekers. You can search by company, job title, keyword and location. There’s also career advice and tech news for job seekers.
TweetMyJobs is the leading global social and mobile recruiting platform. Users receive highly relevant job matches and control where the matches are delivered (i.e. social media, email, text, etc.) and how frequently the matches are delivered (i.e. instantaneously, daily, weekly, etc.).. TweetMyJobs pushes jobs into Twitter through more than 10,000 job channels segmented by geography, job type and industry giving the service an unequaled ability to instantaneously connect employers and recruiters with targeted job candidates.
2013 About.com Job Search Readers’ Choice Award Winner
Every day, thousands of job seekers from around the country come to GrooveJob.com to find jobs with Fortune 500 companies and locally owned businesses who post their part time jobs with us.
Idealist is seen as a clear leader in the non-profit job listing niche. Thousands of jobs. internships and volunteer opportunities are listed at organizations – both domestic and international. You can search by the type of organization (immigration, civil rights etc.), keyword, language, educational level etc.An extensive, searchable database of organizations can help the job seeker identify target organizations in sectors of interest when prospecting for jobs (since not all non-profit organizations included in the database will post on this site).
Since 2000, we’ve made it our mission to help hourly workers find jobs they love–and help hourly employers find the best people for their jobs. Our passion has made us the number one hourly job site in the world. But it doesn’t stop there. We continually develop innovative tools to help hourly workers and employers simplify their jobs and start living their dreams.
That’s sort of our “thing”, and we’re beyond excited about it. We believe everyone reaps the benefits when that perfect employee-employer match occurs. And that belief is ingrained in every aspect of our company–from every job seeker and employer we work with to each Snagger at our Richmond, Va. headquarters.
At Snagajob, we know that getting the right job isn’t an ending. It’s the beginning of something much, much bigger.
Brazen Careerist is a career management site with several interesting tools. In addition to looking for jobs, users are able to create social résumés, build their networks and blog from the site. Brazen Careerist also recently launched a new program called Network Roulette, giving participants the chance to connect with others in a hassle-free manner.
Part of Brazen’s success lies in the fact that it taps into its existing users for expertise. It posts user success stories and has a tremendous library of resources, including the e-book “What I Know About Getting a Job” co-authored with Rich DeMatteo from Corn on the Job.
These career sites are specifically tailored for entry-level job seekers. What career communities are you finding valuable?
YouTern enables young talent to become highly employable by connecting them to high-impact internships and mentors – and through contemporary career advice found on our blog, The Savvy Intern.
YouTern is proud to be recognized as a major influencer for young careerists:
- Mashable named us a “Top 5 Online Online Community for Starting Your Career”
- Forbes included us in their “The Top 75 Websites for Your Career”
- Several top media outlets have named us to their “Best Bloggers” lists
- We have been featured in Inc. magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, ReadWriteWeb and USATODAY
YouTern’s community features passionate support from college students, recent graduates, young professionals, career center pros and all-star career experts. We regularly share best practices for young careerists through our #InternPro Chat (Mondays at 9pm ET) on Twitter, our weekly radio show — #InternPro Radio with co-host Eric Woodard (Tuesdays at 9pm ET) and one of the fastest growing LinkedIn groups in the career space, InternPro.
In addition to our helpful advice on YouTern, our contributions to the career blogging space include Huffington Post, 12Most.com, The Daily Muse, Alltop, PRDaily, StudentBranding.com and Intern Advocate.
We have helped thousands of college students and recent graduates successfully ascend into the workplace… with passion, clear direction and humble confidence.