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Web Resources for Job Seekers

First of all, it should be said that most people get their jobs through networking, not internet or classified searching. Many jobs go unpublished or unadvertised, so while the internet is a great resource for the job seeker, it should be only one of the many things that you are...

First of all, it should be said that most people get their jobs through networking, not internet or classified searching. Many jobs go unpublished or unadvertised, so while the internet is a great resource for the job seeker, it should be only one of the many things that you are doing to find employment. Most of your time should be spent talking to people in the FLESH, not surfing the net.

  • Narrow your search down to the top 3 locations and the top 3 positions that you will be willing to accept (a job search that is too broad is VERY hard to conduct)
  • Look at each city’s chamber of commerce website
  • Find websites for the associations that people in your field belong to (many times jobs will be listed there or networking opportunities like conferences and conventions will be advertised)
  • Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook online: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ for statistics on job outlook, cost of living and salary data
  • Visit http://www.careeronestop.org to gather information about working in North Carolina
  • Visit http://www.jobchoicesonline.com to search for jobs nationwide.
  • Visit http://www.rileyguide.com/internat.html to search for international opportunities

As you might already know, there are websites that help you look for jobs in certain fields like nonprofit, science and sales. If you type in “nonprofit jobs” in Google, you will find these fairly easily.

A+ Summer Jobswww.aplus-summerjobs.com – Summer jobs and seasonal employment

Action Without Borderswww.idealist.org – Listings of jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities with non-profit organizations

College Grad Job Hunterwww.collegegrad.com – Job/internship listings from employers nationwide

College Recruiterwww.collegerecruiter.com – Full-time and part-time jobs and internships

Cool Workswww.coolworks.com – Find summer work in the outdoors and with the National Park Service

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Artswww.kennedy-center.org – Internships for those interested in arts management and/or arts education

Indeed compiles information from other job sites into one easily searchable database: www.indeed.com

Institute for Humane Studieswww.theihs.org/tab1/k.html – Internships in DC for those interested in public policy

JobStarwww.jobsmart.org – Job search guide with career search tips and openings

Magazine Publishing Associationwww.magazine.org/– Internships in the magazine publishing industry

MonsterTRAKwww.monstertrak.com – Full–time, part–time and internships

Online Sports Career Centerwww.onlinesports.com/pages/CareerCenter.html

The National Assemblywww.nassembly.org – Searchable database of internships for those interested in youth development

Snag-a-jobwww.snagajob.com – Part time jobs and summer jobs nationwide

Summer Camps and Opportunitieswww.petersons.com/summerop

Summer Jobswww.summerjobs.com – summer jobs and seasonal staff positions with camps, resorts, national parks, hotels, environmental organizations and more

The Washington Centerwww.twc.edu – Homepage for the Washington Center Internship Program

Women in International Security Online Internship Directorywww.transitionsabroad.com – Institutions offering internships in international affairs