Job Hunting Resources

30 BEST Web sites for Job Seekers

PAYWIZARD – A resource center, a salary-checker and a tool for helping American workers understand more about pay and work life.

The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet
Excellent resource for using the Internet for finding a job. Contains introductions to, and annotated links for, jobs resources. Sections for career fields, salary surveys, research, and help with resumes, cover letters, and more. Compiled and regularly updated by librarian and consultant Margaret F. (Riley) Dikel.
URL: http://www.rileyguide.com/

Vault.com

The site offers information for job seekers and researchers needing insight into a company’s corporate culture. The site provides employer profiles, message boards, job listings, and a newsletter. Free online access to the full text of its industry guidebooks is available to registered members. Vault.com membership is free. The Career Store sells books, magazines, and online career development courses.
URL: http://vault.com/

Finding and Applying for Jobs and Evaluating Offers
Brief information from the U.S. government about where to locate job openings, job search methods, applying for a job (resumes, application forms, and cover letters), job interview tips, and evaluating a job offer. Also includes links to related articles from the Occupational Outlook Quarterly, a career magazine published by the government. Part of the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
URL: http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco2004.htm

Career Planning at About.com

http://careerplanning.about.com/
Dawn Rosenburg Mckay, author of 5 books on government employment, hosts this About.com site on how to plan your career, covering topics such as the job search, relocating, balancing work & family, employement law, workplace survival, job loss & quitting, diversity, and advising teens (and parents with teens).

CareerLab – 200 Cover Letters for Job Hunters
http://www.careerlab.com/letters/link002.htm
Answers questions, displays both good and poor examples, and gives advice about cover letters.

careers.wsj.com
http://www.careerjournal.com/
Career news, resources and job postings from the Wall Street Journal.

Guides for Specific Careers
http://jobstar.org/tools/career/spec-car.php
“These sites are packed with information about planning your career. What kind of training or education is required? What can you earn? What kind of environment will you work in? What’s hot? What’s not?” A well organized and annotated guide to Internet sites.

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