As I become aware of job search tools, I post them to my social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. This blog post is a compilation of those online tools. I will keep adding to the list…
SmartRecruiters “Best 50 Niche Job Boards”
Want a career in tech, health, creative industries, finance, energy….? You name it, SmartRecruiters has a niche job board for you. Check out their compilation of the Best 50 Niche Job Boards.
Not sure what you want your career to be? Check out this tool for career exploration and job analysis: o*net
There’s even an “¿Habla español?” section! Thanks to Whitney Purcell at Susquehanna University’s Career Development Center for the link.
Idealist.org is another job search site if you’re just shopping around to see what you might like to do and what might be a good fit for you. Here’s a YouTube video of one student’s story of how that works and what she did.
Question from a Tufts student: “I speak English, Mandarin, Spanish, and some Portuguese. How can I be sure that I will get to use those skills in my first job out of college?” Try this site that searches by skill and geography:www.indeed.com
For example: a few months ago, “what = Spanish, where = Chicago” yielded various job listings at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Today that same search yielded a lot of teaching and office jobs.
In addition to job search information, this site has inside info from employees: company reviews, salary information, common interview questions: http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Looking for a career? Not sure how to apply your skills in the workplace?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has a detailed (literally A-Z) Occupational Outlook Handbook to peruse that might give you some new ideas.
Just getting started out of college? Here are two just for you:
From the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, What can I do with this major?
And the well-named, “firstjob.com“
Darcy Lear is a career coach specializing in job search documents, professional school applications, and interview preparation. For one-on-one support in preparing for your job search or to set up a campus workshop, contact Darcy: firstname.lastname@example.org