Careers & Job Resources

Job Search Sites -

ChicagoJobTalk.org  - The Definitive Chicago Area Job Guide.

JobSearch USA - Search thousands of job listings from around the United states. Jobseekers can choose to job search by specific industry, city or state.

Simply Hired - Search millions of job listings from across the web.

Snagajob.com - Find all types of employment - full time, hourly and part time jobs.

Indeed  - Find millions of jobs from thousands of company web sites, job boards and newspapers.

CoolWorks.com  - Summer jobs and seasonal jobs in national parks, ski resorts, ranches, camps, cruise ships and other great places.

Careerjet  - Job search engine from more than ten thousands wed sites in the U.S.

USAJOBS  - The Federal government`s official job list.  Shown are employment search, information center, veteran information and forms.

Career Super Sites -

These sites offer multiple features for job searchers and usually include job listings, resume databanks, and career guides.  These national sites cover the entire US but can be limited to the Chicago area. 

CareerBuilder  -This well-regarded job search site includes a Personal Search Agent and job listings from across the country.

Monster.com  - One of the largest online job sites.  This site offers thousands of job listings, sample resumes and job search letters, self-assessment guides, email counseling and company profiles.

NationJob Network  - Offers job listings and specialized features including a section promoting jobs in specific employment categories, information on individual companies and communities, and an email job listing update service.

Indeed.com  - Job search engine that includes job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages.  Searches can be saved and delivered via email alert, My Yahoo or other RSS feed readers.

General Career Information Sites -

These sites research career profiles and explore possible career opportunities at the following websites.

CareerOneStop  - Learn about different careers, find career information, and locate career resources.

Illinois workNet Center  - A website for training, connection, and developing Illinois` workforce.

The Riley Guide  - A directory of empolyment & career information sources and services on the web.

Occupational Outlook Handbook  - A classic reference about occupations from A to Z.  Complied by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Includes a description of the work, training and education needed.

Best Careers - Degree Not Required  - Weighs hundreds of careers looking for those which combine decent salary, a good job growth rate and a relatively low requirement for a four year college degree.

Career Guide to Industries  - For dozens of different kinds of industries - such as educational services, healthcare, and motor vehicle and parts manufacturing.

O*Net OnLine  - Provides information for over 950 occupations including the skills, abilities, work activities, and interest associated with various occupations.

Glassdoor  - Free company salaries, reviews & interview questions for 80,000 companies.  All posted anonymously by employees.

Resume Advice -

CareerOneStop.org   

Career Perfect.com 

Monster.com

Purdue OWL

QuintCareers

Application Advice -

About.com

eHow

QuintCareers

Riley Guide

WorkSmart 

Interview Advice -

About.com

Monster.com

QuintCareer

Resume-Help.org

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities -

If you can afford little or no salary, then volunteering or interning are great ways to gain experience in a new career field.

Idealist.org  - Provides a database of volunteer and internship opportunities in the US and in countries around the world.

InternshipPrograms.com  - Search around the US for businesses and organizations that offer internships.

InternWeb.com  - Registrations is required to search this database of internships from across the US.

VolunteerMatch  - Enter your zip code to find volunteer opportunities in your area.

AmeriCorps.gov  - Is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

Serve.Illinois.gov  - Its mission is to improve Illinois communities by enhancing traditional volunteer activities and supporting national service programs.

Interactive Career Tests -

These sites provide online tests to help evaluate your interests and aptitudes and to help you find an ideal career field.

Careerpath.com  - Is designed to assist you in making the right career decision.  A decision that meets your unique interests and personality.

QueenDom.com  - This site contains a selection of useful and fun career search tests that address areas such as procrastination, assertiveness, leadeership, IQ and more.

Keirsey.com  - This website includes the Kiersey Temperament Sorter, a test designed to identify four personality temperaments as a way to help people assess their job preferenece.