Career Planning & Job Search Information

These sites offer job search and career information on a wide variety of important topics including interviews, resumes, cover letters, salary survey information and salary negotiation, relocation, and much more.

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  • Our favorites are noted with the HOT PICK! heading.

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Information Offered

HOT PICK! Americas Career InfoNet
(A comprehensive source of occupational and economic information to help make informed career decisions.  Also offers career and job search information. )

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HOT PICK! Bureau of Labor Statistics
(U.S. Bureau of Labor site containing national employment statistics, career planning information, Occupational Outlook Handbook, and more.)

 

 

 

Career Development Manual  (Career Services, University of Waterloo)
(This site provides a career development manual that guides users through all phases of career planning and management: assessment, occupational research, job search, success on the job, career and life planning.)

 

 

 

Careers.org
(A comprehensive index of career-related links. Includes job postings and career advice.)

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CompTIA
(Site for Computing Technology Industry Association. Provides vendor-neutral tests for certification credentials in high-demand information technology skill areas--a valuable asset for job seekers in this field. Student membership available.)

 

 

 

Cyber Nation
(Features motivational articles and information by leading success authors and coaches.)

 

 

 

eResumes & Resources
(A comprehensive guide to electronic and scannable resume preparation and more.)

 

Resumes

 

Federal Jobs Digest
(A recruitment site with federal job listings, federal resume advice, and more.)

 

Resumes

 

HOT PICK! Gary Will's Worksearch: Selling Yourself to an Employer  
(Provides comprehensive coverage of and links to interview techniques information.)

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IEEE.org
(Site for the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a nonprofit professional association. Provides valuable educational information, networking, and volunteer opportunities, and more in the areas of computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others. Student membership available.)

 

 

 

International Standards Organization
(ISO Web site providing complete information about this global standards certification organization.)

 

 

 

HOT PICK! JOB-HUNT.ORG  
(A huge master list of useful job search and career development links.)

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HOT PICK! JobHuntersBible.com
(Excellent source for linking to information regarding careers, employer research, and job search techniques and links.)

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JobStar Central
(This site provides comprehensive, timely job search, career planning, and comprehensive salary information. Also lists California job openings and links for job information.)

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HOT PICK! JobWeb (see site map)
(Sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. This site provides information on all aspects of career management and job search and links directly to employers, a career fair database, and other job search sites.)

 

Resumes

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MonsterTrak
(A subsidiary of Monster.com offering guidelines to help college students choose careers and find jobs. Topic covered include cover letters, resumes, interviewing, securing internships, networking, and finding a job online.)

 

 

Interviews

O*NET OnLine
(Developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, O*NET is a database of over 950 occupations, which have been aligned with the newly revised [1999] Standard Occupational Classification [SOC] system.)

 

 

 

Occupational Outlook Handbook
(A valuable tool for researching information about specific occupations.)

 

 

 

Quintessential Careers
(Excellent links to comprehensive job search and career management information.)

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HOT PICK! The Riley Guide
(Offers a huge number of excellent links and job search tools regarding job listings, resume posting, employer profiles, and current articles.)

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Salary.com
(Comprehensive site for salary and compensation information. Includes their Salary Wizard to identify ranges for many occupational fields and geographical areas.

 

 

 

Super Pages
(An online mega-telephone directory to locate phone numbers and addresses of businesses anywhere in the U.S.)

 

 

 

Susan Ireland.com
Excellent resource providing models and advice for developing resumes and cover letters and for interviewing successfully.

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Team Management Systems Online 
(Excellent source of research and information regarding team management and organizational development.)

 

 

 

USA CityLink
(Offers helpful information on most U.S. cities to use in making relocation decisions.)

 

 

 

USA Jobs
(The U.S. Governments official site for job and employment information provided by the United States Office of Personnel Management.)

 

 

 

Washington Jobs
(Provides excellent job search and career development information and links to job postings.)

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whatis?com
(An excellent source for defining current technology and e-commerce terms. Also provides Web resources for IT training and conferences, including free tutorials and information about technical certifications.)