Selected Job Opportunity and Employment Web Sites
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Last reviewed: March 12, 2012
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Career Network
Weekly job announcements in academia from the print edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, plus job-market news, advice, links to other job-market resources, and a list of books for the academic job seeker.
JAN—Job Accommodation Network on the Web
A service of the U. S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy. The site is a consulting service, providing information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities. It also provides information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related legislation. The site has many resources to help assist in the hiring, retraining, retention, or advancement of persons with disabilities through job accommodations.
Provides a very comprehensive listing of useful Internet-accessible job-search resources and services on the Web. Provides information about job sites by location; specialized job sites by industry, profession, and job-type; and other resources such as commercial services, job fairs, resume banks, university career resource centers.
Employment listings for kindergarten through high school positions at public, private, and vocational schools.
The Riley Guide
An online guide for employment opportunities and job resources compiled by Margaret F. Riley, author of The Guide to Internet Job Searching and Internet columnist for National Business Employment Weekly.
State Police Recruiting Information
The Troy Record Online
Career Guide to Industries
Information on careers in over 42 industries including the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings, outlook, and sources of additional information.
Offers articles for job seekers and employers on various work and job related issues, such as diversity, job training, relocation, and featured employers. Of particular interest is their HR Tools section which includes over 40 forms and policies (compensation and benefits, firing and termination, employee management, employee handbook, etc.). The site also includes help with finding workplace posters required by state law and links to the labor department of each state (many give the required workplace forms on their web sites).
Designed by the New York State Department of Labor for middle and high school students. Provides information on almost one thousand occupations, including job descriptions, work activities, required skills, education needed, suggested school programs, wages, and job outlook.
Information and job listings for careers in finance, accounting, and marketing. Job openings may be searched by keyword, category, state, country, or company name. A list of recommended books on jobs in business and links to other career sites are also provided.
DOT: Dictionary of Occupational Titles
A revised, 4th edition of DOT, including an alphabetical index of jobs. It is supplied electronically by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Offers career information on a number of professions in management, sales, construction, transportation, professional and technical jobs, as well as a career guide to industries, etc. It also includes job opportunities in the armed forces. Revised every two years, it provides information on what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations, etc.
Extensive information about salaries by job title and geographic location. Includes numerous other career links, articles, advice, resources and related reading links. Salary wizard offers comparisons between jobs in different U.S. locations.
Listings include jobs for recent graduates and students. There are separate sections for summer and seasonal jobs and international employment opportunities, as well as a national database of internships.
Public service web site for the academic job hunter which provides links to faculty, staff, and administrative employment opportunities and announcements from colleges and universities around the world, and from professional associations.
Indeed.com is a search engine for jobs, allowing job seekers to find jobs posted on thousands of company career sites and job boards. Indeed allows limiting to a geographic area, as well as the creation of an individual account.
The Job Factory
Includes job search engine, a list of over 23,000 job sites; a list of over 37,000 telephone numbers that provide recorded information about job openings; links to the classified job advertisements at over 1,000 newspapers in the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe; links to over 1,000 recruiters with online job postings categorized by areas of recruitment; and links to employment web sites sorted by industry, etc.
A well known job search aggregator, Juju allows users to search or browse links to millions of job postings across the country. Juju is also an excellent resource for local job postings.
A well-established and popular employment web site. Includes career center (which provides resume tips, salary information, and career advice), job searches by profession and by geographic location (USA or international), job postings, personal career account, and more.
A site providing resources to job seekers (for education and certification, career guidance, company and industry research, relocation and salary information, etc.) and employers (recruitment, pricing, statistics, best practices, etc.).
New York Job Source
Part of America's JobBank, this site focuses on jobs in the New York City area. Drop down menus lead to job leads in Upstate New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Other features of the web site include links to career fairs, company profiles and internships.
This resource includes local and nationwide job postings which can be sorted by location, title, company, etc. This site also includes tips and hints on job searching, interviewing, and creating a good resume.
EEOC—U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Information on federal laws prohibiting job discrimination. It includes text of the laws, regulations, policy guidance, statistics, how to file a charge of employment discrimination, and the use of mediation to resolve complaints.
Employment and Training Administration
Provides guidance and information for adults, youth, dislocated workers, and workforce development professionals about available Employment and Training Administration (ETA) services (labor exchange, unemployment insurance, senior employment program, disaster unemployment aid, extended benefits, trade readjustment allowances, and more) and training for the labor market. Also includes information useful for employers (tax credits and hiring incentives, assistance with plant closures and downsizing, legislation texts, ETA grants and contracts, and more).
Military Career Guide
This site contains information about all facets of military careers. It describes the different branches of the service and training needed.
U.S. Department of Labor
Links to agencies under the purview of the Department of Labor includes laws, statutes, and regulations administered and enforced by the agencies; statistics and data, including Bureau of Labor Statistics and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) data; America's Job Bank; and current press releases.
USAJOBS—United States Office of Personnel Management
The U.S. Government’s official Web site for current job openings and information on how to apply for federal jobs including an online application.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Los Angeles Times
The Miami Herald
New York Times
San Francisco Chronicle
Civil Service Test Booklets
Test booklets include Administrative Supervision and Supervision II, Arithmetic Reasoning, Educating and Interacting with the Public, How to Take an Oral Exam, Keyboarding Practices, and Improving Your Test-Taking Skills.
Erie County Civil Service Test Guides
This list includes test guides for the caseworker series, entry level account/audit clerical series, entry level clerical series, entry level police officer, firefighter series, investigator series, public health technician, and more.
Governor's Office of Employee Relations
The New York State Governor's Office of Employee Relations lists many employee programs including career mobility, dependent care, health benefits, and more. A link to StateJobsNY provides postings of civil service jobs available for state employees.
The New York Job Source
A searchable site which includes listings of employers, New York companies, government jobs, and additional information of interest to job seekers (housing, newspapers, colleges, and more).
New York State Department of Civil Service
Provides information on jobs in New York State government including opportunities, salaries, titles, and civil service examinations. Also contains listings of current openings in government throughout the state, various employment programs and benefits, as well as applications for examinations. State test guides are available online, as are local examination test guides.
New York State Department of Health (DOH)
Provides information about employment opportunities at DOH throughout the state available to the general public. DOH job announcements list minimum qualifications, salary range, location, and filing deadlines for positions to be filled and for which applications are being accepted.
New York State Department of Labor
Includes New York’s Job Bank and links to many other job listings sites in the state. This site also contains facts and figures on employment and unemployment rates and wages, unemployment insurance information for employers and employees, and information on health and safety laws affecting employers and employees.
CareerZone Resume Resource
This site by the New York State Department of Labor allows you to fill in the blanks and come up with a resume.