The following list of resources includes general job search, information-gathering and resource building tools across all disciplines and professional subject areas.
Job Postings Search Tools
Employment Tools/Information Gathering
LinkedIn: create a custom job search profile based on your desired geographic location, industry and more
GlassDoor: research particular companies, industries or jobs; includes a job search function
Salary.com: the oldest website aside from the federal government to offer online information on pay
FlexJobs: aimed at job seekers looking for part-time, freelance, telecommuting and similar positions
GoinGlobal: country-specific (30 countries) and U.S. city–specific employment information, including work customs, visa information and other considerations for working internationally
Job-Hunt: strategies for online job search, job postings available through Indeed and a list of professional associations by business area
My Visa Jobs: information on H1-B visa and green card sponsorships, and find which businesses have previously sponsored international employees
O*NET Online: sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration, a database including an Occupation Quick Search to gather information on a job's tasks, knowledge and skills, work activities, compensation, work styles, related occupations and more.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: search to gather general information on an occupation, specifically projected job outlook for specific roles and industries over time. Also provides information on compensation, professional organizations and more
Dice: find technology jobs near you and read articles on the job search process, catered to this industry
Vault: basic-level services and paid membership providing job and internship search function, research tool for companies/industries, advice blog and other resources
Résumés and Cover Letters
Forbes.com: "The Only Résumé Advice You'll Ever Need
Idealist.org: "8 Resources to Help You Craft the Perfect Résumé"
TheMuse.com: "8 Resources to Help You Nail Your Next Cover Letter," a compilation of articles and best practices from around the web
Professional Development Tools
LinkedIn: keep your profile current, connect with a recruiter or get introduced to a contact, endorse your colleagues and get endorsements from those you trust
TheMuse.com: Explore companies, search jobs, even connect with a career coach online
Resources for the Career-Changer or Mature Job-Seeker
AARP: Work and retirement information
Encore Careers: resources, examples and networks for people looking for a second career focused on personal fulfillment and service
iLostMyJob: resources for someone changing jobs voluntarily or involuntarily, including information on unemployment, coping emotionally and financially, and planning the next steps; membership is free.
BoomerJobTips: focused on the growing baby boomer population, this site has articles and tips
What’s Next: general resources for career-changers and persons nearing retirement
Persons With Disabilities
Getting Hired: search for companies committed to hiring people with disabilities
American Association of People with Disabilities: Workplace and Employment: information on legislation, policy and internship opportunities
Veteran-to-Civilian Transition Job Resources
Military to Civilian: resources for veterans and military personnel seeking civilian employment, including CivilianJobs, which includes a job board, job fairs and other resources
Job-Hunt article: the Civilian job-search process for veterans
Building a Professional Portfolio
Check out our article and tips on perfecting your professional portfolio.
InternMatch: comprehensive internship search tool for students; extensive resource list related to internship search, including search strategy, document samples, local career fairs and more
Internships.com: students, employers and universities can support students in their internship search
Note: Many of the job boards—such as Indeed and Monster—also provide an internship search function.
Idealist: jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities available with nonprofit organizations; includes an organizations search tool that can be narrowed by area of interest and geographic location.
Work for Good (formerly OpportunityKnocks.org): connects job seekers and employers in the nonprofit space.
Global Volunteer Network: information on short- and long-term volunteer opportunities around the world; places volunteers through a matching process.
Volunteer Match: a tool for bringing nonprofit organizations in a variety of service areas together with the people who want to help them