Online Employment Resources to Get You Hired

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 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 "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 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

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InternMatch: comprehensive internship search tool for students; extensive resource list related to internship search, including search strategy, document samples, local career fairs and more 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.

Non-Profit Employment/Volunteering

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 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