There are a lot of career resource available to job seekers. Jobs resources are categorized by job type and industry. Knowing what field and position you want will save you time and enable you to focus your efforts in the right direction.
Job Search Sites
There are three types of job search websites, general job boards, niche industry job boards, and aggregators.
General Job Search Sites
Websites like Careerbuilder, Monster and HotJobs serve just about every industry and have a wide range of jobs. This also means a high volume of job seekers and more competition for the same jobs. Do you think you have the right competitive advantages to get hired over another job seeker? If so, these sites may be a good resource in finding employment.
Niche Industry Job Search Sites
Websites like EmploymentGuide.com, CareersinGear.com and HealthCareerWeb.com focus on specific industries. This saves you time in looking for the jobs you want, while limiting the competition. Many employers prefer to advertise their jobs on industry specific sites to attract the right talent. Use sites like these to expedite your job search and get in front of the right employers.
Additional Job Search Resources
Vertical job search engines that aggregate jobs from multiple job boards
Education Job Search
Teaching jobs can be found in public and private schools, from pre-k to university settings. Teachers are required to have college degrees and teaching certificates. State associations: There are a number of opportunities for students interested in teaching, and some offer scholarships.
For more information, please see your state’s Department of Education and the following sites:
Accounting and Finance Job Search
For more information, visit: U.S Department of Labor: www.bls.gov/oco
Government Job Search
Government jobs exist in many exciting fields. Check out the website for the department in which you’re most interested for city, state and federal opportunities. Most offer terrific benefits and career growth. Your state may have their own job bank for state-level jobs.
For available government job listings, visit: USAJobs: www.usajobs.opm.gov
Healthcare Job Search
Hospitals and healthcare facilities offer a variety of positions from clinical to clerical. Many healthcare jobs are entry-level and do not require special education. Many hospitals will help pay for clinical education if you agree to work for them. State associations: Each state has different licensing requirements for nursing and clinical positions.
Contact your state’s board of nursing for more information and the following sites:
American Health Care Association: www.ahca.org
American Hospital Association: www.aha.org
Hospitality Job Search
There are numerous websites featuring executive and specialty hospitality jobs. This industry offers some of the best opportunities for career advancement in the country.
Military Job Search
Recruiters from every branch of service exist in every major market. Reserve opportunities are also available in most branches through each major branch of the armed services.
For more information, visit: Today’s Military: www.todaysmilitary.com
Retail Job Search
Retail jobs vary by store and product type. Management positions are also readily available.
For more information, visit: National Retail Federation: www.nrf.com
Security/Law Enforcement Job Search
Security positions and law enforcement jobs require a high school diploma or GED. Some private companies may prefer law enforcement/military experience or other certifications. State associations: States and localities hire for law enforcement.
Contact your state police agency for more information and visit: ASI&T: www.asis.org
Transportation Job Search
Transportation jobs are diverse. From driving school buses to local delivery vans to 18-wheelers, these jobs can require special licenses. State associations: Your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles will have more information about the licenses required.
Contact your state police agency for more information and visit: