Job Search Links

Job Search and Career Exploration Links

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General Job Search – A good source for finding jobs in Oregon – many current local opportunities are posted here. Hint: Click on the link to the Employer Directory. This is a great place to do research on particular organizations you might be interested in. - A top source for jobs in Portland and throughout Oregon. Good career information for the recent graduate or the experienced job seeker. Look through the job listings, research careers and industries, find resume samples and get timely job-search and networking advice. – Posts entry-level jobs for college students and recent graduates. – Jobs aimed at recent college graduates

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – Includes a Find a Job section at the bottom that has links to State Job Banks, USAJobs for job listings with the federal government, and Jobs@BLS

Resources for “Encore” or Over-40 Career Searchers – Information about top fields for encore careers, how to get started, training needed, and more. – Good source of articles, resources and job postings for the over-40 job seeker. – Great collection of resources and tips for mature workers. – Nice kit on how to put together a resume that will help you avoid age-bias. Includes list of strong verbs to use.

Environmental Careers

Nonprofit Careers Join the CNRG (pronounced “synergy) listserv to keep updated on Portland-area non-profit organizations, with information about job/internship postings, volunteer opportunities, sweet events/conferences/workshops, etc. Idealist lets you search for nonprofit job and volunteer opportunities in 15,000 organizations in 130 countries. A one-stop resource for nonprofit organizations, individuals seeking jobs in nonprofits and people who want to make a difference in the world. Includes a national database of more than 850,000 non-profit organizations. Search for non-profits by name, keyword, location, and category. Free. Tens of thousands of people have served as Peace Corps volunteers since 1961, helping change and improve the human condition at the grassroots level. A leading job site for nonprofit jobs, where all levels of job seekers can search for numerous career opportunities, post your resume, and register for a personal search agent. Job postings are listed by date. Free to job seekers.

Federal Government Careers – A great starting place for searching and applying for jobs with the federal government. – Job listings with federal government, includes online tool for creating federal resumes. – The government’s official web portal with an A-Z federal agency index.

Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations Careers

Some of these links include job boards, meetings/networking opportunities, and more…

Portland Advertising Federation

American Marketing Association, Portland

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Portland Chapter

International Association of Business Communicators, Oregon Columbia Chapter

The International Association of Business Communicators, National

American Marketing Association, National

American Advertising Federation, National

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), National


Networking 101: Build Relationships and Advance in Your Career (useful Washington Post Article) This is currently the most-used professional social networking site. If you don’t already have a LinkedIn Account, set one up. See links below for articles on what’s important in your LinkedIn profile, how to make it look professional, how to network and job search on LinkedIn, and more. – This takes you to the Student Jobs 101 section on LinkedIn, a step-by-step guide to setting up a strong professional profile and building your network.

Interviewing Good blog article on common interview questions and appropriate types of responses.

Career Exploration

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
This information-rich page has links for the Occupational Outlook Handbook (career-specific information such as salaries, education requirements, job growth projections), Career Information for Students, Career Guide to Industries, Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Occupations by Education Level and Projected Growth, Occupational Employment and Wages by Area, Benefits, Workplace Safety, and Other Career Exploration Resources

O*Net Online Another great resource for researching specific occupations Good career information for the recent graduate or the experienced job seeker. Look through the job listings, research careers and industries, find resume samples and get timely job-search and networking advice.

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