Job Search Links

Job Search and Career Exploration Links

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To all my past clients and colleagues, it has been my honor and privilege to work with you. My life has been deeply enriched by knowing and working with you. Wishing you all the best in the years to come -

Enid E. Nielsen, Retired LPC

General Job Search

http://jobs.oregonlive.com/jobs/ – 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.

www.macslist.org - A top source for jobs in Portland and throughout Oregon. 

www.indeed.com

www.careerbuilder.com

www.simplyhired.com

www.craigslist.com

www.wetfeet.com 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.

www.collegegrad.com – Posts entry-level jobs for college students and recent graduates.

www.campuspoint.com/homefront.asp – Jobs aimed at recent college graduates

www.collegerecruiter.com

www.monster.com

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – www.bls.gov/audience/jobseekers.htm 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

www.encore.org – Information about top fields for encore careers, how to get started, training needed, and more.

http://internsover40.blogspot.com – Good source of articles, resources and job postings for the over-40 job seeker.

www.aarp.org/work/ – Great collection of resources and tips for mature workers.

www.job-hunt.org/guides/Job-Hunt-AARP-Over-50-Resume-Kit.pdf – 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

www.sustainablebusiness.com/jobs

www.greenbiz.com/jobs

www.ejobs.org

http://ecojobs.com

www.eco.org

http://jobs.treehugger.com

www.ecobusinesslinks.com/environmental_jobs.htm

Nonprofit Careers

www.cnrg-portland.org 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.

www.idealist.org Idealist lets you search for nonprofit job and volunteer opportunities in 15,000 organizations in 130 countries.

www.nonprofitcareer.com A one-stop resource for nonprofit organizations, individuals seeking jobs in nonprofits and people who want to make a difference in the world.

www2.guidestar.org Includes a national database of more than 850,000 non-profit organizations. Search for non-profits by name, keyword, location, and category. Free.

www.peacecorps.gov Tens of thousands of people have served as Peace Corps volunteers since 1961, helping change and improve the human condition at the grassroots level.

www.deepsweep.com 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

www.gogovernment.org – A great starting place for searching and applying for jobs with the federal government.

www.usajobs.gov – Job listings with federal government, includes online tool for creating federal resumes.

www.usa.gov – 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
www.portlandadfed.com

American Marketing Association, Portland
www.ama-pdx.org

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Portland Chapter
www.prsa-portland.org

International Association of Business Communicators, Oregon Columbia Chapter
or.iabc.com/

The International Association of Business Communicators, National
www.iabc.com

American Marketing Association, National
www.marketingpower.com

American Advertising Federation, National
www.aaf.org

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), National
www.prsa.org

Networking

Networking 101: Build Relationships and Advance in Your Career (useful Washington Post Article) www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/jobs/how-to/networking-story.html

www.linkedin.com 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.

students.linkedin.com – 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

www.thewisdomjournal.com/Blog/common-interview-questions-new-graduate/ Good blog article on common interview questions and appropriate types of responses.

Career Exploration

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
www.bls.gov/audience/jobseekers.htm
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
http://online.onetcenter.org/ Another great resource for researching specific occupations

www.wetfeet.com 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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