Friday, May 15, 2015

Job Sites for your Community - Nationwide Edition

Patrons looking for jobs in other states in addition to Wisconsin will want to check sites that list positions nationwide. Here are some of the best, along with a great technology sector website and one that lists jobs and internships in the non-profit sector. Job seekers can strengthen their professional network by registering for LinkedIn, the premier professional social media site and keeping their profile up to date. 

National job sites

CareerBuilder is one of the largest job boards, providing job listings, resume posting, and career advice and resources to job seekers. CareerBuilder secures job listings directly from employers and has expanded local listings by partnering with many newspapers to incorporate their online classified job listings.

Nationwide job search
Nationwide job search
Monster is one of the original job boards and has expanded to include a variety of other resources and apps for job seekers. Monster users can search for (and) apply for jobs online, post a resume, review company profiles, and get salary information and career advice.
LinkUp monitors thousands of company career sections to connect applicants with often unadvertised jobs by providing information on the jobs posted on company websites.
Simply Hired aggregates jobs from newspapers, employer websites, and job boards.  Users can search millions of job openings across all job categories and industries. is a collaboration between the Direct Employers Association and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA).  It lists jobs located throughout the United States and it offers a Veteran's Job Bank and a searchable schedule of upcoming in-person career events. 
Indeed lists millions of jobs culled from thousands of websites, including company career sites, job boards, newspaper classifieds, associations, and other online sources of job posting. Users can upload a resume and get a personalized resume link to share with employers. It also includes job search tips and discussion forums for job seekers.

Jobs in specific sectors

Dice is one of the largest job listing sites for the tech sector. Users can search by company, job title, skill, keyword, company, employment type and location. Registered users can upload a search resume, a confidential resume, get salary information, store resumes and cover letters, and track jobs.
Non-profit jobs
Non-profit jobs
Idealist is a clearinghouse for information on full-time, internship, and volunteer positions within the non-profit sector. Users can search for organizations working on specific issues and by type of position. Registered users can search for contacts in fields or organizations of interest and message them for networking purposes. 

Professional social media sites

LinkedIn is the most visible professional social media site. Users post a profile and can search for jobs, identify contacts at employers who are advertising vacancies, and follow companies of interest on LinkedIn.  Former colleagues and members of a user’s network can endorse skills listed in a user’s profile.  Users can also add portfolio samples in their profile to showcase what they can do for prospective employers.  LinkedIn works well for strong candidates conducting a passive jobs search where they want employers to find them. 

If your patrons have found success using other job posting websites, please let me know so libraries statewide can benefit from your excellent sleuthing.

Written by:
Martha Farley Berninger, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning