The World Wide Web, the most popular part of the Internet, holds a number of excellent sites that offer information about career guidance and job hunting. Many of these sites are reviewed below with specific references given in those areas where a site is particularly strong.
JOB HUNTING AND CAREER SEARCHING
SITES ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE INTERNET
Over 100 job site links. Start here.
JOBS IN PENNSYLVANIA
For jobs exclusively in Pennsylvania... from the State of Pa web page.
Included here are sections devoted to those searching for
jobs and those seeking workers. This site has resume help, lets
you post your resume, and lets you browse for various jobs all over
the country. The jobs posted here are more technically oriented
than those in most other sites reviewed here.
DEJA NEWS SERVICE
Try the gigantic newsgroups in Deja News to search for jobs. (http://www.dejanews.com) A search for "jobs" yields 290,000 responses, not all jobs offered, but there are many here.
Allowing you to search over 200,000 want ads every week from major newspapers across the United States is the major asset of this site. To check only the jobs from the Philadelphia Inquirer or Daily News, go to http://www.phillynews.com.
CAREER RESOURCE CENTER
Giving the user access to career services, what's new at the site, statistics related to jobs and employment and other valuable information is what this site aims to do. The site is notable because it also has links to sites that contain Federal and State jobs, (although Pennsylvania is not here), links for those searching for a job in a specific industry, volunteer positions, intern positions and jobs on college campuses.
Perhaps the best known and comprehensive career and job related site available on the Internet. Literally hundreds of links are here to research employers, resources for various industries, sites related to agriculture, art, business and finance, sales, education, law, transportation, and many others are available.
The site is extensively indexed and has topics including volunteerism, summer jobs, internships, fellowships,and has links which are designed to help to start your own business and explain franchise opportunities. There is even a link to What Color is Your Parachute, the perennial best seller about careers and jobs.
The Monster Board is another well known site for job hunters, but I find it has become rather slow in response. I think the site developers have put in too much graphic content, slowing the response.
The site does hold much valuable information, with links to "hot jobs", open houses, an excellent relocation area, (not found anywhere else in the sites reviewed here), information about employers, resumes, self employment, and a section just for recruiters.
If you are interested in working at a college or university, try the
CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
You may search the ads from the Chronicle by job title or geographic location.
To look at want ads from a particular college, university or community college, you can check out the home page of the institution. Virtually all that have web pages can be accessed at one of two sites. The community colleges (over 700 ) are indexed at http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu./cc/index/html. The 4 year colleges and universities (over 3000) are indexed at http://mit/edu:8001/people/cdemello/univ.html These sites are also informative if you are planning on transferring to a new college, or are moving and plan to go to college near your new home.
To look for Federal jobs, go to
To search hundreds jobs advertised by the Federal government. This site also contains a myriad of information about the government.
Most of the major search engines and directories have an area dedicated to job hunting or career development. Look at the home pages of these sites for a link to jobs or careers.
EMPLOYMENT RELATED SITES FROM THE CONSUMER INFORMATION
CENTER.. (In Pueblo, Colorado)
Many excellent links to Career Builder, the National Assoc. for the Self
Employed, a site called ARCHEUS, which "provides some great resources
for writing resumes and cover letters, the Department of Labor, and