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Commercial Job Sites

These commercial sites have job listings, some internships, information on employers, on-line job fairs, advice on job hunting, and places where you can post your resume for free. There are many others.

Salary info

General Career Information

  • BLS Career Guide to Industries
    This U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site, part of the online Occupational Outlook Handbook, offers a career-oriented description of many industries, with information on the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, and much more.
  • Career Journal
    From the folks at the Wall Street Journal, find a career, ace the job interview, or improve your resume are some of the resources found on this site.
  • CareerOneStop
    Huge amounts of information--specific jobs, information on resumes and job searching, educational opportunities, worker and employer legal rights and regulations, links to many other related web sites. Funded by the U.S. government.
  • eFinancialCareers
    FINS is a complete career resource dedicated to your industry: Finance, Technology or Sales & Marketing.
  • Glassdoor – an inside look at jobs & companies
    Find jobs and see company salaries, reviews, and interviews – all posted anonymously by employees.
  • Indeed
    This search engine covers many web sites with job listings. The Advanced Search lets you specify part time jobs or internships, among other features. You can sign up so new listings that match your criteria are e-mailed to you.
  • O*Net
    A site from the U.S. Department of Labor. Gives standardized descriptions of hundreds of jobs. You can search it by the name of a specific job or by general work areas or by skills.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Highly recommended as a place to begin searching. Published by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Has short descriptions of hundreds of careers, giving required training, likely salary, growth potential, and more.
  • The Complete High School Guide to Finding a Career
  • The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet
    A huge collection of information on job hunting. No actual jobs are listed, but there is extensive information on resumes, job searching, interviewing, etc. The "A-Z Index" lets you focus on very specific portions.
  • The RMA Career Center
    "The RMA Career Center is the exclusive resource for online employment connections for the financial services industry."
  • US News & World Report Career Guide
    Find job descriptions and career search advice with this career guide.
  • WetFeet
    Provides comprehensive company research and career-related information to help them make better career decisions, as well as for the latest job opportunities for college-educated talent. For access to premium info, contact Business Librarian.
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? (Job Hunters Bible)
    A supplement to the popular annual book (available in the library). Help on job searching and resumes and links to other career web sites.

Job Titles

Often, there will be many titles of jobs in a field. These websites help you identify those titles which are relevant to your skills and the field in which you are seeking a position.

Organization Charts

  • Cogmap: The Organization Chart Wiki  
    A Free Directory of Organizational Charts. It lets you see, edit and create organization charts for companies online
  • TheOfficialBoard
    This is a wiki of organization charts for 20,000 public and private corporations around the world with an annual revenue of more than $100 million.

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