Job Search Online Resources
Use this resource as a place to start your job search. It should help you to refine your goals and identify jobs that match
This site has access to jobs in the public sector in every state
This site lists all Federal jobs available around the world.
This site contains all sorts of jobs and is widely used.
This site advertises jobs in the Omaha and surrounding area.
This site advertises county and city jobs in the Western US.
This site advertises county and city jobs across the country.
This site advertises jobs at universities/colleges across the country.
This site advertises jobs for non-profits across the country.
This site advertises jobs in facilities management such as maintenance, warehousing, etc.
This site advertises jobs ranging from youth care to maintenance across the country.
This site is one of the top three job search engines in the country.
This site links you with jobs almost anywhere in the world.
Free searchable site for resume templates to use in job search
Resume templates from Microsoft Office
For hundreds of different types of jobs the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:
• Training and education needed
• Expected job prospects
• What workers do on the job
• Working conditions
In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more.
Job Interview Guides
Using an online search engine type in the words “Job Interview Guides” and you will be able to access a large number of websites that give out free advice such as how to answer questions, questions that are illegal to be asked by an interviewer, how to dress, how to present yourself and how to prepare. Some of the websites are commercial sites and can charge for their services. Whether you choose to avail yourself of these paid services is up to you. There are sufficient free websites that present the same information and you shouldn’t have to pay for it.
Paid Search Services
Don’t get suckered into the job search sites that want you to pay them for sharing your resume with more and more employers. This makes them money and doesn’t necessarily get you a job. Stick with the traditional or governmental job websites that give you service for free.
Remember that there are a lot of people (at least hundreds of thousands) that are floating resumes on the internet so the competition is stiff. Find a way to break yourself out of the pack by being knowledgeable about the field/position you are applying for and study about the company you are considering. Don’t get discouraged and don’t just limit yourself to the internet. The most successful way to find a new job is to network—talk with people you know and who know your skills and work ethic and ask if they know of someone who is hiring. Don’t ever be bashful about your qualifications. If you don’t tell someone what you can do for them or their company they will never know how talented you are and will not consider you for their positions.
Make sure you know the environment in which you want to work. Go to the place of business or work site and see how people are dressed, how they act in the workplace and get a sense of what might be expected of you. Many a job opportunity has been lost because of unspoken first impressions. You need to be able to make sure you can "get through the door" to meet the hiring person. That is the best way to show someone you are fully capable of being part of their organization or team.
The job websites listed on this page are only a few of the thousands that are out there for you to access. Use them as a springboard to open up the possibilities for your employment and keep your resume updated and follow through with job applications you make. If you don’t they may never let you know your status regarding the jobs for which you have applied.
Job Search Hints...
This listing of job search websites is provided as a beginning point for those alumni who might be in the market for a job. This is not an all encompassing list but it can give you an idea of the possibilities and opportunities available in your job search process.
Looking for a job can be a difficult and frustrating task especially now with so many people looking for work. The jobs are out there and people are hiring. Creating and keeping your resume current and relevant to the job you are seeking is important. You should tailor your resume to each job for which you are applying and focus your experiences on the skills and training the employer is seeking.
I hope this information is useful and helpful if you are looking for a job or a change of careers. Let us know how you are doing with your search. We solicit your comments and input to make this feature more useful.
John Mollison, ‘64
Senior Advisor for Alumni Matters