Links

Here are some helpful Internet links to help you in your job search.


Virginia job search links

These links offer general job search information, including resume writing and interview tips. Some also provide links to available jobs in Virginia.

http://valleyworkforce.com
This is the web site for the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Center. You can find the location of the centers throughout the valley as well as in other parts of the state. Online, you can search for jobs throughout Virginia.

http://www.vec.state.va.us
This is the Virginia Employment Center web site. At the “Job Seeker” section you can get tips on looking for a job, search for jobs in the state, and download a state application.

http://www.careerconnect.state.va.us and http://www.jobsearch.org/va
At both of these sites, you can search for jobs in Virginia.


Other job search engines

These sites allow you to search for available jobs and post your resume online for employers to look at.


http://www.monster.com

  • Services offered include posting your resume, job searching, manage your career account, having jobs emailed to you and distance learning opportunities
  • There is no fee for basic services, although you can choose to join My Monster Premium which costs $7 a month
  • In order to search for jobs you must first create an account
  • You can research companies here.

http://www.hotjobs.com

  • Services offered include online communities for networking, a place for posting your resume, checking your resume status, e-mailed job opportunities, a save job feature, and dozens of ways to search for jobs
  • Service is free
  • You do not need to sign up to search for jobs, but if you do choose to join you access extra features such as posting your resume, check on its status and saving jobs

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Index.htm

  • Services include searching for jobs, posting your resume, and creating a personal job searching agent
  • Services are free.
  • Signing up is not necessary for searching, although if you do join can access more services such as resume posting.
  • There is a link for the web page to be viewed in Spanish. There are many buttons and links on this page, which can be confusing. Searches can be run in the basic or advanced form, or by company, job type or industry

http://www.flipdog.com

  • Service at this website include job searching posting your resume, creating an automated job hunter, and applying for jobs online
  • Services are free.
  • User registration is not necessary to search but can allow the user to access more elaborate features such as resume posting, apply online and automated job hunters

http://www.job.com

  • At this search engine you can search for jobs, post your resume, update your resume, and access career resources
  • Services are free.
  • You do not need to sign up to search for jobs, however the services offered to one who does sign up are more extensive and include posting and updating resumes


Other helpful links

These links provide helpful tips on making your job search a successful job search.

California Worksmart! (http://www.worsksmart.ca.gov/) offers resume-writing help, interview tips, and other job-related information.

The Job Search Manual (http://www.sunraye.com/job_net) takes you through the entire job search process, from deciding on the job you want to applying for a job to interviewing.

Virginia newspapers and links to the papers’ web sites can be found at http://www.statehousegirls.net/va/newspapers. Find the newspaper in the location that fits your needs and search the classified ads for jobs in that area.

Personalized Resume Service (http://www.aresumes.com/) offers lots of tips on resume writing. Be sure to review the section on networking for tips on finding jobs that are not advertised.

Western Kentucky University Career Services Center (http://www.wku.edu/CareerServ/frames/students/jobsearch/tips2.htm) offers tips on job searching.

 

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Last Updated On Wednesday February 19, 2003 8:03 AM