Careers & Job Searching
Resources for identifying careers, finding jobs, and preparing for interviews.
Resources for identifying the requirements of particular careers/occupations and the employment projections in those areas.
- Career Guide to Industries (Bureau of Labor Statistics) (http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/)
- Information on careers by industry, including working conditions, employment, occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings and benefits, employment outlook, and lists of organizations that can provide additional information.
- CollegeGrad.com (http://www.collegegrad.com/careers)
- Lists careers by category. Includes sample job videos and tips for creating your own job video.
- Dictionary of Occupational Titles (O*Net) (http://online.onetcenter.org/)
- Now called the O*Net Dictionary of Occupational Titles, this online resource can assist in locating occupations based upon educational background and practical work experience.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls.gov/oco/)
- Describes what workers do on the job, training and educational requirements of particular jobs, potential earnings, and employment prospects in a wide range of occupations.
Links to resources for determining the cost of living in various geographic locations.
- Best Places to Live (Money Magazine) (http://money.cnn.com/best/bplive/)
- Information on everything from housing, transportation, and healthcare costs to weather and entertainment opportunities in over 1,200 cities.
- Chamber of Commerce (http://www.uschamber.com/default)
- Through the local Chamber of Commerce, job hunters can find information about the local community in which the job is located.
- Moving Costs (http://www.monstermoving.monster.com/)
- Provided by Monster.com, calculate the cost to move from one location to another.
- Salary Calculator (http://www.homefair.com/homefair/calc/salcalc.html)
- Use the calculator to determine what a salary offer in one part of the country is really worth in another part of the country (by metropolitan area). This calculator is provided by Realtor.com.
Resources for identifying graduate schools by program and location.
- College Navigator (http://collegenavigator.ed.gov)
- Search for graduate school by program, location, school name. Find data on approximate costs (housing, books, tuition, fees), number of graduates in the program, and financial aid.
- EducationDegree.com (http://www.educationdegree.com)
- Directory of teacher education programs (both undergrad and graduate programs, including alternative certification). A great resource for students who want to become teachers (whether or not you're an Education major).
- Graduate Applicant's Portal (Psychology) (http://www.psychgrad.org/apply.html#top)
- Covers letters of recommendation, writing personal statements and resumes, and tips for the GRE. It also has links to organizations and schools and information on financial aid.
- Graduate Programs in Clinical Psychology (http://www.onlinepsychologydegrees.com/specialty/clinical-psychology/)
- Lists Master's & Doctoral programs by state. Identifies programs in specilized areas such as educational psychology and marriage & family counseling.
- Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical & Counseling Psychology ()
- Reference book in the Library. (Ref RC467.7 .I57 1998)
- Law School Directories (http://www.hg.org/schools.html)
- Search for law schools by state or country and find information on rankings and cost; maintained by HG.org.
- Peterson's Guides to Graduate Schools (http://www.petersons.com/GradChannel/code/search.asp?sponsor=1)
- Use the Peterson’s Guides to identify which institutions have the programs in which you’re interested. Find descriptions of graduate student life on various campuses and in various communities.
Links to sites that post internship and volunteer opportunities.
- CampusAccess.com (http://www.campusaccess.com/internships/index.html)
- Includes listings of organizations who hire interns in business, medicine, technology, environment, humanitarian relief, government, including volunteer organizations. Many are international.
- InternJobs.com (http://www.internjobs.com/)
- Post a resume and review positions that have already been posted.
- Riley Guide (http://www.rileyguide.com/intern.html)
- Lists links to sites with internships, co-op opportunities, apprenticeships, and volunteer opportunities.
Links to sites that post job vacancies.
- America's Job Bank (http://www.ajb.dni.us/)
- Careerjet (http://www.careerjet.com/)
- Careermag.com (http://www.careermag.com/)
- CNRG (Community Nonprofit Resource Group) Opportunity Center (http://cnrg-portland.org/opportunity_dir)
- Jobs from the non-profit sector in the Portland, Oregon area
- Datamasters (Technology careers) (http://www.datamasters.com)
- Entry Level Jobsite (http://www.entryleveljobsite.com/)
- Posts Internships and entry level jobs. Has a career counseling section as well as resume writing help.
- Indeed (http://www.indeed.com/)
- Allows searching by job, location, salary. Includes descriptions on the results list.
- InterExchange Working Abroad (http://www.interexchange.org/content/7/en/Working%20Abroad.html)
- Resources for locating jobs outside of the U.S.
- JobHuntersBible.com (http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/jobsresumes/sec_page.php?sub_item=052)
- Groups job sites into catagories - government , international, executive, trades, etc. Includes job boards and job search engines for locating additional job sites.
- JUJU job search engine (http://www.job-search-engine.com/)
- Look up jobs in the United States by category, location, company or keyword.
- MBA-Exchange (http://www.mba-exchange.com)
- OneWire Finance (http://www.onewire.com/)
- Oregon Employment Department (http://www.qualityinfo.org/olmisj/OlmisZine?zineid=00000008)
- The latest job openings received by Employment Department Offices around the state.
- Riley Guide (http://www.rileyguide.com/jobs.html)
- ScienceJobs.com (http://www.sciencejobs.com)
- Teachers-Teachers.com (http://teachers-teachers.com/)
- Wall Street Journal (careers page) (http://www.careerjournal.com/)
Prepare for job searching, testing (e.g. GRE, TOEIC, Civil Service, etc.) and improve math, public speaking, writing and reading skills
- Learning Express Library ()
- Register (fee has already been paid for you) to access the tests and resource information.
Resources for information about companies or non-profit organizations. Use it before you submit a resume and when preparing for an interview.
- GuideStar (http://www.guidestar.org)
- Information on non-profit organizations. Includes Form 990s that identify key personnel in the organization, significant programs offered, and basic financial data.
- LexisNexis Academic Universe (For CU faculty, staff, and students only. Must log in through CU Intranet.)
- Locate domestic and international companies, both publicly and privately held.
- Business Source Premier (For CU faculty, staff, and students only. Must log in through CU Intranet.)
- Access company profiles through the green “Company Profiles” button across the top of the screen.
- CampusPoint (http://www.campuspoint.com/homefront.asp)
- Company profiles in Portland & Seattle areas. Designed for current students and recent graduates.
- EDGAR (http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/webusers.htm)
- Database of 10-K reports that all publicly-traded companies are required to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Links to guides for crafting resumes, writing cover letters, and general tips and techniques for preparing for job interviews.
- Cover Letters (http://www.careerlab.com/letters/link002.htm)
- Topics on how to put together cover letters.
- E-Resume Tutorial (http://www.careerperfect.com/CareerPerfect/resumes.htm)
- Provided by CareerPerfect.com, this resource helps identify powerful keywords to include when preparing an electronic resume.
- Got Resume Builder.com (http://www.GotResumeBuilder.com )
- A resume tutorial, resume samples, and context-sensitive resume writing tips, and a resume generator
- Interviewing (http://interview.monster.com/)
- Under “Free Interview Advice,” Monster.com provides several links to resources that will assist with preparing for an interview including “dos and don’ts” and fashion and etiquette pointers.
- Riley Guide (http://www.rileyguide.com/letters.html)
- Provides sample cover letters and resumes including what to use when posting to an electronic service.
Resources for determining salary ranges.
- Salary Calculator (http://salaryexpert.com/)
- From SalaryExpert.com, this resource provides salary ranges for various careers based upon geographic locations in the United States. There are many other useful job hunting links at this site as well.
- Women's Earnings Report (Bureau of Labor Statistics) (http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpswom2003.pdf)
- September 2004 report covering women’s historical earnings through 2003. Includes full and part time workers, professional and paraprofessional careers, and break downs by age and educational level.