Planning Your Job Search

Job Hunters Bible
http://www.jobhuntersbible.com

Created by Dick Bolles (“What Color is Your Parachute”). A great starting place for planning your online job search.

Riley Guide
http://www.rileyguide.com

A gateway to employment websites.

About.com
http://www.about.com/careers

Includes extensive collection of articles on career planning and job searching. Also includes examples of resumes and cover and thank you letters.


Hoover's Online Learning Center
http://www.hoovers.com/lc.html

Includes free access to Hoover’s database of company and industry information.  Some services are only available through subscription.  However, you can search or browse for companies by name or industry, and view fact sheets, news and some financial information.  Hoover’s also lists the company’s website.  Many companies list job openings on their website.

General Websites

Career OneStop
http://www.ajb.dni.us

Funded through Unemployment Insurance taxes, this service links the 1,800 state Employment Service offices. Most of the jobs are full-time and the majority are in the private sector.

Monster
http://www.monster.com

Popular employment search site that allows you to search for jobs by location (city, state, zip code).  You can also store resumes online and make them accessible to employers.

Careerbuilder
http://www.careerbuilder.com

Similar to Monster.com in that it allows you to search for jobs by location and store resumes online.  It is worthwhile to search both, because they often include different job listings.  CareerBuilder includes listings that would be available in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Craig's List
http://www.craigslist.org

Browsable and searchable listing of jobs (and other types of ads) by region or city.

Local and Government Job Searches

Montgomery County

County of Montgomery, PA
http://www.montcopa.org

The Montgomery County government website includes an Employment page, with information about applying for a Montgomery County government job, job listings, and links to other job hunting resources

MontcoWorks
http://www.montcoworks.org/default.asp

Local resources for job seekers, including a job search, lists of seminars (e.g., resume writing, interviewing, etc.), job fairs, and information on GED preparation classes

Montgomery Newspapers Online
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?brd=1306

Provides online access to Montgomery County newspapers, including the Souderton Independent. Includes searchable Classifieds, and listings for employment and job fairs.

Bucks County

Bucks County
http://www.buckscounty.org/

Official site of Bucks County. Click the Living & Working in Bucks link, and scroll down to the Employment section for links to the Office of Employment and Training, and a link to weekly local government job postings.

PhillyBurbs
http://www.phillyburbs.com

Provides online access to The Bucks County Courrier Times and The Intelligencer. Click the Jobs Search link to search for jobs, post a resume, or sign up for job alerts.

Bucks County Alive
http://doylestownalive.com/indexbca.htm

Bucks County community website. Click the Job Search link for a listing of local jobs.

Pennsylvania

PA PowerPort
http://www.state.pa.us/

Go to Services – Employment.  Includes links to a variety of information about working in Pennsylvania, such as a list of the best places to work, state government jobs, internship opportunities, and job training.

PA CareerLink
https://www.cwds.pa.gov

State-wide job search, resume assistance, skills assessments, and information on workshops.


PA State Civil Service Commission
http://www.scsc.state.pa.us/

Lists available civil service positions.  You can fill out a civil service application online or download a form to fill out and send in

 

Library Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act
344.01

Government Jobs
353.003

International Jobs
650.14 and 331.34

Internships
331.1

Resumes, Interviewing and Letters for Job Hunters
650.14

Starting a Small Business and Self Employment
658 to 658.11