Obtaining and maintaining good credit and keeping your financial picture healthy are most often dependent on the health of your employment situation. If you’re unemployed or underemployed it will eventually impact your credit and finances, more often sooner rather than later.
While jobs may be harder to find than tax dodgers at an IRS convention, they are out there. Here are few resources to aid you in your job search.
Job Search Sites
According to Alexa.com the following represent several of the top career and job search sites online. Don’t limit yourself to listing your availability on just one. The more widely you advertise your qualifications the more likely you are to find opportunities quicker.
- Indeed.com – takes a different approach to job search by providing a search engine for jobs.
- JuJu – like Indeed.com, JuJu provides a job search engine with more of a global perspective.
- SnagAJob.com, Inc – find hourly work in part-time or full-time jobs.
- Dice.com – specializes in helping searchers find jobs in technology.
- Jobing.com – locally focused employment website currently covering job opportunities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Rhode Island.
- Craigslist.org – Did you think Craigslist was just a place to get rid of
your junkanother man’s treasure? Think again. Craigs offers a great, hyperlocal resource for job hunters. It’s amazing the number of jobs that can be found on your local Craigslist employment listing pages.
For even more job and career search resources explore Alexa’s Employment Rankings.
Resources for Students and Grads
Are you a recent college graduate looking for that first opportunity (beyond McDonalds)? Then head over to CollegeGrad.com which provides entry level job search for college students and recent grads. Learn about preparing resumes, networking, jobs, employers, and how to interview. You might also find Internships.com worth a look if you’re still in school and looking to gain worthwhile experience whether paid or unpaid.
Want to work for the Government? Check out the Federal Government’s official Jobs site, USAJobs.
Does working overseas appeal to you? Then register at OverSeasJobs.com to access international job opportunities.
Also, check out the leading employment sites for specific countries and regions like
- Seek.com.au in Australia,
- Naukri.com – the leading job site in India
- JobsDB.com covers Asian employment opportunities
- Eurotrash need not apply at Eurojobs.com
- Reed Personnel Services has a few thousand listings for the United Kingdom. Pip, pip, what!
- Interested in working internationally for the State Department. Follow the link to opportunities for Foreign Service Officers.
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Are you a Hispanic professional? iHispano.com is the leading job site for Spanish speaking professionals. We recommend a visit.
Six Figure Jobs
Finally, if you’re looking for a job in the 6 figure range, take a look at TheLadders.com. They claim to have postings for 65,000 jobs paying $100K or more. 6 Figure Jobs provides another resource for experienced professionals to seek and be sought for high paying executive positions. All jobs over $100,000.
A few great resources to help prepare you for that job search include
Quintessential Careers – career seeking advice for students and professionals
Vault: Career Intelligence – advice and guidance for achieving high potential careers at vault.com
LinkedIn.com – the preeminent social networking site for professionals looking to make career-related connections of any kind.
Friends, family and colleagues. Don’t forget your own personal network. Be sure to let friends, family, former co-workers and customers know that you’re in the market for a new job. Don’t be vague. Tell them exactly what you’re looking for so they think of you when they hear about the new job opening in Accounting where they work.
Good luck in your job search!