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General Job Search



All Job Search -

America's Career InfoNet -

America's Job Bank -

American University's School of International Studies Career Center
• Excellent list of companies and organizations with hyperlinks to each

BlueSteps -
• The Association of Executive Search Consultants provides this service for retained executive search firms that are looking for experienced executives.
• For a fee, you can make your "Executive Profile" and resume available to member firms. Other services offered. -
• Directory of U.S. businesses organized by type with links to the companies

BusinessJournal -
• Published in many U.S. cities. In DC area, Washington Business Journal has good leads on government contract awards.
• In addition to business news, these publications list jobs, job fair schedules, and networking events. You can subscribe via e-mail for free.

BusinessWeek -
• Magazine and website are excellent sources of job search leads and advice

CareerJournal of The Wall Street Journal -
• Free website with excellent advice on the job search, including salary information - one of the best.
• They also have a good job board that enables you to search for jobs by key word, location, profession, and other factors.

Employment Publications and Resources -

Employment Services -

Employment Options for Evacuees -

Fast Company -
• Magazine and website offering good information and resources, including "Interactive Directory of Companies"

Federal Employment -

Foreign Policy Association -
• Excellent website for jobs that interest foreign affairs professionals.
• Free weekly Global Jobs Newsletter via e-mail.

Fortune Magazine -
• Free access to much of site, but some sections (like the famous 500) require subscription
• Great articles on business trends, excellent small business section on website

Government Executive -
• Magazine available by subscription only, not at newsstands
• Includes useful articles on government contractors and contracting trends, an annual list of the top 200 USG contractors, as well as guide to who's who in technology contractors.
• Publishes a retirement-related column every Friday available by free e-mail subscription

Hand Carry Important Papers and Computer Disks: Don't Leave Home Without Them

Home-based Businesses Guide -

International Career Employment Weekly -
• Weekly newspaper has 500+ job vacancies. Includes some jobs in U.S. and a lot overseas.
• Subscription charge reasonable. You can check out some ads for free on the website, but, to see all, you must subscribe.

Job Fairs - Career Transition Center Job Fairs |  Job Fair Websites

Job Hunters Bible -
• The website of Richard Bolles, the author of What Color Is Your Parachute?

Job-O-Magic -
• Directory of job boards to help you find the right ones for your profession and location
• Also rates job boards in terms of effectiveness

Leaders Online / Careers - -
• Offers career tools and connections, articles on industries and corporations
• Connects veterans with companies that value their diverse background.

Monster -
• THE biggest job board; free access
• Also offers job search advice, including good interview exercises

Negotiating a Salary Package -

Occupational Outlook Handbook -

Part Time Careers -

Portable Employment Options -

Retirement and the Foreign Service Spouse - -

U.S. Chamber of Commerce -
• Directory of chambers in U.S. plus a directory for Chambers abroad
• Individual Chamber websites often have reports on local economy plus hyperlinks to local employment commissions, business organizations, and companies

University of California at Berkeley -

University of Manitoba -

USA – Employment for Family Members Returning to the United States

WetFeet, Inc. -
• Offers helpful articles career tools
• Sells "insider guides" on various topics such as "25 Top Consulting Firms," "Advertising & Public Relations," "Job Hunting A to Z", and "Real Estate"

Women In International Security -
• Excellent job listings for WIIS members
• Also excellent networking opportunities


Donaldson-Evans, Catherine
"Career Change: How to Make It Happen"
Huffington Post, July 2011
Outstanding article detailing the process of a career change.


Bolles, Richard Nelson
Job Hunter's Survival Guide
Ten Speed Press, 2009

Bolles, Richard Nelson
What Color Is Your Parachute 2010?: A Practical Manual for Job-hunters And Career Changes
Practical guidance. A classic. Explains the "hidden job market" well.
Ten Speed Press, 2010

Brietbarth, Wayne
The Power Formula for Linkedin Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand, and Job Search
Greenleaf Book Group 2011

Dawson, Kenneth & Dawson, Sheryl
The Total job Search System (3rd Edition)
Total Career resources, 2008

Dikel, Margaret Riley; Roehm, Frances; and Oserman, Steve
The Guide to Internet Job Searching
McGraw-Hill, 2008

Kennedy Information
The Directory of Executive Recruiters
Kennedy Information, 2008

Levinson, Jay Conrad & Perry, David E.
Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0: How to Stand Out from the Crowd and Tap Into the Hidden Job Market using Social Media and 999 other Tactics Today
Wiley, 2011

Solomon, Amy & Talyor, Terry & Tyler, Lori & Wilson, Gwenn
100% Job Search Success (2nd Edition)
Wadesworth Publishing, 2011
Great Reference for Online Professional Job Search tools (LinkedIn, Online Applications etc.)

Weddle's – – telephone 317-916-9424
Weddle's 2011 Guide to Employment Internet Sites

Yate, Martin
Knock 'em Dead: The Ultimate Job Seekers Handbook
Adams Media, 2010

FSI Stephen Low Library Holdings

Geary, Gail
Over 40 job search guide: ten strategies for making your age an advantage in your career
Jist Pub., 2005
CTC HF5382.7 .G43 2005

Slesinger, Larry
Search: winning strategies to get your next job in the non-profit area
Piemonte Press, 2004
CTC HF5382.7 .S567 2004


How to Find a Job During a Recession -

How to Land a Job Interview -

The University of California, Irvine Career Center has a few videos concerning the Job Search:

The above links are for informational purposes only and in no way constitute an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector website, product, service, or privacy policy.

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