Job & Employment Websites

Organize your job search with these recommended employment resources.

Job Overview Sites

  • The Riley Guide
    Comprehensive job and employment resource. Provides helpful links and tools for all aspects of job searching.
  • QuintCareers
    Helpful tools, essays, and links on job searching.


Career Information

  • CareerOneStop
    This Department of Labor site centralizes federal, state, and local job resources for occupation exploration, career tools, and industry information.
  • Career Click
    Find wages, job descriptions, employment outlook, and education/training requirements for over 500 careers by entering all or part of a job title, or choose one of the 16 career areas to view occupations within their broad field.
  • My Skills, My Future
    Build a bridge to a new career with skills you've acquired in previous positions.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Standard career reference source published by the U.S. Department of Labor.


Job Boards and Search Engines

  • America's Job Exchange
    Leading source for non-executive, middle income diversity jobs.
  • Career Builder
    Search classified job listings of over 150 newspapers. Menu choice includes searches by location, job title, keyword, and salary.
  • Indeed.com
    Job search engine with thousands of listings from job boards and company websites.
  • Monster
    Huge job listing, resume posting, and employer information resource.
  • Simply Hired
    Millions of job listings with information on local jobs, salary comparisons, and employment trends.


Local Job Listings

  • AbilityLinks
    Links to Chicago area job listings, job leads by field, networking, and help for special groups.
  • Chicago Job Talk
    Covers job listings, leads, special groups, and upcoming area events.
  • Chicago Sun Times & Monster
    Search area jobs by keyword, occupation, and commute.
  • Craigslist
    Chicago area job opportunities.
  • Metro Chicago Jobs
    Offers free webinars, community partners, excellent online resources and a localized job search.
  • Npo.net
    The largest Illinois nonprofit job board.

 

Salaries and Relocation

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    BLS wage data by area and occupation.
  • Glassdoor
    Inside look on salaries, interviews, and corporate culture.
  • Homefair
    Real estate site covering salary information, moving expenses, cost of living, city and school reports.
  • LMI Source
    Labor market information from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Includes current earnings by occupations, as well as 5-yr. and 10-yr. projections.
  • Salary.com
    Provides estimates for hundreds of job categories in major U.S. metro areas.
  • Salary Expert
    Basic salary reports for hundreds of job titles in U.S. metro areas. Like Salary.com, premium reports can be ordered for a fee.

 

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