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.
    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.
    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.
    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, premium reports can be ordered for a fee.


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