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Local Sites Jobs page
Useful articles and blog posts with a local focus for those in career transition from the Philadelphia Media Network, publishers of The Inquirer and Daily News.  Search for jobs in the greater Philadelphia area using the integrated search box powered by
The Chester County Economic Development Council, the Chester County Workforce Investment Board, PA CareerLink, and numerous other committed organizations have established a task force to develop key strategies for successfully connecting job seekers to hiring employers by effectively leveraging available resources.
Search for jobs locally or throughout Pennsylvania.

JobGateway: A Service of PA CareerLink
Search for job openings and access career services, including online skills assessments and interview training. This portal allows users to develop multiple online resumes, access information including government resources, labor market information, and business reference materials, and customize or create a personal folder to manage your job search by storing your resumes and tracking the positions to which you have applied.

Chester County CareerLink
Information about how to make the most of PA CareerLink’s services, assessment tools that can assist you in understanding your skill sets, your career interests and your competency levels as it relates to various occupations, a calendar of workshop and events, and information about the United Way Financial Stability Center.

Chester County Government
This site lists Chester County government job openings. Search by position, department, or job description. New jobs are posted biweekly. This site contains information on how to apply for a Chester County position.
Chester County Library System Job Posting
This site lists current job openings in the Chester County Library System.

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Great General Job Sites

The Riley Guide
This is a strong starting point for anyone looking for jobs. It is well-organized and was well-maintained through 2014 but is no longer being updated. Topics include: preparing for a job search, resumes & cover letters, targeting and researching employers, executing your job search campaign, links to job listing sites, networking, interviewing and negotiating, and salary guides and guidance.
Like the Riley Guide, this website does not post jobs or resumes. Instead, it is an excellent resource for information on online job hunting. Topics include: protecting privacy, networking, job sites and career resources, and creating a "cyber-safe" resume.
This website is the supplement to Richard Bolles' job searching classic, What Color is your Parachute? It includes information on tests and advice, research, contacts, jobs (where to find openings), and resumes.

Employment Crossing
A comprehensive database of jobs extracted from employer career pages, job boards, and news sources.

The premier online networking site. Use LinkedIn to connect with professional contacts, join groups of likeminded professionals, and research companies, executives, and industries. Not sure how to get started? Try one of our LinkedIn workshops.
This site from the Wall Street Journal contains useful articles and resources for the job seeker. Topics covered include: salary and hiring information, job-hunting advice, managing a career, and job listings.

Knock 'em Dead Online
Companion site to the Knock 'em Dead career books. Find resources for job
searching, resumes, letters, networking, interviews, negotiation and career management.

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Self-Assessment, Changing Careers & Career Strategies

My Next Move O*Net Interest Profiler
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of labor, this useful tool is designed to help identify your strengths and recommends careers based on your chosen level of preparation and your strengths profile. Career profiles include job descriptions, employment outlooks, the ability to explore similar industries, and more.

Self-Assessment Resources from The Riley Guide
A nice list of self-assessment resources compiled by the Riley Guide.

Career Strategies from
This site contains articles on job positioning, getting ahead and promotions.

Pennsylvania’s Center for Workforce Information and Analysis
Maintained by the PA Department of Labor and Industry, this website can help you evaluate your skills, access training and education resources, explore the current labor market by researching locations, industries, and occupations, and offers resources for those considering a career change. Create a free account that will allow you to save your personal information, settings, preferences, and preferred searches..

Reputation Management Advice
A free guide to assist people in managing their online reputation as they are looking for employment.

The Ten Step Plan to Career Change from Quintessential Careers
This article presents a ten-step guide to career change. Topics covered include: assess likes/dislikes, research new careers, transferable skills, training and education, gaining experience, special categories of career changes (women, 50+, minority) and career change "do's and don'ts."

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Job Profiles
Occupational Outlook Handbook
A perennial job searching classic in print is now available online for free. Search for occupations by name, occupational cluster, or browse through an A-Z index. For each career, find nature of the work, working conditions, employment, training, other qualifications and advancements, job outlook, earnings, related occupations, and sources of additional information.

America's CareerInfoNet
This website contains useful reports on job market trends, wages, skills, and state information. A customized report can be generated by occupation. There are also Career Tools, such as an employability checkup, licensed occupations, employer locator, and job description writer.

Licensed Occupations from America's CareerInfoNet
Find occupational licensing requirements by state, occupation, or agency.

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Resumes & Cover Letters
Preparing Your Resume for the Internet and Posting It Online from The Riley Guide
A guide to electronic resumes from The Riley Guide. It includes information on writing a plain text resume.

Your Cyber-Safe Resume from
Another guide to preparing e-resumes for job searching with an emphasis on privacy concerns.

Resume and Cover Letter advice from The
Articles full of tips and tricks to help you write your best resume and cover letters.
Allows users to easily create and download a neatly formatted resume or upload your new resume to popular job search sites. This site also provides sample resumes, suggestions, and context-sensitive resume writing tips to assist users in writing their resume. Click on "Try Live Resume Builder Demo" to sample the resources without creating an account.

Resume Tips from
This guide offers tips for each section of your resume. 

Cover Letters from
This site includes writing effective cover letters, sample cover letters and links to other cover letter sites. It has clear, concise advice to help you organize, write and format your letter. Use the following address to go directly to cover letter samples:

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Guide to Job Interviewing Resources from Quintessential Careers
This is a collection of interviewing resources. Highlights include a "Job Interview Questions Database" with 109 typical job interview questions and "Interview Question Collections" from other websites.

Job Gateway’s Interview Training Tool
Improve your interview skills through learning about techniques and best practices, participating in mock interviews, or by playing interview roulette! Powered by Big Interview for PA CareerLink.
This site has lists of possible interview questions organized by type and profession. It also includes links to just about every interviewing site on the Web. It is mostly free to job seekers. (There is a fee-based course offered.)

Monster Interview Center
A collection of interview resources from Highlights include "Virtual Interviews," interactive interview practices and fashion and etiquette tips.

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Salary Surveys
Use the Salary Wizard to get information on a variety of careers keyed to a geographic location. The basic report is free; personalized reports may be purchased.
Powered by data from the Economic Research Institute, Salary Expert allows users to review salary ranges, evaluate career salary potential, and compare costs of living. Includes an integrated job search board powered by

Wages, Earnings, and Benefits from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
This page lists and explains the wage, earnings, and benefit statistics collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Find wage information by area and occupation as well as earnings by industry.

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Job Searching Sites
There are some things to consider before using an online job searching site. Below are some useful articles on this topic:

How to Use the Internet in Your Job Search from The Riley Guide
A great guide to using the Internet in a job search.

Choosing a Job Site from
This article provides 14 "critical criteria" for choosing a job site.

Online Job Search Privacy from
This article includes information on why it is important to protect your privacy during a job search as well as tips on how to do so. Truck Driving Jobs
This job searching website is intended to help professional drivers apply directly to hiring trucking companies. This site has been operational for over 8 years, and has helped thousands of drivers submit applications to companies.

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National Sites
A meta-search job site that pulls job postings from more than 500 places, including the major job boards, the top 200 newspapers, hundreds of professional associations, and company career centers. Job-seekers can search for job listings by (what: title, keywords, company; and where: location).

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, a comprehensive site to explore alternative career paths, compare salary data for different occupations, learn which careers are hot and get job interview strategies.

College Grad Job Hunter
Search for national job listings for entry-level jobs. The site also includes career and job search advice.

JobCentral:National Employment
Search for national job listings. This site comes from the Direct Employers Association, a "not-for-profit leadership consortium of leading U.S. Corporations."

Hot Jobs
Search for national job listings on this site from Yahoo. There is also a section for career advice including resume writing and salary information.
Search for national job listings. The site also contains networking opportunities and career advice. To find specialized job listing sites by occupation, try the Riley Guide's directory of job listings or the Google's directory Job Search by Industry Also, check out the Job Hunter's Sourcebook (R 331.128 J), a reference book located on the Career Table of the Chester County Library's Reference Department. This book lists specialized-job searching resources by occupation.

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Government Sites

USA Jobs
The official job site of the U.S. Federal Government. Search for job openings and/or learn more about employment with the Federal Government. Check out the FAQ section for information on the
federal job hiring process.

Search for a Federal Government Job from
Find jobs with the Federal Government with the website from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Federal Jobs Net
Find federal job vacancies and information on finding a government job on this site.
Find federal jobs for students on this site produced by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Department of Education's Student Financial Assistance Office.

Employment Opportunities from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
This site lists links to PA state agencies' employment pages.

Pennsylvania Civil Service Commission
Find information and apply for PA Civil Service jobs from this website.

Chester County Government
This site lists Chester County government job openings. Search by position, department, or job description. New jobs are posted biweekly. This site contains information on how to apply for a Chester County position.

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Chester County Library System Job Openings

Chester County Library System Job Posting
This site lists current job openings in the Chester County Library System.

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