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Career Resources
Local Sites
Search for jobs in the greater Philadelphia area. Registration is not required to search; registering allows job tracking and resume editing. Check out the list of newly posted jobs underneath the Quick Search box.
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.
The DLN classifieds are collected on a job site called now called Jobs in PA. This site collects classifieds from many of the local newspapers in the area. Search by Category and/or Keyword.
Commonwealth Workforce Development System ( was PA CareerLink)
Find job openings with companies and with the state (click on Jobseekers Services -Career Resource Area to read job openings in the Bureau of State Employment (non-civil service jobs in state government) and job openings through the State Civil Service Commission.
Chester County Government - Job Opportunities
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.
Great General Job Sites

The Riley Guide
This is an excellent starting point to anyone looking for jobs. It is well-organized and well-maintained. One of the best job sites around. 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 web site 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 web site 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.
Employment Spot
This site is another good starting point for job searching. It includes articles on career advice, lists of top companies, job search tips, career exploration, resumes and cover letters, and job listings.
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.

Grad's Guide to Getting Hired
The transition from full-time student to full-time employee can be difficult! Let this guide teach you how to conduct a job search, how to network and market yourself, and ultimately, how to land your dream job. 

Self-Assessment, Changing Careers & Career Strategies


The Career Key
The Career Key is a web-based self-assessment test. The test asks questions to determine skills, abilities, values, interests, and personality. Once completed, personality types are assigned and jobs are listed under each type. Clicking on a job title will bring up the Occupational Outlook Handbook listing for that occupation.
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.
Pennslyvania Career Guide
The Pennsylvania Career Guide contains wage and job outlook information for more than 250 occupations, interest assessments, tips for marketing yourself, sources of financial aid and contact information for Pennsylvania's public schools, PA CareerLink® offices and selected state agencies.
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."
Job Profiles
This site, a collaboration by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to provide information on high growth, in-demand occupations along with the skills and education needed to attain those jobs.
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 web site 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.
Career Guide to Industries
A companion to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, this web site contains information on careers by industry. Search by industry cluster, search for an industry by name, browse through an A-Z index. For each industry, find nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings, outlook, and sources of additional information.
CareerOINK stands for the Career Occupational Information Kingdom. Strange name aside, this site contains a mixture of free and fee-based material. A useful section is the Best Jobs List.
Vocational Information Center
This site contains career information for vocational and technical occupations. Click on Careers to explore careers by type. Click on Schools to find directories of trade, technical, and vocational schools.
Licensed Occupations from America's CareerInfoNet
Find occupational licensing requirements by state, occupation, or agency.
Resumes and 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.
Resumes from JobStar Central
Affiliated with, this site has articles about writing resumes, a link to online job listings and resume samples. Check out Yana Parker's article, "Two Dozen Hot Resume Tips" as well.
University of Minnesota Resume Tutor
This site tells how different types (chronological, functional, combination) of resumes are structured, how to write different sections of a resume and how to evaluate what you have written. It has a list of verbs. You compose sections of your resume as you go through the site, though the site will not save any resumes. There are examples of good resumes.
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: samples/blsampleCoverLetters.htm.

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 web sites.
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.
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.
Salary Information from JobStar Central
JobStar has collected links to over 300 general and profession-specific salary surveys. The site also contains negotiation strategies.
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.
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.
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 US 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: Top/Business/Employment/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.
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 web site 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 US Office of Personnel Management and the US 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 web site.
Chester County Government - Job Opportunities
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 Openings

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

Last Modified: 11/20/15

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