Career Services Resources
Here’s a list of websites you will definitely want to keep track of as you enter and advance your career. We’ll be updating this list several times per year, so be sure to check back frequently.
O*Net – Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, O*Net is the site to use for getting answers to your questions about qualifications, skill levels, experience levels, typical duties and responsibilities, etc. for just about any job you can imagine. You can also do keyword searches to generate lists of job titles that require a particular skill, qualification, etc. This is the place to start your search.
LinkedIn – Facebook for professionals. A free membership will allow you to network with others in your career field or those in a career field you’d like to move into. You can also join interest groups, alumni groups, or many other forms of groups that will let you stay abreast of what’s going on.
Virginia Employment Commission – The official website of the Commonwealth on employment-related matters.
WetFeet – A site that offers career guidance and advice, blogs, job search capability, and information on other career-related topics like resumes, interviewing, etc.
Catholic Jobs – As the name suggests, this website advertises jobs that within Catholic dioceses, schools, and other organizations across the country.
USAJobs – This is the official job posting site for the U.S. Government. Every federal government job opening is posted here.
U.S. Department of Labor Summer Jobs – Every year, the DoL posts a variety of summer jobs in a database you can search by keyword and location (city and/or state). Great resource for those who have not yet graduated from college or for those graduates who have something lined up (e.g., going into the military) but need something to do for a few months.
The following sites are primarily job search sites with both free services and more advanced capabilities you can obtain through paid memberships. It’s important to note that most job sites today have moved from simply hosting a searchable database to more of a full-service approach wherein they offer services such as resume reviews, some level of networking capability, etc.
After College – A site that specializes in entry-level positions for recent graduates.
Monster – Probably the granddaddy of all job-search sites.
Vault – This site includes not only job search capability but also an employer information and ranking system to help you identify those employers you’d be interested in working for.
The Ladders – This is a site that specializes in more advanced level jobs, especially those with annual salaries at $100,000 or more.