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Resources for job seekers during the recession (vanity)
Internet | January 25, 2009 | 2ndDivisionVet

Posted on 01/25/2009 12:04:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Job Banks:

http://www.census.gov/hrd/www/index.html Census jobs

http://www.nationsjob.com/ Nation Job

http://www.monster.com Monster

http://www.ajb.dni.us America's Job bank

http://www.jobfox.com

http://www.sologig.com

http://conservativejobs.com

http://www.ceweekly.com

http://www.usajobs.com

http://geo.craigslist.org/ Select your city and state

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/ Hot Jobs

http://jobcircle.com/

http://jobsearch.about.com/cs/tempjobs/a/tempjobs.htm

http://jobs.nj.com/careers/jobsearch?new=1&searchType=advanced

http://www.allmyfaves.com/Beyond

http://www.biznik.com

http://www.caljobs.ca.gov/ California

http://www.careerbuilder.com Career Builder

http://www.careeroverview.com/recruiters.html

http://www.christianet.com/christianjobs/ Christian jobs

http://www.clearedjobs.com

http://www.defensecareers.com

http://www.defenselink.mil/sites/c.html#civjobs

http://www.dice.com/ Dice (Mostly IT & High Tech)

http://www.employment911.com

http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/job-agency.html

http://www.firstjobresource.com/

http://www.fiveoclockclub.com/Go Free Lance

http://www.groovejob.com

http://www.hcareers.com -— Primarily hospitality careers, but also catering, cruise lines, travel industry and restaurants.

http://Hire Net.net (mostly medical)

http://www.hirevetsfirst.gov/ Hire Vets First

http://www.hotjobs.com

http://www.indeed.com/

http://www.intelligencecareers.com

http://jobagencies.com/

http://www.jobbankinfo.org/

http://www.jobbankusa.com/

http://www.jobcentral.com

http://www.job.com/

http://www.jobsonline.com

http://www.linkedin.com

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?displayHome=&trk=hb_ft_jobs

http://www.mrinetwork.com/

http://www.quintcareers.com/recruiter_directories.html

http://regionalhelpwanted.com/corporate/our_sites_usa.cfm

http://www.retirementjobs.com/

http://www.sba.gov/

http://www.seniors4hire.com

http://www.simplyhired.com

http://www.snagajob.com

http://www.talentzoo.com/

http://www.TheRecruiterNetwork.com

http://www.recruitersonline.com/jobs2/search5.phtml

http://www.topechelonnetwork.com/JobSeekers/Default.aspx (3rd party recruiters)

http://www.TwinTiersHelpWanted.com

http://www.vault.com/

http://www.usajobs.gov

http://www.heritage.org/jobbank/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Military/Veterans; Reference
KEYWORDS: business; economy; hardtimes; jobs; layoffs; obama; recession; unemployment
As a career counselor and recruiter for most of my life, I know how hard it is to find the right job. I hope these sites help.
1 posted on 01/25/2009 12:04:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excellent, I’m going to pass this along to some people I know.


2 posted on 01/25/2009 12:06:05 PM PST by arealconservativeforachange (There are too many Republicans in the Republican Party.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for the info, but as a career counselor, you should know that finding a job via websites is a virtual dead end.

Networking your way into a job is the quickest (and best) way to find a job.

“What Color is Your Parachute” should be required reading for anyone out of work. It is pretty much the Bible for job networking.


3 posted on 01/25/2009 12:07:14 PM PST by Brookhaven (The Fair Tax is THE economic litmus test for conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
www.ACORN.com

www.democratsforlife.com

www.wheresmystimulus.com

www.wheresMYmoney.com

www.wheresmyunemploymentcheck.com

www.whatdoyoumeanIhavetohaveworkedbeforeIcangetanunemployementcheck.com

www.barackstiffedmewhatdoIdonow.com

www.shitmanyoumeanIgottaworkforalivinnow.com

4 posted on 01/25/2009 12:09:57 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

sheesh. the least you could have done was made ‘em links. /s


5 posted on 01/25/2009 12:10:28 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (revolution is in the air.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks! Printing out that list and sending it to my jobless BIL that will be mooching supper off of us tonight. *Rolleyes*

(I love him, but he’s not all that motivated an individual.)


6 posted on 01/25/2009 12:11:28 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Brookhaven

actually, I am a federal worker and we get some of our people by directing them to websites such as the ones posted. I met a woman in November working on the campaign - i liked her, directed her to our website and now she is starting work in late March.


7 posted on 01/25/2009 12:14:35 PM PST by merry10
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To: Brookhaven
What Color Is Your Parachute should be required reading in both high school and college. Having said that, I must disagree with your assumption: I found EVERY job I've had since leaving the workforce agency in 2000 via the Internet, including a vice president position at a mortgage brokerage. If you don't know how to proceed, the Internet sites can be a time waster, but a thorough, methodical search will almost certainly yield results. I would advise a job-seeker to spend 60% of their time on the Internet, 20% on networking and 20% on cold-calling employers in their fields.
8 posted on 01/25/2009 12:16:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do." Bill Bennett)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If you have a state job bank I suggest posting and staying active there as well. I got two inquiries and accepted my current position from a company who contacted me after seeing my resume.
9 posted on 01/25/2009 12:16:47 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you very much, 2nd Division.


10 posted on 01/25/2009 12:20:35 PM PST by Argus
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To: LiberConservative
"If you have a state job bank I suggest posting and staying active there as well."

If you are receiving unemployment insurance (UI) it is almost always a requirement that you be registered with your state employment commission, which nowadays means being active at these state job sites.

11 posted on 01/25/2009 12:23:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do." Bill Bennett)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Job Banks:

http://www.census.gov/hrd/www/index.html Census jobs

http://www.nationsjob.com/ Nation Job

http://www.monster.com Monster

http://www.ajb.dni.us America’s Job bank

http://www.jobfox.com

http://www.sologig.com

http://conservativejobs.com

http://www.ceweekly.com

http://www.usajobs.com

http://geo.craigslist.org/ Select your city and state

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/ Hot Jobs

http://jobcircle.com/

http://jobsearch.about.com/cs/tempjobs/a/tempjobs.htm

http://jobs.nj.com/careers/jobsearch?new=1&searchType=advanced

http://www.allmyfaves.com/Beyond

http://www.biznik.com

http://www.caljobs.ca.gov/ California

http://www.careerbuilder.com Career Builder

http://www.careeroverview.com/recruiters.html

http://www.christianet.com/christianjobs/ Christian jobs

http://www.clearedjobs.com

http://www.defensecareers.com

http://www.defenselink.mil/sites/c.html#civjobs

http://www.dice.com/ Dice (Mostly IT & High Tech)

http://www.employment911.com

http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/job-agency.html

http://www.firstjobresource.com/

http://www.fiveoclockclub.com/Go Free Lance

http://www.groovejob.com

http://www.hcareers.com -— Primarily hospitality careers, but also catering, cruise lines, travel industry and restaurants.

http://Hire Net.net (mostly medical)

http://www.hirevetsfirst.gov/ Hire Vets First

http://www.hotjobs.com

http://www.indeed.com/

http://www.intelligencecareers.com

http://jobagencies.com/

http://www.jobbankinfo.org/

http://www.jobbankusa.com/

http://www.jobcentral.com

http://www.job.com/

http://www.jobsonline.com

http://www.linkedin.com

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?displayHome=&trk=hb_ft_jobs

http://www.mrinetwork.com/

http://www.quintcareers.com/recruiter_directories.html

http://regionalhelpwanted.com/corporate/our_sites_usa.cfm

http://www.retirementjobs.com/

http://www.sba.gov/

http://www.seniors4hire.com

http://www.simplyhired.com

http://www.snagajob.com

http://www.talentzoo.com/

http://www.TheRecruiterNetwork.com

http://www.recruitersonline.com/jobs2/search5.phtml

http://www.topechelonnetwork.com/JobSeekers/Default.aspx (3rd party recruiters)

http://www.TwinTiersHelpWanted.com

http://www.vault.com/

http://www.usajobs.gov

http://www.heritage.org/jobbank/

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Yes, I saw your sarcasm thingy. :) :)


12 posted on 01/25/2009 12:31:03 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks: I am going to forward to a friend..


13 posted on 01/25/2009 12:32:53 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Barack the Messiah: Never in the field of US politics have so many waited so long for so little.)
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To: Cindy

Jobs listings ping...


14 posted on 01/25/2009 12:35:20 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I appreciate the thought.


15 posted on 01/25/2009 12:40:54 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In my spare time I have been building two job sites... I don't make any money from them, but when a recruiter friend in California told me just how bleak the job situation is over there, I decided to do something in my spare time (weekends and evenings.)

They are nearly finished - and I would like some suggestions.

Jobs Toolbar
This application is a toolbar that will appear at the top of your screen. You have to look for it... it does not require an install, but is done in DHTML.

JobScrubber

I need to go back and finesse this one too...

Building search tools is VERY time consuming...

Any tips, opinions, ideas are greatly appreciated! Thanks!

16 posted on 01/25/2009 12:56:19 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots

ping


17 posted on 01/25/2009 12:58:00 PM PST by Crush T Velour
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The jobs toolbar will look just like a toolbar, and enable a jobseeker to jump from site to site without searching for the next page. It also logs which sites have been visited and not visited.

I also put in links to newspapers, and am now fleshing out the content pages... so there might still be a couple of dead links in the lower page.

The toolbar up top works, and I'm in the process of refining the search boolean algorithms to return maximum results.

:)

18 posted on 01/25/2009 1:01:26 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you for this comprehensive list.


19 posted on 01/25/2009 1:01:52 PM PST by joesbucks (Sarah Palin: "I believe John McCain is the best leader that we have in the nation right now,)
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To: Brad's Gramma

wow.


20 posted on 01/25/2009 1:17:03 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (revolution is in the air.)
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To: The Louiswu

ping just in case


21 posted on 01/25/2009 1:19:40 PM PST by The Louiswu (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!)
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To: Rammer

p


22 posted on 01/25/2009 1:25:38 PM PST by Rammer
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To: Brookhaven
Networking your way into a job is the quickest (and best) way to find a job.

That's a lovely idea, but what if you don't know anybody who knows anybody who is hiring?

23 posted on 01/25/2009 1:27:29 PM PST by ottbmare
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To: Bon mots

Beautiful, fantastic idea, many people will bless your name!


24 posted on 01/25/2009 1:29:11 PM PST by ottbmare
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To: ottbmare
That's a lovely idea, but what if you don't know anybody who knows anybody who is hiring?

I don't know what area you're in, but when I was looking for a job in the tech industry, I started going to user groups (Java, .NET, etc.) I made a lot of contacts there. I even volunteered to give presentations (the groups are usually are always looking for presenters). I've gotten plenty of jobs from going that route, but it can be a little intimidating at first if you don't know anybody, but from my experience, most everyone is more than willing to help.

25 posted on 01/25/2009 1:33:53 PM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This should definitely be passed on to everyone you know so they wil not be supporting the MSM and their classifieds.
26 posted on 01/25/2009 1:37:10 PM PST by bilhosty (Welcome to Eat the Press)
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To: ottbmare

Thanks!

It’s a LOT more work than I thought it would be though! A LOT!


27 posted on 01/25/2009 1:45:41 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But aren’t you aware that the Stimulus package consists of wish lists from every mayor in every town in America of public works projects that they’d like to have completed, and that the American taxpayers are going to hire all these people on the public payroll to complete this work, and Obama will be credited with creating 4 million jobs?? What do we need American business for anymore?


28 posted on 01/25/2009 1:51:32 PM PST by browniexyz
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To: ottbmare

“Networking your way into a job is the quickest (and best) way to find a job.

That’s a lovely idea, but what if you don’t know anybody who knows anybody who is hiring?”

I went through being out of a job several years ago. I was no fun, and one of the reasons I jump into these discussions.

Networking opportunities are all around you, but you have to look. Every area has networking groups (often run out of churches) that help people hook up with others. It is surprising how many times someone else that is out of work has a lead that wouldn’t work for them, but would work for you.

One of the best networking techniques is to target a company, then find someone that can get you an introduction into the company. A good elevator speech and a little moxy can get you a contact at any company. Cold calling a company will get you a deaf ear, but calling and saying “Your friend Jane Doe said give you a call” will get you some attention. It doesn’t matter if you are Jane Doe’s best friend, or met her that morning filling your gas tank at the Quick Trip.

The online systems are too crowded to get notices. I happen to know that one corporate website in my area gets 20,000+ online applications A MONTH!!!!!! Do you think they read all those? Unless you are adept at keyword stuffing your resume, the odds are you are going to get lost in the shuffle in online sites.

I also saw firsthand (when I took on a mailroom job for extra cash while I was out of work) what happens to resumes sent in the mail to companies. The mail room opened them and they were placed into an in-box in HR. When the resume stack got to be a foot or so high, someone from HR would quickly go though the stack (they received some pretty impressive resumes which probably got all of a 2 second reading.) And this is when they were hiring!

I noticed that the more offical job agencies (that had paid staff) seemed very focused on the more traditional job hunting techiques and online job sites. The smaller, unofficial groups (often run out of churches with volunteer staff) were almost totally focused on networking into a job The other thing I noticed was that for the official agencies it was a job, the volunteers (who had often been doing this for years) were passionate about helping me find a job.

If any quick advice I could give a job hunter it would be:

1. Develop an elevator speech. An explination of who you are and the type of job you are looking for that can be given in the time it takes to ride an elevator (30 seconds max.)

2. Got to VistaPrint and order a set of their “free” (I think the shipping is $5) business cards. Only you put your job hunting and contact info on it. This gives you something to hand a person at the end of the elevator speech so they will remember you.

3. Find some local VOLUNTEER driven networking group. A great list of Atlanta area networking groups is listed here: http://www.godel.com/html/atlanta_meetings.htm .

4. Be pro-active looking for work. You can’t throw your resume out into the mail/internet and expect jobs to come to you.


29 posted on 01/25/2009 2:13:26 PM PST by Brookhaven (The Fair Tax is THE economic litmus test for conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
where the hell did you come up with TwinTiershelpwanted.com?

that's where i got my job... or was it FingerLakeshelpwanted.com??? i forget.

anyway glad to see you linked to their main site too...

30 posted on 01/25/2009 2:15:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist -)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ping


31 posted on 01/25/2009 2:32:51 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. And NEVER GIVE UP!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I wouldn’t put too much effort into California state jobs - I heard something about sending IOUs for CA state tax refunds.


32 posted on 01/25/2009 2:34:23 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. And NEVER GIVE UP!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

saving this one, thanks


33 posted on 01/25/2009 2:55:34 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bookmarked. I’m getting the axe this summer. I guess bailing out banks was more important than funding NSF grants.


34 posted on 01/25/2009 2:57:57 PM PST by mysterio
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To: Brookhaven

ping


35 posted on 01/25/2009 3:01:15 PM PST by Op-Head
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here's another new one http://www.nojobsurvivor.com
36 posted on 01/25/2009 3:07:51 PM PST by mhx
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thanks for the ping, Brad’s Gramma.
I’ll link back to this site I’m updating on a regular basis.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2136635/posts

“Are you looking for a job?”
careerbuilder.com/ ^ | n/a | n/a
Posted on November 22, 2008 1:01:47 PM PST by B4Ranch


37 posted on 01/25/2009 3:16:48 PM PST by Cindy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

COLUMBIA (AP) — Two Army Reserve at Fort Jackson are looking to fill nearly 200 jobs.

Officials said there are about 170 unfilled jobs with the 81st Regional Support Command, which moved last summer from Birmingham, Ala. The 208th Regional Support Group is still looking to fill about half of 65 positions.

The State newspaper reported that about half the jobs require applicants to be members of the Army Reserve. The mix of civilian and military positions include clerks and computer technicians.

Col. Pete Bosse, who commands the 208th Regional Support Group, said the unit has the positions and has the money, “so it’s hire, hire, hire.”


38 posted on 01/25/2009 4:53:26 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: B4Ranch
Heh!

Yours got whacked, but looky here!

39 posted on 01/25/2009 5:43:55 PM PST by JDoutrider (Heading to Galt's Gulch... It is time.)
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To: El Sordo

Saving this spot


40 posted on 02/01/2009 7:02:30 PM PST by El Sordo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Nice work.
Some good comments too.
41 posted on 02/01/2009 9:53:30 PM PST by smokingfrog (T.A.R.P. = Viagra for politicians and you get screwed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Came across an interesting book: Proving You're Qualified: Strategies for Competent People Without College Degrees.
42 posted on 02/20/2009 10:11:53 PM PST by AZLiberty (I hope Obama changes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Survial Insight: The Recession Guide is another must-use resource for job seekers during the recession
43 posted on 06/22/2009 10:54:56 AM PDT by jonbb61 (recession, finance)
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