Job Search

Job Postings Guidelines and Tips
An important aspect of the job search process is determining appropriate employers and job postings. Career Services makes every effort to review the appropriateness of jobs before posting, but site users are urged to select job sites carefully, validate job postings, use caution and common sense when applying for positions, and be alert to fraudulent postings.
The following are some guidelines and tips that students should employ to avoid applying for dubious jobs:
Closely monitor positions that have been posted on a Saturday or Sunday; scams generally occur over the weekend

Be concerned if you must give your credit card or bank account numbers or copies of personal documents but you get nothing in writing
A red flag should rise if you must send payment by wire service or courier
It is not reasonable for an employer to offer you a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account - especially for depositing checks or transferring money
Question the receipt of an unexpectedly large check


Globaltarget.com via World Privacy Forum offers the following job search safety tips as key indicators of job scams:
Never give physical details about eye color, height, hair color, etc.
Be suspicious if a company asks for your Social Security Number via email
A company less than one year old should be thoroughly researched
Use caution if the website for the company indicated by the sender's email address does not exist or is "under construction"
A check of the domain name of the company in www.domainwhitepages.com gives highly contradictory information
At times, notably poor spelling throughout a job ad can tip you off that there may be a problem, especially when found in conjunction with other factors such as no website, etc.


JOBS IN CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Job & Career ConneCTion
The CT Dept. of Labor is your number one source for finding a job in Connecticut.
CTJobs
This site has hundreds of job listings in Connecticut.
Connecticut Association of Nonprofits  
Search this employment database for nonprofit job openings or for general information on nonprofit organizations.
CTREAP 
Connecticut Regional Applicant and Placement Program is an online application program for educators, using internet technology. Teachers and administrators seeking positions in the State of Connecticut are invited to post an application. Candidates are also able to find out about openings via the postings placed online by the school districts.
FairfieldCountyJobs
Helps Connecticut job seekers find local employers.
HartfordCountyJobs and NewHavenCountyJobs 
Help connect local jobseekers with local employers.
Tri-State Jobs
Search for jobs in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.
Allcountyjobs 
Features job search by county in CT, NY, and MA.  Also featured are links to sites where you can search for positions by specific job category.
JobsInCT
How Connecticut gets to work; search jobs and company profiles and also find job search tools such as a salary wizard and job search advice.


GENERAL JOB SITES
100+ Job Boards for Job Seekers
A compiled a list of 106 of the absolute best job boards.
Beyond.com 
World's Largest Network of Niche Career Communities
Career Builder
Search jobs based on category or location.
CareerRookie.com 
Search engine designed for current students and recent graduates.
Collegegrad.com
Designed for entry-level job seekers.
CollegeHelpers
Designed to maximize the benefits of the internet by creating a user interface that is simple and straightforward for students and employers.
Collegerecruiter
Job search site designed for recent graduates and alumni seeking career opportunities.
Hound.com
Webcrawler that allows you to search multiple company web sites based on location, keyword, or company name.
Indeed.com
Simple search engine where you can enter a keyword and location and view thousands of jobs.
Jobpostings
America's student job network, available in print and online. Jobpostings magazine is available at the Career Center.
Job Web
Features a well-organized index of career guides and job listings.
Monster.com
On-line job site.
Nonprofit Jobs Cooperative
A collaboration of Nonprofit Management Service Organizations from across the United States who have combined efforts to create a job site by nonprofits for nonprofits. The goal of the Cooperative is to use their regional focus and local presence to provide service on a national scale.
Workplacediversity.com
An extensive database of employment opportunities across all sectors nationwide.  It provides a forum for those diverse candidates to connect with employers who seek them.  Their easy-to-use tools are one of the most efficient avenues for proactive job search in a competitive, global world.
WomensJoblist.com
Created to give employers a tool to promote diversity and inclusion within their workplaces and to provide job seekers with easy access to those companies.
Simplyhired.com
An online employment search engine dedicated to making searching for positions simple and effective.
TownieJobs.com
Search for your dream job, or search help wanted ads by state.

INTERNSHIP/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Coolworks 
Volunteer opportunities for those in search of adventure.
Idealist.org
Resource for volunteer opportunities, Employer and Non-profit organizations.
Internhere.com
Where students and employers connect.
Rising Star Internships
Search for an exciting internship in your major, post your resume, or check out the latest internship postings.
Special Olympics of Connecticut
Find information on how to volunteer for Special Olympics and become part of a unique program.
United Way of Connecticut
Information on volunteering with the United Way
The Connecticut Humane Society
Assist an animal shelter with general animal care or help find loving homes.
The Connection Inc.
Various volunteer opportunities available.
The Washington Center
Offers general internship opportunities in a variety of academic and professional areas in our nation's capitol.
Women Make Movies
Internships available to learn the workings of Independent Film distribution at Women Make Movies. Internships available in Marketing, Publicity, Graphic Production, Filmmaker Services, Media Workshop, Distribution, or Administrative.

GOVERNMENT JOBS
AmeriCorps
A nationwide service program that provides thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds with education awards in exchange for a year or two of community service.
Fedworld
Information Network Fedworld Info. Network has all the latest jobs available from different government sites.
FBI
Browse through the exciting job opportunities at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Leadership Institute
The Leadership Institute's free Intern Placement Service will help you find the best internship and employment opportunities in Washington, D.C.
Studentjobs.gov 
Provides information on federal government job opportunties.
U.S.A. Jobs
The U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information provided by the United States Office of Personnel Management.

SEASONAL/TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT
Snagajob.com 
Complete listing of part-time and hourly jobs in your area.
Summerjobs.com 
An excellent site for anyone who wants to work in Connecticut for the summer.
Campstaff.com 
A one-stop destination for information about thousands of job openings at approximately 300 of America's best summer camps.

COMPANY INFORMATION
Conntact.com 
CT Business News Journal. Find information about industries, companies and jobs.
Computer and Communication Companies 
Search this site for information about a company in the communication or computer science field.
Hoover's Online
 The ultimate source for company information! Search for information about different companies before you interview with them.
IBM Corporation
Regular updates and news about IBM.
Yahoo! Finance Company and Hedge Fund Index 
Brings you company profiles from Market Guide, who provides users with information on over 9,000 public companies.
Connecticut Magazine Top 100 Employers
The top 100 companies in CT and top 25 banks as ranked by Connecticut Magazine.

SALARY INFORMATION
PayScale
Get information about a job's salary and offers limited access to salary reports in selected professions.
NACE Salary Calculator-
Useful website pertaining to salary information.

JOBS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

Adecco International
A site where job-seekers can apply online for temporary or full-time jobs in more than 50 countries
Canadian Careers
A site for people that want to work in Canada. Includes a Canadian jobs database, a career site of the day, and a large collection of links.
Council Exchange 
With CIEE's world of opportunity you can work abroad, join a student exchange, volunteer overseas, or teach English in a foreign country
International Monster 
Job Search Search for jobs by international location or region.
Overseas Jobs
A great resource for anyone looking for a job internationally, with more than 700 links to employment resources in more than 40 countries and regions.
Indeed.com 
Simple search engine where you can enter a keyword and location and view thousands of jobs.  Also see the featured countries listed on the bottom of their homepage!

 

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GREEN JOBS
TheGreenJobBank.com
The search engine crawls the web daily to provide the most current listings available from thousands of websites. The listings come from green employers, non-profit organizations, trade associations, research labs, green recruiters, and green job boards.

AREA NEWSPAPERS
Business Times
Connecticut Post
Hartford Courant
Hartford, New Haven and Fairfield Advocate
New Haven Register
New York Times