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Searching for a job online can be an overwhelming experience. There is so much information out there it is difficult to clear out the clutter and focus on sites that can assist you. Here are sites representing different areas to help you with the search:

General job sites

Many of the larger job sites can be cluttered. The below sites are simple and easy-to-use, yet can provide robust listings anywhere throughout the country for internships, hourly and professional jobs.

Handshake – Simple but powerful search tool that alerts and helps you find the best fit jobs and internships posted by over 200,000 companies, non-profits and govnerment organizations.

Indeed – Indeed focuses on a very simple search engine. Its two boxes – a "What" and a "Where". However, don't let that simplicity fool you. The "What" can be as specific as a job title or as broad as an industry. You can even use key words like "part-time", "entry-level" or focus on a skill like "QuickBooks" or "Youth Services". Indeed then searches organization's own job sites and presents it to you in a very easy to read format. You can set up job alerts, upload your resume and/or apply directly through Indeed. *Has free app (IOS/Android)

Simply Hired – Simply Hired works very similarly to indeed. It offers "Keyword" and "Location" boxes. What we like about Simply Hired is that it offers some great additional services, like a focus on "Local Jobs", jobs for "New Graduates" and a nice salary estimator. However, its job results are not as focused or direct as It can get bogged down in less-desirable positions, whereas Indeed's results are more relevant. *Has free app (IOS/Android)

Glassdoor – Glassdoor's search engine works similarly to the above and their results are robust and easily accessible. They also have a powerful tools relating to salary and can provide great company research. What separates Glassdoor from other engines however is its use of "reviews". Here users write reviews about their experiences working for certain companies. While this can provide great insight, it should be taken with a grain of salt, since there are few restrictions on who can post reviews. Also, to access a lot of features on the site, you have to input a company review or salary information, which might make some viewers uncomfortable. *Has a free app for iOS/Android

Snag-A-Job – Snag-a-job is a job site focused on hourly and part-time jobs. Listings are extensive and are ideal for the candidate looking for a job while in school or something to bridge a gap. Note however few professional jobs are posted on this site. *Has a free app for iOS/Android

Monster and CareerBuilder – Monster and CareerBuilder are very large sites with plenty of articles about all aspects of the job search. Their sites can have decent listings, however, jobs are limited to what employers post themselves. The site can also get gummed up with dead-end positions or possible scams and some applicants have complained about the large amount of email the companies will send (even after you take down your information) and getting inquiries to interview for very unrelated positions. *Has a free app for iOS/Android

Craigslist - Craigslist is a community posting site and is localized for different metro areas. It is free to post on Craigslist which means there are pros and cons to the site. The benefit of using Craigslist is that there can be a lot of opportunities posted that are hard to find anywhere else. The negative is that there can be a large number of scams or blatant false leads. Applicants need to be vigilant when using Craigslist, but by treading carefully they can find hidden gems.

Twitter – Twitter can be a very powerful tool for the job search. Using the site is free, but you'll need to register a profile. After that, you can use Twitter just like a search engine. Search for "accounting jobs Chicago" or follow certain handles and you can get access to constantly updated postings. Additionally you can find recruiters in your area and follow them for updated information. *Has a free app for iOS/Android

USAJobs – USAJobs is the Federal Government job website. It's fairly streamlined and has a large number of opportunities throughout the country. Note that setting up a profile on this site can take a very long time as they demand a lot of information. Be prepared when getting started on this site.

State Job Resources – Each state offers assistance to job seekers. Typically this is a website, along with local career centers. These sites can be very helpful and offer a wide range of opportunities. They can also have specialized assistance for veterans, disabled, and other populations.

Websites for specific industries:

Looking for something more focused? Often industry-specific websites can provide job listings, career information, and information about local events. Below are listings with highlights from different fields, but there are more out there.

Accounting and Finance

Be An Actuary
Career Bank
National and State Society for CPA's
National Association of Black Accountants
National Black MBA Association
State CPA Organizations:

Look for other states on American Institute of CPAs website

General Business

Ag Careers – jobs in the agriculture industry
Bank Jobs
Great Insurance Jobs
Hospitality Careers – jobs in the hospitality and hotel industry
Jobs In Logistics
Leadership Development and Rotational Programs – listing of companies that offer different leadership development programs – ideal for entry level candidates looking to work with large firms.
Team Work Online – Listings for jobs in sports

Computer & Technology

Dice – one the nation's largest tech job boards
Stack Overflow – Specifically for software engineers
WITI – Job site specifically for women in technology

Criminal Justice

American Association of Forensic Scientists
Criminology Careers

Go Law Enforcement
Federal Law Enforcement Jobs


Teachers-Teachers – You can find state specific resources - examples include:

Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries Job Board – opportunities in ecology throughout country
Society of Wetland Scientists

Healthcare & Nursing

Career Vitals
ExploreHealthCareers – great resource for finding what's possible
Missouri Health Careers

Human Resources

Society for Human Resource Management – find your local chapter for additional positions, for instance SHRMs in Chicago, St. Louis and Denver


Idealist – primarily only jobs in nonprofits
Devex – Jobs all over the world in international development
Footprints Recruiting – primarily teach-abroad opportunities
University of Michigan International Center – contains a wide number of links to short-term international options, volunteer and work abroad organizations.

Marketing and Public Relations

Mashable – Mashable is a marketing and social media site with an active and updated job database
Public Relations Society of America
The PR Council


Corporate Gray
GI Jobs
Hire Veterans
Recruit Military – lists veteran job fairs throughout the country.
Transition Careers
Veterans Enterprise


Idealist – Idealist is a wonderful place for all things nonprofit. You can find jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and listings of local organizations.
Higher Ed Jobs – listings for jobs at college and universities
Opportunity Knocks – Jobs in nonprofits
Devex: &ndah; International jobs in development
Encore – Encore is a site to help mid-career people who are looking to better society. They have job listings, as well as articles about starting your next career and more


American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Counseling Association – valuable information about getting a job in counseling from resume writing to interviewing
American Psychological Association – not only do they have a job board, but articles and advice about starting a career in psychology
Idealist – Idealist is a wonderful place for all things nonprofit. You can find jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and listings of local organizations.
Psychology Degree Guide – large listing of psychology job resources

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