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Job Resources


A video on employment for English Majors:

 


General Job-Searching Databases

  • Career.com This site is an award-winning job-seekers website; see especially the "Resources" section.
  • Career Magazine This website is an on-line career magazine where you can post a resume, search jobs, read employer profiles; the "On Campus" section is especially helpful.
  • Careerjet.com Careerjet is an employment search engine for the United States. It allows you to search multiple jobsites at one time.
  • CareerBuilder.com This site is a database of job openings. It also includes company profiles, career counseling, listings of job fairs, and a resource called "Salary Wizard" which is "for assessing the current market value" of specific positions based on region.
  • InsideCareerInfo.com This has quite a range of possible jobs. For each job, there are warnings, advice, and stories from a professional in each field, as well as information on what kind of degree/experience they used to get the job.
  • Monster.Com See especially the "Monster Campus."  The major advantage of this site is the ability to type in a quick search for entry-level jobs and a list of options appears.
  • myjobsearch.com Connect to specialized job boards by category.
  • nationjob.com Search for job openings, and send your resume directly to employers.
  • True Careers This is an extensive database of job openings
  • USAjobs.gov Search for thousands of state, local, and federal jobs by career, state, and income.

Job-Searching Resources

  • Brain Track This site features an extensive database of jobs, schools, scholarships, and job hunting resources. Information on numerous careers is provided, such as necessary skill sets and education, unemployment rate within the field, and typical salary information. Also included is information on what colleges and universities have programs in that particular field. It also has features such as resume tips, links to international colleges, and information about online degrees (where you can get them and some information on what employers think of them).
  • Wetfeet.Com This site focuses on resume and dressing properly for an interview.  It gives strategies on job-hunts, and featured company interviews are posted on this site.  Membership is free.

Higher Education Resources

  • AcademicCareers.com This website is designed for people looking for teaching or administrative jobs in an academic setting.
  • Higher Ed. Jobs This website features an extensive listing of available jobs in higher education and a good collection of resources on higher education careers and job-searching.
  • Inside Higher Ed. Along with having valuable news and updates on what's going on in the world of higher education, this site also features a listing of current jobs available for you to browse or view by category.
  • MastersInEducation.Net This is a useful site if you are at all interested in the field of education. It provides helpful information on both getting into a masters program and what you can do with your degree once you get it. There are a lot of useful resources for current education master's students, including guides, organizations, internship information, opencourseware, and funding.

Career-Specific Resources

  • This site is an archive of Calls for Papers maintained by the University of Pennsylvania's English Department.
  • CyberDegrees.org Browse a comprehensive directory of cyber security degree programs, learn about the various careers in the field, and more.
  • CyberSecurityEducation.org This website features content for people interested in pursuing a career in cyber security. With a visually appealing layout, it shares information on degrees, certification, and careers.
  • BetterTeam.com Jobs Forecast This offers a forecast for the jobs expected to be the fastest growing in 2017. The site lists 11 industries, with 3-10 jobs for each. Job forecasts include demand and location, trends, outlook, and salary by city size.
  • Idealist This site connects people to job, internship, volunteer, and organization opportunities. It has a special career page, Idealist Careers, that allows the user to find non-profit jobs by location, area of focus, job function, employment type, professional level, education requirements, salary, and what type of organization posted the job. It is also good for all majors as a source of how to write a resume, jobs and internships, and academic programs offering degrees for nonprofit managers working.
  • U.S. Department of State Careers Search for jobs and student programs with the State Department.

Scholarships and Loans Resources

  • College Affordability Guide This site is designed to help students gain valuable information about the financial options available to them when paying for college. It offers information and advice on how to pay for different degree types, what to look for in a school, and which schools offer the best education for the lowest cost. This is a link directly to the financial aid page of their website. 
  • College Scorecard Allows user to search for and compare schools by program, location, size, and more. The site gives organized details on cost, salaries of graduates, and graduation rates in comparison to the national average. It also provides sources for students searching for financial aid.