Job Hunting on the Internet
Most of the job services and information below are free. Be aware that some sites offer services for a fee, such as professional resume review.
The U.S. Department of Labor Website http://www.dol.gov Click on the “Jobseekers” link on the left of the page to view in-depth information including government benefits for unemployment, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and government services available to jobseekers. New Mexico Workforce Connection http://jobs.state.nm.us A great place to start (and possibly end) the job search, this site includes tools that allow individuals to create and save a resume online, as well as job listings. The Department also offers in-person help at locations listed on the site.
General Web Sites http://www.careerbuilder.com http://www.job-hunt.org http://www.monster.com http://www.indeed.com Indeed is like Google for job searches – it searches hundreds of job posting sites all at once. http://jobsearch.about.com About.com’s job search resource includes information on all aspects of the job search, from job listings to resume templates to interview advice. Specific help for Job Transitioning http://www.careervoyages.gov Information and strategies for getting jobs in indemand fields that don’t require “years and years of schooling,” or that take into account work history. Jobs in New Mexico http://www.nmtechjobs.org Specifically technical jobs in New Mexico. http://www.job-hunt.org/jobs/newmexico.shtml http://www.abqjournal.com/jobs/ Government Employment http://www.usajobs.gov Federal job listings; most can be applied for online. http://mesa.cabq.gov/cityjobs.nsf/OutsideView?OpenPage City of Albuquerque http://www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us/jobs.asp City of Rio Rancho
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Students/First Time Job Seekers http://www.studentjobs.gov Targeted to high school, college, and graduate students. http://www.careervoyages.gov Info for students and parents on prospective career choices, and how to get from here to there – not necessarily through four or more years of college! Hourly Employment http://www.snagajob.com This site features everything from positions available at fast food restaurants to teaching positions with private preschools, and all sorts of hourly work in between. Most jobs can be applied for online. Seasonal Employment http://www.coolworks.com Most of the jobs on this site are geared towards outdoor work, such as with ski resorts and national parks. Full-time, year-round employment with seasonal employers is also offered, including within New Mexico. Military Veterans http://www.hirevetsfirst.gov Geared towards veterans, this government site details strategies for successful transition into civilian work life, as well as job postings. http://www.dws.state.nm.us/dws-ves.html The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has links and services available specifically for veterans. Additionally, there are Veterans Representatives available in person at the Workforce Solutions Centers who are trained specifically to assist veterans with job searches. Many are vets themselves. Resumes (Templates, examples, form-generated and more!) http://www.jobsearch.about.com/od/resumes/Resumes.htm http://www.job-hunt.org/resume.html http://www.jobs.state.nm.us (Under “Job Seeker Services”)