RESOURCES FOR JOB SEEKERS

Use these online resources to start building a successful career!

 
Books
Electronic Databases
Job-Search Web Sites
Web Sites of Major Local Employers
Career Resources
 

 
BOOKS
 
What Color is Your Parachute?        Top 100 Careers        Gallery of Best Resumes                  Federal Resume Guidebook        Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters    
 
 

 
ELECTRONIC DATABASES
 

Learning Express Library 3.0 
Looking to land a job? In the Learning Express Library, you'll find several Centers dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.
The "Career Center" offers a wide variety of resources will prepare you for career success, from the job search to interviewing and beyond. Here you'll discover instantly scored licensing, certification, and aptitude practice tests, online career preparation, and vital information for a wide variety of occupations.
The "Job & Career Accelerator" is designed to guide any job seeker through the most effective career selection and job search possible.
To learn the computer skills necessary for a successful career, visit the "Computer Skills Center".
 
EBSCO Vocational & Career Collection
This is a resource for the latest industry-specific information. Fields covered include advertising, nursing, hotel management, and many others. Furthermore, not only does the information include industry data, but also articles on interviewing, resumes, compensation and other pertinent subjects. The collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry related periodicals including Advertising Age, Pediatric Nursing, Hotel and Hotel Management and Restaurant Business, Drug Store News, Video Business and American Machinist.
 
Reference USA
Look for companies that match your degree or interest. Reference USA will help you find businesses close to you as well as companies that don't advertise their job openings. Improve your successful interview chances by conducting research about industries and companies that you are interested in. Find executives, corporate families and company descriptions. You can follow the link to a company's web site for deeper details.
The new U.S. Job/ Internships module allows you to search for jobs by job type, company, and location and link to the Reference USA company profiles to further research hiring companies. In addition, the mapping tools can pinpoint openings in specific geographic areas making job searching in rural areas much more effective.
 

ONLINE JOB SEARCH & CAREER RESOURCES

 

JOB SEARCH WEB SITES

· Career Builder

(http://www.careerbuilder.com/)

Looking for a new job? Get advice or search over 1.6 million jobs on the largest job site, set alerts to be first in line and have new jobs emailed to you.

 

· Flip Dog

(http://www.flipdog.com/)

Find new jobs, careers, and employment opportunities; browse recent job listings.

 

· GlassDoor

(http://www.glassdoor.com/)

Gives an inside look into companies with salaries, company reviews, and interview questions directly posted by employees themselves. Plus, search and apply directly to jobs at the companies you are interested in.


· Indeed

(http://www.indeed.com/)

Covers the major job search web sites, niche web sites, professional associations, company web sites, and employment agencies at the same time.

 

· JobsWrap

(http://www.jobswrap.com/)

Job listings from employment sites, career centers and job boards. Find your next career opportunity. Search today's jobs.

 

· Linked-In

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/

Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities.

 

· Linkup

(http://www.linkup.com/)

Takes job listings directly from company web sites, thereby avoiding possible job scams, recruiters, and duplicate entries.

 

· Monster

(http://www.monster.com/)

Find the job that's right for you. Use Monster's resources to create a killer resume, search for jobs, prepare for interviews, and launch your career.

 

· Overseas Jobs

(http://www.overseasjobs.com/)

Find jobs overseas and across the globe. Search by keyword, top jobs, or location.

 

· SimplyHired

(http://www.simplyhired.com/)

Search millions of job listings from across the web. Find local jobs, salary comparisons, and employment trends at Simply Hired. New jobs added daily.
 

· USA Jobs: The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site

(http://www.usajobs.gov/)

A database of thousands of available federal government jobs. USA Jobs also includes a place to post a resume to apply for specific jobs. Includes advice on obtaining a federal job and links to other career resources and government departments.

 

· OilCareers

(http://www.oilcareers.com/content/categories/texas_oil.asp)

OilCareers.com provides a fast, efficient way to find perfect job opportunities in the Texas oil industry on-line. Set up automatic notification of new positions, upload your resume and apply for the job you want.

 

 - Oil and Gas Job Search

(https://www.oilandgasjobsearch.com)

Oil and Gas Job Search is over 10 years old and has helped over 300,000 oil and gas professionals find multiple jobs and contracts in that time. Current listings include about 10,000 new oil and gas jobs per month that are being posted globally.  Register on the website for job alerts and be notified of all relevant jobs being posted on the site via email and apply for positions. Upload your latest resume to allow recruiters to quickly and easily search for your specific skills.

 

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WEB SITES OF MAJOR LOCAL EMPLOYERS

 

· Angelo State University

(www.angelo.edu/publications/employment)

Search staff, faculty, athletic, and student positions.

 

· Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

(www.bcbstx.com/careers/index.html)

HCSC offers challenging and rewarding career opportunities. Browse their list of currently available positions.

 

· City of San Angelo

(http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sanangelotx/default.cfm)

Look through a list of San Angelo's open job positions categorized by job type.

 

· Halliburton

(http://www.halliburton.com/careers/)

Halliburton is one of the largest and most respected energy services companies in the industry. The company offers global job opportunities whether you are a new graduate seeking your first job, or an experienced professional looking to make a career change. 

 

· San Angelo Chamber of Commerce

(www.sanangelo.org/uptown/cp_pages/CP_Wheredowework.pdf)

List of the major area employers and their contact information.

 

· San Angelo Community Medical Center

(http://www.sacmc.com/san-angelo-community-medical-center/employment.aspx)

Find employment at a 162-licensed-bed, JCAHO accredited acute care medical facility.

 

· San Angelo Independent School District

(http://www.saisd.org/departments/HR/jobOpportunities.asp)

Professional, para-professional, manual trades and substitute job opportunities in SAISD.

 

· Shannon Medical Center

(https://shannonhealth.netreturns.biz/JobPosting/Default.aspx)

Browse a list of currently available health care positions at the Shannon Medical Center.

 

· Sitel

(http://www.sitel.com/index.php?p=TalentLink&LG=EN&co=United States)

Find a career with the leading contact center provider in the world. Simply enter "San Angelo, Texas" into the Location/Keyword Search box.

 

· Texas State Agencies and State-Funded Institutions

(http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobs/state-agencies.html)

Find employment opportunities with state agencies and universities at their web sites.

 

· Tom Green County

http://ess.co.tom-green.tx.us/MSS/employmentopportunities/Default.aspx)

Tom Green County offers a wide variety of challenging employment opportunities in the fields of law enforcement, road and bridge construction, legal records management, general administration and operations, and other areas. Click on "Employment Opportunities" to get started.

 

· Verizon

 (https://www22.verizon.com/about/careers/jobsearch)

Provides Verizon career information including jobs, employment application information, company locations, and how to apply online.

 

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CAREER RESOURCES

 

· America's Career Infonet

(http://www.acinet.org/)

This U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored site dispenses information about occupations, future hot jobs, certifications, licenses, training programs, and job searching.

 

· America's Service Locator

(http://www.servicelocator.org/)

Sponsored by the Department of Labor, this website connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local One-Stop Career Centers. The Web site provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities.

 

· CareerOneStop

(http://www.careeronestop.org/)

Sponsored by the Department of Labor, this website contains resources to help job seekers, including self-assessment tools, resume creator, career videos and certification information.

 

- Learn How to Become

(http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/

LearnHowToBecome.org, a non-commercial organization, provides detailed insight into 45 of today's most popular career fields, including accounting, engineering, medical assisting, nursing, firefighting, financial advising and teaching. Each career has its own customized "how-to" guide, which starts by addressing important questions such as "What does a medical assistant do?" and "What skills are needed to succeed?". The guide then dissects each of the educational and professional steps needed to enter the field, including coursework in high school, a college degree, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and professional exams and certifications.

For those interested in the bigger picture, each how-to guide also includes resources and tools specific to the career in focus:

     - A directory of campus and online programs from accredited colleges and universities, related to the career

     - A tool comparing salaries in the profession across the U.S.

     - Salaries of closely related careers

    - Job growth information and data

     - Professional resources

 

· MySkills MyFuture

(http://www.myskillsmyfuture.org/)

Sponsored by the Department of Labor, this tool helps laid-off workers and other career changers find new occupations to explore. Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs and/or certification requirements to help fill possible skill gaps, and/or apply for jobs in chosen occupation fields.

 

· O*NET Online

(http://www.onetcenter.org/)

Sponsored by the Department of Labor, this site helps job seekers and career professionals find data on occupations, earnings, skills and interest profiles, military transition codes, and new green jobs.

 

· Quintessential Careers

(http://www.quintcareers.com/)

Covering all aspects of the job-search process, QuintCareers is one of the premier career-planning web sites, with hundreds of articles on finding a career for all types of job seekers, including teens, minorities, mature workers, and many others.

 

· Texas Workforce Commission

 (http://www.twc.state.tx.us/)

Good state-supported web site for employment in Texas. Has tips for finding employment, a search function to search for employment by region in Texas, as well as a place to submit an on-line resume to listed Texas employers. Texas' most comprehensive online job resource.

 

· Top 50 Health Care Jobs

(http://www.bestmedicalassistantprograms.org/top-50-health-care-jobs/)

Want a career in healthcare but don’t know where to start? We are here to help you out! With the sheer number of health care jobs in the world, we figured it would be nice to have a list of the most popular ones for you to choose from. Some of these pay much more than others, but they may also require a lot more training. You have to determine what will work best for your interests and career goals.

 

· WorkInTexas.com

( http://www.workintexas.com)

A comprehensive, easy-to-use, online job search resource and matching system. WorkInTexas.com (WIT) is Texas-sized. It is intended to provide recruiting assistance to Texas Employers of all types and sizes and job search assistance to any individual seeking work in Texas. WIT is provided at no cost, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

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