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Searching for a Job


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When you are ready to begin your job search, you will want to ask yourself a few questions such as:

  • Am I willing to relocate for a job (e.g.local, national, or international)?
  • Am I looking for entry-level jobs or jobs at a more advanced level?
  • Am I interested in working for a particular company or organization?
  • What are the various job titles that fit the roles I am considering (e.g. counselor, front-line support, human services professional, etc. - All could be similar 'jobs' but listed differently by name/organization)

Your answers to these questions will help guide you when searching for a job. For example, if you are want to work for a non-profit organization, you'll need to be more selective in your job search and possibly search in specialized areas.

Another good option is to search industry-specific job boards (check out the resources below!) and check out jobs posted by professional organizations his link opens in a new window in your field. You can also try checking out the Networking and Social Media tab on this guide.

Avoiding Job Scams


When you're searching for a job, it pays to be savvy about potential scams. Some jobs are too good to be true. Some scammers specifically target soon-to-be college graduates who are desperate for jobs, especially if facing college debt upon graduation. Check out these resources for help identifying and avoiding a job-related scam:

Federal Trade Commission

Better Business Bureau Resources

Job Search Sites


Online Job Search Tips

  • We recommend job seekers make a list of companies of interest and search on their company job boards
  • Applicants should always apply through the company site, even if the job is found on a different site such as Indeed, etc. This accomplishes three things:
    1. It shows the company you're interested enough to apply directly through their site
    2. You're more likely to get your application in the hands of a person at the company because it goes through one instead of two applicant tracking systems (usually third-party sites have their own system and then send it off to the company)
    3. You won't accidentally apply to a job that has already been filled but hasn't yet been taken down from the third-party job board

National Job Search Sites

Below you can find commonly used sites for finding jobs in the United States.

Library Database with National Job Listings

International Job Search Sites

Below you can find sites commonly used to find international jobs.

Library Database with International Job Listings

Library Database for Working Internationally

The A to Z World Business database is published by World Trade Press whose philosophy is that we can strengthen mutual understanding across cultures by lowering the information barriers that prevent individuals and organizations from succeeding in the international arena. This database includes information about Business Culture (Meetings, Negotiating, Attire, Business Hours, etc.) and Culture & Society (Greetings & Courtesies, Time Orientation, Women in Business, etc.) especially important for job seekers looking to work internationally.

Searching for U.S. Jobs for International Students


Are you an international student looking to work in the U.S. after graduation? Check out these resources for more information about finding a job here in the U.S.

GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal is a library database with an H-1B Info section where international students can search for US employers who have sponsored for H-1B employment visas. Information is gathered from the US Department of Labor and reflects data from the previous fiscal year (October – September). In addition, GoinGlobal has these additional helpful tools:

  • Country guides for those searching for employment overseas
  • USA/Canada city guides for those searching for employment in the US
  • Job and Internship search tool

Tips on maximizing use of H-1B Info section

  • The H-1B Info section allows you to search for H-1B sponsoring employers by metropolitan areas and states. It lists the company name as well as the number of petitions submitted.
  • To explore the specifics of the sponsored positions, click the H-1B Info link on the horizontal bar, then click on the H-1B PLUS search and enter the company’s name. Click on Details to find the job titles, occupation areas, and wages.
  • The advanced search allows you to search for companies:
    • in industries of your focus
    • that have sponsored for job titles of your interest

Books on Searching for Jobs


The following books are a sample of our library books and eBooks about searching for a job. For more books and eBooks please search the Online Library Catalog or ask a librarian for help.

Are you an online student who can't get to the library in person? Request a print book be mailed to you!