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Update April 5, 2012: Scroll down for Military and Professionals with Disabilities job search web sites.

Step #2 in our 7 Step Job Search instructs job seekers to identify market demand for your skill services. This is where job search web sites come into play. 
Below are the best web site resources to find full time staff positions, industry specialty openings (i.e. consumer goods, MBA, creative etc.) and freelance opportunities.  

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 MILITARY VETERANS
 (updated April 5, 2012)

www.ChappellNetwork.org is now over 4,000 strong with 20% still on Active Duty.  Of the remaining, 2/3 are retired military – mostly senior officers/NCOs – from SGTs and senior CSMs to CWOs to O6/5 through 4-star, and senior civilians – from GS11-15 to SES, all services and components, with most now working in the private sector who need people to fill positions or have openings to fill. The other 1/3 is composed of people whose entire life has been in the commercial world with the same need.

Veterans Hired LinkedIn Group is meant to assist Veterans in finding meaningful, full time employment. Therefore the group’s primary function is to facilitate interactions between Veterans seeking jobs and employers hiring or those who are in turn facilitating the process of employing our nation’s heroes.

www.FedsHireVets.gov is a critical component of the Federal Government’s strategy for the recruitment and employment of Veterans.  On November 9, 2009, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government, which establishes the Veterans Employment Initiative. The Initiative is a strategic, yet very straightforward, approach to helping the men and women who have served our country in the military find employment in the Federal Government. It also underscores the importance of aligning the talents of these individuals with key positions so the Government is better positioned to meet mission objectives and citizens are better served. 

PROFESSIONALS WITH DISABILITIES
(updated April 5, 2012)

www.cosdonline.org Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) is a unique and dynamic national professional association comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities and over 500 major national employers.  COSD’s mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis.

www.jan.wvu.edu Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

www.entrypoint.org is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering outstanding internship opportunities for students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business. To meet the challenge of the competitive global economy in the new millennium, private industry and government research agencies must expand the pool of technical talent.


www.emerging-leaders.com is one of the most proactive and effective initiatives to integrate people with disabilities into competitive levels of the workplace as fully participating, productive employees.

 
www.aapd-dc.org
American Association for People with Disabilities is committed to improving employment outcomes for the many people with disabilities who are not working but are ready, willing and able to work. We promote legislation and policy that promotes opportunities for people with disabilities, partner with employers to improve business practices and develop mentoring programs, and offer career opportunities to students and recent graduates with disabilities.

www.cuinc.orgChallenge Unlimited is a company that provides superior rehabilitation and support services resulting in greater opportunities for independence, community awareness, community integration and employment for people with disabilities.

GENERAL JOB SEARCH

LinkedIn.com is part of every Empowering Today’s Professionals member’s job search connections and networking toolbox. It’s the leading professional networking site helping professionals across industries connect for career and business success. LinkedIn offers its own job board, company directory and allows its members to post jobs in the member-generated LinkedIn networking groups. Reference pages 58-59, 125, 131, 148, 157, 213-217 in Win The Race For 21st Century Jobs by ETP Founder, Rod Colon.


Indeed.com is also an ETP recommended metasearch engine that collects job listings from thousands of job boards, newspapers, associations, and company career pages. Job seekers don’t apply for jobs through Indeed, but they can see the listings and then go to the source web sites to apply.  Reference pages 59, 127, 131, 147, 178 in Win The Race For 21st Century Jobs.

Craigslist.com isn’t just for apartment hunting, selling your old TV, or finding that missed connection; it’s also another great resource for a job hunt. The site is a bit more basic than some of the other job search websites. So you cannot sign up for email updates or post your resume.  It does certainly have many job openings. Jobs are categorized by general career areas such as “admin/office,” “business/mgmt,” or “writing/editing”. Other categories are more broad, such as “salon/spa/fitness.”

Glassdoor.com is a free career community that gives users an inside look at jobs and companies. What makes the site unique is its “employee written content”. Company reviews include salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more—all of which are posted by employees, job seekers, and even the companies themselves.

Dice.com is the leading job search site for technology and engineering professionals.  Dice provides thousands of job listings at every level, from entry level to seasoned professionals in senior positions. Dice is also a excellent resource to analyze technology trends, get career advice or ask a technical question in the discussion forums.

TheHiredGuns.com is for career professionals that are at the top of their game. TheHiredGuns have developed relationships with high caliber clients. Focus is on matching client requirements with outstanding rising stars in marketing, design, product or project management, content or other digital creative field.

Mediabistro.com does not offer job listings in every career field. Its target market of subscribers are in creative fields. Job openings are posted for editors, writers, producers, graphic designers, book publishers, and more in industries such as magazines, television, film, radio, newspapers, online media, advertising, public relations (PR), and design.

TweetMyJobs.com combines social networking and job hunting by seamlessly connecting a person’s  Facebook and Twitter profiles. TweetMyJobs allows recruiters and job hunters to collaborate by allowing job seekers to receive highly targeted job matches.

Monster.com is the premier global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people. Monster.com is not only a job board, but also a global provider of a full array of job search, career, recruitment and talent management products and services.

CareerBuilder.com is the largest US job site, putting over 1 million jobs in front of job seekers wherever they are, both at home or at work, in print and online. More than 23 million unique visitors come to the site every month to check out the opportunities in every industry, field and job type.

SimplyHired.com is a metasearch engine that aggregates job listings from thousands of job boards, newspapers, associations, social networks and company career sites. It then distributes those jobs on SimplyHired.com and through its multiple networks and partners.


Google.com is the leading search engine on the web and is a great place to do a quick job search query if you’re having challenges finding your target jobs and employers. There are many niche job sites and company career pages that a quick Google search will uncover.

MBA JOB SEARCH
 

LinkUp.com is the new and unique job search engine that only lists jobs taken directly from company websites. These postings are considered “hidden jobs” because they are typically unadvertised outside of company websites and can be difficult to find if you don’t know where to look.

IvyExec.com is the most exclusive, invitation-only, job search network of high-caliber professionals globally. As an All-Access member, you’ll get access to all of our premium jobs, receive industry intelligence reports, and build a profile searchable by top companies.

TheLadders.com is the world’s leading and most exclusive online community of $100K+ jobs and $100K+ job seekers. TheLadders delivers pre-screened $100K+ job opportunities across all industries and locations, focused primarily on vice president, director and manager positions.

CPGJobs.com is the only career network that operates exclusively in the $2.5 trillion Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Industry. CPGJobs help industry-experienced CPG candidates find their next job and help CPG companies find qualified employees.

FREELANCE

Jobs.Problogger.net is where bloggers looking for jobs and companies looking for bloggers to hire meet.

Krop.com is a creative industry job board and portfolio hosting website used by the most talented candidates at all experience levels, and the globe’s most respected creative brands.

AuthenticJobs.com is the perfect blend of talent & opportunity where companies and creative professionals meet to make a better web.

Coroflot.com is the largest and most active site on the Internet specifically targeted at hiring designers and other creative professionals.  The largest, most established, most diverse pool of professional creative portfolios in the world.

FreelanceSwitch.com is a community of expert freelancers from around the world.  If you’re a freelancer, whether brand new or seasoned veteran, this is the place to get all the information and support you need!

GoFreelance.com has hundreds of new freelance jobs posted in their database every day. Most opportunities offer a great way to earn good money working from your own home.

ProgrammerMeetDesigner.com is for programmers, web developers, designers, entrepreneurs and writers to find each other and work together to create web sites that look and function great.

Sologig.com is a division of CareerBuilder.  Sologig is an employment website that connects experienced IT and engineering professionals and matches them with relevant opportunities. Users can also post resumes, sign up for automatic job alerts, and take advantage of job search management tools.

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