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SCSEP: Planning Search Network

Searching for job information online can sometimes feel overwhelming.  A single search can produce hundreds of different websites using up valuable time sorting through them all.  We’ve made it a little easier for you by compiling a master list of what we think are some of the best career resources online. Knowing which websites to enter will maximize your time and effort.  These websites offer career planning tools, job boards and sound career advice.  Choose from a list of recommended job search websites for mature job seekers.

Career Planning Tools

Welcome to 50+ Career Coach, the web site of career coach Camille Grabowski who specializes in helping age 50+ job seekers with career counseling and job search skills.
 
Susan Ireland is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume has a site that offers free help and advice to job seekers of all occupations and levels of employment. Get good ideas for your resume by taking a look at resume samples by other job seekers.  Some sections are also available in Spanish.

A guide to the best the Internet has to offer for job search and career information. The Riley Guide introduces you to the online job search, listing many online sites and services that are useful for your job search.
 
Quintcareers.com has the tools to help you succeed, including expert advice, career articles, and the best job sites on the web.

Job Search Sites

The First Step system will help you zoom in on the most promising job openings. Do your research and you can match your job search to fields that demand your skills and the areas that match your interests. 

America’s Virtual OneStop is more than just another job board.  Whether you’re searching for a new job continuing your education, researching labor market information, or ready to find a new career, America’s Virtual OneStop offers fast access to a complete set of tools in one website.
 
Indeed provides job seekers with free access to jobs from thousands of company websites, job boards, newspapers, blogs and associations. Indeed allows job seekers to refine their search by keyword, location and salary to find jobs.
 
SimplyHired.com consolidates jobs found in multiple sources on the Web such as job boards, newspapers, company websites and more, SimplyHired.com offers a unique, one-stop shop. 
 
LinkUp.com indexes job postings exclusively from companies' own web sites and then continuously validate that they're still posted. When a company adds or removes a job from their site, LinkUp updates automatically.   Each job listed will tell you how long ago it was posted, and how recently it was verified.
 
CareerStallion provides job seekers with free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites, job boards, newspapers, blogs and associations.  It is a comprehensive interactive search engine for jobs.
 
CareerBuilder.com is the largest online employment website in the United States.  On this site you can find new employment or work. Fresh job listings are posted daily. Have jobs emailed to you. Explore career opportunities. 
 
USAJOBS is the United States government’s one-stop clearinghouse for civil service job opportunities with federal agencies. You will find employment search, information center, veteran information and forms.  This is a United States Office of Personnel Management website.   

Search for jobs at CNNMoney.com.  Search through jobs across the web using this vehicle.  You can search by categories, job title, company or location.  

Networks and Organizations

Execunet.com is a private membership dedicated exclusively to working with executives. They personally help you find and land a great executive job, create more career success and achieve extraordinary performance. Paid membership is required.
 
Forty Plus is a volunteer organization devoted to helping its members find jobs. They offer job search counseling, resume development, weekly peer support meetings.  Member fees apply.  Check your area for a 40plus chapter.  The Washington, D.C. organization has links to other chapters.
 
The Five O’Clock Club is a national outplacement and career coaching organization with certified career coaches across the United States. . Members attend weekly meetings either at a physical location or by teleconference, and network with other members. Membership fees are based on number of sessions attended. Free articles are available on website.

The Careerjournal.com site is the Wall Street Journal’s Executive Career Site. Click on Career Guides to find tips from   Wall Street Journal's reporters and columnists on everything from the job search, job interview, career obstacles, to managing your career.  Find job postings, salary information, and an online forum. 

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