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The Internet has become a natural part of the job-seeking process. Let us help you get started with job-seeking resources. Good luck!
Job Dislocation: Making Smart Financial Choices after a Job Loss
This site offers free, unbiased information to keep finances on track, protect individuals when getting financial advice, and ask the right questions about employee benefit plans.
Résumé Pathfinder
This pathfinder will be useful in finding information about creating a résumé for employment applications.
America's Job Bank
Links the 1,800 state Employment Service offices to provide job seekers with a listing of approximately 250,000 jobs around the country.
Searches for jobs nationwide, includes some international. Plus get advice and news on job searching and careers.
File an Unemployment Insurance Claim
Use this link to file for unemployment online. You must have a valid email address to apply online.
Employment search engine.
Iowa Workforce Development: Jobs
Search full or part-time job listings for openings listed with our state employment service. To apply for any of the positions listed here, one must register with Iowa Workforce Development.
Here’s why job seekers love ZipRecruiter: Connection: Connect to 100+ job boards (ie. LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Vetjobs) Transparency: Users know when hiring managers views their resume Mobile friendly: The #1 iOS and Android app in the Jobs category Nationally recognized: Featured on Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The NY Times, The US News
A comprehensive list of job-hunt resources available on the Internet. tries to carefully screen job-hunt websites to weed out work-at-home scams and get-rich-quick schemes, listing only useful and well-organized job search sources. This site also has helpful articles to help job hunters in their search, including "the top 6 online job hunting mistakes."
Dick Bolles, author of the popular What Color is Your Parachute? books, has put together this site with lots of links and information on using the Internet to find jobs, create and post resumes, get career counseling, meet valuable contacts, and conduct research. External links are annotated and evaluated by Bolles.
Search Jobs @ JobBank USA
Use the various search forms here to search more than 20 sites for job openings across the country.
Monster Inteview Center
Provides information on how to get over interview jitters, talking too much, entry-level, over 50, and advice for specific fields such as finance, healthcare, retail, and others. There is also an assessment center where you may test your interview skills.
NationJob Network
A national recruitment service based in Ankeny, IA that lists thousands of jobs around the country, but with an emphasis on the Midwest. You may search by occupation, company or go directly to Des Moines Area Job Openings.
This commercial site, supported by ads, is a valuable collection of paycheck calculation tools. Calculate your hourly wage, gross wage, or take-home pay after taxes and other deductions, even for public employees. Also has a stock options calculator and a 401(k) calculator.
The Riley Guide
Comprehensive guide to Internet resources for job seekers.
Federal jobs.
Green Careers Guide
Provides job seekers a go-to resource for careers within the wind, solar, and geothermal industries.
Career Jet
An employment search engine for the USA. In one simple search, Careerjet gives the job seeker access to a massive selection of jobs that are compiled from various internet sources, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually.
Free job aggregator. Job seekers can search using a city, state, company, industry, etc., to find all relevant jobs.
Glassdoor’s career content consists of: 1) Company reviews 2) Salary information 3) Interview insights 4) Benefit reports 5) Jobs, internships, and Apprenticeships
The Ultimate Guide to Passing Any Interview