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UIC Office of Career Services
Student Services Building,
Suite 3050
1200 West Harrison Street
(M/C 099)
Chicago, Illinois 60607-3344
Phone: (312) 996-2300
Fax: (312) 413-0383

EMAIL ID:
ocs@uic.edu

OFFICE HOURS:
M-F : 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WEBSITE:
careers.uic.edu

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INTERNET JOB SEARCH SITES

The following are just a few of the many Internet job sites available online. These sites are useful for learning about careers, obtaining information about salaries and companies, and for getting a sense of the types of jobs available. However, using the Internet by itself is not the most effective way to find a job.

YOUR OVERALL INTERNET JOB SEARCH STRATEGY:

  • DO NOT RELY ON THE INTERNET TO FIND A JOB. Use job websites as one of several strategies to find the right job, not the only strategy.
  • Start to read job postings BEFORE you optimize your resume. Look for patterns of keywords/skills that employers are seeking, and use the same language in your resume and cover letters.
  • Don't blanket the web with your resume, more applications is not necessarily better. Target specific jobs and companies as opposed to mass e-mailing hundreds of resumes.
  • Look at the websites of individual companies or agencies that you are interested in. Websites of professional associations are often very useful as well.
  • Do your own search for job sites specific to your discipline or desired career. Sometimes the niche websites that focus on particular industries or majors are more useful. Search (your target industry) job board to find. Many are listed below.
  • If you see a job posting you're interested in on an Internet site, try to go directly to the employer's website and apply directly rather than through the job board.

SPECIFIC TIPS FOR NAVIGATING THESE SITES:

  • Experiment with several search terms to see the different types of hits you get.
  • When looking for an exact phrase, put it in quotation marks: "chemical engineer"
  • If you are seeking an entry level position, use the term "entry level" plus something related to your field of interest: "entry level" public relations. You may also look for positions with "assistant" or other potential entry-level titles.
  • Use Advanced Search if available to find more specific postings.
  • Look at posting dates, and focus on jobs that were posted recently (within the last 2 weeks). Internship postings sometimes remain open for long periods, so timing is not as important with those.
  • If available, turn on the "LinkedIn Connections" feature to see who you may be connected to at organizations that are hiring.
  • Once you find search terms that work for you, create e-mail alerts if available to be notified of new postings automatically.

Please note that these links are third party sites and are not associated with UIC


COMPREHENSIVE SITES:

FOR NEW OR SOON-TO-BE COLLEGE GRADS
FOR EVERYONE


TARGETED SITES:

ADVERTISING/COMMUNICATIONS
ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN/ARTS
BUSINESS: GENERAL
FINANCE /ACCOUNTING /REAL ESTATE
HUMAN RESOURCES/MANAGEMENT/SALES/MARKETING
INTERNATIONAL/WORKING ABROAD
MEDICAL/HEALTH SCIENCES
NONPROFIT /GOVERNMENT
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY/ENGINEERING/MATH
TEACHING/EDUCATION


COMPREHENSIVE SITES:

FOR NEW OR SOON-TO-BE COLLEGE GRADS
These websites have information specific to recent college graduates and a focus on entry level jobs


General Career Information: http://researchguides.uic.edu/career_information


Career Rookie: www.careerrookie.com
Part of CareerBuilder.

Collegegrad.com: www.collegegrad.com
Geared toward entry-level jobs for college students and recent graduates.

College Recruiter: www.collegerecruiter.com
A great deal of information on career exploration, job search advice, and job listings.

Monster College: college.monster.com
Job postings and many career resources exclusively for students about to launch a career.

Simply Hired New Graduate Jobs:
www.simplyhired.com/a/special-searches/new-graduate
Positions are filtered by those more appropriate for new college graduates.

UICcareers.com: www.uiccareers.com
Where employers looking for UIC students and recent graduates post jobs and internships. To set up your account, enter your full UIC e-mail address, then click "forgot password" and login information will be sent to you.


FOR EVERYONE
These websites are some of the largest and most popular sites, with varying amounts of information on job postings, career advice, salary information, etc.

FOR JOB AND INTERNSHIP SEARCH, START HERE:

SimplyHired: www.simplyhired.com
Indeed.com: www.indeed.com

These two sites are aggregators, which means they gather listings from company websites, job boards, professional associations, and more. Great places to start.


OTHER COMPREHENSIVE SITES:


Bright: www.bright.com
Bright is a new approach to your online job search, using your social network to make connections.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Dept. of Labor): www.bls.gov/emp
Official government site with a wealth of information about the labor market in the U.S. and projections for 10 years in the future.

CareerBliss: www.careerbliss.com
CareerBliss believes career happiness is a choice.

Career Builder: www.careerbuilder.com
Affiliated with the Chicago Tribune classifieds.

Career One Stop: www.careeronestop.org
A publicly funded meta-site for all kinds of career information from wages and employment trends, state labor market conditions, career exploration, and job listings.

Careers Out There: careersoutthere.com
Career videos featuring interviews with professionals from all types of jobs discussing what they do.

CareerSite: www.careersite.com
A metasite with lots of information and job listings.

ChicagoJobs: www.chicagojobs.com
Major area newspapers created a comprehensive job board covering the employment scene across 11 counties in and around Chicago. Focuses exclusively on jobs in the Chicagoland area.

Glassdoor: www.glassdoor.com/index.htm
Glassdoor is your free inside look at jobs and companies. Salary details, company reviews, and interview questions — all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers. Accessing Glassdoor from the link above gives you full unlimited access. You do not have to create an account, sign in, nor join.


iHired Network: www.ihire.com/network/directory
A directory of niche job boards. Employers use these more targeted boards to advertise because they are less likely to get random unqualified applicants.

Informational Interviewing: www.quintcareers.com/informational_interviewing.html
A tutorial to get you started. This can be the most effective way to jumpstart your search.

Inside Jobs: www.insidejobs.com
Helps students discover what careers exist and learn what paths can get them there.

One Source: www.ilworkinfo.com
The Illinois Department of Employment Security is the most reliable source for information about the state's labor market with a variety of resources for exploring occupations and finding jobs in Illinois. The Career Resources section is particularly useful; click on Career Information System and enter username: ides ; password: jobs

MetroChicagoJobs.com: metrochicagojobs.com
Multiple employment sites focusing exclusively on communities in Illinois.

Multicultural Resources: Home » Students » Multi-Cultural Links
See this additional section of our website for links to many job search resources for students with disabilities, women, LGBTQA, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, and African American students.

Quint Careers: www.quintcareers.com

The Riley Guide: www.rileyguide.com
Two highly regarded directories of employment and career information sources and services, designed to help job seekers use the Internet to their best advantage. Includes job listings by area as well.

SnagAJob.com: www.SnagAJob.com
Hourly positions in retail, inventory, restaurant, business and personal services, and other industries.

SparkHire: www.sparkhire.com
A video-powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online video interviews.

StudentFreelance: studentfreelance.com
Companies looking to hire students for freelance work.

Salary and Placement Information:
See Home » Students » Finding a Job » Salary Negotiation

Urban Employ: www.urbanemploy.com
Regional internships and jobs for diverse entry-level and mid-level talent in urban areas.

Versatile PhD: grad.uic.edu
For PhD students and postdocs from all disciplines seeking information on academic and non-academic careers. Available free to all members of the UIC community (students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and alumni for up to one year after graduation), who have an active UIC NetID. Once you pass through the UIC Bluestem protected login you will be directed to The Versatile PhD UIC login.

TARGETED SITES

ADVERTISING/COMMUNICATIONS

AdWeek: jobs.adweek.com
Industry news plus a job board.

PRSA Job Board: www.prsa.org/jobcenter
Be sure to check out their entry level career center as well as the job board.


ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN/ARTS

Authentic Jobs
Graphic design jobs, both full-time and part-time.

AIGA Design Jobs: designjobs.aiga.org
The AIGA's reputation speaks for itself and its design jobs section is a great place to find some amazing job opportunities. Many large and well respected companies look for new and or experienced designers here.

Archinect: archinect.com/jobs
Job board for architects

Coroflot: www.coroflot.com
Corflot hosts over 80,000 graphic design portfolios and currently has over 700 job listings. Jobs are organized into a variety of design related categories. You can even subscribe to their job listing rss feed and get personalized job alerts!

Behance: www.behance.net/joblist
Graphic design job board.

Krop: www.krop.com
Krop is one of the largest and most well known websites to find graphic design jobs. It has been around for a long time and new jobs are listed often by top agencies and design studios.

Chicago Creative Directory: www.creativedir.com
A directory of local firms in a variety of creative fields

Creative Hotlist: www.creativehotlist.com
Search for jobs and/or post your portfolio

Film, Television, and Theater jobs: jobsearch.about.com/od/filmtvjobs/Film_Television_and_Theatre_Jobs.htm
Film, television and theater job listings, auditions, employment classifieds and career resources compiled by about.com


BUSINESS: GENERAL

Consulting Magazine: www.consultingmag.com
Job listings and information about the consulting industry.

Crain's Chicago Business: www.chicagobusiness.com
Provides daily Chicago business news and lists of top Chicago corporations.

Hoovers Online: www.hoovers.com
Comprehensive company and industry information. Search by company, people, industry, or recent news.

UIC Library Business Research Guide: researchguides.uic.edu/business
A wealth of information about industries and businesses, including electronic directories.

Wall Street Journal: www.collegejournal.com
Job search and career advice for undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students. A very useful and comprehensive site.


FINANCE /ACCOUNTING /REAL ESTATE

Accountant Jobs Chicago: www.accountantjobschicago.com
Register for free, post your resume, and search for Chicago area job openings.

Accounting.com: accounting.com
Search for accounting jobs by location or by company. Also includes links to accounting associations and state CPA societies.

Careers in Real Estate: www.realtor.org/realtororg.nsf/pages/careers
From the National Association of Realtors.

OneWire Finance: www.OneWire.com
Online career management tool that creates precise connections between individuals and opportunities. The world's top financial services firms are currently using OneWire to hire candidates for open positions. To be considered, you must create a profile.

Street of Walls: www.streetofwalls.com/uic
Provides training and advice for securing finance jobs and offers interview guides and preparatory materials.

HUMAN RESOURCES/MANAGEMENT/SALES/MARKETING

Chicago AMA: www.chicagoama.org
The Chicago Chapter of the American Marketing Association provides job listings as well as networking and volunteering opportunities.

Green Book: www.greenbook.org
Directory of marketing research firms.

SalesGravy: www.salesgravy.com
Search thousands of sales jobs, post your resume and get discovered by recruiters, interact with experts, read thousands of articles and blogs, find books and training programs.

Society for Human Resource Management: www.shrm.org
Includes information on a wide range of human resources areas. Job postings are listed by location, job title and posting date.

INTERNATIONAL/WORKING ABROAD

EscapeArtist.com: www.escapeartist.com/jobs/overseas1.htm
A wealth of information about living and working in different countries, a great resource even if you don't find the right job listing here.

Foreign Labor Certification Data Center: www.flcdatacenter.com
Here you can find out which companies have applied to hire H1-b candidates. The Foreign Labor Certification Data Center is the location of the Online Wage Library for prevailing wage determinations, and the disclosure databases for the temporary and permanent programs.

International IT Jobs: www.iitjobs.com
This site focuses in IT jobs in the United States and other countries throughout the world. More than 5000 jobs are listed.

jobs.ac.uk: www.jobs.ac.uk
The international specialist job site for careers in academia, research, science, and related professions. Thousands of jobs, free Jobs by Email service, specialist career advice, blogs and much more.

My Visa Jobs: www.myvisajobs.com
A list of H1B Visa and Green Card sponsors. Contains several million records of visa petition, job posting, company profiles and salary etc. Also provides free customized services based on user's background and preferences.

Overseas Jobs: www.overseasjobs.com
Includes information about jobs, internships, part-time, and temporary jobs around the world.

MEDICAL/HEALTH SCIENCES

ADVANCE Healthcare Careers: health-care-jobs.advanceweb.com
25,000+ healthcare jobs

American Public Health Association's Career Mart: www.apha.org/career
Career information and job postings.

Association of American Medical Colleges: www.aamc.org/students/considering/start.htm
Information about medical careers and advice about getting into medical school.

Public Health Jobs: PublicHealthJobs.net
A service of the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Employment Council.

Health Care Careers Now: www.healthcarecareersnow.com
Free resource provided by the Graduate Educational Information Service (GEIS) to enhance student outcomes and promote academic excellence. No job postings.

Health Care Jobs Online: www.healthcarejobs.org/jobs.htm
Resources and job postings.

Healthcare Source: www.healthcaresource.com
Named best healthcare job-hunting site by the American Hospital Association.

Hospital Jobs Online: hospitaljobsonline.com
Over 20,000 jobs in hospitals, including 3 specialty areas of nursing, allied health, and M.D.s

Medzilla: www.medzilla.com
Jobs in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, science, medicine, and healthcare.

NursingJobs.us: www.nursingjobs.us
Connect with leading health care facilities and nursing agencies.

Nurse Recruiter: www.nurse-recruiter.com
Information, resources, and services to help nurses find nursing jobs and travel nursing jobs.

Therapy Jobs: www.therapyjobs.com
Job postings and career resources with a focus on speech, physical, occupational, respiratory therapy.

NONPROFIT /GOVERNMENT

AmeriCorps/CityYear:
www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-and-national
Use the search engine to find AmeriCorps national service opportunities suited to your particular skills, interests, and circumstances. Many include a stipend.

Idealist.org: www.idealist.org
Information about nonprofit and community agencies around the world, as well as volunteer opportunities, job, and internship listings.

NPO.net: www.npo.net
Link to nonprofit job opportunities and resources in the Chicago area.

Opportunity Knocks: www.opportunitynocs.org
Listings of nonprofit jobs and career opportunities

Partnership for Public Service: www.calltoserve.org
A non-partisan organization dedicated to revitalizing the Federal Civil Service, lots of information about Civil Service jobs in all areas.

Student Jobs: www.usajobs.gov/studentjobs
An introduction to federal jobs, including information on co-ops, internships, summer and volunteer work, etc., as well as full-time opportunities.

USA JOBS: www.usajobs.gov
The primary website for federal jobs at agencies around the country including FBI, GSA, State Department, NIH, etc. However, each individual agency may also have its own website with career information as well.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY/ENGINEERING/MATH

Chem Jobs: www.chemjobs.net
Affiliated with the American Chemical Society, the premier resource for Chemistry careers information.

ComputerJobs.Com: www.computerjobs.com
A large site with computer-related job postings and career information.

Dice: www.dice.com
One of the top sites for technology jobs and related information.

Engineer Jobs: www.engineerjobs.com
A basic job listing site of engineering jobs.

Jobs In Logistics: jobsinlogistics.com
Find careers in Logistics, Supply Chain, Transportation, Freight Forwarding, 3PL, Distribution, Purchasing and Manufacturing

Mathematical Association of America: www.maa.org/students/career.html
Career and employment resources for mathematics students

New Scientist Jobs: http://www.sciencejobs.com/myjobs/myjobs.action Job Seekers can search for vacancies, store resumes, register for Email Alert service, and apply for jobs online in the science fields.

TEACHING/EDUCATION

Academic Employment Network: www.academploy.com
Lists available positions in colleges, primary and secondary educational institutions for faculty, staff, and administrative professionals

Academy for Urban School Leadership: www.ausl-chicago.org
Attracts, trains, and retains Chicago's next generation of exceptional teachers and school leaders.

Chicago Public Schools: www.hr4u.cps.edu
Information on a career with Chicago Public Schools. Apply online.

Chronicle of Higher Education: chronicle.com/jobs/
For those interested in higher education and academia, or with doctoral degrees.

Cook County Suburban Regional Office of Education: www.cook.k12.il.us
Teacher/Administrator Vacancies

Education America: www.educationamerica.net
Part of a growing global family of education e-recruitment websites

Educational Placement Service: www.teacherjobs.com
A large teacher placement service, accredited by National Association of Teacher Agencies.

Illinois Association of School Administrators: www.iasaedu.org
Administrator Vacancies

Illinois State Board of Education: www.isbe.state.il.us
A statewide vacancy bulletin with links to districts

Office of Catholic Schools (Chicago): schools.archdiocese-chgo.org
Position announcements and links to Catholic schools and districts in Illinois.

Footprints: www.footprintsrecruiting.com
An ESL teacher placement agency that recruits teachers and university graduates to teach English abroad.

K12 Jobspot: www.k12jobspot.com
All Applitrak openings in one place.

K-12jobs:
A free service listing thousands of teaching jobs and administrative positions at all levels in public, private and religious schools. Plus job fairs listings and many other K-12 job resources.

National Center for Alternative Certification: www.teach-now.org
A one-stop, comprehensive clearinghouse for information about alternative routes to certification in the United States.

SchoolSpring: www.schoolspring.com
Education job search aggregator

Teach For America: www.teachforamerica.com
The national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools.

Teacher Certification Center: www.teachercertificationdegrees.com/certification/
Contains information on teaching certifications, degrees, and careers.

TeacherPort: www.teacherport.com
Provides an easy way to find and apply for suitable overseas teaching positions.

UNI Overseas Placement Service: www.uni.edu/placement/overseas
The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Overseas Placement Service for Educators connects international K-12 schools with certified educators year round. Services offered include an overseas recruiting fair, referral services, and related publications.

FOR LIBERAL ARTS STUDENTS:

A liberal arts degree teaches you many transferable skills that can be applied to a variety of jobs, thus it is difficult to designate sites that are specifically for LAS graduates. Instead we encourage you to look at sites that fit the type of job you are interested in pursuing. These may include sites for jobs in business, in social services, in government and nonprofit organizations, and in the sciences, as well as positions located nationally and internationally. Please also visit the section of our main website with advice about what you can do with different majors: Home » Students » Majors and Careers

FOR ALL STUDENTS:

If you are overwhelmed, do not despair. Your job search is a process, and we can help! Call Career Services at 312-996-2300 to find out how!

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