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Career Corner

Major Job Databases

Major Job Databases (FREE)

Salary information, resume advice, sample resumes, interview tips.  Users can post resumes for employers to look at.

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Utilizes a special search tool that aggregates results from other search engines/databases.  Access to thousands of company career sites and job boards for domestic and international companies.

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LinkedIn (FREE)

Professional networking tool with over 60 million members (representing over 150 industries and 200 countries), including executives from all Fortune 500 companies.  Includes job postings, robust tools for including skills and other attributes on user profiles, and 

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Government Jobs


Offers a large number and variety of government jobs in many states and countries, featuring reasonable wages and salary increases.  It can be easier to get other government jobs once you are in the government system.  Note the job application process can take a lot of time, might require taking civil service exams, and some positions are very competitive.

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Nonprofit Jobs

GuideStar (FREE)

Nonprofit database with more than 1.8 million nonprofit organizations using 12 search fields.  Relies on nonprofits provide their mission, programs, leaders, goals, accomplishments, and needs.

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Charity Navigator (FREE)

Evaluates the financial health of over 5,500 of America's largest charities.  Includes access to some 990 IRS forms (forms that nonprofits must submit to the government).

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