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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Career Corner

Major Job Databases

Major Job Databases

monster.com (FREE)

Description:

-One of the first and most established job searching databases.

-Can post resumes online for employers to look at.

-Salary information: data collected from 1000s of HR departments. ("Advice" tab ->"Salary & Benefits)

-Resume advice.  ("Advice" tab-> "Resumes & Letters"->"Resume Writing Tips")

-Sample resumes. (E.g. "Financial Analyst," "Entry-Level CPA," or "Investment Banker")  ("Advice" tab-> "Resumes & Letters"-> "Resume Samples")

-Interviewing. ("Advice" tab->"Interviewing")

-Problem: Head hunters can contact you.


indeed.com (FREE)

Description:

-Utilizes a special search tool that aggregates results from other search engines/databases.

-Acces to thousands of company career sites and job boards.

-Curently available in 19 countries.


Linkedin (FREE)

Description:

-Professional networking tool.

-Over 60 million subscribers.

-Executives from all Fortune 500 companies are members.

-150 different industries and in 200 different countires


 

Educational Jobs

The Chronicle of Higher Education  (FREE)

-Description: A major online and print news paper for college and university faculty members and administrators.

-Tabs; news, opinion & ideas, facts & figures, topics, jobs, advice, forums, and events


 

Government Jobs

USAJOBS (FREE)

Description:

-Large number and variety of government jobs in many states and countries.

-Reasonable wages and salary increases.

-Easier to get other government jobs once you are in the government system.

-Problems: 1) Application process can take a lot of time, 2) might also have to sit for civil service exams, and 3) some positions are competitive.


 

Nonprofit Jobs

GuideStar (FREE)

-Description: Nonprofit database.More than 1.8 million nonprofit organizations using 12 search fields.

-Problem: A number of company descriptions are empty.

-Nonprofits provide their mission, programs, leaders, goals, accomplishments, and needs-free.

-Special Features: Some reviews provided.

-Problem: Some of the information is not free.

Charity Navigator (FREE)

-Description: Evaluates the financial health of over 5,500 of America's largest charities.

-Special feature: Some 990 IRS forms (forms that nonprofits must submit to the government) are free. 

 


 

Finance Jobs & H1-B Visa Sponsors

Bloomberg (Accessible through the Bloomber machines inside BEL or the Market Information Lab at the College of Business)

Description:

-Finance jobs posted.

-After you log on, type "jobs" and hit "Go."


myvisajobs.com (FREE)

Description:

-A list of companies and institutions that have hired people with green cards and H1-B Visas.

-Relevant metrics include ranking, number of people hired, and salary information.


 

Leading Sources For Career Information

Leading Source For Career Information

Vault.com (FREE) (After entering company name in the search box, " filter result" to "companies").

-Description: Insider information about companies. Over 10,000 companies listed. Companies sorted into over 180 industries.

-Problem: Unclear how these company profiles were created.

-Special Features: Former employees discuss their experience at the company (After entering company name in the search box, " filter result" by "employee review").

-Problem: Need to pay for a subscription to see full employee reviews.