The following resources were selected because they have proven helpful to clients and are listed purely for informational purposes.
- www.thinkingcareers.com: for experienced job-seekers with advanced degrees
- www.careerxroads.com: ranks career and search sites by niche; links to articles with two week free viewing and downloading
- www.acinet.org: career information by occupation, industry and state
- www.bestjobsusa.com: online database for employers and potential employees
- www.bls.gov: U. S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
- online.onetcenter.org/help/online/: Occupational Information Network database of job descriptions and career fields
- Links to top-rated job search websites
Becoming an Entrepreneur
It is important to understand that the vast majority of jobs are gotten through networking, and most jobs are never posted. Postings can nonetheless be a helpful research tool, and you need to have reviewed them to know what’s out there prior to reaching out to networking contacts.
Federal Government Postings
- www.usajobs.gov: not a full clearinghouse but most federal job posted here
- www.fedjobs.com: commercial site listing federal positions by occupation; many listings appear here before posted on OPM/Monster site.
- www.uscourts.gov: Federal Judiciary
- Many individual agency websites list their own postings, some of which are not included in USA Jobs e.g.
Legislative/Public Affairs Positions
Accurate salary information is very difficult to find, and benefits can greatly impact total compensation. The following links provide general baseline information and data points on what salary range to expect in various positions and industries. To verify information from these sources, speak with people who work in your area of interest to ask if they have a sense of the range for someone coming in at your level.
- www.Cityrating.com: cost-of-living comparisons when considering relocation
RESOURCES SPECIFIC TO DC METRO AREA
- The Washington Business Journal
- The Book of Lists
- List of Largest 200 Employers
- DC Jobs: lists openings in the metropolitan area by geographic area, including:
- Maryland Job Network
- Virginia Job Network
- Maryland State Postings
- Virginia State Postings
- Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
- Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington
- Washington Network Group postings