Top 25 Resources for University Students to Use When Conducting Your Job Search
In a tough economy, you need more than just a newspaper to find the job you're looking for. Fortunately, the web is full of all sorts of free resources that you can take advantage of when conducting your job search. Here are some of the best resources for university students.
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Job Search Sites
Indeed.com - Indeed is a meta search engine that searches a variety of job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages for you. And since hundreds of thousands of new jobs are added to this engine on a daily basis, you are guaranteed to find something new with each visit.
Monster.com - Monster has been around for awhile and it is still one of the best places to search for jobs and post resumes. This site also has a lot of extra goodies, such as career advice, job fair calendars and a tool that lets you 'test drive' a job.
AboutJobs.com - The AboutJobs.com network is a great place to search for summer jobs, internships, overseas jobs and resort jobs.
CollegeRecruiter.com - Designed specifically for university students, CollegeRecruiter.com has a database full of college internships and entry-level jobs for recent grads.
College Central - College Central is the world's largest network of college job seekers. You can use this site to search for jobs, post resumes and much more.
Snagajob.com - If you are looking for part-time or hourly work to help fund your education, Snagajob.com is a great site to try. This search engine boasts more than 100,000 part-time and hourly jobs.
Idealist.org - This non-profit organization has a unique search engine for university students. You can search for non-profit jobs, internships, volunteer jobs, nonprofit career fairs, idealist groups and programs.
USA Jobs - The official job site of the United States Government, USA Jobs is the best place to find federal jobs and information about working for the U.S. government.
Dice.com - Dice is strictly for students who are looking for technology jobs. The site has a nice search engine, a spot to post resumes, a forum and much more.
LinkedIn - More than 30 million professionals use this popular site to network and stay informed about various industries. If you only join one professional networking site, this should be it.
XING - XING is a growing site that boasts more than 6 million global members already. You can use XING to network and search for jobs.
Ziggs - This site has been recommended by everyone from The Wall Street Journal to The Washington Post--and for good reason. Ziggs is the perfect place to create an online brand while you network.
NFP - NFP (Networking for Professionals) is a serious social networking site for people who want to network online and in person with other professionals.
Netparty - If you are interested in meeting people and networking in person instead of online, Netparty is the place for you. This site is a gateway for networking events across the nation.
Resumes and Cover Letters
Monster.com - Monster hosts a fantastic resume writing center. In addition to general articles, you'll also find information geared specifically towards university students.
ResumeEdge - ResumeEdge is a resume writing service that will prepare your resume for you--for a cost. The site also has a free resume writing center with resume and cover letter writing tips.
The OWL - The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue has tons of resources for university students who want to write polished resumes, cover letters and other types of employment documents.
CollegeGrad.com - CollegeGrad.com also provides quality information for students who are preparing resumes and cover letters. The site has a nice job search engine, a virtual career fair and a place to post resumes.
LivePerson - If you are having trouble writing your resume, you may want to check out LivePerson, a site that has human experts standing by and waiting to help you for free.
About.com Job Search - About.com's Guide to Job Searching hosts thousands of articles for job seekers who want to learn more about finding a job, resumes, cover letters, interviews, networking and more. The site also has a regularly updated blog and a community forum.
Young Money - Young Money is a good place to find career and job advice geared towards college students and recent grads.
National Career Fairs - National Career Fairs has teamed with Monster to provide a comprehensive listing of career fairs in cities across the nation.
Job Interview Questions - This site is the perfect place to prepare for a job interview. It features practice interview questions, an interview guide, interview tips and much more.
Salary Wizard - Before you can negotiate your salary or accept a job offer, you need to know what you're worth. With Salary Wizard, you can punch in your information and get the answer within minutes.