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This page is several years old and not updated.  If a link doesn't work, try googling the company's name.
If you have a link to add, please use the "Contact" link above to let me know.  

As Red Green says, "I'll be pullin' for ya... We're all in this together!"

Click here to jump down to the links from WorkSource.

Click here to jump down to links for researching a potential employer's ethics

King County Journal Classified Marketplace

Seattle Times NW Classifieds

Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles - Classifieds

UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU!

In June 2002, I added this group of URLs from a Federal Job Fair.  

The first one is the main one where I heard that all federal agencies are tying into it.  The second one has been around for a while.  Not all URLs are displayed, but agency names are hot linked.  U.S. Citizenship is required

http://www.usajobs.opm.gov 

http://www.ajb.org/  America's Job Bank

US Department of Commerce  http://www.jobs.doc.gov/ 

The Federal Aviation Administration  http://jobs.faa.gov

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin.  

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Search  http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/a9noaa.htm

Internal Revenue Service   http://www.jobs.irs.gov/  

Office of Inspector General  http://oig.hhs.gov/employment.html   

US Dept of State (Passport Services)  http://www.state.gov/www/careers/   http://www.state.gov/employment/ 

Government Services Agency  http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/content/offerings_content.jsp?contentOID=115903&contentType=1004   

Veterans Administration & Veterans Hospital   

U.S. Border Patrol  

Federal Emergency Management Agency  

Office of Personnel Management  

Environmental Protection Agency  

Social Security Administration  

Army Corps of Engineers  

US Census Bureau  

National Park Service  

U.S. Department of Labor  

Department of Labor  http://www.jobs.dol.gov/

Immigration and Naturalization Service  

>Washington State Labor Market Information  http://www.wa.gov/esd/lmea/  

 

Early 2001, I saw an article in a magazine rating six job search sites. I put them at the top of this next list -along with their ratings.  However due to the fierce job market in June 2002, I've heard that when a company puts an opening on a job board like Monster, they will receive 500 resumes within one hour.  Also, whereas just a few years ago, less than 30% of companies used their web site for advertising job openings -in 2002, over 90% do so.  So keep in mind: Less than 20% of all job openings are advertised -either on job boards or in newspapers.

*****    http://www.monster.com/  A classmate posted his resume all over the Internet and reported that almost 90% of all of the hits he got were at this site.  All the rest of his hits were at the next site.  All the serious job nibbles that I've gotten are from the monster. -USE IT!

****    http://hotjobs.com  "HotJobs.com is the only job board to receive a 5-star rating by PC Computing Magazine." (What they said -from their own web site)

****    http://www.careerbuilder.com/  Search 75+ sites for jobs from across the country and around the corner.

**    http://www.careershop.com/  Career Enhancement for the Computer Generation.

***   http://www.headhunter.net/JobSeeker/  Search over 250,000 Jobs.

*   http://www.jobsonline.com/  "a rich database of jobs, marketplace updates, and career development resources."

http://www.seattlejobs.org  the Seattle High-Tech Recruiting Network

http://www.brassring.com/  The Ultimate Technology Information and Career Portal.  -They sponsor the High-Tech job fairs at Meydenbauer Center

http://www.collegegrad.com/  -NEW- "The #1 Entry Level Job Site"

http://www.dice.com/  Welcome to dice.com - the premier job search web site for computer professionals, with thousands of high tech permanent, contract, and consulting jobs nationwide!

http://www.techies.com/  See what’s happening in the world of tech careers. Find a new job or move up in your current field. Learn some new skills. Get some career advice. You can do it all at techies.com. "Internet Job Fair"

http://www.computerjobs.com/  Don't just upgrade your job, upgrade your future.

http://www.1-jobs.com/  1-JOBS.com is a job search, career, and recruitment site.  This is where I found information about the NW High Tech job fair.  (Affiliated with Brass Ring.)

http://worksource.wa.gov  From the Washington State Employment Security Department.  Also check out the WorkSource section below.

http://www.reachingout-washington.com/  Information & Resources for Laid-off Employees of Boeing in WA State.

http://www.job.com  USJobBoard.com and Job.com have merged!  We now receive over 1,000,000 unique visitors per month! 

http://ww1.joboptions.com/  JobOptions has more jobs, more employers, more options, more resources and more tools. JobOptions pioneered online employment recruiting in 1991.

http://www.wetfeet.com/  Inside info on the job you want.

http://www.itcareerhub.com  Online source for information technology industry.

http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/business/step/  The on-line guide for Job Seekers and Employers to hundreds of resources for career planning, job search assistance, job skills training, apprenticeships, and self-employment in King and Snohomish Counties.

http://www.todays-careers.com/  The Northwest's Online Career Newspaper.  -Sponsor of the Seattle Jobfest at the Stadium Exhibition Center.

http://www.salary.com/  Find out what you're worth.

http://www.opm.gov  U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

http://www.wa.gov/dop  Washington State Department of Personnel

http://www.hotjobs2000.com/  High Technology Executive Search -Not the same as hotjobs.com.  They sent me a solicitation.  I think they got my resume from a job fair because someone else I know, who never posted their resume on the Internet, received the same email.

http://partner.resumezapper.com/rz/  If you really want to pay to have your resume sent to recruiters automatically...

http://www.resumerabbit.com/go/info  Another pay to play resume sender.

http://localsites.manpower.com/mppro/seattle.nsf/index?OpenForm   Manpower Professional in Seattle


If you feel a need for more links for your job search, the next section is the complete list that WorkSource Bellevue put together -which I picked up around the beginning of 2001.  I noticed that some are already listed above but decided to leave the list intact.  I did not follow the same routine for this section as I did for any other set of links that I put together.  After scanning, then patching & editing the multitude of OCR mistakes - I tried out FrontPage, which took just a few quick clicks of the mouse to make each link hot.  

Update: I have seen a link advertised on TV lately by our state (http://go2worksource.org).  For even more links... here's the link found there for WorkSource's "Job Links" (http://www.wa.gov/esd/work/jobs.htm).  

All Some links below are untested.  If a link doesn't work, don't waste time fretting about it... Drive on.  Good Luck!


Very Cool Web Sites for Your Job Search

Jobs
www.monster.com  
The Monster Board
www.jobhuntersbible.com 
Job Hunters Bible
www.seattlejobs.org 
Seattle High Tech jobs-coalition of small- to mid-sized NW-based high tech companies' positions
www.wsal.org/gotwork 
Washington Software Alliance
www.wa.gov/esd 
WORK (Washington Online Re-employment Kiosk): Links to databases of job announcements and resumes of job seekers within Washington state

www.careermosaic.com 
Career Mosaic: Large database of various types of jobs
www.careerpath.com 
Career Path: Classified ads from major newspapers.
www.datamasters.com
Help Wanted
www.ajb.dni.us 
America's Job Bank: A service of the U.S. Department of Labor and various state employment service agencies around the nation

www.cweb.com 
CareerWEB: Database of high-tech related jobs nationally
www.espan.com 
E-Span: A large database of jobs of various types around the nation

Companies
www.pscu.com 
Do a key word search on Puget Sound Computer User directory of
companies and pull up links to employers.

Technical Third-Party Recruiters/Agencies
Affinity www.affinitystaff.com 
Alternative Resources Corp. www.alrc.com 
Best Consulting www.bestnet.com 
CDI Corporation www.cdlcorp.com 
CDC Computer Services, Inc. www.supdes.com/seattle 
Codesic Inc. www.codesic.com 
Comforce www.comforce.com 
ConsultNet www.consultnet.com 
Cotelligent www.cotelligent.com 
DICE www.dice.com 
EDP Contract Services www.edpcs.com 
Excell Data Corporation www.excell.com  
Robert Half Consulting www.rhic.rhalf.com 
Headhunters www.headhunters.com 
Kelly Technical Services www.kellyit.com 
Luna Tech, Inc www.lunatech.com 
Techstaff, Inc. www.csrtech.com 
Volt Technical Services www.volt-nw.com

Salary/wage information
www.thelinkzone.com/career/salary.html
www.jobsmart.org 
www.jobspan.com 
www.statejobs.com/salary.htm 
www.sands.seattle.wa.us/jobsearch 
www.datamasters.com  (also includes cost of living calculator for 399 U.S. cities)

Career information and resources
www.careers.org 
Career Resource Center--Site containing links to multiple area resources, jobs, employers
www.women.com/career 
More career information and resource links
www.advancingwomen.com 
Women's issues, networking and career strategy tips
www.wa.gov/wahome.html 
Home Page Washington--Information regarding many agencies and aspects
of state government
www.metrokc.gov/ohrm 
King County Office of Human Resources--Job listings and employment information for King County government
www.seatimes.com/classified 
Seattle newspaper classified ads
www.washington.edu 
University of Washington Employment: Job listings at UW
www.yahoo.com/business 
Yahoo! --Various sites and search tools for finding information on companies, job search resources.

Resume Writing
www.jobsmart.org/tools/resume/  JobSmart-Excellent job search resources for resumes, hidden job market, salary information.
www.nbew.com  National Business Employment Weekly: From the Publishers of The Wall Street Journal
www.provenresumes.com  Proven Resumes by Regina Pontow (local author)
www.eresume.com  Rebecca Smith's Eresumes & Resources
www.damngood.com  Yana Parker's Damn Good Resume Guide (many samples)

Career transition/exploration
www.wilma.org  Washington Interactive Labor Market Access
www.wois.org  Washington Occupational Information Svstems
www.jobhuntersbible.com   Job Hunters Bible

Computer-related user-groups
User groups are organizations for exchanging assistance and information. If you need advice or want to meet fellow professionals in your field, visit a user group.
Some groups listed in Puget Sound Computer User www.pscu.com:  
www.psnug.org  Puget Sound Netware Users Group
www.aitp-ps.org  Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Information Technology
Professionals (formerly DPMA)

www.astonishinc.com/iics  Seattle Chapter of International Interactive Communications Society
www.scn.org/ip/awc/  Puget Sound Chapter of the Association for Women in Computing
www.wsa1.org   Washington Software Alliance
www.association.org  Seattle Chapter of the Association of Internet Professionals
www.seattlewebgrrls.org  Seattle Webgrrls

 

I found this next group of links in an article in the July 22, 2002 edition of the Christian Science Monitor

Websites help put boss under an ethics microscope

Before a face-to-face interview with a prospective employer, use the Internet to conduct an ethics audit of the company. Any good search engine will find big controversies the company has stumbled into. Then use these sites to dig deeper:

• Business Ethics Magazine (www.business-ethics.com) lists the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2002.

• Business for Social Responsibility (www.bsr.org/Meta/MemberList.cfm) lists many of its members. If your prospective employer is on the list, it means the company is at least interested in exploring ethical issues.

• Calvert Group (www.calvert.com) posts a social index, which profiles companies that have passed its criteria and produce safe, beneficial products with integrity and attention to employees and the environment.

• Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (www.iit.edu/departments/csep) contains hundreds of codes of ethics online. Click on "Codes of Ethics Online" to see if your company is listed.

• Domini 400 Social Index (www.domini.com/dsi400) lists companies that uphold certain social-responsibility standards, including commitment to the environment, employee diversity, charity, and human rights. Of course, no list is perfect. The venerable Domini 400 included Enron at one point.

• Fortune magazine (www.fortune.com/lists/bestcompanies) ranks every year the 100 best companies to work for.

• Working Mother magazine (www.workingwoman.com) ranks the best 100 companies for women who balance career and children.

This page updated

March 30, 2009