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The websites listed below will help you with just about every career concern ranging from choosing your major, preparing for an interview, and job search!

The Top 75 Websites for Your Career Brought to you by Forbes –their full list of the top 75 websites compiled of nominated sites deserving special recognition. This site proves useful to all—traditional employees, Federal workers, work-from-home professionals, entrepreneurs, college students, and retirees.

General Links

Explore college majors and careers; search for positions through websites related to your major

  • Riley Guide - Use the "A to Z index" to research any major or career topic!
  • Major to Career - One of the best for ALL MAJORS! Websites are arranged by college major. Discover applicable job titles, job and internship links, and industry information links.
  • HowToBecome - Full of plenty of tips and guides on how to become... anything! It's a great resource and starting-off point for people unsure of how to get into a certain career.
  • SaiCareers - Articles, tools, resources, samples and cutting-edge job search strategies.
  • What Can I Do with This Major? - Connect ALL MAJORS with careers. For each major that interests you, choose "either the PDF or HTML version" to find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Choose "Links" to find a list of websites that provide information about listed majors and related careers (Brought to you by Bucknell University).
  • Major Resource Kit - ANOTHER great directory site FOR ALL MAJORS link academic majors to career alternatives by providing information on career paths, sample job titles
  • FORTUNE - 100 Best Companies to Work For 2013
  • College Grad - Top Entry Level Employers of 2011
  • Better Business Bureau - Check out a business for complaints, accreditation and other issues
  • Adecco - Most Admired Companies of 2013 by Millennials Age 18-24
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • OneWire - Find the right job in finance now
  • FinAid - The smart student guide to financial aid

Search Engines

  • Job Site Reviews
  • Indeed One search. All Jobs.
  • Simply Hired - Search jobs from company sites, job boards and the web; 8,014,040 jobs and counting... Start your job search now
  • LinkUp - LinkUp is a job search engine that searches for jobs on company websites.
  • TweetMyJobs - TweetMyJobs (@tweetmyjobs) is the largest Twitter job board. It includes 6,500+ vertical job channels segmented by geography, job type, and industry.
  • Job Search iPhone Apps There IS an “app” for that.
  • Pennsylvania Education Guide Explore your distance education options, and search through a comprehensive database of accredited colleges and universities in Pennsylvania with online offerings.

Top 5 Best Job Sites for Students

  • College Top Talent - College Top Talent was born out of adversity to solve the ever-growing problem of getting well-educated, talented college students and graduates internships and jobs. Get a foot in the door with the guarantee your resume and profile will be viewed. Bring your paper resume to life by demonstrating your personality through a 500-character personal pitch and video. Spend the time to produce a one-minute video, and we'll feature you on Crain's Business
  • YouTern - Savvy internship and job advice PLUS job search and Internship search engines. One stop job shopping!
  • glassdoor - AWESOME! Search jobs from over 20,000 job sites, newspapers and company career pages
  • Internships.com - 75,008 internship positions from 35,635 companies located in 6,641 cities across all 50 states…and growing!
  • CareerRookie - Internships, part-time jobs and entry-level careers
  • CollegeRecruiter.com - The mission of CollegeRecruiter.com is to be the premiere information source for college students, grads and recent graduates who are seeking employment, continuing education and business opportunities
  • InternQube - This website which serves as a resource hub to help students develop professional, or so-called soft, skills for the workplace

Salary Information

PA State Government -- Jobs and Special Services

Lehigh Valley/Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Job Opportunities

Education Majors

Federal Government

  • nextavenue - 5 Tips for Getting a Government Job
  • gogovernment - one-stop shop for how to find and apply for federal government jobs.
  • USAJOBS - Your career in the Federal Government starts here! We offer valuable job experience, training opportunities, excellent benefits, and opportunity for advancement. Whether you are student in high school, college, or graduate school seeking work experience or you are about to graduate and begin your career, consider Federal service!
  • Federal Government Job Search - Search all the Federal Government Jobs for Free. Job Search by keyword, Agency, Job Category, and Zip code.
  • about.com - How to Find a Federal Government Job.
  • about.com - How to Apply How to Apply for a Federal Government Job There are a variety of ways to apply for a government job. In all cases, the first step is to review current openings. Then decide which jobs you are interested in and follow the instructions stated from the above link on how to apply.
  • about.com - US Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • about.com - FBI Jobs
  • about.com - Foreign Service Exam
  • about.com - IRS
  • about.com - Post Office Jobs: USPS Employment Opportunities
  • about.com - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Jobs
  • usa.gov - US Government Departments and Agencies
  • careersingovernment.com/

Green Jobs

  • GreenCareersGuide.com - #1 green careers website on Google. We have the most comprehensive database of articles on green jobs. Whatever your stage of life, we have you covered. Green careers, green training, and green entrepreneurship articles are only a small part of our exhaustive green career site.
  • Greenpeace Greenpeace is the largest independent direct-action environmental organization in the world
  • GREEN JOBS Thanks to the increasing popularity of all things sustainable, green collar jobs are some of the fastest growing careers in the work place.
  • GreenLocalJobs.com Philadelphia New York
  • Learn How to Become Green in-depth guide to careers and degree programs in the "green" sector.
  • myfootpath.com - 10 Green Jobs to Jump Start Your Green Career
  • Idealist.org
  • O*Net Resource Center
  • Green Job Bank - The Green Job Bank is a job search engine that indexes green jobs from green job boards, general job boards, and green employers websites.
  • GreenJobEngine.com - Green Job Engine enable job seekers to search the more than 50 job boards that focus on green jobs with just a couple of clicks.

International Jobs and Student/Study Abroad Resources

If considering international employment through organized programs, be sure to take stock of all of your options. Compare costs and services offered through each program. Some organizations to consider then thinking about work abroad programs are found below.

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
  • The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
  • Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
  • Devex.com international aid & development jobs
  • Desiopt is the marketplace that brings Optional Practical Training (OPT), Curricular Practical Training (CPT) candidates to the potential employers who are looking for fresh talent.
  • Monster.com's Global Etiquette Guides: Resources for international employment etiquette from Monster's Global Etiquette Guide.
  • GoingGlobal: Going Global is the ultimate international job seeker's guide! Updated continually, this massive research tool contains more than 10,000 resources for finding employment at home and abroad.
  • IES ABROAD offers more than 100 study abroad programs worldwide for college students
  • AIPT: (Association for International Practical Training) offers several training and cultural exchange experiences Placement is related to the applicant's ability to create a reciprocal position in the US for a student coming from abroad.
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation: This organization offers paid long and short-term positions within private industry and technical universities in chemistry, computer science, forestry, horticulture and engineering; usually available in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
  • BUNAC: Offers work/travel programs to Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada
  • CDS International 1) Knowledge of German language skills and US Citizenship is required. 2) Intensive language training in Germany is involved, followed by an internship with a German company. 3) Applicants should have at least one year of experience in the desired field of placement. 4) Provides a work permit, orientation upon arrival, and help finding a job and housing
  • GVI's Careers Abroad This site offers links to jobs as well as field work. 1) Fieldwork applications require a 10 week GVI expedition to apply 2) Opportunities range from outdoor expeditions to research experiences and teaching English as a foreign language.
  • InterExchange: Dedicated to promoting international understanding though affordable intercultural and educational work/training programs
  • Indeed: Search for jobs in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
  • Windsor Mountain International This experiential learning center offers a range of summer and residential travel programs. Both jobs and internships are available. Applicants must be 22 years of age, have experience working with teenagers and skills and knowledge in specific program areas. Room, board and salary are provided.
  • YMCA International Camp Counselor: Summer camp counselor positions are available in 24 countries.
  • Greenpeace The Greenpeace Semester offers two training programs throughout the year: a twelve-week semester program in the spring and fall, and two separate five-week programs held in the summer. Both aim to train college students in the skills necessary to making a difference back in their communities.

Medical/Healthcare

National and International Non-Profits

Whether you’re feeling burnt out from years of grueling study, discouraged by the current job market, or want to make a difference to society--consider volunteering. You’re young, you’re able, you’re independent, you’re smart, you’re compassionate, and the world really does need you. Learn about 5 organizations that are placing college grads in communities around the world, in the hopes of making a change for the better. (There are jobs to be found in non-profits as well…someone makes them work)

  • Teach For America places the country’s brightest minds (recent college grads) in low-performing school districts, with the goal of raising test scores and closing the vast education gap that exists in America today. In our country, where a person is born has a direct impact on their educational success. By sending the smartest of the smart into struggling schools to teach all subjects and all grades, Teach For America aims to close that educational gap and give every student the chance he or she deserves. A teaching degree is not a requirement for this program, but intelligence and determination absolutely are.
  • Habitat For Humanity builds homes for families that wouldn’t otherwise have one. The organization recruits volunteers to work with members of the community in an effort to build shelter for impoverished people. While the work may sound difficult, it is doable and the rewards far outweigh the taxing physical labor. Habitat For Humanity works around the globe building homes in over five different continents. However, in the United States, many people are able to volunteer locally in local and neighboring towns. Unlike other non-profits that may require a 2-year contract, a Habitat home can be built in a week.
  • Peace Corps sends volunteers all over the globe to give poor communities the tools they need to thrive. Volunteers aid communities in six different areas, including education, youth and community development, health, business and information, communications technology, agriculture, and the environment. The decision to join the Peace Corps is a big one. The commitment spans over 27 months and the work is not easy, but what the website states as a “life-defining leadership experience” is probably well worth a little stress.
  • Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms employs volunteers to work on organic farms in order to practice the sustainability that is necessary for the continued survival of our food supply. No agricultural experience is necessary to join, volunteers only need to have the desire to learn and the desire to help. The experience is described by the website as an “exchange of education and culture”. Spending time learning to farm organically is definitely a departure from the life of a normal college student. The change of pace and substance that this opportunity brings will not only help others, but will help you as well.
  • United Planet takes volunteers to over 40 countries around the world and helps communities achieve unity and peace with each other. United Planet focuses on diplomacy in an effort to improve relations between varying cultures and populations. Volunteers can choose between a long-term commitment and a short-term commitment, making United Planet a flexible choice for an in-flux post-grad. The organization is relatively new, but has been hugely successful and well received.
  • Encore.org is the most comprehensive site for anyone interested in starting an encore career. Its Job Listings page includes a link to Encore Career Finder, a service that “scours more than 5 million listings for encore-friendly jobs” and lets you search by field and location. You’ll also find links to other nonprofit job boards, plus helpful videos and articles about searching for nonprofit work.
  • Idealist.org is a nonprofit clearinghouse. Its robust jobs board recently featured roughly 10,000 jobs as well as a database of nearly 80,000 nonprofits. The Idealist Volunteer Resource Center can clue you into places where you can lend a hand, albeit an unpaid one. Keep in mind: volunteering can sometimes lead to a paid nonprofit position.
  • 5 Questions When Looking for a Nonprofit Job
  • The Bridgespan Group runs the online Nonprofit Jobs Center, which now has about 350 positions. That includes paid part-time and full-time jobs, plus unpaid board of director openings. Bridgespan also has excellent publications and tools for those interested in nonprofit leadership positions.
  • Commongood Careers is a search firm that places managers into nonprofit organizations. In the Find a Job part of the site, you can apply for positions its clients need to fill. For instance, Greenpeace recently listed openings for a grassroots director and a director of online strategy, both in either San Francisco or Washington, D.C.
  • The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy. 
  • The NonProfit Times is the trade publication for nonprofit managers. Its website houses the NonProfit Job Career Center, where you can search by keyword, field, location, salary, level (entry, experienced or internship) and required education. This website is also an excellent place to keep up with news in the nonprofit world, including stories about who’s hiring and who’s laying off employees.
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the chief news source for the philanthropy world. Its Jobs page currently shows about 1,000 fundraising, executive, programming and administrative positions.
  • You might want to peruse the site's New to the Nonprofit World section -- it's filled with news and expert advice for people who don't have a nonprofit background.

Veterans Resources

If you are a veteran looking for an applications status, you can check your status, online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week by going to www.gibill.va.gov.

  • Top 20 Jobs for Veterans in 2013
  • DiversityInc - DiversityInc is the leading source of information on diversity management
  • Veterans Resources Co
  • Veterans Hiring Veterans
  • TweetMyJOBS for Veterans - TweetMyJobs for veterans helps connect veterans to jobs through specific veteran job channels on Twitter in every state and major metropolitan area in the United States.
  • G.I. Jobs MilitaryFriendly®. This list ranks the best military friendly employers in order from 1 to 100
  • Bradley-Morris, Inc - As a veteran pursuing higher education, your experience makes you the type of candidate today's top companies want to hire. Bradley-Morris, Inc. can arrange interviews with top-tier companies looking for employees with your leadership experience and qualifications much faster than you may
  • HelmetstoHardhats - transition from active duty to a career in construction industry
  • VetJobs - is available to assist ALL members of "The United States Military Family". This includes Officer and Enlisted, Active Duty, Transitioning Military, Reservists, Veterans, Retirees, of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, National Guard, Navy, NOAA and Public Health Service along with Trailing Spouses, Eligible Former Spouses, Widows, Widowers and Dependents and DOD civilians.
  • Veterans Talent Index - Insights and Analysis from Veteran Professionals, Recruiters and Hiring Managers
  • Resumebear - helping veterans entering the workforce
  • VeteransGreenJobs - Veterans Green Jobs’ Mission to engage, transition and connect military veterans with meaningful employment opportunities that serve our communities and environment.
  • PayScale - Veterans Move into Technology Jobs [infographic]
  • DiversityInc Top 10 companies for veterans
  • New military careers video explains jobs for veterans at Accenture

Minority/Diversity/Disabilies and Other Special Populations

  • DiversityInc Top 50 Companies 2013
  • DiversityBusiness.com - DiversityBusiness.com is a membership-based resource for small businesses and large organizational buyers to facilitate contracts and communication streamline business processes and provide business news and information.
  • thediversitynetwork.com - The Diversity Network provides recruitment solutions and consulting services to organizations who wish to strengthen their workforce through expanding their commitment to diversity at all levels of their organization.
  • Equal Opportunity Publications - This site provides links to career magazines designed for members of minority groups, women, and people with disabilities. EOP provides links for underrepresented job seekers to employers eager to recruit a diversified workforce.
  • HireDiversity.com - Candidates may post resumes here for government and industry jobs.
  • IM Diversity - Listing of jobs, categories subdivided: African-American village, Asian-American village, Hispanic-American village, Native-American village, woman's village, minorities' global village.
  • WorkplaceDiversity.com - Workplace Diversity.com is a job search website that enables experienced diversity talent to find positions at companies that support diversity. The website also provides information and resources to facilitate the process of attaining career goals.
  • MastersDegreeOnline.org/International-Students-Guide
  • Diversity Careers
  • Be An Actuary scholarship and internship resource for minority students wishing to enter the field of Actuary Science.
  • Inroads An organization dedicated to advancing underrepresented minorities in corporate settings through internships.

Disability

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  • Equal Opportunity Publications - This site provides links to career magazines designed for members of minority groups, women, and people with disabilities. EOP provides links for underrepresented job seekers to employers eager to recruit a diversified workforce.
  • The DiversityInc - Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities
  • Job Search with a Disability - Search for Jobs with a Disability
  • The National Business and Disability Council - A leading resource on all issues related to the successful employment of persons with disabilities in the American workforce. This site includes a free resume database.
  • Able to Work - Consortium is dedicated to increasing the employment of people with disabilities through a coordinated effort of North America's largest employers.
  • National Federation of the Blind - These pages will provide you with useful and factual information about blindness; general information as well as links to organizations of the blind, those organizations for the blind that work with us, some of the companies that provide equipment we use, and other resources.
  • ACB Job Connection - Job listings posted by the American Council for the Blind.
  • Accessible Employment - Non-profit career center designed to match differently-abled job candidates with corporate jobs.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Key terms and provisions of the ADA and reasonable accommodation information.
  • Entry Point - ENTRY POINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering Outstanding Internship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business.
  • Job Accommodation Network - Free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and educating callers about self-employment options.
  • RecruitABILITY - Register to post your resume and search jobs posted by employers proactively seeking candidates with disabilities.
  • GettingHired.com - National employment and social networking portal that connects job seekers with disabilities with employers.
  • The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Blacks
  • Black Career Woman - National organization headquartered in Cincinnati, OH founded in 1977 for black African-American woman.
  • Black Voices - Search by field of interest or enter key words for desired openings.
  • MELDI (brought to you by University of Michigan)
  • The Black Collegian Online - The archived website for the now defunct publication The Black Collegian includes archived articles addressing pertinent issues for minority students in the job market or graduate school and a shared job searching database with the Diversity Employers website.
  • Colorbars Network - A professional and social network established to support the advancement of all people of color working in media, entertainment and communication. The network hosts a variety of networking events, panel discussions, informational lectures and mentoring programs.
  • Diversity Employers - The successor website to The Black Collegian. The website hosts a job search database and provides links to articles from the Diversity Employers magazine.
  • Diversity Working - A job search database where employers interested creating diverse workforces can post job openings.
  • I Am Empowered - Powered by the National Urban League, this organization provides a job searching database and information on a variety of initiatives meant to empower minorities economically.
  • Minority MBAs - A website specifically geared towards minority MBA students. In addition to information about MBA careers, the website provides a job board.
  • Workplace Diversity - A job posting database with specific information sites for individual minority groups.
  • Black Enterprise - A leading magazine for black business professionals; it offers articles on a variety of issues, including personal finance and career guidance.
  • Black E.O.E. Journal - The online page for the magazine that features information on job opportunities, and articles and information on education and careers.
  • The Black Perspective - An online magazine with articles and resources about careers and a variety of professional fields for the black professional.
  • Diversity Inc - A website with a variety of articles for job seekers with questions about the job search.
  • Diversity Web Resources and articles for minority students in higher education.
  • Monster Diversity Resources - A listing of articles that highlights possible situations for minorities on the job hunt.
  • The Network Journal - A magazine featuring articles specially tailored to black professionals and small businesses.
  • General Motors Minority Engineering and Science Scholarship - click on "Scholarships" A General Motors scholarship for minority students currently enrolled in engineering and science programs “of interest to General Motors.
  • United Negro College Fund - The website for the UNCF, which provides information on its numerous scholarship programs, paid internships—many with Fortune 500 companies—and fellowships.
  • American Association of Blacks in Energy - In addition to promoting African Americans in the field of energy, the Association’s website provides a job database, scholarships for students entering the field and a career center.
  • Association of Black Psychologists - The website features articles from its Journal of Black Psychology, as well as resources for students interested in research and internship opportunities. The association also sponsors scholarships for black students in the field of psychology.
  • Black Career Women - A job resource for African American women interested in career resources; also provides a job database.
  • Black School Educators - A national organization that provides educators a forum to post their resume in, as well as a job database featuring listings in the field.
  • Diversity in Health Management - An organization that provides internships, scholarships and a Summer Enrichment Program for students interested in the field.
  • National Association of African American Human Resources Professionals - An online organization that provides a job database and a resume posting forum.
  • National Association of Black Accountants - The association sponsors scholarships for black students, as well as a Career Center to aid those searching for jobs in the accounting field.
  • National Association of Blacks in Government - The association provides a job board and sponsors the “Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy” for students interested in developing their leadership resources.
  • National Bar Association - The association of African Americans in the legal field that provides mentoring opportunities for future lawyers as well as a career center for those searching for jobs.
  • National Black MBA Association - A resource for MBA students that provides information on educational opportunities as well as a job search database for those in the field.