selected by Kathy Wheeler, Electronic Services/Reference Librarian

For guides to printed information on these topics, see Career Information and Job Hunting.

Information Resources

Insight Into Diversity: Formerly Affirmative Action Register
America's Career InfoNet: wages & employment trends, occupational requirements.
Career Guide to Industries: searchable online guide to careers in certain industries. From the U.S. government.
Dictionary of Occupational Titles Index. Revised 4th ed. provides information on pension and benefit plans.
HR Live: includes weekly layoff reports
JobHunt: On-Line Job Meta-List
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Searchable online version of the federal government's job descriptions and projections.
Occupational Outlook Quarterly: full-text
O*Net Online: explore occupations, find the skills needed for a job and see related occupations.
The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet
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Job Banks -- General

Alabama JobLink: State of Alabama site.
Alabama State Employment Service: from the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations. 
America's Job Bank: Mostly full-time jobs in the private sector. National listings with positions representing all types of work.
Best Jobs U.S.A.
Career Center: Emory University's Career Center page with links to other job sites.
Chronicle of Higher Education Job Listings
College Grad Job Hunter: has information on interviews and negotiations. choose Post Your Resume to easily create and post an online resume. Searchable database of jobs from companies actively recruiting minority employees. The site also has areas targeted toward different minority groups with articles of interest to members of that group.
Internet Career Connection: includes an international employment service.
Job Search Assistant: available only to currently enrolled USA students. post your resume and view jobs both in the U.S. and internationally.
JobWeb: The National Association of Colleges and Employers page for career information.
Mobile Works: Mobile, AL, jobs.
NationJob Online Job Database: Searchable. You can also sign up to have the Personal Job Scout continue looking for jobs if you have an e-mail address. 
USA Career Services: the University's career center.
USAJOBS : Federal government job openings.  to top of page

Job Banks -- Specialized

Chronicle of Higher Education Job Listings provides statistics on how many times your resume has been viewed. submit your resume. Also contains career resources. also provides links to engineering tools and references.
Federal includes information on government pay scales and explains how to apply for government jobs. jobs at the kindergarten, elementary school, junior high, high school or vocational school level.
Library Job Postings on the Internet to top of page

Resources for Minorities and Women

Insight Into Diversity: Formerly Affirmative Action Register
Black Collegian Online: includes articles for job seekers and open positions can also be searched.
Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal Job Search
Black Voices
Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology: includes an online magazine.
Glass Ceiling Commission: Contains information on the Glass Ceiling Commission and the commission's reports and press releases. provides job listings in a variety of fields, including accounting, engineering, education and telecommunications. Searchable database of jobs from companies actively recruiting minority employees. The site also has areas targeted toward different minority groups with articles of interest to members of that group. to top of page

Business/Resume Writing and Interviewing

200 Cover Letter Examples: menu divides the types of cover letters into categories.
Academic Cover Letters: for those applying for faculty positions.
Business Writing Resources: This is part of Purdue University's Online Writing Lab. The handouts cover resumes, acceptance letters, thank you notes, cover letters and personal statements.
Cover Letter Resources
DamnGood Resume: tips on resumes and on interview questions.
eResumes and Resources: A tutorial on writing resumes for the electronic environment.
How to Succeed in a Job Interview
How to Write a Great Letter: cover letter advice.
Interviewing Tips
Preparing a Resume: From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Writing Center.
Resume Tutor: interactive workbook
Ten Tips for Technical Resumes to top of page

Wages and Salaries

Alabama Labor Market Information: includes wage survey and occupational statistics.
BestPlaces: wage calculator
Careerjournal: from the Wall Street Journal and National Business Employment Weekly; salary tables, profiles and a calculator.
JobStar Salary Surveys: Links to surveys of salaries for new graduates.
Occupational and Employment Wage Estimates: from the U.S. government.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: online edition of the government's guide to careers.
Salary Calculator: compare the wages you would need to make in various United States cities. find the average salary for a particular profession in a specific area. Also salary advice.
Society for Human Resource Management: links for benefits
State Occupational Employment &Wage Estimates: from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; all 50 states plus Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
WageWeb to top of page