Q. Is there a database for employment searches?

Answer

Searching for employment can be time-consuming and tricky, in part because there is no one place that aggregates all currently available job openings. When planning your job search, here are some places to consider:

  1. Company/organization/institution website. Employers will post job openings on their site or offer an option to contact them to learn about current and upcoming positions, for example

  2. Professional association websites will often have a job board listing jobs in the profession, for example

  3. Field-specific job sites like Dice (technology professionals) or Musical America Worldwide (performing arts)

  4. Openings in government (USAJOBS) and associations (for example, Association Careers HQ)

  5. General job listing sites like careerbuilder.com, idealist.org, and craigslist.com. Most free job listing sites like this do not vett employers, so make sure to research the employer before proceeding. There are a lot of scams online. Be wary of jobs that seem too good to be true.

A handful of other pages with particularly good info and lists of online job boards is listed below.

Good luck!

  • Last Updated Jul 18, 2017
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  • Answered By Teal Smith

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