Career Development Center
West Chester University
A good job search strategy utilizes diverse methods. Online sites provide a great starting point for employment, but do not rely on them exclusively! Networking and applying to organizations directly remain among the most effective job search strategies. For assistance with your job search, please call to schedule an appointment or stop by the center in person.
Ram Career Network is the new online, one-stop career portal for WCU students, alumni, and employers. Hundreds of jobs and internships will be posted weekly just for the WCU community; you will also be able to access state-wide and national networks of other jobs, all in one convenient location!
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Employers fax and email job postings to the career center daily, many of which are for part-time, summer, and internship listings. If you are looking for a job in the West Chester community, stop by the office to look at the employment binders. Employment in Walking Distance is a directory of organizations all within walking distance of campus that have hired WCU students for jobs during the school year.
Use this great resource for exploring internships and jobs abroad. Learn about country-specific career information, identify international employers, search and apply for opportunities, and more: Goinglobal
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Job Search Engines
General Job Search Sites - Includes Diversity, Disability, LGBTQ, International links
Arts, Graphic Design
Communications, Public Relations, Media, Advertising
Environmental & "Green"
Government - State, Local, & Federal
Health Sciences, Health Professions, Kinesiology, Sports
Information Technology, Computer Science
Indeed - http://www.indeed.com/
Juju - http://www.juju.com/
Simply Hired - http://www.simplyhired.com/
jobipedia - Career Advice Directly from America's Leading Companies
PA and Regional Resources:
Job Gateway & PA CareerLink - Statewide site for job search assistance
National Resources: (which also have regional and local listings)
The Riley Guide: A Comprehensive META Guide to the Job Search
LinkedIn Jobs for Students & Recent Graduates
CareerBuilder: National listings across diverse industries
Job Central: National listings across diverse industries
Monster: National listings across diverse industries
Campus Career Center: National listings across diverse industries, targeting new college grads
For Individuals with Disabilities:
Gettinghired: Careers and Community for People with Disabilities
HireAbility: Jobs for individuals with disabilities
Job Access: Jobs for individuals with disabilities
Diversity & Inclusion:
Diversity Employers: Jobs with employers committed to diversity
IMDiversity: Where Careers, Opportunities, and Diversity Connect
The Black Collegian Online
Out for Work: A resource for LGBTQA individuals
ProGay Jobs: Jobs for LGBT individuals
HOT SHOTS 2012 - Out for Work Career Advice for LGBTQ Job Seekers
For International Options:
Going Global: Information on employers and job searching for international individuals
Art and Design Career and Employment
Art Job Online
Behance: Creative portfolios, projects, collaborations
CoroFlat: Portfoilos and jobs for creative work
Krop: Creative & tech jobs
Museum Employment Resource Center
American Alliance of Museums
Accounting Jobs Today
Wall Street Jobs (national listings, not just NYC)
I Want Media
PR Week Jobs
PR News Job Center
Opportunities in Public Affairs
PA State Police
Philadelphia Police Department
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Drug Enforcement Administration
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
United States Secret Service
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
Delaware Valley Education Consortium
Academic Employment (national)
Clearances/Background Checks (Act 34, Act 151, FBI)
Chronicle of Higher Education
PA School Board Association (addresses for PA schools)
American Association of Employment in Education (AAEE) - Teacher Job Fair postings
Delaware Valley Independent/Private Schools
Pennsylvania Independent/Private Schools
Teacher Catapult (PA Salaries, vacancies and more!)
Teaching in PA (a list of available openings in PA)
NeighborhoodProfile.com (A great source of information about schools nationally from realtors)
Standard Application, Teaching in PA Public Schools
TIMS - Teacher Information Management System (new 12/9/2011)
Student Teacher Checklist - Helpful Hints of what to do, when to do them and other resources.
EducationDegree.com - Where to begin if you are seeking an Education Degree
Teacher Certification in other states:
Online Application Services for Education:
PAReap - PA Online Applications
PA Educator - PA Online Applications
NJHire - New Jersey Postings
Southern Teachers Agency
School Spring - National Education position posting site
Creative Hot List
Music Jobs USA
Musician’s Resource Directory
My Music Job
Environmental Jobs and Careers
Conservation Job Board
Environmental Career Opportunities
Green Careers Guide
Green Jobs Network
Green Dream Jobs by Sustainable Business
Green Job List – a Yahoo! Group
Think Green Degrees
Bureau of State Employment (PA)
PA State Civil Service
USA Jobs: Official Federal Job & Internship Site
Go Government - Your one-stop shop for how to find and apply for federal government jobs
Opportunities in Public Affairs
Public Service Careers.org
Roll Call Jobs
Health Care Source
Health Jobs USA
Health Career Center
Nursing Career Center
TeamWork Online (Sports jobs)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Gamasutra: Jobs in the computer games industry
Greenlight Jobs: Jobs in the entertainment, video gaming, digital arts and animation industries
Idealist: has nonprofit job listings and hosts career fairs in a number of cities. Sign up for email alerts for nonprofit jobs in your area.
The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University's School of Business:
Opportunity Knocks: has listings of nonprofit jobs, a Nonprofit Wage and Benefit Report, a place to post your resume, helpful articles, and a list of job fairs around the country.
Dotorgjobs: Part of OnPhilanthropy, an industry newsletter by published by CauseWired Communications. The job listings are free to job seekers.
Nonprofit Oyster: Offers nonprofit Employers and mission-focused Candidates a place to find each other.
The Nonprofit Times: Listings of nonprofit jobs at the leading newspaper serving the nonprofit world. Has a salary survey, and a list of top nonprofits. Advice and assistance from a career service center.
NonProfit Jobs.Org: Run by ExecSearches which recruits for fundraising, mid-level and executive professionals in the non-profit, education, healthcare and government sectors.
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network: a networking organization for the younger generation of nonprofit leaders. There are 34 chapters across the country with some 30,000 members.
Future Leaders in Philanthropy: is a special project of Changing Our World, Inc., one of the country’s leading international consulting firms, providing individualized solutions in all areas of fundraising and philanthropy. A great networking and information resource.
Philanthropy Careers: A part of the Chronicle of Philanthropy website. Lots of listings of nonprofit jobs, particularly in fundraising.
Council on Foundations: Advertises nonprofit jobs in foundations.
Philanthropy Journal: Entry-level to senior nonprofit jobs in fundraising, nonprofit communication, management, and leadership.
American Jewish World Service
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Math for America
NYC Teaching Fellows
Teach for America
New Scientist Jobs
AG Careers.com (Agriculture industry)
American Mathematical Society
Chester County Department of Children, Youth & Families
Human Services Career Network
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services