Job Sources

www.careersingovernment.com
A job listing and search engine exclusively for those in government, education, and public sector positions.

www.headhunter.com
Headhunter offers free recruitment. The site specializes in connecting high-level, highly experienced professionals with their ideal career opportunity. This website offers a job search experience with exclusive positions and competitive data reports in an ad-free environment.

www.monster.com
Monster is one of the more commonly known job search engines for both recruiters and those seeking employment, but this site also offers help in regard to interviews and résumés. Job seekers can post questions to be answered by others on the site, and applicants can submit their résumés to a database that employers can study or search via keyword at any time. This site uses online advertising, giving employers a chance to advertise their company to prospective employees.

www.nationjob.com
NationJob provides specialized features that are especially helpful when seeking applicants with particular qualifications. The most exceptional application is the Personalized Job Scout (or P.J. Scout, your friendly cowboy-style guide). P.J. Scout asks applicants to input any information, in addition to résumés, they would like an employer to know. Location preferences, education, and salary requirements can be entered into a database that employers then search by keyword. This feature allows employers to pinpoint only the applicants with specific requirements and expectations. P.J. Scout, and the available mini-Webpages and links, offers both prospective employees and employers a close look at each other without formal introductions.

http://www.careerbuilder.com
Career builder offers an easy-to-use search engine for those seeking employment. The site makes it easy to narrow down job searches to more specific findings. This site also offers job recommendations based on what an individual’s résumé states. There are also résumé writing services, interview tips, and many other helpful hints for eager job applicants.

www.collegegrad.com
Job source Web site collegegrad.com offers general information on many professions. Variables of the professions are listed in alphabetical order and described in categories such as nature of the work, working conditions, training and other qualifications, job outlook, earnings, and others. These reviews can be helpful to recent college grads with little experience looking to begin their career.  The Web site also posts up-to-date lists of the top entry-level employers, plus other studies and surveys of that nature.

www.careerperfect.com
Career Perfect prides itself on high quality résumé help. This job-seekers’ website does charge for many of its services, but there is also plenty of free advice. These services can be tailored to fit professional s in any stage of their career. This site also discusses a number of frequently asked questions about the interview process.

www.quintcareers.com
Quintessential Careers has been “empowering job-seekers since 1996.” There are many resources to examine on this Web site, along with frequently asked questions during an interview. This Web site offers aid and job-search methods to students, job seekers, and those changing careers.

www.wetfeet.com
The mission at Wet Feet is to equip job seekers with the advice, research, and inspiration one needs to plan and achieve a successful career.  The main objective of Wet Feet is to cut down on the time job seekers spend doing job research by doing some of the work for them. This website tries to make job searching as painless as possible. There is also ample advice on how to face an interview, along with additional expert insight.
Other Relevant Sites for Job Sources

www.careerpath.com

www.employmentspot.com

www.rileyguid.com

Note:  Social media can also be a useful tool for both recruiters and applicants. LinkedIn in particular is a business oriented social media site that aids in networking and recruitment opportunities.

Online Salary Survey

www.jobstar.org
The Salary Survey section of this website contains more than 300 surveys.

Federal Statistics

www.fedstats.gov
This site is maintained by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy to provide easy access to the more than 70 agencies in the U.S. federal government that produce statistics of interest to the public. This site contains an alphabetical listing of all topics, a search function, a site map, fast facts, and a feedback section. More than 250 topics include statistical agencies, banking, debt measures, Consumer Price Indexes, country profiles, earnings, economy, employee benefits, projections, water quality, flow of funds accounts, income barometers, unemployment, population, tax returns, and medical care.

 Small Town Economic Development

www.natat.org
The site is shared by the National Center for Small Communities and the National Association of Towns and Townships. It contains links to governmental information sources and rural development organizations. These organizations provide America’s smaller communities, towns and townships, and other suburban and rural localities a strong voice in Washington, D.C.

www.planning.org
This site is run by the American Planning Association (APA), posts jobs, news feeds, and events. APA is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities.

www.aspeninstitute.org
The Aspen Institute Rural Economic Policy Program strives to foster values-based leadership and encourage individuals to reflect on the ideals that define a good society.  This website allows viewing of the Aspen Institute’s annual report, along with their leadership programs, events, and seminars.

http://www.abcdinstitute.org/
Asset-Based Community Development Institute is run by Northwestern University and offers community development based research, networks, publications, discussion groups, and much more.

http://www.cfra.org/
The mission of the Center for Rural Affairs is to establish strong rural communities, social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and genuine opportunity for all while engaging people in decisions that affect the quality of their lives and the future of their communities. On this website, one can find the group’s newsletter, relevant legislation, and vast amounts of information.

www.com-dev.org
Commonwealth & Development is an international non-governmental organization that works to promote the Commonwealth values and give individuals and organizations the skills, confidence, and avenues to create a better future for themselves and their communities. This website offers minimal information on the organization’s cause.

www.cfed.org
The Corporation for Enterprise Development works at the local, state, and federal levels to create economic opportunity that alleviates poverty. This extensive website offers information on events, publications, policy information, and much more.

http://www.heartlandcenter.info/
The Heartland Center for Leadership Development works toward developing local leadership that responds to the challenges of the future.  This website can be used as a tool to examine the organization’s projects, newsletters, and relevant publications.

www.naco.org
This website for the National Association of Counties (NaCo) offers a wealth of information on topics that affect counties across the United States.

www.nado.org
The website for the National Association of Development Organizations provides information on training and education, advocacy and awareness, and its mission. The site offers help for those looking to increase the economic competitiveness in their community.

www.narc.org
Serving as an additional voice for regionalism, the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) offers a great deal of information on its webpage. One can find NARC’s regional councils, get in touch with government affairs, read about upcoming events, utilize the organization’s resource center, and look through job postings.

http://www.preservationnation.org/
The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s website renders its work to preserve America’s historic places. There are links to see what preservations have taken place in specific regions, ways to take action, and updates on recently preserved entities.  The Web site also provides information on membership.

http://www.nreca.coop
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is a national service organization dedicated to representing the national interests of cooperative electric utilities and the consumers they serve. The organization’s website provides a great deal of relevant information.

www.rmi.org
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Institute Economic Renewal Programs is to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources.