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How to Locate Job Information

University Libraries' Web Site

You can access a list of job- and internship- related links from the University Libraries’ Web site - http:/library.albany.edu by clicking on Online Reference and then Career Resources.

Individual Sites

America's Career InfoNet - http://www.acinet.org This U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site offers career and job resources. Sections include career salary and benefits, education and training, job, resume and interview, and workforce services information.

Career Builder - http://www.careerbuilder.com This site allows you to search the help wanted ads from dozens of U.S. newspapers, including The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. It also includes job postings mounted directly on the site. You must fill out a short registration form before accessing job openings at this site.

The Chronicle of Higher Education-Chronicle Careers - http://chronicle.com/jobs/ This site includes job listings from recent issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education. It allows you to search by keyword, location, or type of position. (Searching for jobs from the most recent issue is limited to Chronicle subscribers.)

College Grad .com - http://www.collegegrad.com/ This site’s strength is information on resumes, interviewing, and cover letters. It also provides links to other sources of information for the recent college graduate seeking employment.

Indeed - http://www.indeed.com/  “A search engine for jobs, allowing job seekers to find jobs posted on thousands of company career sites and job boards.”

Higher Ed Jobs http://www.higheredjobs.com/ This is a great site for those looking for careers at universities and colleges all over the United States.  It includes jobs in administration, student life, and academics.

Online Application System for Educators http://www.olasjobs.org/ This site is good for teachers searching for jobs in New York State. It is provided by BOCES and gives the user a way to search for teaching positions in various areas of the state. 

Company Information

Many companies maintain their own Web sites. These can be valuable sources of information, but remember that the information is being provided by the company itself, so it may have a bias.

Business Source Complete Search this database for abstracts and articles in business magazines and scholarly publications for company information. Select it from the Databases section of the Libraries’ Web site.

EDGAR Database - http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml This is a full text database of most of the information that a company must file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is limited to the SEC filings of publicly traded companies.

LexisNexis Academic Search this group of databases for articles in international, national and regional newspapers, as well as business newspapers, magazines and journals. The full-text is provided for all articles. Select it from the Databases section of the LibrariesWeb site.

Occupational Profiles

Occupational Outlook Handbook - http://www.bls.gov/oco/ This provides descriptions of the responsibilities for particular job titles. (Also available in print format) it includes listings of professional organizations that are great resources of information.

Additional Information

For print sources on jobs, see the "Career Planning and the Job Search" handout.

Career Services

Science Library G50   Phone: 518-437-4900 http://www.albany.edu/cdc/ The services that Career Services offers University at Albany students and alumnae include:

-Job vacancy file -Internship information -Reference files
-Resume critiques -On-campus recruitment (for students only)   -Career library

 

 

Career Services offers UA CareerPath, a job and internship database: www.albany.edu/cdc/cdc_registration.htm

Contact Career Services for more details.

Questions?

The Reference Desk can be contacted at the University Library (442-3558),
the Dewey Library (442-3691), or the Science Library  (437-3945).
Brief questions can even be asked electronically. 
Use the Ask a Librarian link on the Libraries’ Web Site: http://library.albany.edu


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