Resources for Job Searching
CareerShift (http://chc.careershift.com) : Chestnut Hill College is committed to bringing you the best resources available to help you in your job search. CareerShift offers the most comprehensive online resource, designed to support the # 1 request of job seekers: an easy to use web site to conduct and organize their job search. CareerShift’s set of tools and applications provide a very unique opportunity to job hunters. While other web services provides bits and pieces of the job hunt process, only CareerShift provides an easy-to-use approach for bringing all these parts together to crack the “hidden job market” and for managing the job hunt all in one place.
Chestnut Hill College, along with career centers of the eight member schools of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE), participates in an online job resource called College Central. This resource can be used to create, post, edit, and forward your resume at no cost. Please click on the image to the right to access College Central.
U.S. Department of Labor O*Net Occupational Information Network provides occupational information for the Nation. The database is a flexible, skills-based system that describes job requirements and worker attributes. Team O*Net designed a set of self-directed career exploration and assessment tools to help you consider career options, prepare for work, and make career transitions. They include an Interest Profiler, a Work Importance Profiler, and an Ability Profiler. They will allow users to relate their interests, work values, and abilities to specific occupations.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook. A nationally recognized source of career information, this site provides valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The U.S. Department of Labor updates this Web site regularly and is packed with helpful info on skills, pay, working conditions, training and education, projected growth, related jobs, and much more. You have three ways to find career information on this site: 1) search by specific occupation; 2) search multiple occupations using cluster buttons; 3) search alphabetical listings.
Job Shadow (http://www.jobshadow.com) Here at Job Shadow you can read real interviews from people as they talk about the jobs they do and the careers they have. If you’re career hunting, trying to find out what career is right for you, don’t like your current job, want to career mentor and help others, or just plain curious you can read about and explore the different career options and shadow people's jobs online. Click on the 'career hunting' link to the right to get started if you're looking to find motivation, career information, and a job you'll love.
NaceLink. As a member institution of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, students and alums of Chestnut Hill College can access over 1,000 jobs per month on this site. Register as a first time user and create your profile by going here. When returning to NaceLink, you will again need to enter through this Web site.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers offers the most accurate compensation data available. Click here to access the NACE Salary Calculator Center.
Cost of Living Calculator (http://www.nerdwallet.com/cost-of-living-calculator/) Students can critically evaluate how far their money will go when considering internship or job opportunities in different cities. Additionally, the Cost of Living Index allows students to tailor their comparisons based on demographics (i.e. student or recent graduate) and gives them relatable and easy points of references such as the price of a cup of coffee or a movie ticket as well as essential living costs like rent, transportation and healthcare.
Job Choices: Now available from NACE—Job Choices in digital format! Get resume and interview tips, links to employer websites, and more! Click here for the Standard edition, and here for the Diversity edition.
Opportunity Knocks. View career opportunities in the non-profit sector by city, state, organization, or position type.
Idealist.org, a division of Action Without Borders, is the most comprehensive directory of non-profit and volunteering resources on the Web. This site links several hundred thousand nonprofit job seekers with information from over 40,000 organizations in 165 countries.
JobPostings. America's Student Job Site... Pick up your FREE copy of Jobpostings Magazine at your Career Center.
PAREAP. Target: Teachers seeking positions. This website allows prospective teachers, administrators or non-certified professionals to complete a single online application at no cost and send it to any or all participating school districts in Pennsylvania and across the nation.
www.teachinginpa.com: This site covers the teaching vacancies from over 450 public school districts within the state of Pennsylvania.
http://www.teachphiladelphia.com/: Teach Philadelphia is a service for teachers and independent schools in Philadelphia. Our goal is to make the application and hiring processes as easy as possible for all parties. Teach Philadelphia was conceived by members of the Philadelphia Area Independent School Business Officer’s Association to help address the hiring needs of some of its member schools.
http://www.teachercatapult.com/: Teacher Catapult is your best resource for finding Pennsylvania teaching job openings and salary information!
Pennsylvania School Boards Association's website provides information and resources to support local school districts and provides links to national and other state associations.
Cultural Alliance Job Bank (Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance)
Target: Job seekers interested in culturally-related careers. This Web site offers employment opportunities in the arts and cultural communities. It offers job listings that include: Senior Level Positions, Development, Public Relations, Communications and Marketing, Education, Curatorial, Administration and Volunteer (Internship) opportunities.working together to improve and promote the advertising and communications industry.
College Grad Job Hunter. The largest, open access job search site dedicated to college students and recent grads, providing immediate access to job postings, employer databases and information on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, offer negotiation and more!
JobCentral. The internet's first employer-owned job board and employment website. The DirectEmployers Association provides more than 310,000 job listings with 25,000 employers nationwide.
Philly Ad Club – Chestnut Hill College is a member of this non-profit organization which is a community of influential advertising, marketing and media professionals working together to improve and promote the advertising and communications industry.
The Federal Government needs new talent, new energy, and new creativity to do the work of the 21st century.
USAJobs provides worldwide job vacancy information updated each day from a database of more than 17,000 exciting public service job opportunities. Apply for Federal positions that can give you the chance to provide public service and make a difference in the lives of the American public.
Studentjobs is your one stop for information to find a job within the Federal Government. Whether you're in high school, college, or graduate school, you are eligible for a variety of special opportunities for students. Learn about co-ops, internships, summer employment, volunteer opportunities, and plenty of part-time jobs.
PA State Civil Service Commission provides an online application process, answers to questions about the civil service process, and contains a downloadable guide, "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Employment Opportunities for College Graduates".
PhilaJobs. Philadelphia's Personnel Department works in partnership with City departments, agencies, boards, and commissions to attract and maintain a competitive and diverse workforce. Web site provides an overview of available jobs, job descriptions, and compensation information.
Resources Available in the Office of Career Development: In our Career Library, you will find numerous resources to help select a career and potential employer, and how to represent yourself well in the job search. Books and audiovisual materials may be borrowed by current students and alums, and topics include: resume preparation, interview skills, job search strategies, career exploration, volunteerism, employers, and graduate school test preparation.
MCAT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT study guides are available.