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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
The internet is a major source for finding job openings and internships. Try searching Google, Yahoo!, or another search engine.
Here are some good search terms to start with:
Be Careful Out There!
The Web is a very large forum of communication for profit-seeking individuals and companies as well as more altruistic endeavors. Apply the same standards of credibility to Web pages that you do to printed works.
- Examine the URL for clues about the website's origin. Is it a government site (has ".gov" in the URL)? A college or university site (.edu)? An organization (.org)? Or a personal Web page?
- Do the links on the page include external links to other sites, or are they mostly internal, on the same site? All internal links may indicate an insular, closed viewpoint.
- Can you tell who is responsible for the webpage (is it a person or an organization)? Does the page include an address, telephone number, background information, e-mail address?
- Can you tell when the page was last updated? Currency is extremely important for job seekers.
Key Resources for Searching the Web
There are many services on the Web for job seekers and for employers. The UNCA Career Center has links to a more organized selection of sites. This is just a very small sample of what is on the World Wide Web.
Database of 70,000+ positions from around the world. Simple search form to specify an exact job title or employer. Posting your résumé is free, using an online form. Employers pay nothing to browse submitted résumés, but pay to advertise job openings.
Job seekers register and enter a profile that is run against job openings from participating companies. Employers can also search for profiles that match their job listings. There is not much information at the site about its sponsors, but the list of employers includes some well-known companies.
Search the classified job ads from newspapers all over the U.S.
You can search by state or specialty to find jobs on this website.
Scans new postings that match your profile and alerts you via e-mail. Channels organize this huge site into categories, such as medical jobs, human resources jobs, or entrepreneurial opportunities. Includes Canadian companies and some companies in other countries.
This website is geared towards recent college graduates. Monster College lists entry level jobs and internships and also provides tips for resumes and interviews.
Free job board that lists thousands of temporary and full-time positions. You can search by job title, skill, and location.
The official job site of the United States government, which lists ALL open jobs in all departments and agencies.
Creative or Unusual Professions
Visit webpages that showcase the work of individual entrepreneurs or artisans to find out how other people are making a living doing what they love, or look at job listings to see how you can do the same. Here are a few fun examples:
Employment Services for Librarians
Links to sites showing job listings for librarians.
Shows listings for environmental, "eco-jobs."
Website for the promotion and growth of fiber arts.
Mountain BizWorks is an organization (partially funded by the U. S. Small Business Administration) that supports entrepreneurs in Western North Carolina. Visit their site to learn about training and membership opportunities or to see some local small business successes.
Offers information about careers in phsyics, as well as an online job board.
Walt Disney Animation Studios--Careers
Describes careers available in animation with Walt Disney and provides a list of frequently asked questions about entering animation as a career field. Also lists information about interships and student programs.
Searching for Local Jobs
Provided by the Asheville Citizen-Times and Career Builder, this page allows you to search for jobs in the Asheville area.
The following websites provide information for job seekers in the Asheville area. To find similar resources for other locations within the U. S., try adding the name of the city or county you are interested in to your search term. For example, "Jobs and Charlotte, NC."
Asheville Chamber of Commerce
Click on the "work" tab at the top to get information about major employers, upcoming job fairs, and employment agencies in Asheville. See also the Asheville Chamber of Commerce Directory in the library.
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