Looking for a Job? These Resources Can Help

Looking for a job? This collection of resources should help you get started. You might want to start with some of the major online employment listings, or get started with local resources.  If you're not sure where to start, look at careers & advice.  You can find specific tips for resumes, interviews, and salary negotiation.  We subscribe to several business databases which offer information on companies and industries.

Houston Area Job Fairs
Harris County, Houston & Texas Job Listings
General Employment Listings
Careers and Advice
Databases
Resumes
Salaries

 

Houston Area Job Fairs

Upcoming Job Fairs on Jobing.com

Job Fairs and Events - Workforce Solutions

Texas Workforce Commission

For unemployment benefits:
http://www.twc.state.tx.us/ui/unemployment-benefits-services.html

Job listings:
http://www.workintexas.com/

Find your local career office:
http://www.wrksolutions.com/jobs/careeroffices/careeroffices.aspx

 

Harris County, Houston & Texas

Chroniclejobs.com
Classified search and job tips.

City of Houston Employment
Current jobs open at the City of Houston.

Computerjobs.com: Texas
Listings of computer jobs in Texas.

Greensheet Houston Employment
Search and apply for Houston area jobs.

Harris County Jobs
Current job openings for Harris County (TX) positions.

Harris County Public Library Jobs
Job listings for the library system.

Houston Computer Work.com
Job site for IT professionals.

Houston Jobing.com
Job listings for private companies in Houston.

Houston Works
Private nonprofit corporation works with individuals towards job placement, continuing education, and vocational training.

Texas Workforce Commission
"The state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas." Includes a job search and a directory of office in the Gulf Coast Region.

Work in Texas
Job listings for Texas. From the Texas Workforce Commission.

Workforce Solutions
Gulf Coast regional partnership of business, education, labor, and community organizations committed to providing the education, training, and labor market services that will make employers and residents more competitive in the global economy.

 

General Employment Listings

America's Job Bank
Includes government listings.

CareerBuilder
Find a job, post a resume, and get advice.

EmploymentGuide
In addition to job listings offers a good selection of resources such as job fairs, work at home, and information specific to the health care field.

USAJOBS
Listings for US Government jobs.

FlipDog.com
Powered by Monster, FlipDog mines other Internet job sites to deliver a wide assortment of employment listings.

Monster.com
Search a national database of career opportunities.  You can also post your resume.

 

Careers & Advice

Career Guide to Industries
"Provides information on available careers by industry, including the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings and benefits, employment outlook, and lists of organizations that can provide additional information." From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career Overview
Informational overviews in a variety of career fields.

College Grad Job Hunter
Assistance for the first time job seeker.

Glassdoor.com
Offers an inside look at thousands of companies and includes salary information, reviews, and interview questions.

Jobstar
A free service offering resume tips, career guides, and salary information.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
"A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives." From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Riley Guide
A guide to employment opportunities and job resources on the Internet.

 

 

Databases

Business and Company Resource Center
Up-to-date company and industry intelligence of more than 300,000 companies. Displays company profiles, including parent/sibling relationships, industry rankings, products and brands, current investment ratings, financial ratios, and more. Geographic searching is also available. To access this databases remotely you will need your library card number.

Job & Career Accelerator
A comprehensive, easy-to-use job search application, powered by Learning Express. A Job & Career login is required for this database. If you are unable to register from home, please visit one of our branches.

ReferenceUSA
From conducting market research to choosing a health care provider, this extensive database offers the information you need -- in a fast, convenient format.

More Business Databases

 

Resumes

10 Minute Resume
Create, optimize, print, and submit a resume in 10 minutes for free.

JobStar Resumes & Cover Letters
Describes what a resume is, offers sample resumes, resume tips, and helps you select the right resume for you.

Resume Samples at About.com
Offers sample resumes and resume writing tips, including advice on choosing the right type of resume to create.

 

Interviews

Job Interview Question Index
An index of questions based on type of job.

Job Interview Questions Database
A database of "typical traditional and behavioral job interview questions."

Salaries

Salary.Com
Select a job category and zip code/metro area to find out what you're worth.  Other tabs include benefits, advice, and tests.

The Salary Calculator
Compare salaries between US cities.  International cities are also available.