Step-by-step instructions in resume writing with examples and formats set up for you to use. The site contains advice on resume content and a job search section linked to Indeed.com. This is a good tool for those with limited word processing skills. The advice and resume building tool are free. However, if you create a resume and try to convert it to a Microsoft Word document, the site will ask for payment. You can convert a resume to a text document for free.
Monster.com Resumes & Letters Articles <http://career-advice.monster.com/resumes-cover-letters/careers-all.aspx>
Monster.com has expanded in the past 10 years from a "job board" to a global provider of a full array of job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management products and services. They offer excellent, up-to-date advice on writing resumes and cover letters.
Susan Ireland's Resume Site <http://susanireland.com/resume/>
Although this site is a recruitment tool for her business of professional resume writing, job search expert Susan Ireland does offer the following for free: sample resumes, an online resume writing workshop and steps for formatting a resume for emailing and posting online. She offers advice for the problems of age discrimination, work gaps and career change.
As an advertising vehicle for RedStarResume, this blog contains some advertising for the resume writing service. However, the blog posts are brief, timely and sometimes entertaining. The site offers advice on job searching, interviewing and resume writing.
Quintessential Resumes & Cover Letters Tips Blog <http://resumesandcoverletters.com/tips_blog/>
This site provides daily suggestions for making your resume, cover letter, and other career-marketing communications as effective as they can be. This is a good site for job seekers who need advice on writing cover letters.
Employment Connection <http://www.employmentconnection.us/>
Employment Connection is the collaborative workforce system of the Cuyahoga County and City of Cleveland Departments of Workforce Development. They offer help to both job seekers and employers. This site contains a list of Employment Connection Career Centers located throughout Greater Cleveland where qualified staff are available to help you. Call Employment Connection's Main Offices at 216/664-4673 (Downtown) or 216/898-1366 (Brookpark). In order to begin using Employment Connection services, job seekers must first apply online through EC's website; an email address and a resume in MicroSoft Word format are required.
Cuyahoga Works: Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) Career Centers <http://www.cuyahogaworks.org/>
CCPL's Career Centers, located in the Maple Heights and Fairview Park Branch Libraries, offer one-to-one help with all aspects of employment as well as internet access, job clubs and workshops. Call 216/475-2225 for an appointment. Their website at Cuyahogaworks.org lists a variety of resources offering information on careers, business, job search sites, special workers, job skills, networking and starting your own business.
Career Center at Tri-C <http://www.tri-c.edu/CareerServices/Pages/Default.aspx>
Cuyahoga Community College offers free career services at five locations in the Cleveland area. They offer workshops, one-on-one coaching, mock interviews, resume tune-ups; and a computer lab which includes free print, fax, and copy services. Monthly workshop topics include resume building, developing a job search plan, interviewing and maximizing LinkedIn. Call 1-866-933-5180 for information or an appointment.
Cuyahoga Community College – Workforce Solutions <http://www.TrainingOurWorkforce.com>
Workforce Solutions offers short-term courses designed to meet specific employer and employee needs in the Cleveland and northeast Ohio market. Many of the courses and programs provided are based on research into the area's long-term need for specific skills. They offer programs to become certified in computer, medical and law enforcement professions as well as one-day courses in various Microsoft Office programs. Sign up at this website to receive a current course schedule.
Job & Career Accelerator
Access Job & Career Accelerator at <http://lakewoodpubliclibrary.org> under the heading Using the Library; you will need to create a free account with a username and password before getting started. This all-in-one online resource will guide you through the job search process with personalized, step-by-step assistance. This site helps job seekers identify jobs they are qualified for, create a personal profile, search for jobs, create a resume and cover letter, fill out an application and track job search progress.
This resource can be accessed at <http://lakewoodpubliclibrary.org> under the heading Using the Library. Through the State Library of Ohio, students and adults have unlimited, 24/7 access to skill–building courses in math, reading, writing, software applications such as Microsoft office, and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as hundreds of online practice tests that prepare them for exams such as grade school achievement tests, the SAT, GED, U.S. Citizenship, nursing, fire fighter, plumbing, civil service positions, and more. Complete explanations accompany each response so that patrons understand why a particular answer is correct or incorrect. All practice tests include instant diagnostic score reports that help patrons target those skill areas that need the most attention.
Northeast Ohio's Top Workplaces from Cleveland.com <http://www.cleveland.com/best-workplaces/index.ssf>
The Plain Dealer spotlights the best employers in Northeast Ohio. This is a good place to do research on companies and find out which skills are most in demand.
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site launched in May 2003. As of January 2013, LinkedIn reports more than 200 million users in more than 200 countries and territories. This professional networking site allows members to create business contacts, search for jobs, and find potential clients. Individuals create a professional profile, then connect with others to create a network. Using this network, individuals can search for jobs, business opportunities, and people. LinkedIn allows both employers and job seekers to review professional information about one another.
Ohio Here to Help <http://ohioheretohelp.ohio.gov/index.stm>
A one-stop source of information for Ohio’s unemployed workers and their families, Ohio Here to Help provides information on topics such as jobs, money, food assistance, health care, housing, transportation, child care, veterans’ services, legal services, clothing assistance, and youth employment. The research section "The Good News on Ohio Jobs" features current and archived news stories about Ohio’s economy, people and businesses.
Occupational Outlook Handbook <http://www.bls.gov/OCO/>
This online handbook is put out by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It offers information for hundreds of different types of jobs on the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job and working conditions. Easy to navigate, this is a good site for those entering the work force or considering changing careers.
NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. Although not technically a job site, this is a great place to research excellent places to work in Northeast Ohio. Go to Northcoast99.com and click on Winners. Each of the workplaces honored is listed with a link to its own web page. From there, you can search the employment opportunities listed for that particular company or institution.
The following list contains some of the largest internet job-hunting sites, as well as a few specialty or “niche” sites.
CareerBuilder is jointly owned by Tribune, Gannett, McClatchy and Microsoft Corp. They accept paid postings from employers, and their database has want-ads from around 200 newspapers across the country. As a result, their database is huge, and because of the newspaper origin of many of the postings, you will find more lower-tech and traditionally blue collar jobs listed. Registering with the site allows you to search their database by keyword, field, and location; they offer newsletters and other services.
Monster.com is a global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need people. In business for over ten years, they have expanded from a "job board" to a global provider of a full array of job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management products and services. They offer tools such as Monster Career Mapping, Monster Career Snapshots and Monster Career Benchmarking.
Indeed gives job seekers free access to millions of employment opportunities from thousands of websites; includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages; and continues to add new sites every day. With the familiar look and feel of general search engines, Indeed makes it easy to drill down by keyword and location to jobs that fit your requirements precisely. You may save your searches and have jobs delivered to you by email alert, MyYahoo, or other RSS feed readers.
LinkUp lists jobs gathered directly from company websites. Because they go directly to the source of the job, the company website, jobs on LinkUp.com are current, often unadvertised anywhere else, and contain no fake jobs or scam listings. All jobs are updated automatically and removed from LinkUp when an employer removes the job from their own website.
A job site with a sense of humor, SimplyHired offers job listings, e-mail alerts, RSS feeds, and information on job market trends and salaries. Simply Hired claims to be building the largest online database of jobs on the planet. Their goal is to make finding your next job a simple yet effective, enjoyable journey. Fun and creativity aren't just tolerated at Simply Hired; they're actively cultivated and encouraged. The site also offers job search advice and company news through simplyblog.
This is the official job site of the United States Federal Government. It offers job listings as well as information on government career exploration, opportunities for people with special needs and the ins and outs of how the Federal government maintains its workforce.
This site, run by the state of Ohio, has compiled electronic job opportunities from all of the major commercial job boards, niche industries, national and Ohio fortune 100 companies, and state of Ohio jobs into one location.
Ohio Hiring Management System <http://careers.ohio.gov/>
This site was created by the State of Ohio as a tool to search for state government positions. Updated with new positions daily, this site also contains information about Civil Service Examinations.
Cleveland.com contains the current day’s news, classifieds (careers, autos, real estate, etc.), sports, and local coverage from The Plain Dealer. From the main page, click on JOBS to search employment opportunities and research career information and resources.
Craig’s List contains local classifieds and forums for more than 500 cities in over 50 countries. It is community moderated, and largely free. To check on jobs listed in the Cleveland area, open the site and click on Ohio, which will lead you to a list of cities in Ohio. Click on the city you wish to work in. From there, it is easy to search by job category.
The goal of JobAccess is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment. By posting job opportunities, employers not only exhibit an open door policy but also demonstrate their responsiveness to affirmative action by genuinely recruiting qualified persons with disabilities.
This is a good site for those looking for work in a nonprofit organization. The Idealist Career Center offers job listings in the nonprofit sector and career resources with links to educational programs, fellowships, internships, career fairs, salary surveys and information on working abroad.
GrooveJob.com specializes in part time jobs, summer and seasonal jobs, and internships.
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