Job Search and Employment Resources
50-State Directory of State Employment Sites – in addition to providing unemployment resources, state employment websites include agencies that help workers find employment, deal with issues confronting special populations such as veterans, migrants, youth, seniors or disabled workers, and provide retraining and rehabilitation.
Government Jobs – learn about the many employment opportunities available through the federal government.
Career One Stop – a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy. It includes links to State Job Banks.
Career Toolbox – despite the current recession, there are plenty of companies in a variety of fields looking for qualified employees. Here are over 100 sites for job listings, resume reviews, networking and more.
10 Social (Networking) Sites for Finding a Job – find your next job using social media tools. Some of these sites allow you to craft a resume, while others are networking platforms that contain job listings.
Employment from SmartMoney – practical and expert advice on various topics from surviving job loss and managing money to finding new jobs.
Glassdoor – this site provides a free look inside more than 21,000 companies with salaries, ratings, and reviews posted anonymously by employees.
50 Common Interview Questions – prepare for your next interview with these typical interview questions and review suggestions for ways to respond. Also see The 25 most difficult questions you’ll be asked in a job interview
Coping with Job Loss
Health and Retirement Benefits After Job Loss – resources and fact sheets in English and Spanish for employees and employers from the Department of Labor.
Coping With Job Loss– from About.com’s Career Planning, links and resources for what to do after job loss.
Loss of a Job – practical money management steps to help you weather the transition.
Weathering the storm
Tools for Tough Times – (Please login and scroll down to the Featured Solutions section to view this resource.) Your EAP guide with links to resources on Mortgages and Home Ownership; Debt and Money Problems; Financial Tools; Heating and Home Energy; Gas and Driving, and Frugal Living.
Helping Children Cope in Unsettling Times: The Economic Crisis – if you are struggling with the effects of the bad economy at home, it’s vital not to overlook the anxiety that may be taking a toll on kids. The national Association of School Psychologists offers tips for parents and teachers to help reduce fear, anxiety and uncertainty that many children may be experiencing.
Personal Finance Information – from ConsumerReports
Healthy Heart Tips for a Bad Economy – don’t let your body pay the price in uncertain times.