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  • America's Job Bank Links the 1,800 state Employment Service offices to provide job seekers with a listing of approximately 250,000 jobs around the country.
  •  Find jobs, research salaries, read company reviews, tips and trends.
  • Searches for jobs nationwide, includes some international.  Plus get advice and news on job searching and careers.
  • Careerjet An employment search engine for the USA.  Careerjet gives the job seeker access to a massive selection of jobs that are compiled from various internet sources.
  • and its Career Descriptions section /employment offers; real-world career stories ( containing 1000+ unique job descriptions and career advice as told by those in each occupation, comparative U.S. salary and job growth information on hundreds of careers,  top U.S. cities for each job indicating which metro areas have the most jobs per capita,  top industries for each career in terms of employment and salary, college search tools for helping those wishing to continue their education, and city and town information for those who may relocate, with comparative crime, demographic, and other stats on 20,000+ places in the U.S.
  • Des Moines Area Openings
  • File an Unemployment Insurance Claim Use this link to file for unemployment online. You must have a valid email address to apply online.
  •   Job seekers can look for open positions, people can look up salaries to help with salary negotiations, and students can do research on the companies and careers they are interested in pursuing.  Glassdoor is a free career resource for any library where patrons can research over 300,000 companies - including company salaries, reviews, and interview questions posted anonymously by employees themselves. They can search and apply directly to over 15 million jobs.
  • Iowa Workforce Development: Jobs Search full or part-time job listings for openings listed with our state employment service. To apply for any of the positions listed here, one must register with Iowa Workforce Development.
  • A comprehensive list of job-hunt resources available on the Internet. tries to carefully screen job-hunt websites to weed out work-at-home scams and get-rich-quick schemes, listing only useful and well-organized job search sources. This site also has helpful articles to help job hunters in their search, including "the top 6 online job hunting mistakes."
  • Job Dick Bolles, author of the popular What Color is Your Parachute? books, has put together this site with lots of links and information on using the Internet to find jobs, create and post resumes, get career counseling, meet valuable contacts, and conduct research. External links are annotated and evaluated by Bolles.
  • Jobs for Teens Headquarters: This website is dedicated to helping teens find jobs.  Getting a job is tough, but getting a job when you have little or no experience makes it even tougher. They are working to change that.
  • Looking for a new job?  Start Here Using the best resources across the Web to find and interview for a new job is a big key to success.  There are some sites that claim to offer the best service, but in reality, they offer generic help to unique people--not much help at all.  There are some services that do a much better job of scouring the Web to help you find the perfect job.
  • Monster Inteview Center Provides information on how to get over interview jitters, talking too much, entry-level, over 50, and advice for specific fields such as finance, healthcare, retail, and others. There is also an assessment center where you may test your interview skills.
  • NationJob Network A national recruitment service based in Ankeny, IA that lists thousands of jobs around the country, but with an emphasis on the Midwest. You may search by occupation, company or go directly to Des Moines Area Job Openings.
  • This commercial site, supported by ads, is a valuable collection of paycheck calculation tools. Calculate your hourly wage, gross wage, or take-home pay after taxes and other deductions, even for public employees. Also has a stock options calculator and a 401(k) calculator.
  • Resumes: Need help with your resume?  Click here!
  • Raw Resume:
  • Resume Baking (Resume Builder):


Check out 'Careers and Jobs' from Cresco Public Library  'Use Our Library--Adult section'

for additional information including resume writing.

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