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Job Seeker Resources

The Department of Employment Services has compiled a comprehensive list of career-related websites to help you succeed in your job search efforts. The Job Seeking Guide includes a wide range of sites and a number of tools and resources, complete with direct links and a brief description of what the sites have to offer.

 
Department of Employment Service Websites
 
One City • One Hire (OCOH): You are required to register in the OCOH database: www.onecityonehire.org
 
Virtual One-Stop (VOS): You are required to register in the VOS database: www.dcnetworks.org
 
Career Exploration
 
www.careeronestop.org  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this comprehensive website offers job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals tools for career success, including career exploration information, salary and benefits data, education and training resources, and much more.
 
www.myskillsmyfuture.org  This website connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local One-Stop Career Centers. The website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities.
 
www.mynextmove.org  This website is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword searches; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience. 
 
www.dclibrary.org/jobseekers This website covers all aspects of the job search process and includes useful videos and interactive exercises and tutorials.
 
www.job-hunt.org This website provides free job search information, online job search tutorials, expert advice, and links to thousands of job search and career resources.
 
www.onetonline.org  This website contains an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations as well as a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
 
www.salarysite.com This website is a one-stop resource for job seekers and students looking for salary information to help them change or choose a career and/or career location. In addition, the site provides average salary information in major occupations and industries, which cities and states pay the most and least in each occupation and industry, and salary trends and future prognosis for salaries in each occupation and industry. The site also offers a free cost of living calculator for cities across the country, as well as salary negotiation and planning techniques.
 
Job Search
 
www.careerbuilder.com This is an excellent site for conducting a job search and accessing career development information.
 
www.dcjobs.com This is an outstanding job search website for finding local jobs in the Washington DC area.
 
www.ejobapplications.com This is a comprehensive website that provides job seekers with a source for job applications, career resources, and degree information. 
 
www.employmentguide.com This is a comprehensive website that covers all aspects of the job search process. It focuses on jobs available in the Washington DC area. 
 
www.idealist.org This is the premier website for individuals searching for non-profit jobs.
 
www.indeed.com This is a comprehensive job search website that contains hundreds of jobs. 
 
www.jobapplicationcenter.com  This website is a free online resource to help job seekers find information and advice on how to apply online and offline to major companies throughout the U.S., with many pages of information about companies specific to District of Columbia job seekers.
 
www.jobtrainingplace.com A free online resource for helping students and graduates find specific information and advice on 'how to become' hundreds of different occupations. Students can search a database of over 350 articles each tailored to a specific career path.
 
www.monster.com  This is the largest job search website currently available.
 
http://www.reviews.com/job-sites/ This website is a free online resource that reviews and rates the best online job sites, based on several job search features that are most important to job seekers, including job browsing, targeted search, career resources, and help and support, among others.  This resource also assists job seekers in choosing the best job sites that fit their needs. The variety of lists for online job sites define some unique characteristics of the top sites in three different categories: Job Posting Sites, Job Search Engines, and Career Websites.
 
www.simplyhired.com This is an excellent and easy-to-use job search website.
 
 
Resume/Interviews
 
www.jobsearch.about.com This website provides valuable information on how to write resumes/cover letters and prepare for interviews.   
 
www.jobseekersworkshop.com This website provides free job search on how to explore careers, create a resume, and prepare for an interview. It also includes interactive exercises.
 
www.rileyguide.com This is the premier website for assisting individuals working on their resumes and preparing for job interviews.
 
Assessment Tools
 
O*NET INTEREST PROFILER:  Helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore: www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip