University of Delaware

Professional & Continuing Studies

Job Search Tools

Branding You: Defining Your Pathway to Success Career Development Conference Sept. 9 – LEARN MORE!

Explore Career Interests and Goals

Meet with a UD ACCESS advisor for career exploration and assessments

  • Identify your career interests and goals.
  • Evaluate your strengths and transferable skills and how these may benefit employers.
  • Consider your preferences for a work environment (i.e. geographic location, hours, industry).
  • Contact UD’s ACCESS Center to learn more or to make an appointment, access-advise@udel.edu or 302-831-8843.

Online career advice and information

  • Wetfeet—career articles and helpful job search advice
  • Quintessential Careers—offers career resources and information for all stages of the job search process
  • JobHuntersBible.com—site hosted by Richard Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute

Gather Career and Industry-specific Information

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics resources

  • Career Guide to Industries (CGI)—research occupations by different industries and get information regarding training and advancement, earnings, expected job prospects and working conditions.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)—search by specific careers and view information regarding training, education, earnings, expected job outlook, working conditions and day-to-day responsibilities for different occupations. OOH is revised every two years.

Professional Organizations

Sites maintained by career-specific professional organizations are geared toward practicing professionals and provide information for individuals interested in entering the fields. These sites are useful for learning about a profession, networking with others, and often list employment opportunities.

Utilize Online Job Search Sites

General sites

  • CareerBuilder.com—one of the largest databases of current job postings
  • Indeed.com—free access to jobs from a number of sources
  • Monster.com—one of the largest databases of current job postings
  • Flipdog.com—large database of jobs and career development tools
  • Snagajob.com—postings for hourly jobs: full-time, part-time, and seasonal
  • TheLadders.com—job matching service to help professionals connect with recruiters and employers
  • Beyond.com—current postings for jobs nationwide, as well as articles and resources
  • USAJOBS.gov—current job postings within the U.S. Federal Government
  • Simplyhired.com—searches job openings across the web
  • America’s Job Bank—links to employment offices within each state and provides practical information for the job search process
  • ReferenceUSA—provides detailed information on 14 million US businesses so individuals may identify and research companies of interest

Regional Sites

Industry-specific Sites

Network with Others

  • LinkedIn.com—provides a professional network where individuals connect to contacts to exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities