Online Job Hunting

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Job Search Websites

Beyond
Known as "the world's largest network of niche career communities," Beyond allows users to search for local job sites all at once.

Careerbuilder
CareerBuilder offers job searchers a fully interactive job search engine. Users can build a profile, submit a resume, search for jobs, find job fairs and network through message boards and other online communities.

Employment Guide
Employment Guide has a long-standing tradition of working well with other partners to help both jobseekers and job hunters find what they need.

Jobster
Basically a job search engine which is also a headhunter and social networking site, Jobster uses an active approach to help job hunters and employers find each other.

Jobs2Careers
A very simple site which allows for locally tailored job hunting in a specific geographic area.

Indeed
This is a meta job search engine, meaning it searches multiple job sites and other job search engines simultaneously. Indeed is good at uncovering position openings you wouldn't normally find on a regular job site and offers first-time users a simple path to getting started.

LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a social networking site for job seekers, which offers a number of services for professionals, including instant profile data and multiple networking tools to get your name out there.

Monster
A top-tier, well-respected job search engine allowing you to input desired employers as well as limit your search by job type, location and salary range. Also offers networking boards, job search alerts and online resume posting.

Simply Hired
This site is a meta search engine that searches multiple jobsites and job listings at the same time. It also offers job hunters the opportunity to send out their resumes directly to specific employers.

Snag A Job
This site focuses on jobs that pay by the hour, allowing users to search for up-to-date openings of both full and part-time jobs in their area.

Twitter
Although Twitter is probably one of the best social networking tools in the world, it's also a great site for job seekers. You may need to supplement your account with a blog or resume, but either way it is a great way to get your name out there.

USA Jobs
This is the official job site for the Federal Government, which offers a wide variety of full- and part-time positions as well as internships.

State and Local Online Resources

Texas Workforce Commission | 1-800-832-2829
This is the State of Texas' primary job-searching website and all-in-one portal for job hunting, occupational outlook data and career planning resources.

Texas City Workforce Solutions | (409) 949-9055
3549 Palmer Highway
Texas City, TX 77590

The local office of the workforce solutions, their website offers information and links to an abundance of job hunting resources.

Labor Ready | (409) 941-0081
5:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
2320 Palmer Highway
Texas City, TX 77590

A job search service dedicated to matching skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers to employers sources needing labor.

Jobing: Texas Jobs
A member of the Local Careers job search service, this site searches available jobs in Texas and includes resume tutorials and interview advice.

Texas.Jobs
A state-based site that is very easy to use.

Jobing: Houston Jobs
A locally-based resource that allows job hunters to search for jobs and post their resume online and view job openings from local employers.

Galveston County Daily News: Jobs
The Galveston County Daily News job listings in the classifieds.

Galveston County Jobs
A job search engine that strives to bring job seekers and job hunters together.

Helpful Books

LinkedIn For Dummies / by Joel Elad
025.0665 ELAD

Occupational Outlook Handbook / U.S. Dept of Labor
331.120973 OCCUPATI (also in reference)

Internet Your Way To A New Job: How To Really Find a Job Online / by Allison Doyle
650.14 DOYLE

The Twitter Job Search Guide: Find A Job and Advance Your Career in Just Fifteen Minutes A Day / by Susan Britton Whitcomb
650.14 WHITCOMB

Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies / by Joshua Waldman
650.15 WALDMAN

Find A Job Through Social Networking: Use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, and More to Advance Your Career / by Diane Crompton
650.1402 CROMPTON

How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Other Social Networks / By Brad and Debra Schepp
650.140285 SCHEPP

The Panic Free Job Search: Unleash the Power of the Web and Social Networking to Get Hired / by Paul Hill
650.14 HILL