Online Job Search
Online job search websites can serve as a valuable resource. Many job search websites require users to upload a resume to complete a profile. It is important to make sure job sites you use are secure and credible prior to submitting any personal information. Also, be aware that some job search sites require membership fees.
When using large online search engines such as Google to search for job postings, narrow your search by including occupation and location. For example, instead of "Graphic Design," use "Graphic Design, Madison, Wisconsin."
There are many job websites such as Monster that list thousands of jobs daily. Although these websites can produce solid job leads, the large number of users can make it a highly competitive environment. You also should consider state and regional job search websites, industry-specific websites, and professional networking websites such as LinkedIn, which offer both job search and internship search.
Here is a list of recommended job search websites:
- Handshake is a UW-Platteville resource that connects students and alumni with more than 15,000 employers who post more than 40,000 positions annually for full-time, part-time, and on-campus jobs, as well as internships and co-ops.
- USAJobs and Go Government list Federal jobs and internship opportunities.
- Glassdoor offers extensive job listings and provides information about careers, companies, and salaries.
- Idealist offers a job postings for non-profit organizations and career advice.
- GoinGlobal provides country-specific career and employment information (accessible only through on-campus computers for UW-Platteville students).
- ZipRecruiter connects more than 100 job boards and allows users to know when hiring managers view their resume.
- Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board
- Job Center of Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
- State of Wisconsin-Employment
- Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN—for Education Majors)