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How to Find and Research a New Job – 29 Online Databases

When you’re approaching graduation, it’s important to start distributing your resume to potential employers.

Here are some websites to help you research and find a job online:

Salary Research Databases


The CareerOneStop salary tool gathers data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s an easy way to find out average salaries for practically any career field.

Indeed Salary Search
Search salaries from over 50 million jobs in the past year. You can also browse salaries for professions in your area.
Get real-time salary reports based on your job title, location, education, and skills.
Get current salary reports for different professions, and find out what you’re really worth.
View and compare salaries from around the world, and create custom RSS feeds to monitor salaries in your area.

U.S Dept. of Labor – Wage & Labor Statistics
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics produces yearly data on salary ranges based on geographic locations, occupation types, and industry.

Career-Based Social Networks


Network with business professionals and find out about job opportunities around the world.
Find jobs and internship opportunities in your area or around the world. You can also network with fellow students and recent grads.

Create an online career profile, network with professionals like yourself, post your resume, and get found by employers in your area.

Create your online profile — and JobFox will automatically begin matching you with jobs and employers in your area.

LinkedIn is one of the fastest-growing career-based social networking sites. Create a profile, find jobs in your area, and network with professionals in your industry.

MyWorkster connects directly with your Facebook profile, and will help you find employers and job postings relevant to your interests, skills, and academic background.

Join the Plaxo community to network with employers and create an online profile for yourself. Your profile can be viewed and searched for by employers.
If you use Twitter, you can keep track of job postings and network with employers who tweet.

Job Search Engines


Create an online profile, submit your resume to potential employers, and read articles for career advice.

Allows you to find local jobs – or search for job openings by category or industry.

Find job postings that are listed directly on company websites – which helps you avoid accidentally contacting a head hunter or recruitment agency.

Get access to job postings posted on company websites – similar to

Aggregates job postings from across the web. It’s a user-friendly search engine for finding jobs.

Create a Jobfox Suitability Profile by answering a series of in-depth questions. Potential job opportunities will be delivered to you based on your responses.

Collects job postings from company websites – and immediately deletes job postings that are obsolete (unlike many job aggregating sites).

Create a profile, create an online resume, browse job-related articles, and find a job that interests you.

Create your profile and get matched up for jobs.

Find a job opening near you by searching by job category, location, or keyword phrase.

Yahoo HotJobs
Post your resume, compare salaries, and find a new job.

Job Trends & Projections


Bureau of Labor Statistics – Employment Projections
Refer to the U.S. government labor statistics to find realistic career outlooks and employment projections for the next 10 years.

Employment Trends – SimplyHired
Research and compare job trends in the United States. Charts and data are based on tens of millions of job listings.

Job Trends – Indeed
See job offer trending by industry with

U.S. Census Bureau – Employment Projections
Get recent job trending data from the U.S. Census Bureau

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