Job Seeker Information - National Resources

What This Page Has to Offer

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Job Search Tools

Find a Job
Resources from the Employment & Training Administration on finding a job

Official job site of the U.S. Federal Government

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Federal Government Jobs
Portal of U.S. federal job openings across the world

Applying for a Job
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This site covers the basics of resumes, applications, and cover letters.

Job Interview Tips
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This site covers the basics of job interviews.

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National Hiring Trends


Top Locations Hiring
A nationwide listing of locations with the most job openings

Top Agencies Hiring
A nationwide listing of agencies with the most job openings

Top Job Searches
A listing of frequently searched jobs

Top Jobs Viewed
A listing of most viewed jobs

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Job Listings

Federal Job Types/Categories
Includes links to information to help both job seekers and employers locate job types and the job levels offered by the Federal government ranging from the professional level to jobs for disabled workers and outstanding scholar/student positions (includes student loan repayment).

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Federal Regulations and Laws

Equal Opportunity
For employers and employees. Laws are listed which apply to a wide range of job discrimination and employee rights information.

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Examinations and Resumes

Federal Job Exams
Here prospective employees will find both exam and training resources needed for Federal Jobs.

Resume Tips
Help with writing a resume from

Federal Resume Tips
The National Institutes of Health offers simple tips for creating a resume for government positions.

Resume Examples
Sample resumes with several different formats from

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Alternative Employment and Volunteering

International Employment
Here you will find both a listing and requirements for jobs in the UN or other international jobs.

Peace Corps
The Peace Corps offers people of all ages, including those over 50, a chance to serve their country by living and working in countries that are still developing and growing.

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Student Assistance and College Information

Student aid.
This is one of the official sites for the Department of Education for Federal student aid.

Loans for College
This site explains Federal loans and how to apply for them in plain English. It also offers links to other Federal resources.

Free federal student aid

The National Association for College Admissions Counseling offers information for parents and students.

Princeton Review
The Princeton Review rates top colleges around the country and offers tips for financial assistance.

Student Jobs.Gov
Job information and resources for students seeking Federal employment.

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Teen Workers

Job Safety for Teens
The U.S. Department of Labor sanctions OSHA to monitor work areas to ensue that teen workers have the same safe environments as other working Americans.

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Veteran Information

Career Fairs
A nationwide resource listing upcoming military and veteran related career fairs

Compensated Work Therapy
The Department of Veterans Affairs vocational rehabilitation program (or Veterans Industries) match and support work-ready veterans into competitive jobs while also consulting with business and industry about specific employment needs.

Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL)
Finding civilian credentials related to occupational specialties within the military

Veterans Employment and Training Services
Provides veterans and service members with resources and services for successful employment, protects employment rights and meets labor-market demands with qualified veterans.

Hire Vets First
Comprehensive career website for the hiring of veterans meant for managers, human resource specialists or veterans

Job Search
Hire Vets First job search by State

One-Stop Career Center
Search for jobs by ZIP Code, State, or Keyword; provides information about identifying skills and credentials, writing resumes and interviewing.

Transition Assistance Program
Hire Vets First resources for military-to-civilian transition.

Key to Career Success
Provides guides for matching military experience to civilian occupations, resume writing, gives access to local/state resources and services.

DoD TransPortal
Department of Defense web portal designed to assist service members leaving active duty with transitional services, relocation assistance, health & life insurance information, educational information and a list of transition assistance locations by state/country.

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service (VR&E)
Information about vocational rehabilitation, educational counseling, small business/entrepreneurial information, employer and veteran benefits administered by the VA and VR&E.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Government site that provides benefits and services for veterans including health programs and patient care, initiatives for women veterans, community initiatives, debt management, homeless assistance programs and veterans industries.

Military Spouse Resource Center
Resource library for military spouse employment, education and relocation information

Scholarships for Military Children
Created to recognize the contributions of military families - for application and limitations see "Who can apply?"

Student Veterans of America
Student veterans groups from college campuses advocating on behalf of student veterans at a local, state and national level.

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