WGU graduates and students:
To view specific career resources in your field, please click on one of the following: Teachers, Business, Information Technology, and Health Professions.

Job Search Basics

To learn how to launch a successful job search, the webinar, Job Search Basics, is available for viewing. This webinar includes an overview of the career planning process to help you design your career action plan and reach your job search goals.

Job Search Strategies Handout



Job Search Sites


Jobs listings for WGU students and graduates
The job listings on this page were provided by WGU staff, students, alumni, and friends of WGU.

Indeed.com
Indeed advertises as the #1 job site worldwide for all jobs, with over 50 million unique visitors and 1 billion job searches per month.


LinkUp
LinkUp only aggregates jobs from company websites. The search engine indexes over 22,000 company websites and updates those job listings every night.

NACElink
NACElink® lets you search for thousands of jobs nationwide. This tool is available to WGU students and alumni. You can search for entry-level and experienced-level jobs (Extended Job Search tab).

Registration Instructions:

1. Click on NACELink.
2. Fill out the registration form.

Note: For "Year in School"  registration field, pick a class standing according to your status: competency units, masters or alumni. Freshman (0-23 competency units), Sophomore (24-47 Competency Units), Junior (48-71 Competency Units), Senior (72-95 Competency Units).

Simply Hired
With the tagline, "Job Search Made Simple," Simply Hired is building the largest online database of jobs on the planet.

USA Jobs
USA Jobs is the official job site of the United States Federal Government. It's your one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.

Find Your State Job Bank

This site provides links to all the State Job Banks in the nation, as well as access to job banks for veterans and government.

WGU National Advisory Board Career Employment Sites
WGU's National Advisory Board (NAB) was created in order to enhance the implementation of WGU's mission. We have provided a link to the employment websites for the members of the NAB. If you are applying for a position at one of these organizations, make sure to mention your education at WGU in your cover letter.

Online Career Resources

FEATURED RESOURCE


NACE - Job Choices
Featuring job-search advice, interview tips, sample cover letters and resumes, links to employers interested in hiring new college grads, and more!

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Labor market information by state.

CareerOneStop
CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor sponsored website that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.

Career Stories
This web site contains job descriptions and advice from hundreds of people working in real jobs to help you with your career decision.

Free Online Business Training for WGU Alumni
WGU partnered with MindEdge’s One Hour Courses to provide free online business training for alumni. Courses include management, leadership, and communication training, as well as interviewing skills and winning cover letters and resumes. Enter promo code WGUALUM during checkout to get your free courses.

Glassdoor.com
Glassdoor gives you an inside look at company salaries, reviews and interview questions for more than 80,000 companies.

JobWeb
JobWeb provides career development and job-search advice for new college graduates.

O*NET OnLine
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more

Salary Calculator - National Association of Colleges and Employers
Enables you to perform salary data searches for occupation and region in which you are seeking employment.

Social Jobs Partnership
The Social Jobs Partnership is a collaboration of Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association (DE), and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) to facilitate employment for America’s jobless through the use of social media.

Wage Data by Area and Location
The U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes wage data by area and occupation for: metropolitan area, state, regional, and national levels.

Online Career Resources for Job Seekers with Disabilities


AbilityJobs.com
This web site features employment resources for people with disabilities including a resume bank.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Up-to-date information from the United States Department of Justice on the American with Disabilities Act

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)
Features the Career Gateway, a nationwide online job posting tool and resume database system for students and graduates with disabilities

Disability.gov
A federal government web site that provides access to information about disability related programs, services, laws and benefits.

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology)
A University of Washington program with resources to increase the success of individuals with disabilities in academics and careers.

Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
The US Office of Personnel Management site has information to assist job seekers with disabilities better understand how to find and apply for federal services opportunities.

Job Accommodation Network 
This web site offers free resources and information for individuals with physical and intellectual limitations that affect employment.

National Business and Disability Council
This web site offers resources to job seekers with disabilities including webcasts and job search listings from member organizations.

Online Career Resources for Veterans


O * Net Online Crosswalk Search
Just enter your DOT or MOC code and you'll receive equivalent job titles and descriptions that will fit with the skills of your military position. For example, if you were an electronics mechanic in the Marines, you would type in "828.261-022" in the DOT code field. Click on your job title and you get your job translated into civilian language.

United States Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
This web site features resources to assist veterans prepare for and obtain employment.

America’s Veteran
This is a U.S. Office of Personnel Management web site with comprehensive information on federal employment for veterans.

Books

The following are some recommended books that graduates can research to help further their career advancement. These books can be found at your local book store or at the library:

  • What Color Is Your Parachute?, Richard Nelson Bolles, 2007
  • You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path From Chaos to Career, Katherine Brooks, 2009
  • Power Interviews: Job-Winning Tactics from Fortune 500 Recruiters, Neil M. Yeager and Lee Hough, 1997
  • The Elements of Resume Style: Essential Rules And Eye-Opening Advice for Writing Resumes and Cover Letters That Work, Scott Bennett, 2005
  • Adams Resume Almanac (paperback), Richard Wallace, 2007
  • Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-how for Business and Career Success, Anne Baber, Lynne Waymon, 2001

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