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Career Planning and Skill Identification

Education or Training & Financial Aid

Job Search & Networking

Resume, Cover Letter, Follow-up

Interview Tips and Advice

Pittsburgh-Area Career Centers

Specific Job Resources

For Seniors

For Veterans

For Youth

For People with Disabilities


Job Search & Networking
Part-time & Seasonal Jobs
Jobs by Field
Government Jobs

Job Search & Networking

  • Network in your field by joining local professional organizations.
  • Find a mentor in your field.
  • Search for jobs and internships on employer websites, in local newspapers, and through job search engines.
  • Subscribe to professional newsletters, job listservs, and journals.

    Pennsylvania Professional Employment Network is Pittsburgh-based networking organization that helps members advance their careers. Networking

    Indeed includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations, and company career pages. Offers job listserv. Use advanced search to limit by company, full-time/part-time/internship, salary, location, and posting date. Job search

    Pittsburgh Jobs allows users to browse jobs by industry or city, or you can use its advanced search to limit by keyword and industry. Also offers a job listserv. Job search

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and created this job search engine for Pittsburgh and nationwide. Browse Jobs feature is especially helpful to slowly narrow listings by location, date posted, keywords, company, job type, category, etc. Job search

    Pittsburgh Help Wanted can be browsed by all jobs, category, or city. Job search

    Pittsburgh Employment offers an advanced search that limits by profession, keywords, location, willing to travel, type of job, and salary range. Job search

Imagine Pittsburgh offers a job search specifically for the Pittsburgh area and overviews of popular careers in Pittsburgh.

Job Gateway is provided by PA CareerLink. Search jobs by city, state, county, date posted, and occupation category. Job search

Amby´s Work Site Job Link Database lists many job-searching sites for the Pittsburgh area. Job search

Pennsylvania Jobs is a database that can be searched by employment category and either location or keywords. Job search

“Pittsburgh Jobs: How to Find a Job in the Pittsburgh Region” from offers advice on finding jobs in and around Pittsburgh. Job search

CareerOneStop allows users to search by job title, keyword, or O*Net code and by city, state, or zip code. Job search

American Job Center has several job banks to search, including a general job bank, government and veterans’ jobs, and private sector jobs. Job search

CareerBuilder can be searched by keywords, location, industry, job categories, degree, employment type, salary range, etc. It can also exclude certain criteria from search. Job search

LinkUp allows users to search by keywords, company, location, posted date, etc. and limit by industry. Job search

Monster can be searched by job title, location, skills/keywords, companies, job type, salary range, category, industry, posting date, career level, education level, and total years of experience. Users can browse by company, location, or categories & industries. Job search

Allegheny County Department of Human Services provides career services for recipients of TANF or SNAP. Job search


Materials in our catalog:
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Job hunting
Encyclopedia of associations
Telephone in job hunting
Job Hunting Periodicals
Job hunting United States

Business networks
Business Networks Computer Network Resources

For example:
Egan, Nathan W. (2010). How to use the Internet to get your next job. Ocala, Fla.: Atlantic Pub. Group.

Ruffner, F. G., Fisk, M., & Gale Research Company. (2010) Encyclopedia of associations (Vols. 1-3) (49th Ed.). Detroit: Gale Research Company.

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Part-time and Seasonal Jobs

Help Wanted can be searched by job title, skills, company and city, state, or zip code. Users can also click on industry names to find jobs in those areas or, at the bottom of the page, click on Job in Major US Cities or Jobs in Canada.

SnagAJob can be searched by category, industry, job title, and company. Sign up for job alerts. At the bottom, users can search jobs by state and then by city or zip code.

GrooveJob offers part-time, hourly, seasonal, and student job listings. Search by location, industry, city, and state. Browse by location, internships, and popular.

Craigslist Pittsburgh allows users to post their resume (see Resume link) and look for job listings by industry. 

AllRetailJobs lists jobs by location, hourly and seasonal jobs, and management positions.

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Jobs by Field

PA Educator offers jobs as Educators, administrators, office personnel, education majors, custodians, paraprofessionals, and more. PA School Employees

Financial Jobs provides application tips and job postings in the accounting and financial sector. Finance

ALA JobLIST is a database to find jobs in the Library and Information Science profession. Library and Information Science

CareerMag offers jobs in the magazine industry and can be searched by keyword, location, industry focus. Sign up for the listserv. Magazine

Engineering Jobs gathers many links to find jobs in the engineering field. Engineering

HigherEdJobs is a database to find college and university positions and can be searched by job category, position type, institution type, keyword, location type, region, state, and metro. Sign up for the listserv. Higher Education

ComputerWork searches IT jobs by role, keywords, location, job type, minimum salary, and maximum salary. Information Technology

Career Connector from Pittsburgh Technology Council helps find business and technology jobs and internships. Use advanced search to find jobs by category, keyword, job term, posting date, location, degree, and salary. Business and Tech

Dice is a database to find tech jobs and can be searched by keywords, location, travel preference, and employment type. Tech

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Government Jobs

City of Pittsburgh posts its available positions. Many jobs are exclusively for Pittsburgh residents. City of Pittsburgh

Allegheny County PA lists job and internship opportunities within its organization. Areas include the Health Department, Human Services, Law Enforcement, Lifeguards, Shuman Center, Veterans, etc. Allegheny County

PA Civil Service Commission can be browsed by job category. Pennsylvania

PA Employment offers civil service and non-civil service jobs in various fields. Search by category or keyword. Pennsylvania

Fed Jobs can be searched by keyword, occupation code, field, pay grade, location, and agency. Federal

USA Jobs can be searched by keyword, job title, series number, pay grade, salary range, location, agency, occupation series, applicant eligibility, type of work, and work schedule. Federal

American Job Center has several job banks to search, including a general job bank, government jobs, and private sector jobs. Federal

Materials in our catalog:
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Civil service positions United States Handbooks Manuals Etc

For example:
Whiteman, Lily Madeleine. (2012) How to land a top-paying federal job: your complete guide to opportunities, internships, résumés and cover letters, networking, interviews, salaries, promotions, and more!. New York: American Management Association.

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