Helpful Resources

Preparing for a Job Search

Part of The Riley Guide’s Employment Opportunities and Job Resources. Includes articles, info on where to go on the Internet for job search information, and many links to journal articles, etc.


Consumer’s Guide to Online Job Sites

This list gives detailed information about the privacy practices at each site, including information about how much spam or job offers a resume posted at the site received.


Tips for a Great Interview

To help you ace your next interview, read on for a list of DO’s and DON’Ts to keep in mind during your next job interview.


Monster Interview Center

Includes a telephone script, questions to ask, getting ready for tough questions, and general interview tips. Go to Monster’s interview center for a virtual interview.


Preparing to Fill Out a Job Application

Download samples of job applications from this site – includes excellent tips, and information for different fields of employment.


How to Write a Resume

The mission of How To Write A Resume.org is to assist a job seeker with how to write a resume and cover letter, distributing a resume to hiring managers, and assistance for composing a thank-you letter. This site was designed for everyone from the novice job hunter to the HR professional.


Monster Resume Center

This resume center is separated by “chapters,” including resume components, targeted resumes, resume dilemmas, cover letters and more.


Job Hunting Attire

An article called “Job Hunting: Dress for Success” with specific tips for men and women.


Compensation Tools

Salary.com contains a salary clinic, salary news, plus information on negotiating salary, stock options, benefits, and bonuses.


Salary Reports

Gives a free salary report by job title (includes job descriptions) for specific metropolitan areas, and gives the buying power for that area.


Career Personality Assessment

What’s your perfect career? If you don’t mind skipping through lots of ads/offers, this free personality assessment will give you insight into your personality traits and the careers they match up with.


Free Resume Builder

This site has Resume Templates & Resume Samples as well as a Resume Builder. See tips on building your resume and which template to use.