Job Search

Job Gateway

Pennsylvania's premier job matching tool was created to meet the needs of both job seekers and employers.  Job seekers are offered a comprehensive array of resources, from training program information to state job market data, while employers can post available job openings.  The site offers additional career assistance for military veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

Occupational Outlook Handbooks

Generated by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbooks are the best source for finding current and authoritative information about occupations in the United States.  The site is particularly useful for researching various career paths, providing comprehensive occupational data including salaries, necessary education or training, and the projected growth for a given occupation.  

Career One Stop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this resource is unique in that its resources can be tailored toward a wide variety of job seekers from young adults, to laid-off workers, to those job seekers impacted by floods and other recent disasters.  Content is also available in Spanish.  

Job & Career Accelerator 

This database is offered as part of our LearningExpress Library and affords many of the same tools available through Career One Stop, including tips on interviewing, resume writing, networking and more.  This site requires users to register with an email address and library card (when accessing from home) in order to access its full suite of resources.  

Job Search Engines 

  • Indeed - A global resource distinguished by thousands of new posts per week.  It is wise for job candidates to contact prospective employers directly, in addition to uploading their resumes onto any aggregate job board.  
  • Glassdoor - In addition to offering a wide range of job postings, Glassdoor also provides an inside look into companies through anonymous feedback from current and former employees.  The topics covered include starting salary, work culture, and CEO, thus providing "both the information you need to find a job, and the context to see if it's a good fit for you." 
  • Professional Associations - To add another dimension to your job search try contacting professional associations related to your chosen industry.  Many such organizations provide opportunities to network with potential employers as well as access job postings tailored to your particular career interests.  The trusted online reference, Infoplease, offers a national listing of professional associations. 
  • Proven - An employment service that specializes in small businesses including a comprehensive listing of job board websites that cater to a diverse range of career areas including construction and non-profit, environmental, and start-up ventures.  Proven is the only online job board resource that provides live customer service via telephone.