Karen A. Litzinger


Career Information And Research

www.bls.gov/oco/: Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Department of Labor
Includes descriptions, work environments, training, outlook and links to professional associations for more information. Use A to Z index to get to keyword search.

www.acinet.org/: America's Career InfoNet, U.S. Department of Labor
Contains information on careers, industries, wages, and outlook by state.

Job Search Tools

www.rileyguide.com: Riley Guide
This was one of the first and still is one of the best on-line job search guides.

Women and Minorities Re-entering The Workforce

www.advancingwomen.com: Advancing Women in Business and Careers
Contains a wealth of information on networking, mentoring, business, careers, and money matters.

www.carnegielibrary.org/subject/business/minority.html: The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Contains local, state and national business resources for minorities and women.

High School and College Students:

www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/: What Can I Do With A Major In...?
This is the great site if you want ideas of career options for what you majored in (or to explore what you might want to major in).

Business Sector

www.clpgh.org: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Click on Tools and Research, then Business and Finance to get to on-line, comprehensive business directories, some of which can be used from the comfort of your home.

www.indeed.com/: Indeed
Although finding a job through the Internet job search engines only has a 4-10% success rate, this site connect job seekers thousands of websites including all job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages.

Nonprofit Sector

http://www.uwac.org/: United Way of Allegheny County
Click on Help Connections to search for service organizations by category or keyword.

www.idealist.org/: Action Without Borders
Powerful search engine to access over 47,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries and over 4,000 job postings.

www.guidestar.org: GuideStar
Contains information on over 1.5 Million IRS-recognized nonprofits. The Basic Search allows you to search by Keyword and Geographic area.

Government Sector

www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us: City of Pittsburgh
Lists open jobs and descriptions as well as how to apply Clicking on the “Request For Notification” link enables you to be notified directly when recruitment occurs for a job category of your choosing.

www.county.allegheny.pa.us: Allegheny County
All require an application not a resume. You can download an application on-line.

www.scsc.state.pa.us: PA Job Source (all PA civil service jobs)
This web site contains state civil service jobs posted through the PA State Civil Service. The “Job Opportunities” link will take you to the complete list of openings called “Summary of Civil Service Examinations.” Not all jobs require a written test.

www.usajobs.opm.gov: Federal Civil Service
Comprehensive site of federal civil service jobs, including a section on how to apply and a program to build a resume containing components necessary for a federal application. One can register with Job Agents to have vacancies directly emailed.