- emilypost.com/advice-type/business: Emily Post
Articles on business communications, socializing, travel and more.
- www.cyborlink.com/: International Business Etiquette
Learn local customs, gift giving, protocol, negotiation tactics, and cross cultural communication.
Career Information and Research
- www.bls.gov/ooh/: 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.job-hunt.org: For a Smarter Job Search
Nice selection of articles about resumes, cover letters, interviewing and recruiters.
Links to local and national resources as well as sample business plans.
High School and College Students
- buildingtradecouncil.com/training/: Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council
Features information on 17 tuition-free apprenticeship programs in Western PA.
- 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).
Comprehensive resource guide for college students, plus information on financial aid, colleges and on-line education.
- www.clpgh.org: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Click on Research, then Business to get to on-line, comprehensive business directories, some of which can be used from the comfort of your home.
Gives you an inside look at company salaries, reviews,and interview questions for more than 70,000 companies.
- 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.
- www.uwac.org/: United Way of Allegheny County Click on Help Connections to search for service organizations by category or keyword.
- www.idealist.org/: For People Who Want to Do Good Powerful search engine to access over 120,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 countries and over 4,000 job postings.
- www.guidestar.org: Worlds Largest Source on Nonprofit Organizations Contains information on over 1.5 Million IRS-recognized nonprofits. The Basic Search allows you to search by Keyword and Geographic area.
- www.pittsburghpa.gov/personnel/employment/: 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.
- imaginepittsburgh.com/work: Imagine Pittsburgh Created by the Allegheny Conference, the site features thousands of jobs and labor market data about fields in demand to help in career planning.