Other viable sources for job opportunities

In the old days, you would look for jobs in newspaper want ads. That's still an option for you. You may check newspapers in cities you're interested in living or working in, either in paper form or online. Today, however, you have many online services where companies will post job openings. We've compiled ones we know and trust here for your reference.

America's Job Bank
Search a database of more than a million jobs nationwide; set up an automated job search.

A community website for automation engineers in factory automation, process control and instrumentation with job postings, product information, directory, classifieds, promotions news and more.

Offering recruiting services for Automation, Process Control, Instrumentation and Manufacturing Engineers as well as other technical professionals.

Career Builder
Search jobs and connect with companies in the U.S. and overseas.

Career Path
Post your resume, save your job searches, receive job leads via e-mail. Visit the candidate resource center for a wide variety of resources for the job seeker.

Search for jobs by company, location, category. Check out "Hot Jobs."

Search jobs and companies, get "wisdom" from the career advice experts, use the "career inventory" to gauge your Employment Search Readiness, look in the "career library" for career related sites and the "career bookstore" for career related titles

The #1 entry-level job site with more information, more jobs and more resources than any other entry-level site.

Featuring hundreds of thousands of internships for college students and entry-level jobs for recent graduates.

Search job postings for several fields of engineering.

A complete look at the nonprofit industry. Do research, apply for nonprofit jobs, and download a free book on nonprofit careers.

In one search, Indeed gives students instant access to millions of jobs and internships from sources such as Monster, HotJobs, CareerBuilder, the New York Times and Fortune 500 corporate websites.

Indiana INTERNnet®
Databank of helpful articles as well as a posting of available internships in Indiana.

Create a profile, connect with professionals and search for jobs.

Search jobs, create resumes, research companies and create your own monster with "my monster."

Job opportunities for recent grads and alumni as well as an online career fair.

NACElink Network
The world's largest network of college and university career centers, including more than five million employers.

In one search, Simply Hired pulls from available jobs from Indeed Jobs, Yahoo Jobs, American Jobs and several others. You can also set up job alerts.

The Riley Guide
A guide to employment opportunities and job resources on the Internet.

What Color Is Your Parachute: The Net Guide
Search for vacancies, post your resume, get some job-hunting help or career counseling, make contacts, and do research on fields, occupations, companies and cities.

Using employment professionals

Some people opt to use third-party employment agencies which have been commissioned by employers to find qualified candidates. If you decide to use this type of service, keep in mind that they are paid by the employer to fill the spot, so the employer's best interests and their own paycheck may be at the forefront of their minds.

An employment marketing service, on the other hand, is a firm you can hire to help you find a job. In this case you pay them, rather than the employer paying them. They will help you develop a resume, write letters of inquiry and make phone calls for you. We do not recommend you use this type of service because you and we can provide all the same services at no charge.

DO NOT call 900 numbers. They boast about sensational job openings but cannot deliver. At the same time, you are charged a significant amount of money for the call.

Temporary agencies or contract firms can be a viable alternative. Like an employment agency, they are paid by the employer to provide qualified professionals. You are hired by and remain on the agency's payroll. The agency, in turn, contracts your services to the employer for a specified period of time. Many firms now specialize in the placement of technical professionals. Working on temporary assignments while you continue your job search can provide valuable experience to be added to your resume. You can develop invaluable contacts in the companies you are contracted to. Sometimes permanent positions develop during the assignment and the contract employee who has been doing that work is converted to a permanent employee.

If you decide you want to use employment or temporary agencies, check with Career Services for employer-supplied listings of companies used to fill both temporary and permanent positions. You can also find listings on the Career Search database.