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**Note: The strategies and resources listed here are not necessarily endorsed or advertised by Michigan State University. This is simply a list of resources to evaluate different ideas on these topics.

Getting Started With A Job Search


Cover Letters


Networking and Social Media

Tips On Building Your Portfolio


Job Search Strategies

Retirement Planning

Financial Planning Tips

Here is one book to help you think through retirement planning, beyond just the financial aspects"Get a Life: You Don't Need a Million to Retire Well" by Ralph Warner (2004).

Administration on Aging (202) 619-0724. (Helps older people in need.)

The National Retiree Volunteer Coalition (800) 899-0089 ext. 5091 (Works with universities and local governments.)

Senior Corps (800) 424-8867 (Helps seniors find opportunities in their local community.)

Job Databases

Job Search Web Sites

Start Jobs


Monster Jobs

Michigan Works

JobCentral National Employment Network

New York Times Job Market

Wall Street Journal Career Website

College Job Board

Wet Feet

Job Search

Job Smart

Job Hunt

America's Job Bank

Employment Guide

About: Jobs & Careers

Riley Guide to Online Job Search Sites and Services

Jobs for Bilingual and Spanish-Speaking professionals

LPN to BSN Career guide and job site for nursing students looking to improve their career.

InternMatch Search and find your next internship in the largest database of college internships online.

Careerjet A leading online job search engine with a global presence, highlighting more than 40 million job ads from more than 70 thousands quality websites. With more than 90 localized websites in 28 major languages, Careerjet gives job seekers direct access to an extensive database of jobs, targeted to their needs, in just one straight forward search.

Non Profit Jobs (and Volunteer Opportunities)

Business and Industry Employers

Fortune 500 Companies

Careers in Finance & Accounting

Finance Leaders Association

Financial Executives Networking Group

Administrative and Association Positions

Michigan Society of Association Executives

Agriculture and Life Sciences

BioConnections Offers Job Openings with Michigan's Life Sciences Employers

Ag Careers

Executive Search Firms and Employment Agencies

Government Jobs (Local, State & Federal)

Michigan Senate

Michigan House of Representatives

Michigan Works

Federal Job Search

U.S. Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency

Department of Defense Job Search

Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

National Business Partnership with the Workforce System

Military Guide To Transition and Education

USA Jobs

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Higher Education Job Sources

Michigan State University Job Openings Administrative, managerial, supervisory, faculty, library, specialist, county extension, support staff, clerical/technical, nursing; resident advisors, stagehand, service maintenance employee, skilled trades employee, operating engineering, and off-campus employee positions available at MSU are listed at the web sites referenced. includes links to faculty, staff, and administrative job announcements and is not restricted to teaching positions.


Chronicle of Higher Education Jobs site is one of the best resources on the web for academic positions

Career Journal from the Wall Street Journal focuses primarily on management, executive, and professional positions, with resources for switching careers, career management, and working with executive recruiters.

JobsNet includes science job listings compiled by the staff of Next Wave Magazine including international job opportunities.

More at the MSU Graduate School

International Job Opportunities Sources

MSU Office of International Development (OID) for research opportunities available to MSU faculty and graduate students interested in improving quality of life for people around the world.

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International Job Opportunities

Optional Practical Training (OPT) for Students with F-1 Visas

International Student Job Search and Online Career Center

International job searches for executives in overseas job markets

Multinational employment opportunities

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

More International Job Resources

United States of America-China Chamber of Commerce (USCCC)

American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Librarian Jobs

Librarians Jobs for Librarians and Information Professionals

International Association of Library Associations and Institutions

Media, Communications, & Advertising

Senior Management And Executive Level Jobs At $100K To $500K

Daily Updates From The Entertainment Business

Weekly, Edited for Ad Agency Executives

Media Positions Nationwide In Advertising And Communications

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Jobs and Careers

Find Employment in Natural Resource Occupations, Ecology and Environmental Disciplines

Technical Jobs

Technical Jobs

Technical Jobs at CareerBuilder

Extreme Tech

Electronics Professionals Portal

Michigan Careersite

Professional Energy Jobs

Teaching and Administrative Job Openings

Career Builder

Great School Jobs in Michigan for teachers and administrators

Agent K-12 Education Job Search

Search for Schools, Colleges, & Libraries by zip, city, state, etc.

MIREAP - Michigan Regional Education Applicant & Placement Program - to search for job openings and post applications for free.

Michigan School Business Officials Job Listings

K-12 Jobs at Public, Private, Vocational, and Technical Schools

Compendium of Teacher Job Listings Online

More Sources of Jobs in Education

Office of Overseas Schools offering education for dependents of American citizens living abroad

International School Services (ISS) for overseas American and international schools

International Job Guide to Teaching Overseas

International Travel Information Travel Warnings, Consular Information Sheets, Tips for Traveling Abroad and Other Important Health and Safety Information

Medical Jobs

Healthcare & Medical Professional Jobs

Biotechnology, Medical, Science, Pharmaceutical Sales and Healthcare Jobs

Entry Level Nurses And Allied Health Care Professionals

Medical and Health Care Job Search

MD/DO or Healthcare Professional Jobs

National and Local Classified Newspaper Ads

Classified Newspaper Ads

New York Times Classified

Chicago Tribune Classified

Los Angeles Times Classified

Lansing State Journal Classifieds

Google Search of Multiple Newspapers

Just A Few Employer Web Sites

City of Miami (FL)

Eaton Corporation

Ford Motor Company

General Electric - Login to MySpartanCareer is available for two calendar years from your date of graduation.

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