Web Sites for Alumni

Most sites listed include information about topics or careers for Alumni. Additional sites listed have career development, volunteerism or salary survey information.

*Sites that include actual job listings (or hot link to them) are designated with a star.

NOTE: Many of the sites have duplicate information, particularly in terms of links to other sites.



Employment Guides

Third Party Recruiters

Career Development

Job Listings - General

Professional Associations

Useful Resources

State and Local Sites

Relocation and Salary Information

 

Employer Information

Education Guides and Financial Aid

 


Employment Guides

AARP Laid Off? Guide
Offers tips on job hunting for Americans 50+ and a list of services for those who are laid off. You can find the 'laid off' link in Tools on the bottom left.

AARP Job Hunting Guide
AARP offers a number of free booklets on topics that are of special interest to Americans who are 50+ including one entitled: "Job Hunting: Your Guide to Success."

ILostMyJob.com
Their mission is to do good for people who have lost their jobs, are involuntarily unemployed, and/or are taking steps to getting back to productive employment.  The objective is to provide useful content and website features that promote successful recovery after job loss and/or unemployment.  Find Featured Articles, All Time Top Links and What's New on this website. 

Job Hunter’s Bible 

This outstanding site is designed as a supplement to Dick Bolles’ book entitled “ What Color Is Your Parachute”.  There are two parts to this site: A ‘Net Guide’ to guide you in doing part of your job-hunt on the Internet and an extensive Library of Articles written by Dick Bolles, Bob Rosner and Peter Weddle.

*Job Source Network
Your one-stop shop to finding a job over the Internet with job openings and links to thousands of web sites worldwide.

*The Riley Guide
The Riley Guide is an invaluable tool for savvy job hunters and will guide you through the many online sites and services that are useful for your job search by industry and by location.

*Wall Street Journal: Careers
The Wall Street Journal executive career site contains articles on current career issues and job search techniques, $100K job postings, executive recruiter lists and more.

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Job Listings - General

*Career One Stop - Pathways to Career Success
This web site will assist you in identifying job banks and job portals in order to make informed employment and education choices; provide job seekers with the largest pool of active job opportunities available anywhere; and, give nationwide exposure for their resumes. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor

*CareerBuilder.com
Leading career management site on the World Wide Web for job seekers and employers.  Offers job seekers a great number of the most current jobs available and for employers a complete line of recruitment solutions.

*craigslist
Search the US, Canada and other countries for information on  jobs, community, housing, services and much more.  Provides excellent information on avoiding scams and fraud and job boards. .

*indeed
One Search.  All Jobs.  Customize you job search by job title, industry and location for a listing of openings for you to consider.

*Job-Hunt.org
The best site for those who have a career goal and now are trying to land a job.  Job-Hunt.org provides the most comprehensive listing of useful Internet-accessible job-search resources and services on the Web, in a format which is most useful to job seekers.

*Monster
The leading global online network for careers, connecting the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals.  Committed to leading the market by offering innovative technology and superior services that give consumers and businesses more control over the recruiting process.

*Retired Brains
Helps retirees looking for a part- or full-time jobs and temporary or project assignments. This site connects older workers with employers seeking to hire them. Also, provides important senior-focused information and links to charitable organizations and non-profits looking for volunteers.

*Senior Job Bank
Senior Job Bank is THE online recruitment resource to bring together employers searching for mature workers (age 50 and over) and older Americans looking for rewarding employment.

*SimplyHired
Job search made simple from thousands of job boards, classifieds and company sites.

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State and Local Sites

Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Site provides information for the Columbia area including the Chamber's business directory and links, employment, education, government, publications, community info, etc.

SC Chamber of Commerce
Link to the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

*SCIWay
Largest directory of South Carolina job openings on the Internet.  Direct links to 300+ South Carolina job-related web pages.  Search for jobs by location or by industry type.

United Way of the Midlands
Directory of community service agencies in the Columbia area with links to United Way of America, other SC cities, Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina.

World Chambers of Commerce Network
Focuses on creating a network of more than 10,000 chambers of commerce and trade promotion organizations throughout the world.

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Employer Information

Corporate Information
If you need to research a company (public or private, foreign or domestic), this is the right place!  Search 350,000+ company profiles.

Hoover’s Online
Link to provide a business network.  Find contact leads, information on companies and industries, career development assistance, news, etc.  Access to more in depth information by subscription is available only on the USC Business Administration Library computers.

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Third Party Recruiters

*Recruiter’s Online
A global community of recruiters, headhunters & professional staffing firms.  Find thousands of jobs and recruiters in your field or location.

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Professional Associations

Yahoo! - Business and Economy: Organizations: Professional
Research and network via professional associations.  Search listings by categories.

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Relocation and Salary Information

Salary Calculator
As with the cost of living, salaries vary by geography. Use this site to find the median salary for a given job in a given location - don’t make a costly mistake, do your homework!

Milspouse.org
MilSpouse.org is your resource library for military spouse employment, education and relocation information. Here you will find thousands of links to employment related information and other resources for military spouses and military families. JobNob Salary Search
Search for salaries of specific jobs offered by companies all over the United States. 


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Education Guides and Financial don’t make a costly mistake, do your homework!

Milspouse.org
MilSpouse.org is your resource library for military spouse employment, education and relocation information. Here you will find thousands of links to employment related information and other resources for military spouses and military families.

JobNob Salary Search
Search for salaries of specific jobs offered by companies all over the United States.

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Education Guides and Financial Aidis available.

FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page
The SmartStudent guide to Financial Aid.  This site will educate you about the different loans, scholarships, military aid and other aid.  Also, it will assist you with determining the amount of money you will need.

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Career Development

careeronestop
Comprehensive site that provides resources, reports, guides and surveys.  Subject areas includes career exploration, general outlook, wages and trends, employer search, etc.  This is a career resource library online!

Job Hunter’s Bible
Online interactive career and personality tests with information regarding unusual jobs, short articles on job hunting and actual job hunting manuals.

What Can I Do With a Major In....? - University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Click on your major and see what other types of jobs you could do. Will provide related career titles and related web sites.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Nationally recognized source of career information; designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.  Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

mySkills myFuture
 Your future is wide open.  mySkills myFuture is a careeronestop website that helps laid-off workers and other career changers find new occupations to explore. Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs.

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Useful Resources

* JobMate
Click on "JobMate" on the right side of the page.  JobMate is an integrated job search resource center for students and alumni at no charge to you.  It is a simple 1-step process to connect to jobs and contacts.   Listings include full-time, part-time, summer, internship, and graduate assistantship opportunities in different industries and are updated daily by the USC Career Center.  Alumni will need to call the Career Center at 803-777-7280 to have their email address added to the JobMate firewall in order to start an account.

See the resources available in our library on the Career Library Resources page and find links on the Web Resources page for additional topic areas and job listings.

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