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Research Resources: Employment and Job Websites

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Employment Opportunities | Resumes & Cover Letter Information | The Interview | Career Guides | Salary Information

Employment Opportunities and Resources

Ann Arbor SPARK

If you are seeking a new opportunity, be sure to check the Job Posting area to find key “knowledge-based” positions at great companies throughout Michigan, including internshipss for college students.  You are also welcome to create a Profile adding you to our database that allows you to receive their weekly Talent Search newsletter full of area career events and the latest job postings.
> Go to Ann Arbor SPARK

Search for local jobs in: Ann Arbor, Jackson, Plymouth, Canton and Ypsilanti. Signup online to enjoy all the features of, including: Job search management tools, Resume posting tools, and Job recommendations
> Go to

The Career Hub for Tech Insiders

A leading career website for technology and engineering professionals. Perform highly targeted job searches based on specific criteria, including location, type of employment, skill set and keyword.
> Go to Dice - The Career Hub for Tech Insiders searches employer websites looking for job opportunities not advertised elsewhere. Post your résumé or search for jobs by location, field, employer, or keywords. The Resource Center has links to information on specific companies, tips, résumé tools, and lots of external resources.
> Go to

HERC (Michigan Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)

For those seeking employment in higher education, research, healthcare (medical centers), or the arts and culture.
> Go to Michigan Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

MLive Jobs (includes the Ann Arbor News)

Jobs in Michigan are posted here. Find a great local job with a quick search, or look at their self-scrolling posted jobs (updated within the last 48 hours.)
> Go to

Michigan Jobs and Career Portal

Search for jobs, start a business, find financial aid for school and job training resources. Learn about careers and new occupations. Includes postings at the Michigan Talent Bank and Government Job Openings .
> Go to jobs


Are you looking for an entry-level job, part-time positions or internships? This website is packed with expert advice, skills development opportunities, interview and resume tips, and thousands of job listings.
> Go to MonsterTrak

University of Michigan Job Postings

Every job. Every campus. Everyday.
> Go to UofM Jobs

USA Jobs: United States Office of Personnel Management

A one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.
> Go to USA Jobs


Resume and Cover Letter Resources

Susan Ireland Resumes

This website will walk you through creating the perfect resume, including resume tips, resume formats and 90 resume samples.
> Go to Susan Ireland Resumes

Cover Letter Help

Need help writing a cover letter? This site will explain the process.
> Go to Cover Letter Help

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Interview Resources

Prepare yourself for the Job Interview

From carefully researching the job and organization, to the after interview follow-up, these 13 tips will be the right preparation
for any interview.
> Go to Effective Interview Strategy

Questions to Expect

These questions will cover the full range from very general to career and personal choices, as well as from easy to more difficult.
> Go to Interview Questions

Questions to Ask the Employer

Not sure what to ask you potential employer? Here are sample questions to help show the employer that you are very interested in the position and the company.
> Go to Questions to Ask

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Career Guides

Employment Laws (U.S. Department of Labor)

Provides easy-to-understand information regarding federal employment laws.
> Go to Employment Laws

Learn a Test

This site offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.
AT HOME: Enter your library card ID.
> Go to Learn a Test

Michigan Labor Market Information

A one-stop source for reliable information on recent employment trends, wages, detailed industries, and jobs in demand.
> Go to Michigan Labor Market Information

Michigan Works: Washtenaw County Office

Local Michigan Works Agencies oversee a wide variety of programs designed to help job seekers find satisfying careers. The programs are also designed to prepare youth and unskilled adults for entry into the labor force and help individuals who face serious barriers to employment to obtain the assistance necessary to get and keep a job.
> Go to Michigan Works Washtenaw

Occupational Outlook Handbook

A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.
> Go to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Study Guide Zone

Find many free resources for students, beginning professionals, and others who want to improve their scores on a standardized test. Most free tests can be found under Primary/Secondary; Undergraduate; and Graduate Tests.
> Go to Study Guide Zone

Unemployment Insurance Agency (State of Michigan)

File unemployment claims online.
> Go to MI Unemployment Insurance Agency

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Salary Information's Compensation Information

Use the Salary Wizard to locate salary information by job title and zip code. Then find jobs by job title in your geographic area.
> Go to

State of Michigan Salaries (Lansing State Journal)

Lists the names, titles, departments and salaries of more than 54,000 Michigan public employees.
> Go to LSJ Salaries

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