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There is no easy system for categorizing international career opportunities and no central clearinghouse for such positions. How could there be?

In today's globalized world, virtually every corporation is engaged in some fashion in international trade and commerce. Consulting agencies, think tanks, and research centers seem to sprout like mushrooms, as do international non-profit organizations. While government employment opportunities are more standardized, here too recruitment and hiring procedures can change significantly witness the recently revamped Foreign Service exam and new Presidential Management Fellows process. The specific skill sets employers desire most also change frequently. In the United States today, job seekers with Arabic, Chinese, or Farsi language ability and a security clearance are in particularly high demand. All of this places a premium on maintaining a general sense of trends and possible positions.

Patterson School students should explore the career links and job search sites in this section to obtain a greater appreciation of the wide range of potential employment and employers. It is, of course, only a partial list of the opportunities that may be available.

  • America's Employers
  • America's Job Bank - computerized network linking the 1,800 state Employment Service offices and providing job seekers with the largest pool of active job opportunities available anywhere.
  • Career.com - Site of HEART Advertising Network, Inc. is free to anyone interested in viewing and responding to the jobs advertised.
  • Career Magazine - online magazine format which includes job openings database, resume bank, employer profiles, and articles about job search.
  • CareerBuilder.com - searchable database of job vacancies, information on employers and the job search, and resume postings. Also includes an international jobs gateway and searchable job postings from USENET newsgroups.
  • CareerSite - provides company profiles and current vacancies. Job seekers may register at no charge and receive e-mail when position matching his/her profile is posted.
  • eResumes
  • Sperion Jobs - Searchable database of job vacancies, resume database, links to U.S. newspapers and other job search resources.
  • HotJobs
  • JobSmart - Information on careers, resume writing, 120 salary surveys and job opportunities. Primary focus relates to Northern California, but job search tools are useful to all.
  • Monster.com
  • Job Web - provides information on careers, salaries, legal issues, diversity recruitment, internships, college relations, and general employment/labor statistics. Owned and maintained by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a not-for-profit professional association that comprises 1,700+ colleges and universities, and more than 1,400 employer organizations.
  • Monster Board - Offers free access to over 55,000 job opportunities worldwide in all levels - all fields and resume posting.
  • NationJob Network - an on-line job search service containing thousands of detailed job listings and company profiles with a Midwest focus.
  • Riley Guide - guide to employment opportunities and resources on the internet most of which are free and open to all.
  • Wall Street Journal Interactive
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