Sunday, April 19, 2009

Resources for Those Looking for A Job

I've met a lot of communication professionals looking for jobs lately. Even in today's tough economy, there are lots of companies and organizations looking for talented pros.

Below I have listed some of my favorite job sites. Please feel free to suggest additional sites in the comments section of this post.

The Brad Traverse Group - A subscription site ($5/month) the Brad Traverse Group lists jobs in and around the DC area for those interested in public affairs, public relations, media and consulting. It's worth the $5 a month as many jobs are exclusively listed and will not appear anywhere else.

Indeed.com - A job listing aggregator, Indeed.com will save your searches and let you know how many new jobs have been listed since your last search, saving you time. I really like Indeed because it is simple and efficient.

Ned's Job of the Week - Ned's list (available for view on the Web site) highlights jobs in defense, communications, and event marketing/promotion. While the job listings span the globe, there are quite a few in DC Metro Area.

HillZoo.com - An online publication for those on and around Capital Hill, HillZoo.com lists on and off the Hill jobs for those interested. Some are political, some aren't. Definitely worth a look.

Social Media Jobs - For social media and digital strategy pros, Social Media Jobs lists opportunities nationwide.

Other job sites for PR Pros/Communicators:

O'Dwyer's PR Job Seekers and Employers

PRWeek Jobs

Ragan Communications (A great site for corporate and internal communicators)

SoloGig.com (Great for independent consultants. Also lists some short time and permanent positions)

PRTalent.com

Public Affairs Council (Government relations, associations, public affairs, policy and communications positions)

DC Public Affairs + Communications Jobs (Great blog that seems to catch and list hot jobs in the DC Area and beyond)

For those interested in nonprofits:

Idealist.org

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, DC Chapter - You will have to register to gain access to its career center, but registration is free and it's a great way to network.

This by no means a comprehensive list. I am happy to update it with additional suggestions.

Twitter is emerging as THE place to be for those looking for a job to learn about new opportunities. If you aren't on Twitter yet, I highly recommend joining and following those in our industry.

Now go out there and find your next opportunity!

1 comment:

reena said...

People are interested in media jobs can apply in various jobs that are full-time, part-time and freelancing.