Hello NAI Region 3 members! I’m excited to be the first contributor for our new blog. Today’s topic stems from my own experience on the job search as well as nuggets of knowledge I have picked up along the way from my fellow job seekers. Feel free to share your own experiences and ask questions!
The internet is by far the best tool for locating job postings and, in my experience, looking in some rather non-traditional places has served me well. Here’s a list of my favorite job websites:
- http://www.naimembers.com/memberarea/. That’s right! NAI’s own member area has a page for job openings. Often over-looked, I especially found this website helpful because it was here that I found my first full-time interpretive job out of graduate school. Keep in mind you need to be a member.
- http://eelinked.naaee.net/n/eelink-jobs. It is easy to forget to search the North American Association for Environmental Education’s website, but this too can be a powerful search engine. Membership is not required.
- http://www.indeed.com/. This powerful search engine pulls from multiple job websites to give you a comprehensive list of postings. It can also send you email updates. Registration is free. Remember to put your search terms in “quotes” to ensure searches are specific to your needs.
- State websites:
- http://www.usajobs.gov/. Navigating the federal job website can drive just about anyone nutty, but perseverance and careful planning can really pay off. Be sure to upload your resume (you can upload up to 5 versions) and check out their tips and resume example.
Stay tuned! In the next job post, I’ll cover tips and secrets of writing a killer cover letter and formatting techniques for resumes!