Looking for work in the Lou? Pounding the pavement and mailing out resumes are still valid methods, but today’s smart jobseekers make heavy use of online and local resources. National websites like Craigslist, Monster and Careerbuilder are useful. Facebook, Twitter and Linked In let you network. But don’t overlook St. Louis’ local publications, websites, job fairs and other resources.
St. Louis Front Page
The St. Louis Front Page is a web hub for news and information about the St. Louis area. SLFP offers a “St. Louis Job News & Opportunities” page that is constantly updated with local information for job hunters. This is the site to watch for news about major hiring drives by local firms, job fairs, city initiatives and other critical local news. The site also hosts articles with interview tips, labor news and other topics of general interest to job seekers.
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St. Louis County has consolidated three primary government employment resources into one webpage for your convenience. St. Louis County Civil Service is the primary resource. This site accepts applications for positions from custodians to accountants and dentists. The St. Louis County Circuit Court lists positions for various clerks and accounting and legal positions. The county’s Police Department Career Information Site gives information and instructions on careers in local law enforcement.
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If you’re looking for an executive position in the St. Louis area, the Business Journal’s website might be your first stop. The search is powered by indeed.com, a more generic national job search engine, but the Journal has clearly done the preliminary work of targeting the search. The jobs listed here are all local to St. Louis and are high-powered positions for managers, vice presidents, financial analysts, outside salespeople and other highly skilled white collar positions. Searches can be further targeted by category or by company. You can also visit the Journal’s section of Company Profiles to learn more about local employers.
HERC is a partnership among local colleges and universities, including Wash U, Mizzou, SLU, SIU-E on the Illinois side and community colleges representing the whole Bi-State region. Use the HERC website to find academic jobs and medical jobs at the universities’ associated medical facilities. Job openings are searchable or can be listed by region or by institution. A special focus of HERC is helping the spouses of newly hired academic and medical personnel to find local jobs. Job seekers on HERC can even link their profile with their spouse’s to look for work together.
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