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Best Resources For Job Seekers In Pittsburgh

February 22, 2013 6:00 AM

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(photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Image, File)

(photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Image, File)

(photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Image, File)

(photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Image, File)

Dressing for success, polishing your resume, getting letters of recommendation, sharpening pencils…  In Pittsburgh, the job application checklist can include being stuck in traffic on the Parkway for over an hour.  Lessen the stress of job searching in the Greater Pittsburgh area with these top five resources for job seekers. As a big city, Pittsburgh has many job postings, but knowing where to look is the key. Here are Pittsburgh’s five best Job seeker resources.

Commonweath Workforce Development System
425 6th Ave., 22nd Floor
Regional Enterprise Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 552-7100
careerlinkpittsburgh.com

The state of Pennsylvania has created the Commonwealth Workforce Development System (CWDS) in conjunction with PA CareerLink in order to efficiently connect Pennsylvania job seekers to jobs throughout Pennsylvania from many locations and online services.  This comprehensive database connects employees to employers that offer state, city, country, educational, vocational and other reputable jobs that establish careers.  Pittsburgh residents can stop by any of the downtown, Lawrenceville, Forest Hills or other Greater Pittsburgh locations to search their database of 1,000s of jobs. The CWDS offers resume building, coaching, job preparation, educational resources and incentives to employers to hire individuals that go through their agency. Pennsylvania offers Work Opportunity Tax Credits to employers who hire candidates that fit a diversity profile, as well as have other employment barriers. Job seekers can go through the CWDS to connect to these employers and increase their chances of finding the right job for them. Having all of the right resources to teach job seekers can mean the difference between hearing “your hired” or “next.”

Related: Local Organization Help Women Dress For Success

Pittsburgh Jobs
pittsburghjobs.com

Searching for a job in Pittsburgh can be as easy as click. This site allows the job seeker to find employment by industry type and career type. Users can also join the community and connect with other job seekers and read helpful job seeking tips on topics like resume building and dressing for success. Information on how different industries fare in the economy are available on this site as well. Finding the right place to intern, volunteer or work can be challenging, but with the right resources like Pittsburgh jobs, the job seekers of Pittsburgh can find just the right job to fit any skill level.

Related: Pittsburgh Job Internship Opportunities

Vocational Rehabilitation Office
300 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 392-4950
portal.state.pa.us

Job seekers with developmental disabilities need empathetic employers. The Vocational Rehabilitation Office works hard to find jobs for this population of job seekers in the ‘Burgh, offering this type of job seeker a place to go to find companies with experience employing an adult with developmental delays, readiness to assist them in navigating the Pittsburgh transit system and more.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
34 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 263-1100
post-gazette.com

The good old days of picking up a newspaper and circling the jobs you wanted to physically go and apply to are pretty much gone. However, checking Pittsburgh’s local newspaper, the Post Gazette online gives any job seeker easy access to hundreds of local jobs.  Search by area of the Greater Pittsburgh region or a general job search.  This local job seekers guide connects to Monster for even broader search results.

Pittsburgh Employment Guide
pittsburgh.employmentguide.com

The Pittsburgh Employment Guide helps job seekers create one application that can be used to apply to several jobs at once. The Pittsburgh Employment Guide features a database of thousands of employers to choose from. This site also offers connections to furthering the job seekers education, ways to work at home and a video center for applicant skills coaching. This online guide takes the traffic jam out of Pittsburgh job searching.

Angel Rodrigues relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and loves exploring all things in the ‘Burgh. Whether it’s the local eateries, bakeries or shopping outlets, Pittsburgh is an exciting place to explore. You can find her work on Examiner.com.

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