Career & Employment

Business Resources/ Company/Employer Research

SCORE
SCORE volunteers provide free mentoring to small business entrepreneurs on a wide range of business topics—everything from how to write a business plan, how to arrange funding and manage cash flow, to how to develop effective marketing and Web-based retailing. Business owners can access SCORE via free, ongoing face-to-face mentoring sessions or through email mentoring services. Call (210) 403-5931 to schedule your appointment or book an appointment online.
Hoovers Online
Provides comprehensive company, industry, and executive people analyses. The link is a free version and allows you to access a small portion of the features available.
Thomas Register of Manufactures

Search ThomasNet to find manufacturers, distributors and service providers
Yellow Pages

Find online Yellow Pages business listings, phone numbers, addresses, maps, and directions
Online Telephone Book
Telephone directory-complete with both yellow and white pages. Switchboard.com is known as the best phone book online.

For more business resources, visit our Business subject guide

Career Research Websites

Glassdoor
Glassdoor is the world’s most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs, and companies recruit top talent.Glassdoor holds a growing database of 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees.
LinkedIn Salary
Discover your earning potential with LinkedIn Salary. Explore salaries by job title and location. See how years of experience, industry, location and more can impact your salary.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Includes career information about occupations from A-Z. The site is maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
O*NET Handbook
Site created for the U.S. Department of Labor that allows users to search for information about different occupations including skill and education requirements, average salaries, and career outlooks for chosen professions.
Career Resource Library- Career One Stop
Learn about different careers, find career information, and locate career resources with CareerOneStop.
Careers.org
Extensive directory of links to reference resources for careers and education, sorted by topic and region.
Job Hunters Bible

Site created by Richard Bolles author of What Color is Your Parachute? This Web Site contains supplemental information to his books. Highly recommended for job research.
Tips for Returning to the Workplace
Practical advice on re-entering the job force after time away.

Job Posting Websites

Schertz EDC Job Board
Latest job openings for companies located in Schertz, Texas.
Job-Hunt.org

One of the Web’s oldest and most trusted sources of job search resources and advice
Government Jobs
The U.S. Government’s official site for jobs and hiring information.
Career Builder
Search over 1.5 Million job postings and new ones added daily. Save your search and have postings e-mailed to you that match your criteria.
JuJu

A mega job search engine that will search millions of job posting simultaneously.
Indeed

Also a mega search engine that allows you to see all jobs with one search!
Work in Texas

Work in Texas is a site created by the Texas Workforce Commission that assists unemployed individuals with finding work.
LinkedIn 101: Using LinkedIn to Land Your Dream Job
A guide to using LinkedIn and all their free job-seeker tools.
LinkedIn Job Search
The popular networking site LinkedIn also allows users with and without accounts to search for jobs posted on their site!
LinkedIn ProFinder
A marketplace that helps to connect entrepreneurs and freelancers with real business projects.

Unemployment

Texas Workforce Commission
A links-based site intended to familiarize people with government services for the unemployed, it includes an unemployment benefits application and tutorials on applying for benefits for the state of Texas.
COBRA: Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
This government site explains benefits and coverage under COBRA, which is concerned with healthcare for the unemployed, with answers to frequently asked questions in English and in Spanish.

Networking Websites

Quintessential Careers
Are you ready to build your network? This page has compiled the best networking resources available both on and offline.
LinkedIn

Build your professional network with the 100 million+ people registered with the site. It is free to register!

Newspaper Classifieds

San Antonio Express News
Job Postings online which can be found in the classified section of the San Antonio Express Newspaper.
Austin Statesman
Search for jobs, career fairs, and more in the Austin area with the classified section of the Austin Statesman.

Resumé Building and Cover Letters Websites

Reminder: Be cautious when selecting resumé templates from the web, as once you have completed the resumé it will often ask for payment on the majority of the websites. Use Microsoft Word to create a resumé using the samples from the websites below or use a template site we have linked below!
Job and Career Accelerator (TEXSHARE DATABASE)
Job and Career Accelerator From creating powerful resumes and finding job and internship opportunities to assessing career alternatives and mastering interviewing skills, job seekers will have everything they need in one easy-to-use web application. With Job & Career Accelerator™, job seekers get all the tools to effectively manage and track their job search progress.
Susan Ireland Resumés & Cover Letters
Learn how to write a resumé and cover letter, also view samples to guide you through the process of creating a resumé.
Google Docs-Resume Templates
Offers resume templates and free online storage of documents
CareerLab: Cover Letter Examples/Templates
Acclaimed as “the first and best cover letter samples on the Internet,” features how to write a great letter and "200 of the world’s best letters."

Temporary Work Agency-Schertz

VIP Staffing
1256 FM 78, Ste 110
Schertz, Texas 78154

Thinking of re-locating? Consider Cost of Living

CNN Cost of Living Calculator
CNNMoney shows you how far your salary will go in another city.
MoneyGeek Cost of Living Calculator
MoneyGeek allows you to see how far your salary will go in up to 4 different cities with both visuals and statistics.

Websites on Interviewing

Bureau of Labor Statistics-Job Interview Tips
This site provides excellent advice on preparing for your interview covering topics such as your appearance, and what to bring with you the day of your interview.
Job-Hunt-Successful Interviewing

A PDF. guide that covers everything about interviews.
My Interview Simulator
A free online tool that offers several simulated interviews, as well as a section that goes over ways to develop your answers to common interview questions.
Dress to Impress: A Guide [Washington State University]
Guidelines for interview attire, dress examples, dressing on a tight budget, and researching specific dress codes.

ONLINE GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Online Masters
OnlineMasters.com is a trusted source for unbiased graduate program information and higher education planning. Our data-driven, proprietary research will guide to achieve your highest aspirations.

Safety and Equality in the Workplace

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is in charge of ensuring a safe workplace for American workers. Site includes regulations as well as information on topics such as how to file a complaint and what whistle blower protections exist.
AFL-CIO
Prominent labor union offers advice and resources for those who may be suffering from discrimination in the workplace.Also includes a summary of the legal rights for immigrant workers.
Employment Rights for Victims of Domestic Abuse
Includes an overview of legal protections in the workplace for victims of domestic abuse, as well as state-by-state laws, information on workplace restraining orders, etc.

Texshare Databases

Career Center Plus (TEXSHARE DATABASE)
Learn about careers, prepare for entrance and occupations exams, get ready to join the military or become an officer, learn how to conduct a job search and improve workplace skills.

EBSCO Business Source Complete (TEXSHARE DATABASE)
Business Source Complete
This is the world’s definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content.

Job and Career Accelerator (TEXSHARE DATABASE)
Job and Career Accelerator From creating powerful resumes and finding job and internship opportunities to assessing career alternatives and mastering interviewing skills, job seekers will have everything they need in one easy-to-use web application. With Job & Career Accelerator™, job seekers get all the tools to effectively manage and track their job search progress.

LearningExpress Library (TEXSHARE DATABASE)
LearningExpress Library’s unique, interactive online learning platform provides patrons with the most comprehensive selection of career-oriented and academic resources available to help with job preparation, career advancement, career changes, and re-entry into the workforce.

LearningExpress Recursos en español (TEXSHARE DATABASE)
Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.

Vocational and Career Collection (TEXSHARE DATABASE)
Vocational & Career Collection™ provides full-text coverage for more than 340 trade and industry related periodicals including American Machinist, Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Hotel & Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, and many more.