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Disclaimer: Be mindful of website scams

A scam website is one that’s set up to look as legitimate as possible while taking your hard-earned money and delivering very little in return, if it seems too good to be true it probably is. Never sign up for a program that gives you some information or product in exchange for your money. Job postings that are riddled with typos and grammatical errors are a definite red flag, commonly seen on Craigslist. Many resume scams originate in other countries where English isn’t as common. Another red flag is getting a good job without an interview, that is incredibly unlikely.

Employment tools for students with disabilities

Ability Jobs & Resumes has national job listings and information about employment and disability.

ADA - Affirmative Disability Action  Information and Technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act

American Foundation for the Blind  Explore Careers for Job Seekers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

CSUSB Career Center

Disability Equality Index Companies that scored an 80 or above on the 2018 DEI. The 2018 DEI was completed by 145 companies in 2018.


Hire Potential specializes in assisting with job searches for people with disabilities.

The Job Accommodation Networks (JAN) works to employ and retain workers by providing information on accommodations, self-employment and other career opportunities.

National Organization on Disabilities places and promotes the presence of people with disabilities in professional positions.

LinkedIn search hundreds of careers and join professionals to exchange career information, ideas and share opportunities.  

Glassdoor search job listings, see anonymous salary details for any job or company, and read what  employees have to say about any company.        

Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education

Holland Code Career Test examines your suitability with different careers based on six occupational themes: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional. The test identifies your top interest area and how it compares to the other areas, and what this means for your career interests.

MyNextMove is a tool that uses information from O*Net, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, to help determine your interests as they relate to work.

Federal Government Tools

Making the Difference -narrow your search for federal jobs here. Read articles on applying for federal jobs, background information on the departments and agencies that make up the Federal Government, and who they are hiring.

USA Jobs -the comprehensive Federal Government job board for students and recent graduates.  I believe USA Jobs is for everyone not just students and recent grads

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government: analysis of federal employee satisfaction, background information on the government pay system, as well as information on hiring/training programs for students and recent graduates

Field Specific Job Websites & Directories

Arts and Communications

Communications, Art and Media Job Board: Lists positions requiring creativity

Linguist Companies: Search top 50 companies hiring linguists and link to their job board

EntertainmentCareers.Net: Lists entertainment jobs and internship listings Search jobs within the book publishing industry


Gamasutra Job Board: Lists art, communications, business and tech positions with gaming companies

CareerBank: Lists job postings for finance, banking, mortgage, insurance, and accounting jobs Lists economic and finance related positions

Human & Social Services Lists jobs with not for profit companies based in San Diego

CA Community College Job Listings: a database containing all open positions at California Community Colleges

California Courts: Contains job postings within the judicial branch of California State government, including the Administrative Office of the Courts.

EDJOIN: Lists classified and certificated education, administrator, counselor, librarian positions with CA school districts.

UC Employment: Contains opportunities available throughout the UC System

Opportunity NOCS: Lists human and social service jobs and employment opportunities

Life Sciences & Health Pharma and biotech national job listing site searchable by job category, geographical region, or company Contains jobs in healthcare

Science Jobs: A comprehensive database of world-wide positions, including research positions in industry, government, and academic settings

Urban Planning, Green, Environmental

Clean Tech San Diego: Lists 764 green clean tech employers and a link to their websites

Geography Jobs: jobs in GIS, urban planning, the environment, transport planning, economic development, housing, engineering, and other geography-related fields

Technology & Physical Sciences

Engineer Info: Searches through millions of jobs from thousands of websites

Engineering Job Websites: Provides links to other engineering job boards


EFinancial: International and US banking and financial market jobs in a variety of industries

World Wide Worker: Contains a wide variety of energy jobs in a number of sectors