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RESOURCES FOR CANDIDATES

These resource links are provided to assist candidates in conducting additional research on the communities in which various job opportunities are located. SGR sends a special thank you to Kurt Bressner, ICMA Senior Advisor, for compiling and allowing us to share many of the below listed resources.

Data and Statistics Job Postings Websites (City/County/Federal) Job Postings Websites (Non-profit)
Search Firms Job Hunting, Resume and Interview Tips Job Transition Assistance

20 Hot Career Advancement Articles - a frequently-updated list of the top 20 articles that will keep you up to date with the latest trends in job searching, hiring practices, interviewing techniques, and other topics to help you progress in your career.


Data and Statistics

  • County Health Rankings - Applicants may use this link to evaluate public health victories and challenges prospective organizations face. The site may also help candidates grasp a deeper understanding of public health trends and local government's role in contributing to a higher quality of life.

  • Interactive 2010 Census Map - Applicants may use this resource to browse general statistics related to population growth and decline, note changes in racial and ethnic concentrations, and examine patterns of housing development in any county within the United States.

  • City-Data.com - This site has collected and analyzed data from numerous sources to create profiles of all U.S. cities.  Data includes demographics, cost of living, crime statistics, local news links, weather, hospitals, city guides, city and area population, and much more.

  • NerdWallet - Nerdwallet provides "best cities" and comparison information on jobs and economics, housing and home ownership, and lifestyle.


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Job Posting Websites (City/County/Federal)

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Job Posting Websites (Non-profit)

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Search Firms

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Job Hunting, Resume and Interview Tips

  • CareeRealism - This site contains many short, excellent articles about job searching and other career advice. 
  • Job Hunter Coach - This coaching site has great resources for those looking for a job.
  • Job Hero - This site allows you to save jobs from across the web, track your application progress, set reminders for follow-ups, and upload and tag documents. 
  • Expert Resume Service - Expert Resume Service has developed a reputation and track record for excellence in advising individuals regarding the development of professional resumes, as well as career transition and performance coaching. For more information, e-mail .
  • Crafting a Winning Transmittal Letter - This online course takes approximately one hour to complete and walks local government job seekers through the first stage of the application submission process, including “stand out from the crowd” email submission techniques, a successful transmittal letter crafting process, and transmittal letter spoilers that must be avoided.
  • Mastering the Online Interview - This online course takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and is designed to walk local government job seekers through preparation and execution of a successful online interview.
     

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Job Transition Assistance

  • Money Talk News - A great source that will provide practical cost-saving ideas.
  • Choose to Save - A pool of financial resources, including a collection of financial calculators.

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