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Pittsburgh Jobs - How to Find a Job in the Pittsburgh Region

Steps for Successful Job Searching


A good job working for the right employer is one of the key elements of success and happiness. Finding the right job can take a great deal of time and effort, however. For a fully effective Pittsburgh job search, you will need to do much more than religiously scan the Sunday Classifieds each week. Learning to utilize the abundance of contacts, information resources, and job services available in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania is the key to an effective and efficient search for Pittsburgh jobs.

Finding a Job in Pittsburgh
The first step in finding a job is to write a resume or prepare to fill out a job application. Depending on the type of job, you will need either a resume or curriculum vitae (CV), accompanied by a cover letter, or you will need to complete an application for employment.

In most cases, you will need a resume to apply for full-time, professional job opportunities. If you are seeking a part-time job or work in a career field like hospitality or retail, for example, you will complete an application for employment.

  • Write a Resume
    How to write resumes, curriculum vitae, and cover letters, including samples and templates.

  • Completing a Job Application
    Learn how to complete a job application in order to apply for jobs online and in person. Includes a list of commonly asked for details to help you prepare.

Job Listings
The next step in finding a job is to find employment opportunities to apply for. You will need to search the online Pittsburgh job search sites, as well as national job search sites like America's Job Bank, Monster, HotJobs, and Career Builder. Plus, learn to utilize offline resources such as networking to find a great Pittsburgh job.

  • Find Pittsburgh Jobs
    Search for Pittsburgh jobs online, browse Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania employment listings, and post your resume online for free.

  • Get Job Search Help
    Need help with your Pittsburgh job search? Here's how job seekers can find free, or inexpensive, resources in Pittsburgh and Western PA.

  • National Job Banks
    Search these online job banks by by keyword, location, or career field to find Pittsburgh jobs. Job search engines also allow you to search many job databases in just one step.

  • Jobs By Career Field
    Browse a comprehensive list of nationwide job listings sorted by career field including arts, communications, business, education, legal, medical, nonprofit, and technology jobs.

  • Networking
    Networking can sound intimidating and a little bit scary, but it doesn't have to be. Networking is actually one of the best ways to find a good job.

Follow Up After applying for a job, it is very important to follow up with the people who have interviewed you. Send a thank you letter within twenty-four hours of your interview. Also contact the employer if you haven't heard about your candidacy status within a week or so of interviewing.

  • Thank You Letters
    Find inspiration from these sample thank you letters and other job search correspondence.

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