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Old 08-01-2011, 05:18 AM
Location: Barcelona, Spain
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Hi all, I am planning on moving to Chicago early next year, therefore I am starting to scope the job landscape in the area for potential opportunities.

Can anybody provide a list of the most useful/commonly used websites for job search? Obviously, I am doing my own research so I know the main ones that are typically used, but advice from a local perspective will be greatly appreciated.

As a reference, I am an economist so I will be particularly interested in niche websites that may be appropriate.

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Old 08-17-2011, 12:47 PM
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Try the Federal Reserve
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:42 PM
Location: Chicago
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Building on Vlajos' suggestion of the Federal Reserve, you could also try USAjobs.gov. The Treasury Department does have an office in Chicago. I guess I'd also try all the big banks in Chicago as well.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:21 PM
Location: Chicago
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I personally have had good luck with Robert Half Finance. I know the reviews on them are mixed, but they've gotten me several offers in the past.

Employment Agencies for Accounting & Financial Staffing - Robert Half Finance & Accounting

I've also gotten more than one offer through Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com, although only God knows how that happened... They weren't with companies that I did anything in particular to woo; I didn't even write cover letters. They somehow liked my resume and gave me interviews, which lead to the offers.

Oh, and I've gotten jobs through Craig's List also. Now that employers have to pay to post an ad, there are a lot fewer gimicks and useless ads in their employment section.
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