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Resources on Companies and Careers

Bureau of Labor Statistics - The U.S. Department of Labor site providing information on trends in careers, employment, compensation, and much more

CareerOneStop - Industry profiles, employment opportunities, and salary possibilities

GlassDoor - An inside look at jobs and companies

Linked-In.com - a network of colleagues and industry experts for inside connections and information for your questions

WetFeet.com - Industry profiles and general information on a large range of careers

International Companies

DevJobs - Provides international job announcements on various development fields

4International Careers & Jobs - leading international employment directory for overseas jobs

Global Career Center - International database for positions around the globe

graduate-jobs.com - a leading independent graduate job board in the United Kingdom.

Jobs Abroad - Job opportunities around the world

iHipo International Careers - International jobs and internship opportunities

InterExchange - International exchange programs, internships, summer jobs, and all forms of global work

Search Jobs Abroad - opportunities for people wanting to work for an international company or in a job overseas and advice for making the transition

Ministry

Higher Education and Ministry - comprehensive information on ministerial careers, education, financial aid, and networking

Work Ministry - a faith-based social network of job seekers and job opportunities

Jesuit Volunteer Corp - offers men and women an opportunity to work full time to  a mission of serving the poor directly, working for structural change in the United States, and accompanying people in developing countries.

 Mercy Corps - Their mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. 

Lutheran Volunteer Corps - Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) unites full-time stipended Volunteers with financial supporters, non-profit organizations and ministries to work for peace with justice across the nation. In addition to working for justice, LVC Volunteers live together in intentional household communities of 4-7 people to encourage simple, sustainable living.

Resources for International Employment

Anywork Anywhere - Information on Visa's, permits, and restrictions for working abroad

EscapeArtist.com - Supporting materials and job searches to maximize your chance of obtaining a position overseas

Hostels.com - Hostels and other cheap places to stay worldwide

One Small Planet - General information on work study, volunteer, and travel options abroad

U.S. Department of State - Authoritative information on everything you need to travel or work abroad

Addressing Illegal Questions

Various federal, state, and local laws regulate the questions a prospective employer can ask you. Questions must relate to the job for which you are applying!

You have options if you are asked an illegal question

  • Choose to answer the question knowing you are providing information that isn't job related. You take the risk that a "wrong" answer could harm your chances for a position.
  • Refust to answer the question. You will be within your rights, but you may come off as uncooperative or confrontational which could put off potential employers.
  • Examine the intent behind the question and respond with an answer to this. For example, if you are asked if you are married or engaged, you might choose to respond that your personal life allows you to meet all the requirements for the position.

Questions that might be asked - illegally and legally

National Origin / Citizenship

Employers are allowed to ask if you are authorized to work in the US. They are not allowed to ask if you are a US citizen, were born in the US, or your native language.

Age

Employers are allowed to ask if you are over the age of 18. They are not allowed to ask how old you are, your birthdate, or the year your graduated from college if it isn't on your résumé.

Marital / Family Status

Employers need to know if you are able to perform the requirements of the job - including working overtime, relocating, or traveling if necessary. These questions should be asked directly. They are not allowed to ask about your marital status, children, or daycare arrangements so they can make assumptions if you are able to meet these requirements.

Affiliations

The social organizations or clubs you belong to are personal. The employer may aks if your membership in any organization might be relevant to your ability to perform the job.

Personal

Your height and weight is personal. The employer's right is restricted to knowing if you can fulfill the physical requirements of the position (e.g., lifting a 50-pound weight).

Disabilities

Employers are not allowed to ask if you are disabled or for your, or your family's, medical history. They may ask if you are able to perform the essential functions of the job and even request you demonstrate job-related functions. Once hired, companies are allowed to have you undergo a physical examination. Results are confidential with the exception that medical/safety personnel may be notified of conditions which could require medical treatment and supervisors regarding the needed accommodations.

For more information on when and how to disclose a disability, check out The National Organization on Disability and National Mental Health Center.

Arrest Record

Employers are not allowed to ask if you have been arrested but may ask if you been convicted of a crime that is resonably related to the performance of the job.

Military

Employers are not allowed to ask if you were honorably discharged from the military. They must limit their questions to the branch of service or training and education received during your time in the military.


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