Best Resources For Job Seekers In Washington DC

February 15, 2013 8:00 AM

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Finding a job in this economy can be not only challenging but also extremely frustrating. To help you in your search, here is list of five resources specific to the Washington D.C. community that should make your hunt for a job easier. These options not only feature employment opportunities but also helpful hints about resumes, interviewing skills and ways to make yourself more marketable. If you are seeking employment anywhere in the greater Washington D.C. area, these resources are your best bet for securing your dream job. 

The D.C. Department Of Human Resources
441 4th St. NW, Suite 330 South
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 442-9700

The D.C. Department of Human Resources lists job openings in the District of Columbia government and also features links to websites of all agencies within the District of Columbia. Those websites have information about employment opportunities in each respective agency. The DCHR website is especially helpful because it includes detailed information about job opportunities, such as pay and benefits, as well as information about trainings offered by DCHR. These trainings aim to enhance your knowledge and skills relating to government positions which will in turn improve your likelihood of securing a through the DCHR.

The District Of Columbia Local Job Network
(202) 338-2288

DC Jobs is a user-friendly website that assists D.C. residents in finding local jobs in almost any field. Individuals can search by category, job title, company or even specific location within the Washington D.C. area. Additionally, the website has information about career fairs and job openings in specific D.C. government agencies. People looking for help in developing interview skills, writing cover letters or improving their resumes will find this website helpful as well, as it offers advice, samples and frequently asked questions to guide you.

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The Washington Post
1150 15th St. NW #4
Washington D.C. 20071
(202) 334-6000

The Washington Post online is one D.C.’s best websites for job seekers. In addition to a search engine specifically for D.C. employment opportunities, the Washington Post website features a plethora of articles on career advice, job searches in specific arenas, trends in certain fields and ideas for improving your marketability. The website also allows you to create a profile and post your resume so employers can seek you out. Finally, anyone who wants to become more qualified in a specific field can also obtain information on educational opportunities as well.

D.C. Networks
DC Works! Headquarters Career Center
4058 Minnesota Ave. N.E.
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 72402337

D.C. Networks assists job seekers in finding open positions throughout the D.C. area, in addition to providing a forum for exploring the current job market, career trends and the nuances of different careers if you are trying to decide what field to focus on. Many people find the website’s virtual recruiter, which is a program that searches for employment opportunities that match your specific skill set and then notifies you about them, to be especially helpful. The website also offers specific information for job seekers of different ages, veterans and individuals seeking apprenticeships. Information about the sites One Stop Centers, where education, training and employment services are offered, can be accessed through the website as well.

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Jobwonk is designed to assist all jobs seekers in D.C., whether they’re seeking full-time, part-time, internship or volunteer opportunities. This website is easy to use and allows visitors to search by job type and location within the D.C. area. The jobs are clearly listed, and each job includes a link so you can apply right away. Visitors to this website can subscribe to a weekly email that will feature information and updates about any industry that you are interested in.

Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at

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