Links updated After 408 days of unemployment I finally have a job offer which I am going to accept. It has been a long road but God is good and has seen my family through this tough time.
For this reason my blog will be mothballed indefinitely until I get settled in my new place and job. If I begin to find time to start posting again I will.
But, for all my fellow urban planners who are desperately looking for a job I want to share with you the list of my internet job searching resources specifically for planning. You have probably hit many of these sites but I bet there are some you haven’t seen or thought of. The best resource, and the site that led me to the place I found my new job, was www.jobster.com It crawls many newspapers and other job boards for any kind of job in any zip code. I would search terms like “AICP”, “Urban Planner”, “Land Use”, “Urban Design”, and “Planning Director”. You will find you have to refine your search to omit or add (using – or +) to get the detail you need.
Planning Specific Job Sites:
- The American Planning Association (APA)
- The Congress for New Urbanism
- Connecticut Chapter of the APA
- Georgia Chapter of the APA
- Massachusetts Chapter of the APA
- National Capital Area Chapter of the APA (DC Beltway Area)
- New York Metro Chapter of the APA
- New York Upstate Chapter of the APA
- North Carolina Chapter of the APA
- Ohio Chapter of the APA
- Rhode Island Chapter of the APA
- South Carolina Chapter of the APA
- Tennessee Chapter of the APA
- Virginia Chapter of the APA
Similar Professions & Government Job Sites:
- Construction Executive Jobs
- The ICMA
- The Trust for Public Land
- Georgia Local Government Access
- Maryland Municipal League
- Massachusetts Municipal Association
- New Hampshire Local Government Center
- New Jersey State League of Municipalities
- North Carolina League of Municipalities
- South Carolina Municipal Association
- Tennessee Municipal League
- Virginia Association of Counties
On Twitter follow these for job blasts several times daily:
Good Luck & Hang in there, I know it is tough and I’m here to talk to via email or twitter if you need some help, want a second set of eyes on your resume or cover letter, or even just a sympathetic ear. I’m here.