Global Cleveland provides job seekers with an understanding of the job search process, helpful resources and supportive coaches for international job seekers and students to guide them through their Cleveland-based career search.
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An effective career search relies on a variety of methods. Explore the resources below to get started:
Employers & Industries
Up to 15% of jobs are found by contacting prospective employers directly.
75-80% of all jobs are obtained through professional networking.
Employers & Industries
Up to 15% of jobs are found by contacting employers directly. Coffee meetings, informational interviews, volunteering and internships are great ways to get to know a prospective employer!
Greater Cleveland’s Economy
Over 70% of the Fortune 500 companies have a presence in Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, so you can bet there is a diverse range of employers to work for! Greater Cleveland’s economy weighs in at $170 billion and growing. Our strongest, fastest-growing
industries include advanced manufacturing, medical devices & imaging, polymers, and financial & legal services.
As a healthcare professional, you might be familiar with The Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and Akron’s Summa Health System. Each is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” and located right here in Northeast
Ohio. Add 62 hospitals and seven educational institutions that offer bioscience Ph.D. programs in the region, and you’ll see that the opportunities for your growth are truly endless. Plus, with more than 700 biomedical companies and more than $1 billion
in investments since 2003, it’s easy to see why Northeast Ohio is a vital driving force in the medical, healthcare and biomedical industries. Just imagine what your future could be here.
Advanced Manufacturing (advanced technologies and robotics)
Some of the world’s most successful and innovative manufacturing companies are based right here in Northeast Ohio, building the next generation of groundbreaking products and employing thousands of hardworking and ambitious people in the region.
The aerospace and defense industries combined employ more than 66,000 people across the state of Ohio at over 600 private companies. Plus, more than 2,300 companies whose products and processes are instrumental to the aerospace industry are based right
here in Northeast Ohio.
Agriculture and Food Processing
Contributing $93 billion to our statewide economy, food and agriculture combine to form one of Ohio’s top industries. Here in Northeast Ohio, thousands of farms produce more than 200 diverse crops, and more than 1,000 agricultural processing plants
Creative and Design
If your career involves industrial and consumer product design, architecture, advertising or a similar creative field, you can find a variety of career opportunities in Northeast Ohio. Check out Agency List for many of the agencylist.org/clevelanddesign and marketing agencies in Cleveland and surrounding areas, as well as education, career and professional resources for creatives:
Architects, Interior Designers, Structural Engineers + Civil Engineers
- American Institute of Architects Akron
- American Institute of Architects
- American Society of Civil Engineers Akron-Canton
- American Society of Civil Engineers Cleveland
- American Society of Interior Designers, Ohio North Chapter
- Structural Engineers Association of Ohio
- Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
A wide array of award-winning public and private, primary and secondary schools, as well as numerous institutions of higher learning, make Northeast Ohio a center for excellence in education. And, with plenty of new and exciting opportunities always
on the horizon, our region offers everything you need to shape your future. Here, the learning never stops and careers take off.
Primary & Secondary Education
- Cleveland Transformation Alliance
- OSBA School District Directory
- OSBA School District Directory Mobile App
- Cleveland Council of Independent Schools
Colleges & Universities
- Case Western Reserve University
- Cleveland Institute of Art
- Cleveland State University
- The College of Wooster
- John Carroll University
- Kent State University
- Oberlin College
- The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education
- Ashland University
- Baldwin-Wallace College
- Bryant and Stratton College
- Cleveland Institute of Music
- Cuyahoga Community College
- Hiram College
- ITT Educational Services, Inc.
- Lake Erie College
- Lakeland Community College
- Lorain Community College
- Malone College
- Northeast Ohio Medical University
- Notre Dame College
- Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
- Ohio State University – ATI
- Remington College
- Siegal College of Judaic Studies
- Stark State College
- University of Akron
- University of Mount Union
- Ursuline College
- Virginia Marti College of Art and Design
- Walsh University
- Youngstown State University
With more than 250 innovative companies, the electronics and information technology industries are flourishing in Northeast Ohio. Some of the world’s industry leaders are based here, and, from large companies to start-ups, you’re sure to find a perfect
place to boot up your career.
Bring your talent and initiative to our region and discover all of the opportunities and support that will help you flourish!
Financial, Insurance & Professional Services
When you make the move to Northeast Ohio, you’re moving to a major center for financial, insurance and a variety of professional services. Robust growth in these sectors is attracting a talented pool of professionals to work and live in the region,
and, with thousands of professional service firms located throughout the area, the opportunities for bright and creative people are virtually unlimited.
If you’re thinking about a career in the federal, state or local government, think about living and working in Northeast Ohio. Here, we help shape the nation’s economy and its political landscape. In fact, we are the proud home to one of the Federal
Reserve’s 12 regional banks, and we contribute more to the economy than any other region in the state. We’re also home to a number of federal government offices, including one of only four Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) sites nationwide.
Northeast Ohio needs people with information technology and computer skills. In fact, Cleveland is #2* in I.T. job growth nationally with a projected 18.4%** growth through 2020. Information technology plays a strategic role in all the Fortune 500
companies located in the region and provides the competitive edge for a wide array of industry clusters including Healthcare, BioTechnology, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Advanced Energy.
Some of the nation’s largest and most respected law firms can be found right here, including Jones Day, the second largest law firm in the United States with more than 1,800 attorneys. Plus, bar associations throughout Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Akron,
Summit County and Mahoning County include almost 8,000 members who all share a tremendous dedication to pro-bono work.
Polymers and Advanced Materials
Northeast Ohio is a worldwide leader in plastics manufacturing, innovation and commercialization. Plus, our region is the proud home to a wide variety of markets and end-user applications in the chemistry industry, producing products that include gases,
paints and pigments, industrial chemicals, soaps and cleaners, rubber products, clay and concrete products, and adhesives and sealants.
Academic + Non-Profit
- The University of Akron’s College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
- The Center for Advanced Liquid Crystalline Optical Materials
- Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering Macromolecular Institute
- Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University
- The Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center
- Polymer Ohio, Inc.
From art museums to zoos, abundant green space to one Great Lake, there are literally hundreds of wonderful things to see and do in Northeast Ohio. Plus, our convention and visitor bureaus work diligently to bring meetings, conventions and tourists
to our region. In fact, more than 30 million visitors come to the region each year, pumping more than $9 billion into the local economy annually.
75-80% of all jobs are obtained through professional networking. Networking is not asking for a job! The goal is to build an ever-widening network of contacts within your career interests until you uncover employer needs and positions.
Professional Groups by Industry
Advertising, Marketing + Sales
American Marketing Association
American Advertising Federation, Akron
American Advertising Federation, Cleveland
National Alliance of Market Developers
Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland
Legal Marketing Association
Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association
Architecture + Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Akron Section
Association of Professional Landscape Designers
Builders Exchange of East Central Ohio
Cleveland Engineering Society
Communications + Public Relations
International Association of Business Communicators
Northeast Ohio Communication Advocates
National Association of Black Journalists
Public Relations Society of America – Greater Akron
Public Relations Society of America – Greater Cleveland
Social Media Club – Cleveland
Association for Accounting Administration – Ohio Chapter
Association for Corporate Growth
CFA Society of Cleveland
The Financial Planning Association – Northeast Ohio Chapter
NationalAssociationof Black Accountants
Northeast Ohio Healthcare Financial Management Association
Cleveland Society for Human Resources Management
Akron Society for Human Resource Management
Western Reserve Chapter – Society for Human Resources Management
College & University Professional Association for Human Resources
Greater Cleveland ASTD
Northeast Ohio Human Resource Planning Society
Precision Metalforming Association – Cleveland District
The Materials Information Society
Forging Industry Association
Industrial Fasteners Institute
National Fastener Distributors Association
Precision Machined Products Association
Metals Service Center Institute
Steel Tube Institute of North America
United States Cutting Tool Institute
National Association of Chemical Distributors
Young Professional Networking Groups
Atid- 20s & 30s building B’nai Jeshurun
Chagrin Valley Jaycees
City Club New Leaders
Cleveland AMA Young Professionals
Cleveland Bridge Builders
Cleveland Clinic GOAL Group
Cleveland Council on World Affairs Young Professionals
Cuyahoga County Young Democrats
Greater Akron Chamber, Young Professionals Network
Greater Cleveland Young Republicans
Jackson-Belden Chamber Young Professionals
Jewish Community Federation-Young Leadership Division
Lake/Geauga Young Democrats
Lorain County Urban League Young Professionals
Mahoning Valley Young Professionals
Medina County Young Professionals
National Black MBA Association-Cleveland
National Society of Black Engineers
National Society of Hispanic MBA’s
North Canton Jaycees
Orrville Area Young Professionals Network
Ronald McDonald House Ambassador Council
Swagelok Emerging Professionals
The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club
The Nature League of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The Union Club’s Cleveland Business Leaders
Urban League of Greater Cleveland – Young Professionals
Wooster Young Professionals
Young Latino Network
Young Leaders, United Way of Greater Cleveland
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
Young Professionals of Akron
Young Professionals of Ashtabula County
Anywhere from 5-15% of all jobs are found through job listings. Use them as a research tool to see what positions, skills, and qualifications are being listed in your field.
Global Cleveland Talent Connection Group
Check out the Global Cleveland Talent Connection LinkedIn Group! This is where you will find all kinds of current jobs posted within the Greater Cleveland area. Join the Global Cleveland Talent Connection LinkedIn Group and have access to Cleveland’s
new job postings.
Search Ohio Means Jobs
For the first time, many of the services available at county OhioMeansJobs Centers are also now available online at OhioMeansJobs.com. Whether you’re a student, an adult, a military veteran or an employer looking to hire, the newly expanded OhioMeansJobs.com
NEO Talent Exchange
The neo talent exchange is a regional job site employing a revolutionary technology that proactively matches prospective interns, co-op prospects and job seekers with local employers. Prospects and employers answer a series of questions that enables
more compatible and productive employment outcomes. Enroll and find your perfect match.
Events & Programs
Employers hire people, not resumes or letters. Look for opportunities to meet face to face with hiring managers.There are no upcoming events at this time.
International Newcomer Support
Find Success in Greater Cleveland
Global Cleveland volunteers are here to help newcomers from around the world find success in Greater Cleveland. Newcomers can access a variety of services to get settled in Cleveland’s neighborhoods, schools, and jobs. Our volunteers are excited about
getting to know you and discovering how they can help you with your transition.
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