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A subject guide for people interested in accessing information pertaining to careers and professional development.
World Wide Web Resources
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.
Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)
The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations.
America's Job Bank
Portal to state job banks, resume writing tips and other career related information.
N.J. Department of Labor
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development is an equal employment opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity programs. Information related to disability insurace, benefits and unemployment can be found here as well.
Resume and Interview Tips
About.com's page relating to career tips and techniques. Find information about resume writing, interviewing and dress codes here as well.
USAJOBS is the official job site of the US Federal Government. It's your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.
It's the only complete, self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job. With Career Transitions users can build, save, retrieve and update personal career information with a career toolkit, explore current skills, occupational knowledge and interests and match them with fulfilling career paths and search job listings from around the country that meet user criteria
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Comprehensive and up to date, this database profiles more than 2,000 of today's most exciting jobs in more than 90 industries. Fully searchable and extensively hyperlinked, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center contains in-depth job descriptions complete with job-specific resource listings, detailed industry descriptions, career resources, career preparation information (including scholarships, academic programs, and non-academic programs), and web resources. The database also includes a searchable archive of articles from Career Opportunities News, a newsletter covering the most recent trends and news in the job market. Users can access information through searches by industry skill, job level, education, or salary range as well as by popular government indexes such as the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. (This service was partially funded by the South Jersey Library Cooperative.)
NEW!: Job and Career Accelerator
Job & Career Accelerator™ combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application. With this innovative job-hunting system, you can: explore detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations, match your interests and skills with the career that's best for you, search over five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, practice and master interviewing skills, get invaluable tips and advice every step of the way—from your initial search to accepting an offer and conveniently organize and track your job-search progress all in one place.
Learning Express Library
To access from home - Click on link, click on new user, type in 08226 and your library card #(no spaces), then choose your own password.
Learning Express Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Click on a category to the right so that you can start on your path to success right now. Online Tests and Resources include: Academic, Advanced Placement, Basic Skills, Civil Service, College Preparation, Cosmetology, EMS, ESL, Firefighter, GED, Graduate School Entrance, Law Enforcement, Military, Nurse Aid, Real Estate, Skills Improvement Course, Teacher Certification, Technical and Career College, TOEFL Exam Preparation, United States Citizenship.
Professional Development Collection
Access from Home - Use library barcode
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of 520 high quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.
Some Recommended Print Sources
Job hunter's sourcebook Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1991. Call # R 331.12 JOB
Bolles, Mark Emory and Bolles, Richard N. What color is your parachute? : guide to job - hunting online : career sites, cover letters, gateways, getting interviews, job search engines, mobile apps, networking, niche sites, posting resumes, research sites, and more Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, c2011. Call # 650.14 BO
Bright, Jim Amazing resumes : what employers want to see - and how to say it Indianapolis, IN : JIST Pub., c2009. Call # 650.142
Eberts, Marjorie and Gisler, Margaret Careers for bookworms & other literary types Chicago, IL : VGM Career Books, c2003. Call # 381.45 EB
Farr, Michael Top 100 computer and technical careers : your complete guidebook to major jobs in many field at all training levels Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2007. Call # 004.023 FA
Holland, R. William Cracking the new job market : the 7 rules for getting hired in any economy New York, NY : American Management Association, c2012. Call # 650.14 HO
Job interviews that get you hired New York, NY : LearningExpress, c2006. Call # 650.144 JO
Krannich, Ronald L. No one will hire me! : avoid 15 mistakes and win the job Manassas Park, VA : Impact Publications, c2004. Call # 650.14 KR
Schepp, Brad How to find a job on Linkedin, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other social networks New York, NY : McGraw - Hill, c2010. Call # 650.14 SC
Segal, Nina International jobs : where they are, how to get them New York, NY : Basic Books, c2003. Call # 650.14 SE
Wolfinger, Anne Best career and education Web sites : a quick guide to online job search Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, c2007. Call # 025.06 WO
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