Job & Career Resources


Careers

  • CareerOneStopSponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop provides resources on salary and benefit information, job training, résumé and interview techniques and tools to transition from the military.
  • JobScout – JobScout is a free, online learning platform that will teach you the basic Internet skills you need to find a job.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – For hundreds of different types of jobs, the Occupational Outlook Handbook details the training and education needed for each job, average earnings, expected job prospects, job requirements, working conditions, job search tips and information about the job market in each State.
  • O*Net Skills Search – Developed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Information Network, this site helps you find careers related to your unique skills.

Education

  • Mango Language Library Broaden your cultural horizons by learning a new language with Mango! Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Just click on the link about and sign up for a FREE account to start learning today! You will need your library card number to create an account.
  • GCFLearnFree.org – A completely FREE on-line learning library available whenever you need it! GCF  offers tutorials on topics such as Microsoft, math, career building, reading, general technology, and more. You can also take an instructor lead class on Microsoft programs like Excel or Word. Learn at your own pace at your own time.
  • High School
    • Official Test Sites
    • Test Preparation Sites
      • AP: Official Test Preparation – The College Board allows you to hone your essay-writing and problem-solving skills by practicing with previously administered free-response questions.
      • Kaplan Test Prep – Kaplan offers fee-based test preparation services for a variety of educational tests. Use this site to search for the services that they offer.
        • @KaplanSATPrep – This Twitter account from Kaplan can help you prepare for your exam.
      • PSAT/NMSQT: Official Test Preparation – The College Board offers free sample practice questions for the PSAT/NMAQT exam.
      • SAT: Practice – The College Board offers free practice questions and a review of the essay on the New SAT. An official, free, full-length practice test is also available for download when you sign up for free registration.
      • Peterson’s – Peterson’s offers information and a few test question examples for most of the academic tests given via the quick links menu on the left of the page. There are also online practice tests offered for a fee.
  • College & University
    • BigFuture by the College Board – Gets you started planning for college, finding the right college for you, exploring career options, figuring out how to pay for it and how to get in.
    • CareerOneStop – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop provides resources on salary and benefit information, job training, résumé and interview techniques and tools to transition from the military.
    • CollegeProwler.com – CollegeProwler, based in Pittsburgh, offers almost 500,000 student reviews on over 7,000 colleges.
    • Princeton Review: Careers After College – Includes a quiz to determine your style and interests and suggest careers.
    • U.S. News: College Rankings – Get rankings of 1,600 schools, use their tools to search for your perfect fit and find details on scholarships, loans, and grants.
  • Financial Aid
    • Fastweb – This is probably the most well-known scholarship database on the Internet. Register an account and Fastweb can search its database for you, notifying you when it finds awards that match your profile. It includes aid for graduate students, as well as internship and employment opportunities.
    • FAFSA – The Free Application for Federal Student Aid can now be completed entirely online. All students wanting financial aid for college, even from sources other than the federal government, will need to fill out this form. There are a few supporting documents needed to complete it, such as tax records, so be sure to click on Before Beginning a FAFSA first.
    • FinAid – FinAid is published by the makers of FastWeb. It’s a thorough, free resource that can answer nearly any question a student might have about loans, scholarships, tuition savings plans, and other forms of aid. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for on their site, you can contact them directly.
    • FinAid’s explanation of Public Service Loan Forgiveness – Have you heard the rumor that people working in certain qualifying industries will have their loans forgiven in ten years? It’s true, but it’s not necessarily as easy as you think. Find out exactly what you have to do to be one of them

Job Postings

  • CareerOneStop – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop provides resources on salary and benefit information, job training, résumé and interview techniques and tools to transition from the military.
  • Career Builder – Besides allowing a standard database search, this site allows browsing by company name in order to see who is hiring. @CareerBuilder
  • Career Site – Career Site generates its job postings from the classified advertisements in newspapers around the country.
  • Employment Guide – The Employment Guide is a job board dedicated to entry level / hourly wage jobs.
  • FlipDog – This site generates job postings by crawling the Internet and taking them from other job sites and company human resource websites. The result is that job postings may link back to the company’s webpage or to Monster.Com.
  • Indeed.com – Easy to use site includes job postings searchable by keyword and location, salary information and forums. Indeed searches job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages. @Indeed.com
  • Monster.com – The largest commercial job site with more than 800,000 postings directly from employers. @MonsterCareers
  • NationJob.com – NationJob’s PJ Scout (Personal Job Scout) email service sends new job openings that match each user’s unique preferences to their email account on a weekly or daily basis.
  • Recruiter’s Online Network – Find thousands of current, open job listings posted by the top headhunters, recruiters and search professionals in the world.
  • Simply Hired – This site searches thousands of websites and companies to provide one-stop searching for job seekers.
  • True Careers – This site posts mainly degreed, professional jobs that are collected directly from employers.