Careers/Employment

Library E-Resources

(from Boston Public Library)

 

Massachusetts residents are eligible to use the Boston Public Library's online e-resources. You will need a BPL e-card to access these resources. If you do not already have an e-card, you can register for one at:

www.bpl.org/contact/form_ecard.php

 

Access all of BPL's e-resources at:

www.bpl.org/electronic/alpha.asp

 

 

 

 

Career Transitions

 

Whether you're actively looking for a job or considering the pursuit of a new line of work, Career Transitions can help you:

  • Explore new career possibilities

  • Assess your interests and experience

  • Identify ways to improve your prospects, including networking and educational opportunities

  • Prepare for a job search

  • Search and apply for jobs

 

 

You will have the opportunity to create a personal profile and use a Career Toolkit to build and save resumes, cover letters, and references. You may return to your profile later to track and update their progress in job searching, career exploration, and education planning.

AtoZ Databases

 

Contains business search (15 million), job search (2.3 million), and person search (220 million). Also has resume/cover letter templates and can generate mailing lists and sales leads.

Local Resources

 

Career Center of Lowell

107 Merrimack Street (Lowell)

978-458-2503

Part of the Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center system, hosts daily career planning and job search workshops.

 

Employment and Training Resources

1671 Worcester Road (Framingham)

508-766-5700

Individual career and job-hunting assistance. Training programs include resumes, cover letters, interviews, skills assessment, computer skills (Intro. to computers, Word, Excel, and more).

In-Library Resources

 

All resume, cover letter, and employment resource books that the library owns can be found in the Non-Fiction area of the 2nd level under the 650.14 Dewey call number or nearby.

 

If you need assistance finding a certain title, please ask at the Reference Desk or call 978-897-1010 x103.

Job Search Websites

 

Boston Globe's Job Search

Powered by Monster, excellent for finding Boston area jobs. Job search articles too.
 

Boston Job Source
New England job search engine.

 

Career Builder
Find jobs, career recommendations, industry news. 

 

Craigslist for the Boston Area

Lists all types of jobs in the area. Using Craigslist, you can search other metro areas too.

 

LinkedIn Job Search

Leverage the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Job Search to harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.

Monster
One of the largest job websites in the world.

 

Retirement Jobs

Jobs for people over age 50.
 

Simply Hired

Search engine for jobs. Aggregates results from many different career websites.
 

USA Jobs
Listings for U.S. government jobs.

Helpful Websites and Resources

 

Career One Stop

Contains resume help, self assessment for job searching, and job ideas. Recently out of work? Visit the re-employment portal, which includes answers about unemployment benefits and COBRA rights.

 

Hloom

Resume tips and free professional resume templates 

Job Hunter's Bible

Supplements the book "What Color is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. Contains resources to guide you in doing part of your job hunt on the Internet and articles written by Dick Bolles (author of the book) and others.
 

Job Interviewing Resources

Gives sample interview questions, prep tips, do's and don'ts, career advice articles, checklists, and much more.
 

Online Templates for Microsoft Office

Includes templates for resumes and cover letters. Use search box for either.
 

Occupational Outlook Handbook

A national recognized source of career information, describing different careers, conditions, training and education needed, earnings, and future job prospects.

 

Resume Baking

Here you can build your own resume and find other people's resume samples. 

Salary Surveys

Search salaries from over 50 million jobs in the last year by specific location.

 

 

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