Careers/Employment

Library E-Resources

Note: For home access to the library's e-resources, you will need your Minuteman Library card number to log in.

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Peterson's Career Prep

Explore career tools to help you get a handle on what you're interested in, the skills and training you'll need, and what you can expect from your career path. Discover which careers suit you best, research potential career options, and explore the requirements and outlooks for the occupations you're interested in.

This resource requires you to create an individual account so you may save your work.

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/ecard

 

Access all of BPL's e-resources at:

www.bpl.org/resource

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AtoZ Databases

AtoZdatabases is a leading job search, reference & mailing list database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and more.

LearningExpress Library

Test preparation materials and practice exams for K-12 subjects, high school equivalency, college and graduate admissions, military, U.S. citizenship, and professional licensing and certification exams. Includes the Job & Career Accelerator to help you achieve your career goals.

Mergent Intellect

Delivers private and public United States and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executives and industry profiles.  Provides contact information for over 250 million United States consumers and shows job listings specific to each company.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers 16,000 video courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills, taught by recognized industry experts. Courses are offered in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese.

Vault Career Guides

Vault publishes numerous employer, career, internship, resume, and interviewing guidebooks. The guides cover industries such as law, consulting, investment banking, accounting, investment management, private equity, hedge funds, Internet and social media, IT and engineering, energy, health care, advertising, and more.

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

 

Boston Public Library's Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC)

Offers free, online and in person business and job search assistance.

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.

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.
 

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.

 

 

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.

 

MassHire Framingham Career Center

1671 Worcester Road (Framingham)

508-861-7993

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.

 

Please note that while our website does contain a small number of outside curated links (primarily to local, governmental, and non-profit sites covering subjects of interest to our patrons), we regret that we are unable to spend the time to fully evaluate unsolicited links that are sent to us for inclusion on our site; therefore we do not act on these recommendations.

Revised 9/26/2021 J.J.R