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Employment

Employment Subject Guide

Unemployed? Camden County One-Stop Can Help!  If you are an unemployed Camden County resident, received a lay-off notice or were terminated from your job, you may qualify for a job training grant at an eligible school of your choice from the Camden County One-Stop. Youth One Stop provides access to high quality education, job-training and support services for at-risk out of school youth.  More information.

See Your Library, Your Lifeline: Jobs for additional services the library, county and state offer.

Get an Email Account | Resources that require a Camden County Library Card | Megasites | New Jersey/Pennsylvania/Delaware | Career Sites | Resumes, Letters & Interviewing | Online Resumes | Resources for the Job Hunt | Career Information | Online Career Publications

Get an Email Account

Learn how to create an online email account to send out resumes to employers.  Take a library class on creating and using a web-based email account or use this online tutorial from GCF Learn Free to create your own gmail account: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/emailbasics/gmail.

Resources that require a Camden County Library Card

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center from Facts on File
Library card required.  Provides profiles of more than 2,050 of today's most popular jobs in more than 94 industries.  Under "Careers" click on Ferguson's Career Center.

Job and Career Accelerator- from Learning Express
Explore over 1,000 occupations and match those that fit your interest. Search available jobs from over 5 million job postings. Create professional resumes and cover letters. Master interviewing skills.  Get tips and advice on how to improve your search each step of the way. Organize and track your job search progress.

Learning Express Library
Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want - at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you. You will need to create an account in order to save your test results.  For user name use your library card number.  Create your own password.  Then use your library card number and password each time you return to the site.


Megasites for Job Hunting

Megasites attempt to compile all of the best sites in a subject area. Please use these employment megasites to access the majority of the career sites and job listings on the Internet. Two of the sites on this list are highlighted (The Riley Guide and WNJPIN) because they are two of the best megasites for your employment search, but all of the megasites include helpful information. Be aware that career sites will be duplicated within the megasites. Consider the source of a site since the source may determine the focus of the information. Sites created at colleges or universities may be directed toward the needs of students, but may also have helpful information for any job searcher.

O*Net Online
http://online.onetcenter.org/
This site from the U.S. Department of Labor was created for the general public-to provide broad access to the O*NET database of occupational information on over 950 occupations. The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. This information can be used to facilitate career exploration, vocational counseling, and a variety of human resources functions, such as developing job orders and position descriptions and aligning training with current workplace needs. Each occupational title and code is based on the most current version (1999) of the Standard Occupational Classification system and the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT).

Quintessential Careers
http://www.quintcareers.com/

"This site is designed to provide as much information and resources as possible about jobs and careers for every kind of job seeker." Includes resume, cover letter resources, and interviewing resources. Jobs can be searched by industry, location and specialty group (women, minorities, college students, teenagers, volunteers, and nonprofits).

The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet
http://www.rileyguide.com/
This site, created by a librarian, has been named the best guide to job-hunting sites on the Internet by both Yahoo! Internet Life magazine and by Richard Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?

What Color is Your Parachute?: Job Hunting Online
http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/ 
This Net Guide by Dick Bolles is designed to be a companion to his book What Color Is Your Parachute? which is possibly the best-selling job-hunting book in the world. You will find up-to-date information about which Internet sites are most helpful with links to those sites. The Guide is presented as a free service to job-hunters and career-changers everywhere.

WNJPIN (Workforce New Jersey Personnel Information Network)
http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/wnjpin/wnjpin_index.html
This is a wonderful site containing lots of information and jobs all over the country. WNJPIN is sponsored through a U.S. Department of Labor One-Stop Career Center grant. "The purpose of the Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network is to enable workers, students, and those seeking employment, as well as the employer community, to access a rich variety of information including: education, employment opportunities, training opportunities, labor market information, job search tools, and social services." Includes links for job listings, job fairs, career descriptions, unemployment information, occupational licensing, college and graduate school information, and job search tools. Job searchers can post a resume and employers can read resumes. The job listings page includes sites for New Jersey jobs and specialized sites for specific occupations. You will also find the major job search tools on the Internet, sites for searching classified ads, and federal employment sites.

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The New Jersey / Pennsylvania / Delaware Job Hunt

Delaware Employment Opportunities (from the State of Delaware)
http://delawarestatejobs.com/
Search for Delaware state government jobs.

Guide to Labor Demand Occupations (NJ)
http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/lbrdmand/LaborDemand_index.html

Indeed.com
http://www.indeed.com
Indeed.com includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages.  Search by keyword and location in a Google-like search.

Job Hunter (from Philadelphia Newspapers)
http://www.philly.com/philly/jobs/
Search jobs from the Inquirer, Daily News, and PhillyTech or post your resume. Includes cost of living calculator, career resource center, job fairs, and more.

New Jersey Labor Market Information (and assorted statistics)
http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/LMI_index.html
There is a great deal of statistical information at this site, with a focus on economic and employment data. You will find wage surveys, employment and labor force forecasts, economic indicators, labor market reviews, demographic data, occupational safety information, employer listings, income and poverty data, and more.

OnRamp: Jobs4jersey.com
https://webos.dol.state.nj.us/Career/Login.aspx
This site will help you to create and upload a resume.  You can then search for New Jersey jobs and be notified when any jobs matching your resume are posted.

Pennsylvania Employment Opportunities (from the State of Pennsylvania)
http://www.employment.pa.gov/
This site includes the Pennsylvania Job Center, information about civil service jobs, and job openings in specific state departments. The Team PA CareerLink is "Pennsylvania's one-stop on-line resource for job seeker services, employer services, social services and training".

New Jersey Civil Service Commission
http://www.state.nj.us/csc/
Includes Civil Service job vacancy announcements for State, County and Municipal jobs.

New Start Career Network
https://
www.newstartcareernetwork.org/

The New Start Career Network (NSCN), a program to serve New Jersey’s older, long-term unemployed job seekers is operated by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, a national policy and research center within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. The goal of the network is to provide older (ages 45+), long-term unemployed New Jersey job seekers with access to free, personalized career services, including web-based information resources and in-person and virtual career coaching.
 

New Jersey Unemployment Insurance Claim
http://www.njuifile.net  
The New Jersey Department of Labor has created this web site which enables New Jersey workers to file a new claim for Unemployment Insurance Benefits or reopen an existing Unemployment Insurance Claim over the Internet.

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Selected Career Sites

Because the megasites provide links to the employment resources on the Internet, there is no need to list them individually here. The sites listed below have been selected with the intention of providing a small collection of specific sites which might be of interest to all job searchers or to those with specific needs. This list is not intended to be comprehensive. Please consult the megasites for a comprehensive search.

Academic360.com
http://www.academic360.com/  

Academic360.com is a meta-collection of Internet resources that have been gathered for the
academic job hunter. It includes links to faculty, staff, and administrative announcements and is not restricted to teaching positions.  This is "one of the most extensive sites devoted to employment opportunities in higher education available on the Internet".

All Nursing Schools
http://www.allnursingschools.com/
Find information about nursing schools. Search by location and degree sought. The FAQ section has useful information about nursing as a career, nursing education, and nursing specialties.

College Grad Job Hunter
http://www.collegegrad.com/findjobs/
Based on the book with the same title, this site includes preparation, job postings, resumes and cover letters, and interviews and negotiations.

EOP, Inc. (Equal Opportunity Publications)
http://www.eop.com/ 
EOP helps job-seekers from underrepresented groups (women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities) find employment and aids companies and government agencies eager to recruit from this diversified workforce.

Federal Jobs
http://www.usajobs.gov/

National Association for the Self-Employed
http://www.nase.org/

National Opportunity NOCs: Nonprofit Organization Classifieds
http://www.opportunitynocs.org/

Nonprofit Career Center
http://www.idealist.org/search/advanced?search_type=job&prepop=1&all_initial_sort=published_date
Includes jobs and internships in the U.S. and worldwide, other nonprofit job resources, professional associations, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Nonprofit Career Network
http://www.nonprofitcareer.com/

Nonprofit Jobs
http://philanthropyjournal.org/jobs/
Provided by Philanthropy Journal Online.

Services for People with Disabilities
http://www.deed.state.mn.us/rehab/
Includes preparing for work, accommodating jobs, and finding and keeping work.

 

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Resumes, Letters, & Interviewing

 

Interview Tips
http://career-advice.monster.com/

Interviewing (from Mississippi State University)
http://www.career.msstate.edu/students/career/interviewing/
Interviewing advice.

Resumes and Letters
http://career-advice.monster.com/resumes-cover-letters/careers.aspx

Resumes (from JobStar California)
http://jobstar.org/tools/resume/index.php
Discusses different types of resumes, provides examples of good resumes and cover letters, and leads you to other resume writing sites on the Internet.

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Online Resumes

The Online Job Application
http://www.rileyguide.com/eresume.html 

From The Riley Guide, this site includes a good outline of types of electronic resumes and step-by-step instructions for preparing a mail version, a scannable version and an Internet version.

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Resources for the Job Hunt

America's Career InfoNet
http://www.acinet.org/acinet/  
Provides a general outlook of the U.S. job market, wages and trends occupation-search, state profile search, and a career resource library.

The Best Places to Live (from Money Magazine)
http://time.com/money/collection/best-places-to-live-2014/
Includes a great screening tool where you can search a database of information about America's 300 largest metro areas to find the best spot to live, work or play. 63 factors relating to weather, economy, housing, health, education, crime, transportation, leisure and arts and culture are provided in a questionnaire format. You receive a list of locations which most closely match your requirements. You can also compare the cost of living in any two cities.

Hidden Job Market
http://jobstar.org/hidden/index.htm
Many jobs are never advertised. This site provides tips on how to find out about these positions.

Relocation Assistance (from Homefair)
http://www.homefair.com/Moving_and_Planning/moveplanner/landing.asp
Includes information to assist you with relocating including a salary calculator and moving calculator, community information (school reports, city reports, community comparisons), and consumer information (getting the best mortgage, buying a home, organizing to move, choosing where to live, etc.).

Research Companies
http://company.monster.com/

Salary.com
http://salary.com/
This site includes a salary wizard which provides a low, median, and high salary for locations by zip code or name.  It also provides a brief job description of the job.

Salary Information
http://jobstar.org/tools/salary/index.htm 
Includes over 200 salary surveys, both general and profession-specific, and hints on how to negotiate.

State and Local Government on the Net
http://www.statelocalgov.net/
Links to state, local, territorial, and Native American executive, legislative, and judicial web pages.

World Chambers Network
http://www.worldchambers.com/

The Internet's most complete index of Chambers of Commerce all over the world.

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Career Information

Career Resource Library
http://www.acinet.org/acinet/crl/library.aspx
Provided by America's Career InfoNet, this site includes occupational information, job search aids, and relocation information.

Career Search: How Do I Decide on a Career?
http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles/index.html

Guides for Specific Careers
http://jobstar.org/tools/career/spec-car.htm  
Locate sites for information about specific careers.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this online government document is the primary source for in depth information about specific careers including: nature of the work; working conditions; employment, training, other qualifications, and advancement; job outlook; earnings; related occupations; and sources of additional information such as professional organizations.

The Self-Directed Search
http://www.self-directed-search.com/
The SDS is a self-directed guide to career planning commonly used by career counselors. It is offered at this site, for a small fee. It can help you to discover which of six types (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, or Conventional) you are most like and to determine which occupations or fields of study are likely to match your individual type. You can view information about each type and which occupations relate to it without taking the assessment. Tips on how to find a career counselor are included.

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Online Career Publications

Equal Opportunity Publications
http://eop.com/

"Since 1968, Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc. (EOP) has led the way from affirmative action to diversity recruitment by publishing career magazines for women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities." View web pages for Equal Opportunity, Woman Engineer, Minority Engineer, Careers and the Disabled, Workforce Diversity for Engineering and IT Professionals, and Information Technology Career World. Includes job searching and a resume database.

 

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