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In the Spotlight | Free with Library Card | NJ and Government | Megasites for Job Hunting | Resumes | Specialized Career Sites | Resources for the Job Hunt | Get an Email Account 

In the Spotlight

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New Jersey Career Network Job Seeker Community
Are you a New Jersey resident and looking for work? Do you want to be part of a community of job seekers and volunteer coaches who want to support and encourage each other along the way? If so, consider joining the NJ Career Network Job Seeker Community today!  See the Flyer.

Workforce Atlas
Use Workforce Atlas to rate your reading and number skills. Learn what workplace skills you already have. Explore your interests. Once you have taken a series of self-tests, we will suggest jobs you might like. We will also point you to online resources and local groups. They can help you reach your working, learning, and personal goals.

Camden County One-Stop
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.

Free Resources using your Camden County Library Card

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center from InfoBase
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.

New Jersey and Government Resources

Federal Jobs

The Federal Government's official employment website for browsing and applying for jobs throughout hundreds of agencies and organizations.

NJ Career Connections New Jersey Dept of Labor & Workforce Development
The New Jersey Career Connections website provides users direct access to career navigation resources and interactive tools, including a job board and a career navigation module, a directory of training programs, information on hundreds of careers, and advice and guidance on a wide variety of topics.

O*Net Online
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. 

New Jersey Labor Market Information (and assorted statistics)
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.

New Jersey Civil Service Commission
Civil Service job vacancy announcements for State, County and Municipal jobs.

New Start Career Network
The New Start Career Network (NSCN), a program to serve New Jersey’s older, long-term unemployed job seekers.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
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.

Guide to Labor Demand Occupations (NJ)

Using current job openings, trends and projects, the he New Jersey Department of Labor has identified "in demand" occupations thoughout the state and compiled information about training programs for them.

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Megasites for Job Hunting

Megasites attempt to compile all of the best sites in a subject area. Consider the source of a site since the source may determine the focus of the information.


Includes resume, cover letter resources, and interviewing resources. 

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.

Large job listing site. Includes company profiles and resume help.

Apply to multiple jobs at once. Browse companies, jobs and locations. Also available as a mobile app.

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My Perfect Resume
Online resume builder with examples from a variety of careers and occupations.

Specialized Career Sites


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
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
Based on the book with the same title, this site includes preparation, job postings, resumes and cover letters, and interviews and negotiations.

One of the first job boards focused exclusively on the nonprofit sector, Work for Good has helped more than 30,000 purpose-driven organizations find everyone from their next executive director to managers, support staff, and even interns.

Nonprofit Career Center
Includes jobs and internships in the U.S. and worldwide, other nonprofit job resources, professional associations, volunteer opportunities, and more.

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Career Information

Career Search: How Do I Decide on a Career?

Information for current and prospective college students about what careers are associated with different majors and career options based on personal interests.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
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; training, job outlook; and earnings.

Equal Opportunity Publications Diversity & Inclusion Career Center

Equal Opportunity Publications connects employers dedicated to hiring a diversified workforce with qualified job seekers in all career backgrounds. This is your opportunity to find your perfect job from thousands of current openings. Employers can access qualified diverse job candidates.

Workforce Atlas
Use Workforce Atlas to rate your reading and number skills. Learn what workplace skills you already have. Explore your interests. Once you have taken a series of self-tests, we will suggest jobs you might like. We will also point you to online resources and local groups. They can help you reach your working, learning, and personal goals.

Resources for the Job Hunt

Career OneStop
Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, explore careers, find training, and find local help.

Relocation Assistance (from Homefair)
Includes information to assist you with relocating including a salary calculator and moving calculator, community information and consumer information.

Find out how much employers are paying for different jobs based on acutal salary data and use the cost of living calculator to compare your current location to other places throughout the United States.

Get an Email Account

Set up an email account to send resumes to employers.  Librarian Terry created a tutorial demonstrating how to sign up for your own Gmail account.  

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