Job Search and Workplace Skills

Subject Guides Job Search and Workplace Skills

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  • Resources at the Library
    Forbes library has public computers and a large number of books, newspapers, and other resources that may be helpful in your job search. You can ask a librarian for help or start with our books about job hunting.

  • Learning Express Library
    http://www.learnatest.com/LEL/index.cfm/
    "If you're searching for a job, thinking about a career change, or want to take the next step on the ladder to success, the resources here can help you. You'll find courses, practices, and eBooks full of helpful information on a wide variety of career and workplace subjects: choosing a great career, job hunting, interviewing, networking, sharpening your business writing skills, dealing with coworkers, achieving success on the job, and much more."

  • The Franklin Hampshire Career Center
    http://www.fhcc-onestop.com/
    Employment, training and education services. Services for job seekers include job search assistance, online job listings, career counseling, coaching on job search skills, workshops, access to software and reference materials.

Other Resources

  • Education Portal
    http://education-portal.com
    Besides many lists of colleges, this site has useful videos and tutorials on resumes, interviewing, & job searching.

  • How to Write a Resume
    http://www.how-to-write-a-resume.org/
    Links to free sample resumes and cover letters.

  • JobStar - Resumes & Cover Letters
    http://jobstar.org/tools/resume/index.php
    Handy resume and cover letter tips, sample resumes and cover letters, and useful guides to help you apply for any job.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    http://www.bls.gov/oco/
    In addition to occupational forecast this respected volume also includes job search tips. Published every 2 years by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is the online version. A print copy is available in the reference department.

  • Publications for Job Seekers from the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development
    http://www.mass.gov/lwd/employment-services/resources/
    Includes short works on career planning, the cover letter, the resume, job applications, networking, and interviewing.

  • Western Massachusetts Training Consortium
    http://www.wmtcinfo.org/typolight/
    Provides job assistance for people with disabilities.
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