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Research Center: Careers and Job Hunting

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Premium resources

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Offers comprehensive career guidance through extensive job and industry profiles, career forecasting, and a monthly newsletter. Available from Facts on File.
At-home accessIn-Library access

GED Online

Provides step-by-step, web-based, interactive instruction for students who are preparing for the GED® Tests. It offers interactive instruction in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies and features exportable lessons, assessment, and class reports. To obtain a username and password, please contact the Reference Desk at 234-0333.

At-home accessIn-Library access

Job and Career Accelerator

Provides personalized, step-by-step assistance for job seekers at all experience and education levels—from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs in their area from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings. The site also has tutorials for a variety of computer software.
At-home accessIn-Library access

NJWorks.org

NJWorks.org is a clearinghouse for a number of job-related resources, support groups, and training available at libraries and other community centers across the state. 
At-home accessIn-Library access

Government Job Listings

USA Jobs: The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site
http://www.usajobs.gov/

Files created by the Office of Personnel Management are used at this site to provide Federal job listings.

New Jersey Civil Service Commission (formerly the Dept. of Personnel)
http://www.state.nj.us/csc

State, County, and Municipal jobs for the State of New Jersey and Civil Service test announcements.

Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network
http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/wnjpin/wnjpin_index.html

Information regarding New Jersey employment for the job seeker, student, and employer.

Private Sector Job Listings

America's Job Bank
http://www.jobbankinfo.org

Operated by the U.S. Department of Labor and linked to 1800 employment offices.

The Monster Board
http://www.monster.com/

Career Builder
http://www.careerbuilder.com

More than 400,000 job opportunities, worldwide (more than 1,500 international employers) makes these the largest online jobs databases on the Web. You can search by company name, location, discipline, industry, job title, or combinations of these. The employer overview gives some background information into the company selected, the products and services, and employee benefits.

NJ.com: Best local jobs
http://www.nj.com/jobs/

This site from New Jersey Online allows you to search the classifieds of six New Jersey newspapers: the Star-Ledger, Trenton Times, Jersey Journal, Gloucester County Times, Bridgeton News, and Today's Sunbeam (Salem County).

Job Search Tools

Career Transition Partnership
http://ctpnj.org/

The CTP is an interfaith community, business and industry partnership created to provide free services to the unemployed and under-employed of the South Jersey and Philadelphia Areas. Their site contains information about upcoming events and a quick search feature for local jobs.

Job Choices 2012
http://www.jobweb.com/

About to graduate and enter the job market? Get resume and interview tips, and learn how to market yourself to employers. From the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

The Riley Guide
http://www.rileyguide.com/

Very comprehensive guide that covers how to search for a job, writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, and more. All services and resources included must provide free and open access to job information.