||Job & Career Resources|
At the Newark Public Library, you will find books and other resources about careers, resume writing, and job seeking strategies. As always, if you need assistance, staff will be glad to help you.
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Find useful materials in the library catalog, or browse in these areas of the Dewey Decimal System:
||Job descriptions, job
vacancies, occupations, vocational guidance
||Career changes, cover letters, interviewing,
job hunting, resumes, unemployment
Free with a Newark Library card wherever you have internet access.
Use these databases for job vacancies, resume guidance, interviewing techniques, practice exams, job searching tips, and occupational information.
Complete, self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire job-seeking process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job. Write a cover letter and/or resume, prepare for job interviews, browse careers, and search schools and programs. Requires users to create a username and password to store your information in complete confidentiality.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Contains career information, with job and industry profiles, and career forecasting.
Job & Career Accelerator
Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings. Requires users to create a username and password to store your information in complete confidentiality.
Offers interactive practice exams, including ASVAB, GED, GMAT, PRAXIS, SAT, LPN, civil service exams, language and math skill building, and more.
With information on over 13 million U.S. businesses, this database is searchable by company name, business size, location, NAICS and SIC codes, and more. There is also a residential directory, Canadian business and residential information, and physician and dental directories.
Small Business Resource Center
Covering the range of elements involved in starting and operating a business: accounting, business plans, finance, human resources, management, marketing, taxes and morethis database includes materials from books, journals, and other resources.
View the complete list of databases. The Business section of databases may also be useful to job searchers.
Especially popular, valuable sites are:
•Job Seekers Guide
•Newark Jobs Connect
•NJ Civil Service Commission
•NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development:
Financial Aid & Training Grants
•NJ Local Jobs
•NJ Training Opportunities
Consult the Careers web guide
Other relevant sites are in the:
Test Skills, and
Our circulating and reference collection offers information to job seekers trying to:
Some job and career resources are provided by the New Jersey State Library through a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
• study for civil service exams
• refresh grammar and math skills
• research companies
• start a small business ( business plans, proposals, and funding)
Computers for word processing, internet access, and wifi are available in the VTC and all Newark Public Library branches. Fill out online job applications, create a resume, search for jobs postings online, check email, or research a company. Currently, computer classes are extremely limited.
If you need to fax applications or resumes, a fax machine is also available at the Main Library in the Periodicals Room on the second floor.
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