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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.


Books Databases Websites
Check out books with your free Newark Public Library card.

Find useful materials in the library catalog, or browse in these areas of the Dewey Decimal System:


DDS Number Subject heading
331.21 Wage surveys
331.702 Job descriptions, job vacancies, occupations, vocational guidance
650.14 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.


Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Contains career information, with job and industry profiles, and career forecasting.

Job & Career Accelerator 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.

LearningExpress Library LearningExpress Library Offers interactive practice exams, including ASVAB, GED, GMAT, PRAXIS, SAT, LPN, civil service exams, language and math skill building, and more.

ReferenceUSA ReferenceUSA 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 Biz Resource Ctr 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 more—this 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:

Jobs4Jersey

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: Business, News Media, Prisoner Reentry, Test Skills, and Veterans guides.

Our circulating and reference collection offers information to job seekers trying to:

• 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. The library also offers computer classes.

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.

If you require assistance finding library resources, please contact Reference:
973–733–7779
Text: 201–563–1034
reference@npl.org

NJWorks
Some job and career resources are provided by the New Jersey State Library through a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.


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