Resources for Libraries Assisting Job Seekers

Shirley Biladeau's picture

Here are some resources you may consider offering your job seeking patrons through public access computers or computer training:

O*NETTM OnLine!
This system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information. O*NET® Career Exploration Tools are self-directed career exploration/assessment tools to help workers consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively.

Computer Training
Microsoft Digital Literacy

Networking and Online Social Networks
Today many people find jobs through referral from friends, colleagues, alumni, or family and social networking sites.

Online Social Networks
Linkedin
Facebook
MySpace
Twitter

Information about the use of social networks and networking for job searching
Networking
Social Networks

Free email accounts
Free email accounts, a necessity for today's job seeker, are available at the following addresses and only require a few minutes to sign up.

Gmail – Google’s online email
Hotmail – Microsoft’s online email
Yahoo! Mail– Yahoo!’s online email