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Job & Career Accelerator

Job & Career Accelerator is a comprehensive and easy to use job search tool available to New Jersey library users. It will help you create professional resumes and cover letters, find available jobs in your area, explore over 1000 occupation profiles, organize your job search progress, and much more. Scroll down the page to Careers and Jobs and click on Job and Career Accelerator.

General Career Advice

Career Central – Morris County library maintains this web page for job seekers offering links to career advice and job listing sites.

New Jersey State Library  –   Great resources for job hunting.

New Jersey/New York Jobs

The New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator is a free career and labor market information website from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Center for Occupational Employment Information. You must register (registration is free) with the site.

Rutgers Career and Employment Resource is a great resource with information about jobs in New Jersey and the vicinity.  Links to many useful sites to access guidelines on the job search process, employment opportunities, and specialized resources for selected population groups (women, older workers, ethnic groups, etc.)

New York Times Jobs  has articles on various topics related to employment as well as job listings that appear in the New York Times. You may also post your resume if you create an account.

State of New Jersey Employment is the state’s site for finding a job in New Jersey. Links to sites including the New Jersey Department of Personnel – the source for civil service – as well as jobs in the state, county, and municipal government. Includes information on licenses and certification.

New Jersey Department of Labor is another New Jersey state site for job searchers. This site includes job fair information, information on licensed occupations in NJ as well as apprenticeship opportunities, lists of support groups arranged by county, and lots more.

National Jobs

America’s Job Exchange – (Formerly America’s Job Bank). Search jobs by category, keyword, or job title and limit your search by city or zipcode. The site also includes articles on career advice. You can search the database without registering but with a free registration you can use a resume builder, post your resume, track how many employers have viewed your resume, and get email alerts for new job listings.

Career Builder is one of the most visited career sites on the Internet. It allows you to post resumes, search for jobs and resources, and sign up for job alerts. Includes advice and job hunting trends.  This site will scan your resume and match jobs or recommended postions based on your experience.

CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and is a gateway to job listings, resumes, and career information nationwide.

GlassDoor is a jobs and career community which offers information such as anonymous salaries, company reviews, and interview questions – all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.  You can browse job listings which include in-depth details.

Yahoo! Careers is a top 10 career internet site which lists hundreds of thousands of international and domestic jobs as well as information under “career tools” on topics such as interviewing and relocation.

Indeed has 1 billion jobs searches monthly.  This site includes job listings from thousands of company websites and job boards across all fields.

Job Hunt is a guide to the best on-line career and job-hunting resources, organized by category.  Help is included on choosing and using job web sites.

Linked In is a networking site where you can make contacts with professionals in over 200 countries. The network has over 200 million members including executives from all Fortune 500 companies. The free membership allows you to summarize your professional experience and expertise, make contacts with potential clients, and find new businesses or job opportunities.

Monster.com provides resume help, salary data, and industry information.

Wall Street Journal Careers lists executive, managerial, and professional jobs in this country and internationally which have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and other sources. The site includes news and trends as well as many articles dispensing job hunting advice and assistance on managing your career.

Riley Guide not only lists jobs but also leads the job hunter to a comprehensive list of recommended web sites to access information and job listings in one’s field. For people undecided as to what field to enter, the site links to sites and sources to help research careers.

Simply Hired is a site that connects job seekers and employers.  Access to over 8 million job openings across all job categories and industries.

Government/Non-Profit

Careers in Government is a clearinghouse of information, resources, and jobs available in public sector organizations in America and abroad.

State and Local Government Jobs has one of the largest job boards focused exclusively on state and local government positions.

U.S. Government is the U.S. government’s site for jobs in the U.S. and worldwide as well as employment information.  Here you can find every vacancy in the federal government as well as guides to summer jobs, entry-level jobs, and more.

Academic Field

Chronicle of Higher Education Jobs is a great resource for jobs in the academic field. It also provides news and advice columns.

AcademicKeys is a source for employment in higher education. The site lists jobs in 17 academic disciplines. Job seekers can also find comprehensive information about faculty, educational resources, research interests, and professional activities pertinent to institutions of higher education.

Recent College Graduates/Entry Level

College Recruiter lists entry level jobs and internships as well as employment information.

CollegeGrad.com is an internet job search service for college students and recent grads. This site focuses exclusively on helping graduates obtain entry level jobs.

Part-Time/Hourly Jobs

EmploymentGuide.com  is a job board for hourly, skilled, full-time, and part-time jobs as well as work-at-home job opportunities.

Snagajob.com is a leading online recruiter for part-time and hourly jobs in the retail, restaurant, and service industries.

Career Guidance

Jobs Hunters Bible is an excellent guide to sites on the Internet written by Richard Bolles, the author of What Color is Your Parachute?.  Search for contacts, take an interactive test, discover the five uses of the Internet for job hunters or career changers, and much more.

O*Net Online is a site that help you figure out what career path to follow.  Here you can search for occupations using key words or use a list of your skills to find matching occupations.

NJ Next Stop helps NJ teens, parents, and counselors explore career options.

Cost of Living/Relocation

HomeFair compares the cost of living between U.S. cities and uses other relocation tools.

Best Places analyzes data about people and places and then rates places based on cost of living, crime rates, climate, school data and more.

Company Websites

The job search page of major companies can be useful in a job or career search. Look for the individual companies in your industry.