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  • America’s Career InfoNet​
    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor look here to find trends in employment, check education and skills needed for employment in specific fields, compare state profiles and cost of living data.

  • Job and Career Accelerator via JerseyClicks.org
    Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings. You will need a New Jersey public library borrower’s card to access the database.

  • Keirsey Temperament and Character
    Are you of an Artisan, Guardian, Rational, or Idealist temperament? Answer 36 questions and get a free temperament description. A more in-depth ten page assessment can be purchased. Available in 13 languages.

  • LeanIn​
    Offering women inspiration and support to learn and share experiences and support. Includes videos, talks, stories, and free online lectures in partnership with Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Studies and other experts.

  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s online version of this standard work provides searching by keyword, type of occupation (service, construction, sales, etc.) or by index. It also offers information on hot jobs, earnings, and links to relevant associations.

  • New Jersey Career Connections
    New Jersey Career Connections offers valuable employment and training services to help you with your job hunt.

  • Find your local American Job Center
    Get job search help, locate workforce services in your area, access career information and more.

  • New Jersey Career Centers
    New Jersey Career Connections offers valuable employment and training services to help you with your job hunt.

  • Drexel – Job Placement
    Search by type of job (library or information science), geographic area or posting date. 
  • Library Employment Resources
    The American Library Association offers information on a variety of employment topics in library and information science.
  • Library Job Postings on the Internet
    Search library jobs by region or type of library.
  • Open Cover Letters 
    Anonymous cover letters (and resumes) are submitted by Archivists and Librarians who have been hired. Great for seeing a variety of successful application packets.
  • NJLA Job Hotline
    Job listings for MLS positions in New Jersey which meet the NJLA minimum salary requirement.
  • NJSLA
    Job openings for the New Jersey/ New York area from the Special Libraries Association.
  • Professional Librarian Certification
    Certification is required for New Jersey librarians practicing in libraries supported by public funds with a population of over ten thousand. Check here for school media specialist certification
  • Rutgers – SCILS
    Arranged by geographic location and by job type. Openings are listed in reverse chronological order.
  • Wages and Trends
    Select the education, training and library job family and seeing what different types of librarians earn around the country.
  • Behavioral Interviews Covers what behavioral interviews are and some sample questions. See also the article on Top 10 Behavioral Interview Questions.
  • Everything You Need to Know to Succeed in Job Interviews The co-ordinator of best-job-interview.com is Julia Penny, who has over 20 years experience in recruitment and interviewing. Having interviewed and placed literally thousands of candidates in a wide variety of jobs she provides an insider's perspective on what it takes to excel in a job interview.
  • Interview Question & Response Database This amazing resource for job-seekers includes 150 of the most typical interview questions (both traditional and behavioral) that all job-seekers (recent college grads and experienced job-seekers) may face in your job interviews. Questions are in no particular order, so take your time and go through the entire list!
  • Job Interview Questions from About.com One of the most important parts of preparing for a job interview is to prepare responses for interview questions typically asked. Reviewing job interview questions and sample answers will help you to feel more confident and you'll impress the interviewer with your knowledge and expertise, so check out the list of interview questions and best answers provided by About.com.
  • Monster.com Advice: Interviewing Provides advice on everything from typical interview questions, to interview preparation, how to dress for an interview, and how to follow up after an interview--from the experts at Monster.com.
  • Glassdoor helps you find a job and company you love. Reviews, salaries and benefits from employees. Interview questions from candidates. Millions of jobs.

  • careerconnections.nj.gov/  provides job-seekers with job hunting information, training, and online tools to assess skills and interests.

  • Indeed.com Click here to find millions of jobs from thousands of company web sites, job boards and newspapers. one search

  • One-Stop Career Centers are the place to start when looking for a job.  They are located throughout New Jersey and can help you develop the skills and obtain the training needed to succeed.

  • Job placement services for veterans.

  • New Jersey Civil Service Job Announcements

  • NJWorks provides access to computer skills workshops and tutorials; online job and career resources that help you build your resumé, search for a job and develop interview skills; and a calendar of training opportunities.

  • Services for individuals with disabilities.

  • Starting a business in New Jersey.

  • VetJobs is the leading Internet niche job board catering to the 10.5 million military veterans currently in the work force

Master interviewing skills. Learn basic computer skills. Find jobs and internships. Learn how to apply for and land a job. Prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.

  • USA Jobs  The Federal government's official job list.

  • Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network  Contains various links for job seekers, students (including college sites in NJ, and the Peterson’s Guide to Colleges), and employers.

  • Wage Data   The Occupational Employment Statistics Wage Survey provides data on how much is actually being paid for different types of jobs in New Jersey.

Ask A Manager: Great Cover Letter Example
Shows readers a before and after cover letter that a real person used in a successful job application

Ask A Manager:  How to Create A Resume from Scratch
Describes information that should be included in a new resume that will land applicants a job interview.

Raw Resume
A Step-by-step free, online resume workshop.

Susan Ireland’s Resume Guide 
Author of the Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume offers step-by-step advice, samples of 50+ cover letters and 10+ thank you letters.

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