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Careers and Employment

Resources to help professionals in researching information about employment, career choices, career and employment counseling, resume writing, and interviewing skills.

Library Career Resources

Explore library career paths with this resource from the American Library Association. It provides resources to start or further a library career.

Library Occupation Data

This site from the ALA-APA collects library-profession occupational data from sources like the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Outlook, and the Monthly Labor Review

Wage and Trend data

Career One Stop allows you to compare library wage and trend information across states. Search for and select a library occupation. Then select "Compare Projected Employment" or "See More Wages" to compare. 

ALA Accredited Library Programs 

Search for accredited library programs throughout the world

"45 More Non-Librarian Jobs for MLIS Grads"

Curious where your degree could take you? This blog post from the Syracuse University iSchool highlights non-traditional library careers using the transferable skills of a library degree.

Additional Career Resources

  • Career OneStop Toolkit​
    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
    Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings. You will use your local 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 from the federal government, including workforce services in your area and information on types of careers.

  • 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 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.
  • Job & Career Accelerator Interview with Confidence Tool: With this In this tutorial, you'll learn the importance of pre-interview research, explore a variety of interview styles, gain practice answering the most common interview questions, learn how to evaluate a job offer, and more!
  • Job Interview Questions from 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
  • 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
  • New Jersey Career Connection Interview Help Page Making a good first impression, presenting your best professional self, and dressing for the industry are just a few important parts of any successful interview. As you will likely be competing with several candidates for a single position, take a look at the tools on this page that will help set you apart during an interview as the ideal candidate for a position.
  • Glassdoor helps you find a job and company you love. Reviews, salaries and benefits from employees. Interview questions from candidates. Millions of jobs.

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

  • 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

  • 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.


Job Training Resources for New Jerseyans

  • Job related training services can help you to qualify for high-demand jobs that lead to economic self-sufficiency.
  • New Jersey Civil Service Commission
    This is the main job site for state and local government jobs in New Jersey.
  • College and University Employment Opportunities
    NJ Contains links to pages maintained by individual colleges and universities.
  • NJ Hire
    Find a teaching job in New Jersey from pre-school to adult education
  • USA Jobs
    The Federal government's official job list.
  • 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 and the country.
  • 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.
  • CV Maker
    Create professional resumes, CV and bio-data online for free, in minutes. Simply fill in your details and generate beautiful PDF and HTML resumes!
  • Job & Career Accelerator: Resume Generator
    This step-by-step resume builder will help you create and publish the most effective resumes possible. As you build, you'll find expert advice, easy-to-follow instructions, and helpful resume samples to help you through each step of the process.
  • Raw Resume
    A Step-by-step free, online resume workshop.

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