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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Everything You Need to Know to Succeed in Job Interviews The co-ordinator of is Julia Penny, who has over 20 years of experience in recruitment and interviewing. Having interviewed and placed thousands of candidates in various jobs she provides an insider's perspective on what it takes to excel in a job interview.
  • 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
  • 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

  • Vocational Rehabilitation 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

NJ Civil Service Job Openings

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