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Local Library Resources

Career Cruising An interactive career guide featuring multimedia interviews with real people in every  and in-depth occupational profiles.

Career Information Center[ebook]

E-library: Employment From career change to resumes to self-employment, a surplus of topics are pulled together on this one-stop page for library materials. Items of interest can be placed on hold to pick up at any KCPL location with your library card and PIN number.Keyboard

Learning Express Create an account with your KCPL library card number to practice for education-related (GED/ACT/SAT/GRE), civil service, and employment tests. Also includes a resume/cover letter class and much more.

Live Homework Help’s Resume Coaching Get your resume reviewed and advice on improvement from a professional. This site also has resume templates and tips.

Preparing to Search Author William S. Frank shares examples of cover letters for a variety of situations and stages of the job search.

Free Resume Test Use this tool to rate your resume on seven different qualities important to employers and get advice for improvement.

Gmail Sign up for a free email account.  Most jobs that offer online applications require you to use an email address.

Interview Tips from the Job Search Toolkit Learn about the most common questions asked by employers and the most common mistakes made by job seekers during interviews.

Job Application Guide at Get information and tips on how to fill out various types of job applications, both in person and online.

JobHuntersBible Richard Bolles writes the annual career guide What Color is Your Parachute. On his webpage, he has gathered a great selection of links and resources for job seekers. He has taken the time to describe the pages he links to. His advice makes it easy to know where to head.

JobStar Central: Sample Resume & Cover Letter Templates JobStar was created by California Public Libraries and provides samples for a variety of resume and cover letter situations. Even though this is a library website, it is ad supported.

Microsoft Digital Literacy This Microsoft site helps teach and assess the basic computer concepts and skills that are needed in today’s job environment.

Resume Resource Here you will find sample resumes and links to many other sites with advice on creating a better and more effective resume.

The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet Margaret Riley Dikel has been compiling information on job hunting since 1994, which gives her a definite head start on many pages talking about the subject. Besides standard information on careers, resumes, searching etc, Dikel has also alerted job hunters to the new scams emerging in this economy.

The Ultimate Interview, Volume 2 Offers advice on what interviewers are looking for, how to prepare yourself, researching the background to a vacancy and giving the right answers to the hardest questions.