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L2B, Libraries to BusinessL2B: Libraries to Business - L2B seeks to connect job seekers, businesses, and nonprofits of New Jersey with organizations and experts who are actively engaging in business and workforce development webinars. Prepare for your next job or strengthen your business today with free webinars and other resources!

NJ Career Network Job Seeker Community logoNJ Career Network Job Seeker Community NEW! - A free online community to help you in your job search. NJCNJC offers job seekers a safe space to ask questions and share concerns, a chance to connect with peers and volunteer coaches, a place to figure out solutions to problems, and support for your overall well being. Click here for a flyer. (John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University)

South Plainfield seal South Plainfield Outreach and Referral Resources - Phone numbers for local, county & state resources covering a variety of needs such as emergency shelters, crisis hotlines, counseling, employment/unemployment, alcoholism/drug abuse, domestic violence, and more. The South Plainfield Social Services - Welfare Department operates a food pantry and assists the needy & disabled with various services. (Borough of South Plainfield)

compass Community & Social Services - Brochures from a wide range of community & social services, mostly from Middlesex County, for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, families, and others. Includes information on mental health services, transit, energy, food assistance, recycling, wills & estates, and more, plus links to related agencies and information.

Middlesex County sealMiddlesex County Board of Social Services - Administers Federal and State public assistance programs, including adult protective services, homeless services, child support, cash assistance, food stamps, medical assistance programs, refugee resettlement, and more.

Need help? Start here: call 211Call 2-1-1 when you need to find state or local resources to address urgent needs or everyday concerns, including health & mental health services, food banks, shelter, rental or utility assistance, adult day care, Meals on Wheels, transportation, childcare, crisis intervention services, job training, education, and more. 2-1-1 is free, confidential, multi-lingual, confidential, TTY accessible, and available 24/7 2-1-1 resource specialists will guide callers to the most helpful available resources. Visit the website for more information. NOTE: 2-1-1 calls are generally toll-free; however, if you are calling 2-1-1 from your cell phone, please check with your cell phone service provider first to find out whether you will be charged for the call. (United Way, in partnership with the State of New Jersey)

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General Job & Career Links & Resources

Learning Express Library LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY™ (includes Job & Career Accelerator, Popular Software Skills Center, and Computer and Internet Basics Center): With Job & Career Accelerator's innovative job-hunting system, you can explore detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations, match your interests & skills with the career that's best for you, search up-to-the-minute local & national job postings, create professional resumes & cover letters, practice interviewing skills, get invaluable tips & advice every step of the way, and conveniently organize & track your job-search progress all in one place! The Computer Skills Center offers tutorials on the most popular computer software, including Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, and Windows (7 through 10) operating systems, as well as video courses to help beginners learn to use a computer and the internet. To access a tutorial, take a test, or download an eBook, all users must Register for a personal account, providing their name and email address, and creating a password. Please note that all users must register as new users on the LearningExpress Library 3.0 platform. Existing logins for LearningExpress Library 2.0 will not work on LearningExpress Library 3.0. (From LearningExpress, LLC.)

Petersons Testing & Education Reference Center gives you access to free civil service practice tests and test prep eBooks. PETERSON'S TESTING & EDUCATION REFERENCE CENTER - Free practice tests, study tips, and test prep eBooks for all kinds of standardized employment & education tests, including civil service and licensure exams (Accountant/Auditor, Caseworker, Correction Officer, Firefighter, Parole Officer, Police Officer / promotions, Postal Worker, Probation Officer, Real Estate, State Trooper, Treasury Enforcement Agent, and others), GED (high school equivalency test), NCLEX (nursing), PRAXIS (teaching), Officer Candidate, and ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) tests. If you're logging on from your home or office, you'll need to enter your name, library card barcode number, and PIN to get started.

Fergusons Career Guidance Center from Facts on File FERGUSON'S CAREER GUIDANCE CENTER VIDEO - Comprehensive and easy-to-use career research database offers information on more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, plus advice on applying for a job, acing an interview, behaving professionally in the work environment and more. More than 90 sample resumes and cover letters included! The Resources section contains over 50,000 entries on scholarships, internships, and other opportunities. Includes more than 290 videos present essential career information on both specific jobs and industries and on skills. If you're logging on from your home or office, you'll need to enter your name, library card barcode number, and PIN to get started.

Universal Class UNIVERSAL CLASS - Free online non-credit courses in career training, business & finance, computer skills, office skills, and other subjects which may be helpful to jobseekers or career changers. Courses are accessible 24/7 via the Internet. You will have up to 6 months to finish each course, and each course has a real instructor you can communicate with by email! To sign up for classes, you'll need to register on the site and choose a username & password for your account.

For information on starting and running a small business, see:
BUSINESS RESOURCES: Small Business

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CareerOneStop CareerOneStop VIDEO - A great starting point for your job search offering a wide assortment of career tools such as job listings & other job search resources and links to state job banks, including New Jersey Career Services. Also provides info on careers & training opportunities, skills profiler, resume tutorial, and much more. Includes Find Local Help, a searchable database of local service centers providing free access to the internet, faxes, copy machines, and many other services for job hunters, as well as an unemployment benefits and training program finders. The Worker Re-Employment section is 'your one-stop site for employment, training and financial help after a layoff,' including unemployment benefits. You can also call the Helpline, 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627), for help with federal Employment and Training programs. (U.S. Department of Labor)

local resource New Jersey Employment - Gateway for official employment information and resources in N.J., including job postings and civil service opportunities, licenses & permits, job training opportunities, unemployment & disability, retirement, employer responsibilities, upcoming New Jersey Job Fairs, Clubs, & Events [see also job fair tips below], and more. See also N.J. Career Services, below. Middlesex County One-Stop Career Center for a list of upcoming Hiring Events and other resources for job seekers. The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) provides a volunteer at the South Plainfield Public Library, offering one-on-one coaching sessions customized to meet the needs of the individual job seeker on Mondays from 1:00 - 4:00 PM, and at other times subject to availability, as well as weekly Job Search Skills Workshops at the Piscataway library. PLEASE NOTE: PSGNB sessions are by appointment only, and may not be available during the pandemic. For more free counseling, networking, and support services in the area, see Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ) UPDATED LINK!.

GCF Learnfree GCF Learnfree Job & Career Tutorials - Tutorials and other resources to help you with career development and training. Covers career planning, resumes, cover letters, job searching, and money management, as well as Math, Reading / English, Technology Skills, and General Workplace Skills. (Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.; nonprofit organization)

Career Coach INTERACTIVE - 'A free online search tool that lets you explore hundreds of potential careers. Select a career that suits your interests and learn about educational requirements, job prospects and wages.' Includes a Resume Builder, and a military search to help veterans find civilian careers related to their military occupation. (Economic Modeling Specialists International, a CareerBuilder Company, and Raritan Valley Community College).

Career Outlook - Articles, interviews, and other information on career fields, career planning, education & training, pay & benefits, and more. You can browse by subject or by date. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Encore Careers - See Encore.org and other Sites for Seniors: Employment & Business links.

Finding the Right Career - General advice on choosing or changing your career path, including finding the courage to make a change, researching options, realizing your strengths, and learning new skills, with links to assessment tools and other resources. (HelpGuide.org, nonprofit site)

Job Fairs: How To Make Them Work For You - Advice on how to prepare for a job fair, what to bring with you, good questions to ask, common mistakes, and following up (State University of New York at Buffalo). See also How to Prepare for a Career Fair, including Virtual Career Fairs (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). For a listing of upcoming career fairs in New Jersey, see New Jersey Job Fairs, above.

Job-Hunt.Org - Advice and links to resources for job hunters, organized into categories. Includes useful Guide to Coronavirus Pandemic Job Search NEW!, Job Search Advice for Boomers, veterans, & introverts, and much more. (Susan P. Joyce and NETability, Inc., a website development and consulting company; site includes advertisements)

local resource Job Training: New Jersey Training Opportunities (NJTOPPS) - Provides a comprehensive, searchable listing of all schools and organizations offering occupational education and job training programs that are eligible to receive publically funded tuition assistance (N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the State Employment and Training Commission). See also Career Services NJ: Training and Education Opportunities UPDATED LINK!, CareerOneStop: Find Training, CareerOneStop: Federal Employment and Training Programs, Choosing a Vocational School, GCF Learnfree Online Job & Career Tutorials, Learning Express Library (Online Computer Skills Classes), and Universal Class Online Classes.

Layoffs - See Dislocated Workers links, below.

Occupational Education & Training - See Job Training, above.

Pay Wizard - Use this tool to compare your earnings against what other people get for the same job in the same state, and share your Salary and Job Information in an anonymous Salary Survey (Powered by the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School). The NACE Salary Calculator INTERACTIVE will ask you for information relating to your education, employment history, region, and other factors, to retrieve relevant salary data (National Association of Colleges and Employers). The Living Wage Calculator will be particularly useful if you are considering relocating. It estimates the cost of living in a specific community or region, listing typical expenses (food, housing, child care, taxes, etc.), along with the living wage and typical wages for the selected location (Dr. Amy K. Glasmeier and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Tests for employment - See Mometrix Test Prep Academy, below.

Vocational Education & Training - See Job Training, above.


Career Discovery

Fergusons Career Guidance Center from Facts on File FERGUSON'S CAREER GUIDANCE CENTER VIDEO - Comprehensive and easy-to-use career research database offers information on more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, plus advice on applying for a job, acing an interview, behaving professionally in the work environment and more. More than 90 sample resumes and cover letters included! The Resources section contains over 50,000 entries on scholarships, internships, and other opportunities. Includes more than 290 videos present essential career information on both specific jobs and industries and on skills. If you're logging on from your home or office, you'll need to enter your name, library card barcode number, and PIN to get started.

New Jersey CanNJCAN - The New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN) provides accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information. NJCAN contains the latest national, New Jersey and local labor market data and projections. NJCAN also includes information on job interview preparation, resume and cover letter creation, how to keep a job, self-employment, and military occupations. NJCAN is designed to support lifelong career exploration, and career planning and decision-making through easy to use, straightforward search and sorting utilities, and an online portfolio for saving information from all system components. You can login as a New Jersey resident to view the resources. (New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development & University of Oregon)

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Career Fields - Click on a general career field (e.g., business, communications, education, etc.) for links to information on specific careers within that occupational group. Includes resources such as professional associations' websites and online articles (University of California). The Career Interest Game is game designed to match your interests and skills with suitable careers. It can help you begin thinking about how your personality will fit in with specific work environments and occupations (University of Missouri; links to career information are from O*NET OnLine and/or the Occupational Outlook Handbook, below).

CareerOneStop: Explore Careers VIDEO - A wide assortment of career information and job search tools such as career videos, skills profiler, resume tutorial, and much more. Now has a special section on Worker Re-Employment, covering employment, training, and financial help during job transitions. (U. S. Department of Labor)

Green Careers - An outline of green careers in today's changing workplaces. Explains what types of green careers there are, what skills, wages, & education are needed, where to find training programs in your local area, and which green careers are expected to grow the fastest (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor). For job listings, see Non-Profit Jobs, below.

Informational Interviewing: Get the Inside Scoop on Careers [Link opens a PDF] - Informational interviews can help you 'find out if that career you've been eyeing is really the one for you... [by] talking to people about their jobs and asking them for advice.' This step-by-step guide explains how to set up, prepare for, and conduct an information interview (2010, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). See also Career Resources: Informational Interviews (University of Texas) and Networking & Informational Interviewing, below.

O*NET® Occupational Information Network - Comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations, plus related tools and resources. You can use a checkoff list of your skills to find matching occupations, use tools & technology to find In-Demand occupations, and learn about related skills important to employers and educators. A sister site, My Next Move offers a user-friendly tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options). The Competency Model Clearinghouse provides information about job skills required in specific industries. (U.S. Department of Labor et al.)

Occupational Outlook Handbook - The Occupational Outlook Handbook explains what workers do on the job; also describes working conditions, education/training requirements, earnings, and expected prospects for a wide variety of jobs. Click on 'A-Z Index', browse by occupation category, or search by keyword. (U.S. Department of Labor)


Employment Law, Health, & Safety

See also:
Minorities, Women, Seniors & Workers with Disabilities

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Disabilities & Employment / Workers with Disabilities - See Disabilities: Career Onestop & related links, below, and our People with Disabilities Webfinder on Wordpress.

Dislocated Workers: Retirement And Health Care Coverage UPDATED! - Plant and business closings, downsizings, and reductions in hours affect employees in numerous adverse ways. As a dislocated worker, you may have rights to certain retirement protections and health benefits even if you lose your job. This 2020 publication addresses some of the common questions dislocated workers ask. See also Health and Retirement Benefits After Job-Loss, Rapid Response Services For Laid Off Workers, and Worker's & Employer's Guides to Advance Notice of Closings and Layoffs UPDATED LINK! (includes COVID-19 layoff FAQ). See Worker Re-Employment for information about benefits and related information (U.S. Department of Labor).

Equal Employment Opportunity - Information about federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and discriminatory practices, with sections covering age, sex, race, religion, disability, national origin, and pregnancy, plus equal compensation, retaliation, and sexual harassment, how to file a charge of discrimination, and more. The EEOC defines Harassment NEW! as unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).

E-Verify - Explains employee and employer rights & responsibilities under a Federal law that requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new employees (including U.S. citizens) within three days of hire. (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

Employment Law Guide - 'This Guide describes the major statutes and regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that affect businesses and workers.' Provides information on laws relating to wages, benefits, safety and health, and nondiscrimination. DOL's Wage and Hour Division offers additional information for Workers and Employers on employment law, including the minimum wage, overtime pay, workers' rights, recordkeeping, youth employment, special employment, family & medical leave, migrant workers, lie detector tests, worker protections in certain temporary worker programs, and the prevailing wages for government service and construction contracts. N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development provides information on state labor laws & programs for employed and unemployed workers, and for businesses.

Harassment - See Equal Employment Opportunity and Sexual Harassment.

local resource Licensed Professions & Occupations in NJ - Links to the appropriate licensing boards for most professions and occupations which require a license or other certification to practice in the state of New Jersey, including dentists, public accountants, acupuncturists, social workers, veterinarians, barbers, funeral directors, locksmiths, and many more (New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs). For information on obtaining a business license or permit in New Jersey see the New Jersey Business Portal: Licensing & Certification Guide. To find the license requirements for practicing a profession in other states, check the CareerOneStop list of License Finder. You can search in any state for an occupation or job title, a license name, or a state agency that oversees licensing (U.S. Department of Labor).

Minimum Wage Laws in the States - 'Click on any state or jurisdiction to find out about applicable minimum wage laws. Note: Where Federal and state law have different minimum wage rates, the higher standard applies.' (U.S. Department of Labor)

Occupational Safety & Health - A directory of information on a wide variety of topics related to worker health and safety. Includes OSHA standards, potential hazards, and possible solutions. (U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration)

Sexual Harassment - A brief overview of U.S. law prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace, with links to additional information, including how to file a sexual harassment charge (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). See also Sexual Harassment NEW! (RAINN [Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network]; date unknown, expect broken links), and our Violence Against Women & Children links. For other types of workplace harassment, see Equal Employment Opportunity.

Workplace Fairness - See Equal Employment Opportunity, above.


Government Jobs

Petersons Testing & Education Reference Center free civil service practice tests and test prep eBooksPetersons Testing & Education Reference Center - Includes free practice tests and test prep eBooks for some civil service positions, including postal clerk & carrier (Clerical exam prep), firefighter, law enforcement, foreign service and military exams; listed under 'Career Tools' on the menu bar. See also Mometrix Test Prep Academy, below.

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Best Places to Work In the Federal Government - Annual ranking of employee satisfaction in large & small agencies and agency subcomponents of the federal government; includes rankings according to demographics (gender, age, etc.). (Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation / Partnership for Public Service)

Mometrix Test Prep Academy VIDEO - Practice tests for a wide variety of educational and career exams in business & finance, construction & industry, counseling & social work, health care, teaching, public service and more, plus a series of Test Anxiety Tips and video tutorials; videos hosted on YouTube (Mometrix Media, LLC is a privately owned company that publishes test prep resources). See also Petersons Testing & Education Reference Center.

local resource N.J. Civil Service - Civil Service Job Announcements and Promotional Announcements for state and local government jobs in N.J. You can also search by title keyword or code to find job descriptions for specific job titles. Check N.J. Public Safety Careers (Firefighters and Law Enforcement) for announcements of tests, job openings, and promotional information for firefighters and law enforcement officers in NJ.

USA Jobs - The U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information; includes sections for individuals with disabilities, veterans, students & recent graduates, and senior executives. Go Government VIDEO 'is designed to be your guide as you consider, apply for, and secure federal employment.' This site does not post job announcements or accept applications (Partnership for Public Service; nonprofit organization).


Job Listings

See also: Government Job Listings
For information on starting and running a small business, see:
BUSINESS RESOURCES: Small Business

The sites listed below should be useful for job-hunting, but no site is comprehensive. We suggest you check at least a few different websites, as well as other resources (such as local newspaper ads, professional & trade publications, etc.) to get the greatest number of available job listings.

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CareerOneStopCareerOneStop VIDEO - A great starting point for your job search offering a wide assortment of career tools such as job listings & other job search resources and links to state job banks, including New Jersey Career Services. Also provides info on careers & training opportunities, skills profiler, resume tutorial, and much more. Includes Find Local Help (formerly America's Service Locator), a searchable database of local service centers providing free access to the internet, faxes, copy machines, and many other services for job hunters, as well as an unemployment benefits and training program finders. The Worker Re-Employment section is 'your one-stop site for employment, training and financial help after a layoff.' You can also call the Helpline, 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627), for help with federal Employment and Training programs. (U.S. Department of Labor)

local resource New Jersey Career Services (formerly Career Connections - A variety of job-related information & support, including planning & preparation advice, education & training opportunities, job clubs, and job fairs. Also provides access to specialized support services for workers with disabilities, veterans, mature workers, youth, displace homemakers, and ex-offenders (New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development). For information about Civil Service jobs (job opportunities within State, County and Municipal governments) in New Jersey, see N.J. Civil Service links, above. See also New Jersey Employment and Job Training, above. NJ.com: New Jersey Jobs posts classified job listings from several N.J. papers, plus job-hunting advice; you can search the job listings by keyword & location, or browse them by category (site includes advertisements).

Americorps - 'AmeriCorps is a national network of programs that engages more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in communities throughout the nation. AmeriCorps offers several ways to get involved, from part-time local service programs to full-time residential programs. Members receive guidance and training so they can make a contribution that suits their talents, interests, and availability.' Many AmeriCorps members also receive a modest living allowance. See also Senior Corps. (AmeriCorps [Corporation for National and Community Service] is an independent federal agency)

College Recruiter VIDEO - Searchable listings of internship opportunities for college students and entry-level jobs for college graduates; to find internships, search the jobs with the keyword 'internship'. You can subscribe to an RSS feed for job postings. The site also offers other resources related to job hunting; quality is variable ('A female-owned small business led by wife and husband Faith and Steven Rothberg').

CoolWorks® - Seasonal & short-term employment opportunities in parks, resorts, camps, ranches, etc. Includes internships and volunteer opportunities, and some year-round positions.

Gig Jobs - 'Best Sites to Find Gig Jobs' (2020, The Balance, part of DotDash). See also Why Gig Workers Are Now Looking for More Traditional Jobs (2018, Inc.)

Job Listings by Category [Archived pages] - Links to selected websites offering job listings in dozens of categories, including type of job (accounting, education, health care, etc.) and type of job seeker (over 50, disabled, minorities, military, volunteer) (New York Public Library). Job Search Guide: Industry or Occupational Focus offers more links to 'niche' job boards that focus on specific industries, as well as job sites for the non-profit & government sectors and higher eduction, and sites with an ethnic or international focus (2017, Rutgers University). See also Career Discovery, above.

Non-Profit Jobs: Idealist.org - An extensive listing of U.S. and international positions in the non-profit sector, including both jobs and internships, as well as volunteer opportunities. See also Volunteer Opportunities, below.

Science & Technology Jobs - Tools and resources to assist you in your science job search, including resume posting [NOTE: Registration required], advanced job searching & browsing, career articles NEW!, and more. Focus is on scientific positions in government, academia, and industry, but also includes job listings across a variety of areas within scientific organizations including sales, marketing, management, and more. (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Veteran Jobs Webfinder - Selected links to websites with job listings, employment advice, and other employment resources for veterans and transitioning military personnel. (South Plainfield Public Library)

Volunteer Match, All for Good, and Serve.gov - Volunteer work can be personally rewarding, and can also provide job hunters with opportunities to learn new skills and make professional contacts! Enter your zip code to locate organizations looking for volunteers within commuting distance from your home. There will be some common listings on these sites, but many unique listings for each site, so you may want to search all three to find the best volunteer opportunity for you. Volunteer New Jersey provides advice and information about volunteering, with links to county volunteer centers and other organizations, as well as an online volunteer application (Association of New Jersey Volunteer Centers). See Volunteer.gov for volunteer opportunities with federal agencies such as the National Park Service, Forest Service, and Veterans Administration.

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Minorities, Women, Seniors & Workers with Disabilities

See also:
Employment Law, Health, & Safety
Sites for Seniors: Employment & Business
Webfinder: People with Disabilities
Webfinder: Job Resources for Veterans

For information on starting and running a small business, see:
BUSINESS RESOURCES: Small Business and
BUSINESS RESOURCES: Diversity (women- and minority-owned business)

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Disabilities: Career Onestop - Resources and information for workers with disabilities, covering topics such as the ADA, gaining skills, job search, interviews, disclosing a disability, job accommodations, and vocational rehabilitation. For additional disability resources, see the Job Accommodation Network (U.S. Department of Labor), Disability Employment & Training Programs (U.S. Department of Labor), Campaign for Disability Employment (U.S. Department of Labor et al.), and O*NET Job Accommodation Links (U.S. Department of Labor and North Carolina Employment Security Commission). See also Disability Employment Resource Guide (United Cerebral Palsy; non-profit organization), Best Sites for Job Seekers With Disabilities of 2021 NEW! (TheBalance.com; part of Dotdash), Leading disability employers in 2020 NEW! (Monster.com), GoGovernment: Persons with Disabilities (U.S. Government jobs), and our People with Disabilities Webfinder on Wordpress.

Diversity: IM Diversity - Career and job-hunting advice for all minorities, and specifically (under Diversity Villages) for African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and women, plus a directory of diversity-sensitive employers (The Black Collegian Magazine). See also Diversity Jobs (from DirectEmployers Association, a non-profit consortium of member companies).

LatPro - A job-search site for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking professionals throughout the Americas. Vea también PÁGINAS en ESPAÑOL: Empleos y Negocios.

Seniors: Employment & Business - Selected links to websites with job listings, employment advice, and other career resources for older workers. (South Plainfield Public Library)

Veteran Jobs Webfinder - Selected links to websites with job listings, employment advice, and other career resources for veterans and transitioning military personnel. (South Plainfield Public Library)

Women for Hire - Career advice for working women, plus a job board, some basic resume templates and related information (by Tory Johnson, author and founder of career recruiting company). U.S. Department of Labor: Women provides links to a variety of information and services which the Labor Department offers for women. Women Employed: Your Rights on the Job provides practical information on how the law protects you in the workplace (non-profit organization). Women Executives and Career Tracks offers links to recent news, video, websites, & books on women executives' career choices; updated regularly (Stanford Graduate School of Business).

Working Mother Magazine - Advice on balancing work and family life. Includes an annual lists of the Best Companies for Working Mothers, Multicultural Women, Dads, and more. You can subscribe to their free e-newsletters or rss feed.


Research a Company

See also:
Useful Websites - Business Resources

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Ebsco Business Source Elite Business Source Elite - Full-text coverage for nearly 1,100 business periodicals, ranging from general magazines to trade publications and top management journals. This resource contains expanded PDF backfiles for more than 150 titles (back to 1985 or the first issue published for that journal).

Regional Business NewsEBSCOHost Regional Business News: A supplemental database for Business Source Elite. With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Regional Business News has full text for nearly 100 sources.

Reference USA Business Directory: login through JerseyClicksData Axle Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA Business Database): Detailed, current directory information on more than 12 million U.S. Businesses, 102 million U.S. residents, 683,000 U.S. healthcare providers, 1 million Canadian businesses and 11 million Canadian residents.

AnnualReports.com - Free annual reports from thousands of companies worldwide (most recent annual reports may not be available).

Corporate Information - Search over 35,000 company profiles by name or ticker symbol. This site charges a subscription fee for full access, but you'll get a free brief 'Company Snapshot' report for each company you search. Also offers research links to information on various industries & countries. (Wright Investors' Service, Inc.)

Dun & Bradstreet - Basic information for jobseekers doing research on prospective employers. A brief company profile is free, but there is a charge for extensive marketing and financial information.

Glass Door [NOTE: For unlimited access, you must first post information about your own job.] - Anonymous reviews of jobs and companies 'from current and former employees, interview candidates, and even the companies themselves.' Also includes anonymously posted salaries and interviews, and Glass Door Job Search.

Hoover's Online - See Dun & Bradstreet, above.

Monster Research - A large database of company information, with brief profiles for each company, usually with links to the company website and job postings; does NOT include all companies. You can browse company names alphabetically or search by keywords (site includes advertisements).

Rutgers Company Research Guide [NOTE: Certain resources linked on this page (such as EBSCO and Reference USA / Data Axle) are restricted to Rutgers users, but South Plainfield users can access some of them through our Databases and Premium Resources login page and/or JerseyClicks] - More links to resources for researching companies in the U.S. and abroad.


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Employment Background Checks: Consumer Information - Information for jobseekers outlining what may be covered in a background report, your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and where to go for help (2018, Federal Trade Commission). For more information, see Employment Background Checks (2019, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse).

Job Hunting Scams: Consumer Information - Information and advice for job hunters, plus related pages on Business Opportunity Scams and other job scams NEW!, including work-from-home scams (Federal Trade Commission). See also Avoid Job and Employment Scams on Craigslist (2019, TheBalance.com; Dotdash / IAC ), Monster Security Center, and Job-related Identity Theft (2015, Federal Trade Commission).

Online Reputation: The Basics of Online Personal Reputation Management & Guide to Personal Online Reputation Management - Most employers now do online background checks of job applicants, and may reject you based on what you have posted on social media, blog sites, discussion boards, personal web pages, etc. This page offers advice on how to monitor and manage your online reputation (2017 - 2018, Susan P. Joyce on SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, and Job-Hunt.org; sites includes advertisements).

Applications: Job Applications Tutorial VIDEO - Useful strategies for applying to jobs and standing out from the crowd of applicants. Covers obtaining references, completing an application in person, online, or before an interview, Dealing with Online Application Headaches, and more (part of GCF Learnfree; Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc). See also Applying for a Job at a Hiring Kiosk and other Job Application Tips NEW! (2019 - 2020, TheBalance.com, part of DotDash/IAC; site includes advertisements).

Business Etiquette Advice UPDATED LINK! - Short articles on correct behavior in business settings (Emily Post). See also Cultural Savvy and related links, below.

Cover Letters Tutorial - This tutorial provides cover letter tips & techniques and helps you write your own cover letter (GCF Learnfree, Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.; nonprofit organization). See also How to Write a Cover Letter (2018, University of Wisconsin). The Boston College Career Center offers helpful advice on Resumes UPDATED LINK!, Cover Letters UPDATED LINK!, and more. See also LinkedIn Guide and related links, below.

Cultural Savvy - Tips & information on interacting with people from other cultures; focus is mostly, though not exclusively, on Asia (by an international cross-cultural training and consulting firm). Cross Cultural Communication explains how communication styles differ among different cultures, and helps you learn to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds (©1997, A More Perfect Union / Arcadia Pictures / PBS). In Minding Our Manners Internationally, international students write about traditional good manners and changing manners (including a separate discussion on table manners) in their countries; some information may be outdated (©1997-2007, TOPICS Online Magazine).

Dress for Success: Interview Attire VIDEO - Advice for men and women on dress & grooming for job interviews (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). See also Decide What to Wear to an Interview, a section of What to prepare before an interview (Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.; nonprofit organization).

Electronic Resumes: Preparing your Resume for the Internet - How to create and use electronic resumes for emailing or posting online (Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.; nonprofit organization). See also Tailoring the Ideal Scannable Resume [Link opens a PDF] (2019, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and general Resume links, below.

Interviewing Skills Tutorial (GCF Learnfree) VIDEO - Explains the different types of interviews, and what to do before, during, and after an interview (Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.; nonprofit organization). See also Interviewing Guide UPDATED LINK! [Link opens a PDF] (2020, San Jose State University), Interviewing (includes virtual interviews) UPDATED LINK! (Boston College), and Job Interview Advice (includes video interviews) UPDATED LINK! (Monster.com; site includes advertisements).

Job Search & Networking Tutorials - Whether you're looking for your very first job, seeking a different position in your field, or planning a career change, these tutorials can help you learn effective strategies for your job search, including networking & searching online, using social media sites & LinkedIn, and 'personal branding'. (GCF LearnFree, Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.; nonprofit organization)

LinkedIn Guide - An extensive collection of articles on using LinkedIn for your job search; scroll down the (2019, Job-Hunt.org; Susan P. Joyce and NETability, Inc., a website development and consulting company; site includes advertisements). See also LinkedIn Profiles UPDATED LINK! (Boston College Career Center), Using Social Media in Your Job Search (San Jose State University), Networking & Informational Interviewing, below, and Cover Letters links, above.

Monster Career Advice [NOTE: Online resources are free, but Monster charges a fee for some services such as resume preparation.] - Articles and interactive tools to help you with the different aspects of your job search, including resume writing, interviewing, and networking. The Monster Security Center offers advice on protecting yourself and your privacy when searching for a job on Monster.com or elsewhere (site includes advertisements).

Networking & Informational Interviewing - Basic advice on how to establish networking contacts and conduct informational interviews (2016 - 2020, San Jose State University); see the related Job/Internship Search Guide UPDATED LINK! [Link opens a PDF] for updated information and additional resources (2020, San Jose State University). See also Networking UPDATED LINK! (Boston College), Informational Interviewing, above, LinkedIn Guide, above.

References - Tips on developing and maintaining good employment references (Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.; nonprofit organization). See also Finding Good References When You Can't Ask Your Boss (2006; from Career Journal Online).

Resume Writing Tutorial VIDEO - A step-by-step guide to resume writing, covering content, format, tips & strategies, and preparing your resume for the internet, with sample resumes and related resources (2018, GCF LearnFree, Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.; nonprofit organization). Rockport Masterpiece Resumes is a book excerpt which explains how to write an effective resume (2017, Rockport Institute). See also Resume/Cover Letter Guide UPDATED LINK! [Link opens a PDF] (2020, San Jose State University), and Resumes, Cover Letters, above. Resume Keyword Suggestions offers a helpful list of effective 'action' keywords to use when describing your past work experience to prospective employers (site includes advertisements). Rockport offers a similar list of Resume Power Words. See also Electronic Resumes, above.

Social Media in job searching - See LinkedIn Guide and related links, above.

Working at Home - See Business Opportunities and related links.

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