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General Job & Career Links & Resources

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Job & Career AcceleratorLearning 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 and skills with the career that's best for you, search over five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, practice and master interviewing skills, get invaluable tips & advice every step of the way, and conveniently organize & track your job-search progress all in one place! The Popular Software Skills Center provides tutorials on the most popular computer programs, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, and Windows (XP through 8) & Mac OS X Leopard operating systems. The Computer and Internet Basics Center offers 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.

Facts On File: Fergusons Career Guidance Center 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 ClassUNIVERSAL 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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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 Connections (formerly Jobs 4 Jersey). 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 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, and more (State of New Jersey). See also N.J. Career Connections, 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. Sessions are by appointment only on Mondays from 1:00 - 4:00 PM, and at other times subject to availability. For more free counseling, networking, and support services in the area, see Professional Service Group of Central New Jersey (PSGCNJ) and East Brunswick Public Library.

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 - all localized to the tri-state region. You'll also get to view current job postings in the area and develop your own resume using the Resume Builder feature.' (Economic Modeling Specialists International, a CareerBuilder Company, and Raritan Valley Community College).

Career Outlook - Articles on career fields, career planning, education & training, pay & benefits, and more. Includes feature articles, career profiles, and interviews. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Encore Careers - 'Encore.org advances the idea of leveraging the skills and talents of experienced adults to improve communities and the world.' The website offers links to networks and organizations that can help older workers find careers combining 'purpose, passion, and a paycheck'. Includes a free Encore Action Guide [Link opens a PDF], plus information on related organizations, paid fellowships & volunteer opportunities, career transition support, and more (Civic Ventures®; non-profit organization). See also Sites for Seniors: Employment & Business links.

Find Job and Career Information - Links to Employment and Training Administration (ETA) programs, resources and online tools to help workers in all stages of the job and career development. Includes resources for choosing a career, exploring career options, gaining experience & credentials, finding a job, dealing with job loss, and your rights as a worker. (U.S. Department of Labor)

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 UPDATED LINK! (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) and Career Fair Preparation VIDEO; use the left-hand menu to navigate (UCLA). For a listing of upcoming career fairs in New Jersey, see New Jersey Job Fairs, below.

Job-Hunt.Org - Advice and links to resources for job hunters, organized into categories. Includes useful 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)

Layoffs - See Dislocated Workers links, below.

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).


Career Discovery

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. (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). Major Resource Kits offers Information on dozens of career paths, with sample job titles, links, and other resources. Arranged by college major (University of Delaware). 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 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.

local resource NJWorks Career Videos VIDEO [NOTE: You must download videos to view them; downloads may be slow!] - Online videos designed to deliver workforce training programs and services directly to welfare registrants, dislocated workers and other job seekers, allowing participants to address individual employment-related issues at their own pace. 'JOBCAST' empowers jobseekers & career transitioners with the skills and self-confidence they need to secure employment and improve the quality of their lives, using masterclasses, jobfairs, & inspiring success stories. 'LIFE & WORK IN NJ' highlights key New Jersey industries, and addresses important life issues of jobseekers with special needs including women, high tech workers, and ex- offenders. In addition to online Job Resources available to NJ residents, NJWorks also provides a list of other online job resources available to anyone (New Jersey State Library).

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 new 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)

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center AUDIO - A resource center for those exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine. Covers over 185 degree fields and offers detailed education requirements, salary and employment data, precollege ideas, and career planning resources. Includes a podcast series that examines one career field per episode. (Non-profit organization)


Employment Law, Health, & Safety

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

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Disabilities & Employment / Workers with Disabilities - See Disability.gov: Employment and related links, below.

Dislocated Workers: Retirement And Health Care Coverage - 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 online brochure addresses some of the common questions dislocated workers ask. Deal with a Job Loss provides information about a variety of government resources and programs that provide assistance to dislocated workers. See also Health and Retirement Benefits After Job-Loss, Rapid Response Services For Laid Off Workers, and Worker's Guide to Advance Notice of Closings and Layoffs (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 (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). See also Workplace Fairness, below.

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 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, 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. See also Workplace Fairness, below.

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: Licenses and Permits. To find the license requirements for practicing a profession in other states, check the CareerOneStop list of License Finder UPDATED LINK!. 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)

Workplace Fairness - Explains your rights in the workplace, covering topics such as discrimination, harassment, pay & hours, privacy, health & safety, unions, and more. (Non-profit organization; site includes advertisements)


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.

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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)

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. Use the Advanced Search function to search for jobs in specific locations, agencies, occupational series, work schedule, and/or eligibility. Go Government NEW! 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

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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.

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 Connections (formerly Jobs 4 Jersey). 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 Connections (formerly Jobs 4 Jersey) UPDATED LINK! - 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. Use the OnRamp for Jobseekers to search for jobs in New Jersey, or post your resume online (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 the Civil Service Commission website (State of New Jersey; an official government website). See also New Jersey Employment, 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 company or 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. (Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency)

College Students & Graduates: NACElink Network Student Information - Job listings through college/university career center web sites, as well as employer profiles and free career & job-search articles online (National Association of Colleges & Employers, DirectEmployers Association, and Symplicity Corporation). College Recruiter VIDEO offers 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.

Elance [Click here to see the Better Business Bureau report for Elance] - Job listings for freelance / temp and permanent positions in creative, IT, business consulting, and office / administrative fields. [NOTE: Free to join; Elance deducts a service fee from the payment for any jobs you get.]

Job Listings by Category - 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 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 (Rutgers University). See also Career Discovery, above.

Jobs 4 Jersey is now New Jersey Career Connections, above.

Net Temps - See Top Tech Jobs, below.

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 Dot.Org Jobs (onPhilanthropy.com) and Volunteer Opportunities, below.

Science & Technology Jobs - Tools and resources to assist you in your science job search, including advanced job searching & browsing, resume posting, cover letter creation, practical career advice 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)

Top Tech Jobs (incorporating NetTemps) [Click here to see the Better Business Bureau report for Net Temps / Top Tech Jobs] - Job postings for information technology (IT) and engineering professionals. You can search jobs by keyword & location, or browse by industry.

US.jobs - Equal opportunity job postings from major U.S. employers; covers all industries and occupations, from entry level to CEO. Includes special sections on disability, diversity, veterans, seniors, students, and youth, plus general advice on careers and job hunting. You can post your resume on the site, browse jobs by occupation, industry, or company, search jobs by location and/or keyword, or search international jobs. (DirectEmployers Association, Inc., a non-profit consortium of leading global employers, and National Association of State Workforce Agencies, a non-profit organization)

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 and All for Good - 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 United Way chapters and other volunteer centers in each county of the state (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.

More job listing sites:


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 UPDATED LINK!

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

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Deaf / Hard of Hearing Career Resources VIDEO - Tipsheets and videos aimed at hearing-impaired jobseekers, covering topics such as attitude & skills, job searching, Social Security benefits & work, vocational rehabilitation, your rights & responsibilities, and more. Free registration required. (PEPNet 2; funded by the U.S. Department of Education)

Disability.gov: Employment - Covers a variety of topics related to employment for people with disabilities, including advice for individuals seeking work; information on employment rights, laws and regulations; and resources for employment programs and job accommodations. For additional disability resources, see Job Accommodation Network (U.S. Department of Labor) and O*NET Job Accommodation Links (U.S. Department of Labor and North Carolina Employment Security Commission). See also Disability.Jobs page (US.Jobs) and Disability Employment Resources (United Cerebral Palsy; non-profit organization).

Diversity and Inclusion Articles - Information and advice on diversity issues affecting the job market and workplace (Monster.com; site includes advertisements). IM Diversity offers 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 page (My.Jobs; part of 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.

Senior Corps - Volunteer opportunities for senior citizens (Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency). For more career resources for older workers, see our Sites for Seniors: Employment & Business links.

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)

Women Executives and Career Tracks - 'Resources that discuss women executives' career choices; some target women who ''step out'' and ''step back in'' the corporate world.' Includes links to recent articles, video, & websites, plus a list of relevant books. Updated regularly (Stanford Graduate School of Business)

Women for Hire - Career advice for working women, plus some basic resume templates and related information (by Tory Johnson, author and founder of career recruiting company). U.S. Department of Labor: Women provides a shortcut to all kinds of information and services which the Labor Department offers for women, including Employment & Labor Force Trends, Education & Training, Wages & Earnings, Work Hours & Leave, Workplace Safety & Health, Retirement & Health Benefits, and Disability Resources. Women Employed: Your Rights on the Job provides practical information on how the law protects you in the workplace (non-profit organization).

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


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). You'll need to enter your name, library card barcode number, and PIN to get started if you're logging on at home or office.

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. You'll need to enter your name, library card barcode number, and PIN to get started if you're logging on at home or office.

Reference USA Business Directory: login through JerseyClicksReference USA Business Directory: 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. Reference USA is available only through JerseyClicks; you'll need to enter your library card barcode number to begin.

Annual Reports - See Public Register Online, below.

Corporate Information - Search over 350,000 company profiles by name or ticker symbol. This site charges a subscription fee for full access, but brief 'Company Snapshot' reports are available free, plus research links to information on various industries & countries. (Wright Investors' Service, Inc.)

Glass Door - 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 NEW!. Glassdoor Basics provides details about using this site. [NOTE: For unlimited access, you must first post information about your own job; however, you can create a trial account to get full access for 1 month.]

Hoover's Online - Basic information for jobseekers doing research on prospective employers. A brief company profile is free, but there is a charge for most of the marketing and financial information.

Mergent's News Reports - Weekly updates for the Mergent (formerly Moody's) Industrial, OTC Industrial, OTC Unlisted, Public Utility, Transportation, Municipal & Government, International, and Bank & Finance Manuals. Reports are in PDF. 'Comprehensive business and financial information on nearly 2,000 top industrial corporations listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, and regional U.S. exchanges.'

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 UPDATED LINK! or search by keywords (site includes advertisements).

Public Register Online [NOTE: Free registration is required to view annual reports] - Annual reports listed alphabetically by company name. When selecting a company, you will have the choice to view the online annual or to request a hard copy, or to link to Edgar Online SEC filings or NYSE listing. AnnualReports.com is another site offering free annual reports. [NOTE: These sites may only have older reports for some companies.]

Rutgers Company Research Guide - More links to resources for researching companies in the U.S. and abroad. [NOTE: Certain resources linked on this page (such as EBSCO and Reference USA) 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].

Times Topics: Corporations - The latest news articles (plus archived material) on corporations, including revenues, profits, and mergers. To find news on a specific company, use the search box at the bottom of the articles list. (New York Times)


Resumes, Cover Letters, Applications, Interviews, Etiquette... and more!

Protect Yourself, Your Identity & Your Privacy while Job-Hunting

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 (2014, Federal Trade Commission). For more information, see Employment Background Checks and Employment Background Checks: Know Your Rights UPDATED LINK! VIDEO (2013 - 2016, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse).

Job Hunting Scams: Consumer Information - Information and advice for job hunters, including Work at Home Schemes, Job Placement Services, Business Opportunity Scams, and more (Federal Trade Commission). See also Schemes & Scams Targeting Job Seekers UPDATED LINK! (2011, National Cyber Security Alliance), How to Spot a Fake Job on Craigslist (2014, Better Business Bureau), and Job-related Identity Theft (2015, Federal Trade Commission).

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 site offers detailed advice on evaluating your online reputation, avoiding or repairing a negative online reputation, and developing a positive one (Online Reputation Management, a reputation management business). See also Employers May Do Creepy Web Searches About You (2010, Fortune Magazine).

Posting Resumes Online & Job Search Privacy - A consumer tipsheet with information on resume databases & online job scams, Facebook Privacy Guide, and related resources. (2003 - 2014, World Privacy Forum Workplace Privacy Project)

Applications: Practice Employment Application - This step-by-step practice application leads you through the process of applying online for a job at the imaginary 'Miracle Widget Repairs Co.' (Stratford Library, Stratford CT). Using Employment Kiosks and Online Job Applications UPDATED LINK! offers helpful advice on filling out electronic application forms, along with links to additional information and samples of both online & paper application forms (2014, The Riley Guide, by librarian / consultant Margaret Riley Dikel; now part of My Perfect Resume; site includes advertisements).

Business / Professional Etiquette - A guide to correct behavior in the business world. Topics covered include social/conversational etiquette, dining etiquette, communication etiquette, dressing for success, and thank-you letters; use the menu on the left to choose a topic (San José State University). Emily Post's Business Etiquette UPDATED LINK! offers advice on job applications, business socializing, business travel, business communications, and more (Emily Post Institute). See also Cultural Savvy and related links, below.

Careerspots Job Search Videos VIDEO - A large collection of short videos offering advice from professionals at global companies on conducting an effective job search, covering Resumes & Cover Letters, Networking & Your Personal Brand, Internships, Interviews, Salary & Negotiation, Social Media & Job Search, and more. Includes printable tip sheet & transcript for each video (Careerspots.com and The College of New Jersey)

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 (2014, University of Wisconsin). Resumes, Cover Letters, & LinkedIn Profiles offers advice on cover letters, thank-you letters, and letters of recommendation, as well as reference lists, resumes, and social media profiles (Boston College). Cover-Letters.com [NOTE: Some letters are only available to paid subscribers] offers sample letters and/or advice for a variety of job-related situations, including letters to announce job changes, negotiate a pay raise, or answer want ads; follow-up and thank you letters; cold call letters; and more (CareerLab.com, 'an executive career strategy and leadership development firm'; site includes advertisements).

Cultural Savvy UPDATED LINK! - 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 (TOPICS Online Magazine). See also Diversity and Inclusion Articles, above.

Dress for Success: Interview Attire UPDATED LINK! 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 UPDATED LINK! (Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.; nonprofit organization) and What to Wear to Interviews (Boston College). Careerspots Job Search Videos VIDEO includes helpful videos for men and women on dressing for job interviews; click on Interview Dress under 'Categories', then choose from the list under 'Videos' on the right-hand column (Careerspots.com and The College of New Jersey).

Electronic Resumes - How to create and use electronic resumes for emailing or posting online (by author Susan Ireland; site includes advertisements). See also Preparing your Resume for the Internet (Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.; nonprofit organization).

GCF Learnfree 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'. (Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.; nonprofit organization)

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 Interview Skills VIDEO (Boston College), and Job Interview Advice (Monster.com; site includes advertisements).

LinkedIn Guide - An extensive collection of articles on using LinkedIn for your job search; scroll down the (Job-Hunt.org; Susan P. Joyce and NETability, Inc., a website development and consulting company; site includes advertisements). See also Using Social Media for Career Networking (Boston College Career Center) and GCF Job Search with Social Media (Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.; nonprofit organization).

Monster Career Advice - 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). [NOTE: Online resources are free, but Monster charges a fee for some services such as resume preparation.]

Networking & Informational Interviewing - Basic advice on how to establish networking contacts and conduct informational interviews (San José State University). See also Informational Interviewing, above, and Network & Connect (Boston College). Riley Guide: Networking Advice UPDATED LINK! has links to some additional articles on networking (The Riley Guide, by librarian / consultant Margaret Riley Dikel; now part of My Perfect Resume; site includes advertisements)

Reference Game - Tips on developing and maintaining good employment references (Wetfeet.com). See also Job Applications: Obtaining References (Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.; nonprofit organization), Finding References That Will Sing Your Praises UPDATED LINK! [Link opens a PDF] (from Career Journal; hosted at Ramapo College), and Finding Good References When You Can't Ask Your Boss (from Career Journal Online, 2006).

Resumes - Basic advice on writing an effective resume (Writing Center at Rensselaer). GCF Learnfree Resume Writing Tutorial is 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 (Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc.; nonprofit organization). Rockport Masterpiece Resumes is a book excerpt which explains how to write an effective resume. See also Resumes, Cover Letters, & LinkedIn Profiles (Boston College). How to Convert Your Resume Into an Infographic highlights three free web apps that help you 'make colorful and interesting infographics out of your credentials and present your qualifications to head hunters in this new and exciting way,' including using information from your LinkedIn or Facebook profiles (PDFconverter.com, a software development company).

Resume Keyword Suggestions - 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 Action Verb Checklist INTERACTIVE, arranged by skill categories (Job Bank - Service Canada).

Working at Home - See Home-Based Businesses and related links.

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