Premium Resources @ Your Library: Job & Career Search
Rosetta Stone is an online language learning solution that offers the following features:
Library card holders may take online courses at no cost. Gale Courses are highly interactive and instructor-led. Each course runs 6 weeks, and new sessions begin each month. Choose courses from different education tracks, such as Accounting and Finance, Business, Computer Applications, Design and Composition, Health Care and Medical Arts, Language and Arts, Law and Legal, Personal Development, Teaching and Education, Technology or Writing and Publishing.
The Adult Learning Center provides resources and live tutors for adults returning to school, switching jobs, or to help brush up on an academic skill. You will find:
LearnATest is an interactive test preparation site for both academic and career exams that allows users to take practice exams and receive on-line scoring and customized evaluations. First time users will need to register online. If you need assistance, please see a librarian. You will find:
Job Seeker Online Toolkits
The following website toolkits contain multiple resources, including tutorials, all in one spot.
The Job and Career Information Center provides materials and services to individuals exploring careers or seeking jobs. Services provided include free resume reviews by appointment and workshops on job searching, interviewing, and résumé writing.
The Maryland State Library Resource Center has put together a series of tutorials for library customers to use during their job search. The tutorials help the customer prepare for their job search, covering such tasks as applying for an e-mail address, searching job websites and applying online for a job.
A free learning site provided by Goodwill Community Foundation with a variety of tutorials from basic everyday activities to computer training to work and career resources.
Use this website to connect to resources to build digital skills and find jobs for new economic opportunities.
Information on Unemployment Insurance
Worker ReEmployment, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides employment, training, and financial assistance for laid-off workers. Includes resources for getting immediate help with unemployment insurance, healthcare, and other financial needs; job searching and resume tips; changing careers and understanding transferable skills; and upgrading skills through education and training.
Harford County and Maryland Job Searching Sites
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, this is a “one-stop” access point to career centers across Maryland.
“Workforce Exchange is a ‘virtual’ one-stop network created to improve access to information about jobs, training and workforce support throughout Maryland. Workforce Exchange connects agencies, programs and services electronically to assist employers and individuals in making the right decisions for future success. The information and services made available through Workforce Exchange is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Employers are able to manage their entire recruitment process online and job seekers can build resumes that can be used to apply for jobs instantly!”
Search for jobs in the greater Baltimore area.
The Susquehanna Workforce Centers serve Harford and Cecil counties. The Susquehanna Workforce Centers feature an array of employment and training services for job seekers and businesses, providing a broad range of workforce development resources and information in one location. The centers provide a variety of employment and support resources to assist individuals in achieving their employment goals and encourage lifelong learning. Office locations are in Bel Air, Elkton, and Aberdeen.
Changing jobs or career path? Try these sites for guidance:
Glassdoor is a free online community where past and present employees submit company reviews, salaries, and interview information on over 300,000 companies. There is also an extensive job board with over 15 million job and internship postings. Normally, Glassdoor requires users to post their own anonymous information to gain full free access to the site. Harford County Public Library patrons receive complete access without having to post anything. However, you must enter the site through the links on this page. If you like Glassdoor, bookmark this page and not their page.
Key to Career Success provides career information and links to work-related services that help veterans and military service members successfully transition to civilian careers.
Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, “My Next Move” is an easy-to-use electronic tool that enables users to explore occupations and find related information, including job openings, job outlook information, salaries, apprenticeships, and other related education and training programs.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site helps laid-off workers and other career changers find new occupations to explore. Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.
Developed by Stanford MBAs, this site provides job seekers with resources to research their next career move.
The Occupational Information Network or O*NET is the nation’s primary source of occupational information, developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training.
Provide by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) of the State of Maryland, this site provides an overview of wage estimates for Maryland workforce investment areas.
Additional Employment Searching Websites for Baltimore and Nationwide Job Searches
State and Federal:
Search for jobs in the Baltimore area.
Search for jobs with the Federal Government, and access additional information about Federal employment.
The Federal Government’s Official Jobs site: Use the direct link to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management job searching tool.
A nationwide job search site powered by career networking giant LinkedIn
“The leading source for Middle-Income diversity jobs”.
Career Builder in the largest online job site in the U.S.
“The #1 Entry Level Job Site”.
A searchable database of nonprofits and the opportunities they provide world-wide.
“Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 50 million unique visitors and 1 billion job searches per month. Indeed is available in more than 50 countries and 26 languages”.
A huge and well-known site for posting résumés, and searching for jobs, and social networking.
This website is dedicated to hourly workers and those who employ them.