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Career Resources

Premium Resources @ Your Library: Job & Career Search

Lynda.com
Lynda.com
—a premier online learning resource offering more than 4,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more—is now available FREE with your library card*.

Rosetta Stone is an online language learning solution that offers the following features:

  • 30 languages to meet a range of community needs
  • 50 hours of foundational instruction
  • Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills
  • Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more
  • Mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce language on the go


Gale Courses

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.

Adult Learning Center

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:

  • GED tests with live coaching. You can take practice tests and access helpful resources.
  • Practice tests and resources to help you prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test.
  • Find support and assistance for writing cover letters and resumes.
  • Connect with instructors to learn MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Tips and resources to start your job search.

LearningExpressLibrary

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:

  • Licensing exams for multiple occupations, as well as GED tests.
  • Skills building courses for adults, including personal finance, writing and grammar.
  • Workplace skills improvement courses that include business writing, job search, resume and interviewing.
  • U.S. Citizenship practice tests in English and Spanish.
  • Interactive Tutorials to Improve Computer Skills. Click on the “Popular Software Tutorials” link.



Job Seeker Online Toolkits

The following website toolkits contain multiple resources, including tutorials, all in one spot.

The Job and Career Information Center at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

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 Job Seekers Toolkit from the State Library Resource Center

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.

Goodwill Community Foundation Free Online Learning

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.

Digitalliteracy.gov

Use this website to connect to resources to build digital skills and find jobs for new economic opportunities.

Information on Unemployment Insurance

Division of Unemployment Insurance

Worker ReEmployment

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

CareerOneStop: Pathways to Career Success

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, this is a “one-stop” access point to career centers across Maryland.

Harford County Government Employment

Maryland State Government Employment

Maryland Workforce Exchange

“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!”

The Sun: Find Jobs in Baltimore

Search for jobs in the greater Baltimore area.

Susquehanna Workforce Center: Maryland’s One-Stop Career Centers

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:

New http://www.glassdoor.com

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.

CareerOneStop: Pathways to Career Success

CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

CareerOneStop: Students and Career Advisors

Students, parents, and career advisors can explore career and education options.

Keys to Career Success

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.

Learn How to Become..


LearnHowToBecome.org is a non-profit organization that provides detailed information into 45 popular career fields, with "how-to-guides", resources and tools need to research specific careers and the educational and professional steps needed to enter the field.

My Next Move: What Do You Want to do for a Living?

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.

My Skills, My Future: a CareerOneSTop website

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

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.

WetFeet

Developed by Stanford MBAs, this site provides job seekers with resources to research their next career move.

O*Net Online

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.

Wage estimates for various occupations in Maryland

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:

Baltimore Business Journal job search

Maryland Nonprofits Career Center: Search for a job in the nonprofit sector

MetroBaltimorejobs.com

Search for jobs in the Baltimore area.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Search for jobs with the Federal Government, and access additional information about Federal employment.

USAJOBS

The Federal Government’s Official Jobs site: Use the direct link to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management job searching tool.

Commercial sites:

New! Linkedin.com

A nationwide job search site powered by career networking giant LinkedIn

America’s Job Exchange

“The leading source for Middle-Income diversity jobs”.

Career Builder

Career Builder in the largest online job site in the U.S.

Collegegrad.com

“The #1 Entry Level Job Site”.

Idealist.org

A searchable database of nonprofits and the opportunities they provide world-wide.

Indeed.com

“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”.

Monster.com

A huge and well-known site for posting résumés, and searching for jobs, and social networking.

Snagajob.com

This website is dedicated to hourly workers and those who employ them.