ONLINE DATABASES: CLICK HERE to see all databases about: JOB HUNTING AND CAREERS
Career Transitions, Job & Career Accelerator, Learning Express Library, Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center (Facts on Files Online), Universal Class for Libraries
LIBRARY CATALOG: CLICK HERE to search for books using the Ocean County Library catalog. Use the subject and browse tab to search. Type in the subjects: job hunting, vocational guidance, occupations, resumes or employment interviewing.
New Jersey Career Connections
Provides help for job seekers, career exploration, and employers. Find information about jobs in demand, education and training opportunities, health insurance, and self-employment.
Features of Career Connections include:
- One Stop Career Centers — Provides services such as career assistance, job training, and resume workshops. Ocean County has two centers in Toms River.
- Job Fairs — Current job fairs at the One Stop Career Centers and various locations in New Jersey.
- Jersey Job Club -- The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job. The Club has a career development professional available to help you develop a strategy for conducting a successful job search. Workshops on resume writing, job interviewing skills, networking, and using LinkedIn.
- Explore Careers -- Find descriptions of occupations within specific industries to help determine the best career path.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides information on many occupations and job title. The handbook provides information on the nature of the work, the typical work environment for the job, training requirements, job outlook, and salaries.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor CareerOneStop provides a broad range of career exploration information. Take a self- assessment for interests and skills to find the job you want. Get wages, employment trends, skills needed, and salaries for any occupation.
This site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor providing detailed information on a wide variety of occupations. Find a career based on interests, skills, abilities and job growth.
Resumes and Cover Letters
New Jersey Career Connections
- OnRamp for Jobseekers
Create an account to complete a detailed resume. Includes tools to help improve an existing resume. The resume can be uploaded and pasted to OnRamp to search for and match job skills.
- One-Stop Career Centers
Services include how to complete job applications, writing effective resumes, interviewing skills and job hunting techniques.
The Riley Guide
This site provides an excellent starting point for career exploration and the process of job searching. The site includes guidance not only on how to begin a job search, but also information on how to write resumes, compose a cover letter, research salaries, and more.
CareerOneStop Resume Guide
Use the Resume Guide to learn how to choose words and design your resume. Find tips for writing, formatting, polishing and marketing your resume. This site also gives advice on how to write a cover letter and fill out online job applications.
Job Search Sources
New Jersey Civil Service
New Jersey Civil Service Job Announcements
Civil service positions in New Jersey appear in Job Announcements from the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. This site provides a listing of all open job announcements. Job announcements provide information on the duties of each position, the qualifications necessary to apply, and a link to a job application.
New Jersey Law Enforcement Examination (LEE)
Applications available online from July 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016.
Submit your application and payment online.
Receive an immediate confirmation that your application and payment have been received.
Visit the Civil Service Commission website here
on July 1, 2016 and select “Law Enforcement Announcement” to view the announcement. Scroll to the bottom and select "Click here to apply via the Online Application System"
to access the application.
Only online applications will be accepted.
Application Deadline: AUGUST 31, 2016
A special note on Law Enforcement and Firefighting Careers: New Jersey Jobs
New Jersey opens the examinations for entry-level firefighters
and law enforcement personnel in alternate years.
For answers to frequently asked questions about the law enforcement and firefighter nnouncements and examinations for entry-level positions:
Click here for the latest news on NJ Law Enforcement
and Firefighters Announcements and examinations.
OnRamp for Jobseekers
Available from New Jersey Career Connections to search for jobs and upload resumes. Includes almost 100,000 listings for jobs in New Jersey.
Current job fairs in New Jersey includes details about directions, contact info and resumes
Search for local hourly jobs and apply online. Employers can post jobs and screen applicants.
Newspaper job classified ads nationwide. Search for ads from the Asbury Park Press.
nj.com/New Jersey On-Line
Search the classified ads online from the Newark Star Ledger, Trenton Times, and Jersey Journal.
Federal Jobs and National Job Sources
The world’s largest site to search for job listings from companies, associations, colleges and universities and other nonprofit organizations.
Monster is another large job bank for nationwide job listings. The listings may be searched by location, job category, keyword, or even company name.
Federal Jobs Digest
Online version of the Federal Jobs Digest which publishes vacancies from over 300 federal agencies.in the United States and worldwide. Search for jobs by occupation or location. Includes information about how to apply for the Postal Exam.
USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Job SiteAlternative Jobs and Summer Jobs
This site is the official job bank for the federal government. In addition to searching federal job listings, you may also post your resume to the site.
Cool Works - Seasonal and Summer Jobs
Provides listings for summer and seasonal jobs at resorts, national parks, and resort jobs. Also lists internships and volunteer opportunities.
Salary Comparisons and Relocation Information Sources
City data provides comprehensive information on cities and towns across the United States. Before you relocate, you may find out about the crime rate, the weather and climate, the ethnic makeup, the educational levels, the age distribution, and more in the place under consideration.
Sperling's Best Places
Sperling’s Best Places allows the user to compare two cities side by side in terms of crime, economy, housing costs, climate, transportation, and more. An especially useful feature of the Sperling site is the ability to compare the performance of the schools in two cities. The site offers an “educational achievement” index that compares student performance on standardized achievement tests and other factors to provide a means to compare school performance between cities
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