Job Hunting Resources

Hunting for a job? Here are library books we own on the subject, helpful websites with job listings,  job hunting advice, helpful local agencies to assist you in looking for a job, writing resumes and going on interviews.

Dartmouth Online Resources

Atomic Training: On-demand software and technology training. This service requires a Dartmouth Library Card.

Learning Express Library: Career Information and preparation eBooks, and instantly scored online practice exams. This service requires a Dartmouth Library Card.

Universal Class: Over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses. This service requires a Dartmouth Library Card.

List of Library Books on Job Hunting and Careers: Review our bibliography of books in the Southworth Library nonfiction collection to assist you in job hunting and career planning.

Job Listing Sites
Many job postings are listed on the Internet. Websites listed below include ones where employers post jobs as well as those that allow job hunters to post their resumes online. Some sites are specific to our region/state while others allow one to enter a region within a certain radius of a zip code.

Massachusetts JobQuest
Search jobs posted from the Workforce Development’s website including Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester and Wareham

JobsinMa.com
Search for jobs in this Massachusetts statewide database.

JobsinRi.com
Search for jobs in this Rhode Island statewide database.

Standard Times Daily Newspaper – Job Classifieds
Search jobs posted in the Standard Times newspaper.

Boston Globe Job Classifieds
Search jobs posted in the Boston Globe daily newspaper.

Civil Service Government Jobs
the official job site of the U.S. Federal Government.

National Job Search Sites Restricted to our region/Massachusetts

Southcoast Massachusetts Craiglist
Job listings on the national online classified site limited to Southeastern MA area.

Careerbuilder.com
Job listings on the national online site limited to Southeastern MA area.

Simplyhired.com
Job listings on the national online site limited to Southeastern MA area.

Indeed.com
Job listings on the national online site limited to Southeastern MA area.

Helpful Local Government Agencies

Mass.gov – Department of Career Services

New Bedford Career Center

Writing Resumes

Creating Resumes Massachusetts Employers Give Advice, Tips and Suggestions for Winning Resumes and Cover Letters. Presented by the Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers, a division of the Massachusetts Division of Employment and Training.

About.com: Resume Writing

Online Resume Tutorial from Purdue University Center for Career Opportunities

Writing E-Resumes

CareerPerfect.com
online tutorials on how to convert a MS Word resume into a plain text electronic version.

Posting Resumes on the Web

Monster.com
Sign up for a free account and upload your resume.

Making a “Cyber-Safe” Resume
Information from Job-Hunt.org educates about resume scams and the need to be cautious when posting resumes online.

Writing Cover Letters

The Riley Guide to Cover Letters
A collection of sample cover letters, websites and articles on the topic of cover letters and other correspondence.

Job Hunting Advice

The Info Pro’s Survival Guide to Job Hunting by Mary-Ellen Mort
The What Color is Your Parachute authors state if you read only one article this should be it.

Laid Off – Now What
Resources for the newly laid-off at Monster.com

Job-Hunt.org
Job Information Portal with comprehensive job hunting resources.

Job Interviewing Advice

How to Interview.com

The Riley Guide
A collection of articles and websites with interviewing advice.