Northville District Library

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

 

Phone: 248-349-3020

Careers, Job Search & Unemployment

DATABASES
A collection of subscription databases, ebooks, and other online material paid for by the the Northville District Library or by the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL).

JobCareerAccelerator Job & Career Accelerator
Everything you need for a successful job search! Search over 5 million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings, explore over 1,000 occupations, create resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing skills and more. This free, interactive system is part of the Michigan eLibrary, a 24/7 online library, and Learning Express. NOTE: Learning Express Library has UPDATED to a new version. Your "Account" from the old version does NOT carry over tests to the new version. 

LearningExpress

Learning Express Library
Includes an array of practice tests for career related exams such as Civil Service or ASVAB, as well as exams for graduate study, such as the LSAT.  Also contains useful guides for job hunting success.  You must register online at the library to use this resource;  after that, you may access all the tests and information from your home or office.  NOTE: Learning Express Library has UPDATED to a new version. Your "Account" from the old version does NOT carry over tests to the new version. You can still access the old version by CLICKING HERE for "Learning Express Library 2.0"

WEBSITES

Career Exploration

  • 123 Test's Holland Codes Career Tests Page
    The Holland Codes is a system to classify jobs into job categories, interest clusters, or work personality environments. In the Holland Model, these categories represent work personalities. There is a quiz link at the top of the page for self assessment.
  • CareerOneStop
    Source for career, education, resume, interview and salary information
  • CGI- Career Guide to Industries
    For dozens of different kinds of industries--such as education services, healthcare, and motor vehicle and parts manufacturing--the Career Guide to Industry tells you about:  Occupations in the industry, Training and advancement, Earnings, Expected job prospects, Working conditions.  In addition, the Career Guide gives you links to information about the job market in each state and more. You can also view Frequently Asked Questions about the Career Guide.
  • Glassdoor
    An inside look at jobs and companies. Find jobs and see company salaries, reviews, and interviews - all posted anonymously by employees.
  • My Future
    Find a career, get into college, explore military career; provided by the Department of Defense
  • O*NET Online
    O*NET Online has detailed descriptions of the world of work for job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers and more!
  • Riley Guide
    Directory to career information sources and services

Job Postings

  • Career Builder
    Lists jobs from classified newspaper ads and company web sites
  • Indeed
    Search engine includes job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages
  • Job Central
    National Job Exchange managed by DirectEmployers Association, offering links to job postings from company employment sites
  • Newspapers.com
    U. S. , international, business, industry and university newspapers’ classified ads
  • Snag A Job
    Source for hourly/part-time job listings
  • USAJobs
    Official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information; a United States Office of Personnel Management Web site

For Recent Graduates

  • The Black Collegian Online
    Dedicated to serving a diverse population, the site has great information for college students and recent grads on job hunting, researching employers, and accepting offers.
  • The Career Guide to Industries
  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Essential career outlook information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Career Transitions
    For new job seekers. This is an aggregate of information from such websites as O*NET (www.onetonline.org) and Simply Hired (www.simplyhired.com), with job search tips and videos of mock interviews.
  • Job Web
    Sponsored by the national Association of Colleges and Employers, this site contains sample resumes, interviewing tips, and information articles about job searching.
  • Monster College
    Focused on college students and graduates, this Monster.com partner site features job search advice and internship tips, as well as entry-level job postings.
  • Quintessential Careers
    One of the major job search websites available. It contains articles and a directory of helpful sites aimed at college students and recent college graduates.
  • Student Jobs
    This federal government offers college students and recent grads entry-level jobs and internships.

Resumes and Cover Letters

  • CareerOneStop
    sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
  • CollegeGrad
    Entry level job resume templates and cover letters
  • Riley Guide
    Resume and cover letter writing information, CVs, portfolios

Michigan Employment

Unemployment

  • LEARN
    A series of free university-level career-rebranding courses for unemployed manufacturing workers in: healthcare, government and non-profits, emerging technologies and entrepreneurship
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