Library Resources for Job Hunters
Visit your local library to find print and electronic materials on careers, resume guides, civil service exam study guides, newspaper classified ads, career planning guides, and much more.
Library staff are knowledgeable and are happy to help!
Click on the following links for the information you are looking for:
Job Listings Career Planning
Company Information Money Matters
Job Center of Wisconsin
- operated by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the Wisconsin Job Center system, is a Wisconsin-centered employment exchange, linking employers in all parts of the state and in communities that border Wisconsin with anyone looking for a job.
County Job Center - This link
is part of the Job Center of Wisconsin site (see above). The Rock
County Job Center is located at
1900 Center Ave., Janesville, WI 53546-2801 Phone: (608) 741-3400.
resources to assist the community in enhancing the quality of the workforce. A
wide range of education, employment, training and supportive services are
available at one convenient location. The Job Center is recognized by the
United States Department of Labor as a "model" job center and has received
recognition as the "#1 One Stop in the Nation".
Wisconsin Virtual Job Center
Current Employment Opportunities
- Job bulletins published online
by the State of Wisconsin.
WiscJobs - The WiscJobs website will be the official announcement site for all State of
Wisconsin classified civil service jobs beginning July 5, 2004. Most
classified jobs, but not all, will continue to be announced in the Current
Opportunities Bulletin. Applicants will need to access the WiscJobs website
for a complete listing of job announcements.
Wisconsin Job Network - The Wisconsin Job Network is
comprised of 30+ employment Web sites focusing exclusively on local
communities in the State of Wisconsin. Their first site, www.milwaukeejobs.com
was launched in 1994 and was the very first online employment Web site in
OTHER LOCAL JOB LISTINGS
- BDN Connection
The online version of the Beloit Daily News
Major area newspapers have come together to create
a comprehensive job board covering the employment scene across 11 counties in
and around Chicago.
The online version of the Janesville Gazette.
- Wisconsin State Journal/Capital
Times Classified -
on the link, select "Jobs"
- America's Job Bank
- Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and state employment service agencies, this includes a nationwide job bank and links to individual state job banks.Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and state employment
service agencies, this includes a nationwide job bank and links
to individual state job banks.
Builder - National and local employment
network plus extensive links to local, regional and national newspapers.
College Grad Job Hunt
Help for finding that first real job, including resume development
and posting, and interviewing tips. Also links to many job databases.
National Association of Colleges and Employers
- The National Association of Colleges and Employers connects campus recruiting and career services professionals, and provides best practices, trends, research, professional development, and
conferences Tabs include research, salary survey, salary calculator, and job outlook
- A recruiting
site containing 50,000 job listings, resume databases, employer
information, and more. International as well as U.S. positions. Internship opportunities here, too.
Connecting employers with college students,
recent grads and career centers.
USJobNet.com - Full-time
or part-time employment listings. Post your resume and perform an in-depth job
search in a comprehensive job listings database.
- ZipRecruiter - is the number 1 rated free job search app and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, and more. Zip recruiter connects millions of jobseekers and employers every year, making the job search process easier and less daunting through features like "1-Click Apply" listings, custom job alerts, and resume building tips.
Steps to career/life planning
success. Prepared by the University of Waterloo.
Development Manual -
O*NET - Developed for the U.S. Department of Labor
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this freely available database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, the interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
Green Careers Guide - provides job-seekers a go-to
resource for careers within the wind, solar, and geothermal industries.
The site is a free resource (no membership required). On the site
you'll find green job listings, best places to train for green jobs, and
ways to go about starting your own green business. The Department of
Energy links to the site, as well as dozens libraries and universities
throughout the country.
Job Center of Wisconsin's
WIScareers site - WISCareers
requires a no-cost registration. Wide variety of career exploration
RESUME POSTING AND INFORMATION
Tutor - From the University of Minnesota: Resume Tutor!©
is a program designed to walk you through the steps of formatting your
resume. It will give you lots of information about how different resumes are
structured, how to write the different sections, and how to evaluate what
you have written.
Workshop - Resumes 1: Introduction to Resumes, Resumes 2: Resume Sections, Resumes 3: When to Use Two Pages or More, Resumes 4: Scannable
- from The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University.
100+ Resume Samples
RESOURCES FOR COMPANY
AND LOCAL INFORMATION
A searchable list of links to official state and local
government information services on the Internet.
and Local Government on the Net -
most comprehensive source of company homepages, plus hundreds
of corporate job listing sites.
of American Manufacturers -
One of the better-known
directories of business information.
Salary and occupational information.
Outlook Handbook -
Updated February 2014