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Your Library, Your Lifeline: Job Hunting Help
Whether you are searching for a job for the first time, have lost your job or are changing careers, finding a job today is a challenge. Our employment resources can help you choose a career, create a resume, learn how to present yourself well in an interview, and find a job.
Check out a book from our collection.
Books on Job Hunting can be found at 650.14 and 331.07
Search the catalog for job hunting books.
Take a library class or attend an informative program.
Computer skills are often necessary in today's job market. The library offers free classes on searching the Web, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, creating free online e-mail accounts, in addition to classes on searching for jobs online. Find a computer class.
The library also offers programs on a number of subjects, from resume tips to starting your own business. View all the library programs to find one that's right for you.
Use the library's free public computers.
Search for jobs online. Create a resume on one of the library's public computers using the program Winway Resume. Brush up on your skills by taking one of the library's free online computer tutorials.
Use a library database.
Job and Career Accelerator - from Learning Express
Explore over 1,000 occupations and match those that fit your interest. Search available jobs from over 5 million job postings. Create professional resumes and cover letters. Master interviewing skills. Get tips and advice on how to improve your search each step of the way. Organize and track your job search progress.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center provides profiles on more than 3300 jobs and 94 industries plus tips on job hunting and workplace skills.
ReferenceUSA helps you locate and research companies. Find details on 14 million U.S. businesses including human resource contact names, business descriptions, company size and website links to job postings.
Use library-recommended websites.
The library has collected excellent websites that can help you in your job search. Our employment resources can help you choose a career, create a resume, interview successfully, file for unemployment and find a job, either locally or in a new location. Go to Employment Websites
Camden County employment resources including training, services and employer information. http://www.camdencounty.com/employment
Make an appointment at a One-Stop Career Center.
Located throughout New Jersey, One-Stop Career Centers offer services (free of charge) to help you develop the skills needed to succeed in a 21st century work environment. They are staffed with qualified professionals who can assist with obtaining employment or the training you need to meet the demands of our present workforce. These counselors can help with career exploration and educational training.
The Camden County Resource Center
2600 Mt. Ephraim Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104
Use the state's one stop career website
The State of New Jersey offers the Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Includes a one-stop job search, information on the job market and job fairs, resources for the self-employed, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Go to the Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network
Help for NJ residents, ages 45 and up
The New Start Career Network (NSCN), a program to serve New Jersey’s older, long-term unemployed job seekers is operated by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, a national policy and research center within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. The goal of the network is to provide older (ages 45+), long-term unemployed New Jersey job seekers with access to free, personalized career services, including web-based information resources and in-person and virtual career coaching.
New Start Career Network
Teens and parents: use NJ Next Stop
NJ Next Stop is a state site sponsored by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, State Employment and Training Commission, to help NJ teens, parents, and counselors learn more about career interests, career options, and the world of work. It also provides information about industries, occupations and skills that are in demand in New Jersey. NJ Next Stop includes career advice, real people scenarios, and career videos. You can also take a free career assessment to help focus your search or sign up for a monthly e-newsletter, Career Fuel. Links are available to a national data-base, O*Net (for information on “What is O*Net” go to http://www.onetcenter.org/overview.html) as well as to newsletters from NJ Biz, which is New Jersey’s only all business newspaper company. Specific questions can be asked by clicking on a ‘questions’ link, and individual answers will be emailed in reply. We encourage you to check out all the features that NJ Next Stop has to offer. Go to NJ Next Stop
Get help choosing a career
New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator is a free career and labor market information website presented by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Center for Occupational Employment Information, to the residents of New Jersey.
It offers extensive New Jersey information on over 550 occupations and 194 NJ occupational licenses, registrations and certifications. Also included are sections on Volunteering and Apprenticeships in NJ. Go to the New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator
File for unemployment or claim weekly benefits.
You can go to a local unemployment office or call to file for unemployment or claim weekly benefits, but doing it online is much easier and quicker. Go to the New Jersey Unemployment Site.