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Massachusetts residents are eligible to use the Boston Public Library's (BPL) online databases. You will need a BPL card to access these resources. If you do not already have a BPL e-card, you can register for one at: www.bpl.org/contact/form_ecard.php

Access BPL e-resources at:
www.bpl.org/electronic/alpha.asp

Career Transitions
Whether you're actively looking for a job or considering the pursuit of a new line of work, Career Transitions can help you:
  1. Explore new career possibilities
  2. Assess your interests and experience
  3. Identify ways to improve your prospects, including networking and educational opportunities
  4. Prepare for a job search
  5. Search and apply for jobs

You will have the opportunity to create a personal profile and use a Career Toolkit to build and save resumes, cover letters, and references. You may return to your profile later to track and update their progress in job searching, career exploration, and education planning.

AtoZ Databases

Contains business search (15 million), job search (2.3 million), and person search (220 million). Also has resume/cover letter templates and can generate mailing lists and sales leads.


Helpful Websites and Resources

Contains resume help, self assessment for job searching, and job ideas. Recently out of work? Visit the re-employment portal, which includes answers about unemployment benefits and COBRA rights.

Supplements the book "What Color is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. Contains resources to guide you in doing part of your job hunt on the Internet and articles written by Dick Bolles (author of the book) and others.

Gives sample interview questions, prep tips, do's and don'ts, career advice articles, checklists, and much more.

Includes templates for resumes and cover letters. Use search box for either.

A national recognized source of career information, describing different careers, conditions, training and education needed, earnings, and future job prospects.

Search salaries from over 50 million jobs in the last year by specific location.



Job Search Websites

Powered by Monster, excellent for finding Boston area jobs. Job search articles too.

Boston Job Source
New England job search engine.

Career Builder
Find jobs, career recommendations, industry news.

Lists all types of jobs in the area. Using Craigslist, you can search other metro areas too.

Monster
One of the largest job websites in the world.

Jobs for people over age 50.

Search engine for jobs. Aggregates results from many different career websites.

USA Jobs
Listings for U.S. government jobs.

Local Resources

107 Merrimack St. (Lowell, MA)
(978-458-2503)
Part of the Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center system, hosts daily career planning and job search workshops.

1671 Worcester Rd. (Framingham, MA)
(508-766-5700)
Individual career and job-hunting assistance. Training programs include resumes, cover letters, interviews, skills assessment, computer skills (Intro to computers, Word, Excel, and more).


In-Library Resources

All resume, cover letter, and employment resource books that the library owns can be found in the Non-Fiction area under the 650.14 call number or nearby.

If you need assistance finding a certain title, please ask at the Reference Desk or call 978-897-1010 x103.

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