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Wednesday July 30th
Job Search Success

Check out these resources and links for help in resume and cover letter building, job training, networking, interviewing and much more!

Super Resources for Job Search Success

Computer access

Computers and Wi-Fi in the Library:  The Oregon City Public Library offers free access to the Internet, word processing, and Wi-Fi. Printing costs 10 cents a page.

WorkSource Oregon - Oregon City Office, 506 High St., Oregon City (971) 673-6400 Computers available for job hunting.

Library Databases

These can be used in the library or at home using your library card and PIN numbers. You must be a cardholder of Oregon City Public Library to use the Oregon Career Information System.

Learning Express:  A comprehensive database with e-book study guides and practice exams for GED, SAT, career-specific exams, and many more. Also has helpful information on a wide variety of career and workplace subjects: choosing a great career, job hunting, interviewing, networking, writing your resume and cover letter, dealing with coworkers and achieving success on the job.

Oregon Career Information System:  A terrific database that offers information for job hunting, career exploration and education. Gives information on careers and their Oregon requirements and outlook, colleges that offer training and degrees, and financial aid information. A new feature Find a Job and Keep it includes resumes, interviewing and other topics for career success.
 

Books and E-Books

Library2Go:  LINCC cardholders can download e-books, audiobooks, and videos. Some of the e-books and audiobooks are about business and career success, including books on job interviews, creating resumes, and cover letters. Most can be transferred to other devices for use away from the computer. We are happy to assist you if you have difficulties!

Learning Express: Contains nearly 200 e-book career guides and test-taking preparation guides.

Occupational Outlook Handbook:  Information on more than 300 jobs including projected growth. Also available online at http://www.bls.gov/oco/

Knock ‘em Dead series by Martin Yate, including Knock ‘em Dead Resumes, Knock ‘em Dead Cover Letters and the Ultimate Job Search Guide.
 

The Oregon City Public Library has access to many books about job hunting, resumes, cover letters and job interviews.

Some useful Internet sites

WorkSource Oregon:  http://www.worksourceoregon.org/   WorkSource is a great first stop in your job hunt. They offer job postings and training on resumes, interviewing, skill assessment and other useful tools to maximize your job search. WorkSource offers an extensive list of useful Internet sites.

Government Job Openings in Oregon:  http://www.employment.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/ES/SEEKER/pages/government_jobs.aspx   Has links to sites for city, county, state, and federal jobs and also includes jobs in education in Oregon.

OregonLive:  Best local jobs. http://www.oregonlive.com/jobs/  Job listings in Oregon. Also profiles many employers in both the private and public sector.

JobDango www.jobdango.com   A Portland, Oregon based company that connects local job seekers with local employees.

Craigslist – Portland, Oregonhttp://portland.craigslist.org/  Has local job postings in various categories.

Jibber Jobberwww.jibberjobber.com  Job search manager that helps you keep track of applications, interviews, and networking contacts.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Learning Express database:  Training courses on creating resumes and cover letters. At the finish of the course you will have a document to print, save in PDF or copy to Word. Log in with your library card # and PIN, create a new account, pick Job Search and Workplace Skills from the left, click onto Job Search, Resumes and Networking, and then Creating Great Resumes and Cover Letters.

Oregon Career Information System:  Log in with your library card # and PIN. Click onto Job Search and then applications and resumes.

New York State Career Zone Resume Maker
http://careerzone.ny.gov/cz/resources/jobseeker/resume.jsp
Fill in the blanks and create a simple resume or cover letter that can be displayed in HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word, and printed or saved.

Resumizer free resume and cover letter creator. http://www.resumizer.com/
Pick a resume/cover letter style and font and enter your information. You can print or save the end result. Lots of styles.

Microsoft Office resume templateshttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/CT010144894.aspx
Free, downloadable resume templates: basic, job-specific, and situation-specific.

Empleo - En español

OLMIS – Sistema de Información del Mercado Laboral

http://olmis.emp.state.or.us/olmisj/OlmisZine?zineid=00000019

Sitio del departamento de empleo del estado de Oregon. Información sobre los tipos de trabajos disponibles, los sueldos, y el entrenamiento necesario. Ofrece un listado de las posiciones abiertas en este momento. Las secciones de búsqueda están en ingles, pero hay mucha información en español que explica cómo usarlas.