PREMIUM RESOURCES: These databases are brought to you by Mobile Public Library, Alabama Public Library Service and The Alabama Virtual Library.
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Career Library - an information resource for career and college research, a great resource to help people looking for jobs and for those who want to consider changing careers. Includes information on over 2,500 occupations including job profiles on up-and-coming and out-of-the-ordinary careers and information on almost 4,000 2-year and 4 year colleges and universities. Also has sections for assessing career interests and exploring information pertaining to occupations and higher education; searching web resources related to colleges/universities, careers, and curriculum; and test preparation materials.
General Reference Center Gold (Infotrac) - A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Go Mobile with Access My Library. Audience: Middle School, High School, Higher Education, General Public.
LearningExpress Library - improve math and reading skills, take practice tests for jobs, prepare for the ACT or SAT, download ebooks and more. YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER AND SET UP YOUR TEST ACCOUNT BEFORE YOU BEGIN! USE YOUR LIBRARY CARD NUMBER AS THE USER NAME AND PICK A PASSWORD OF YOUR CHOICE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LIBRARY CARD, CONTACT ANY REFERENCE DESK FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
The NEW LearningExpress Library - To use the GED module, you must use this new platform. You must set up a new account; old accounts will not be recognized. The old platform above will be active until June 30. 2014 so you can complete tests/modules and download any resumes or cover letters you are currently working.
YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER AND SET UP YOUR TEST ACCOUNT BEFORE YOU BEGIN! USE YOUR LIBRARY CARD NUMBER AS THE USER NAME AND PICK A PASSWORD OF YOUR CHOICE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LIBRARY CARD, CONTACT ANY REFERENCE DESK FOR INSTRUCTIONS.
MasterFILE Premier - specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
ReferenceUSA - A searchable database of information for millions of U.S. companies and people. Search for job and industry info, business opportunities, executive info, news articles, lifestyle and neighborhood profiles, etc. Residential info includes name, address and phone number, lifestyle factors and near-by looks up. Print/download limit is 250 in the Library and 100 from home. Check out the video tutorials and webinars.
Alabama's Job Link
Mobile Works - great info on local programs - free job readiness classes, help with finding training, and businesses and individuals can get help with training expenses and finding the right worker for the right job. You'll also find a Job Seeker's toolkit that will help you with your resume, cover letter and interview. There's even a Dress For Success page for men and women!
America's Job Bank -700,000 listings posted by state employment services
CareerPath - Check out the Help Wanteds in newspapers all across the US!
CareerJet searches existing employment web sites.
Dice.com is a job site for technology professionals
eFinancial Careers targets those looking for jobs in the financial sector. Search jobs by sector or location, get advice in the career toolkit and sign up for email alerts. search that let's you narrow down your search to your specifications.
Disability Resources WebWatcher - Employment - for individuals with disabilities seeking employment and employers who want to hire the disabled
Federal Jobs - search for Federal jobs and store your resume online with them.
Indeed.com has a simple google-like job search and an advanced search that let's you narrow down your search to your specifications
Job Hunters' Bible - this site from the What Color Is My Parachute author has career planning, tips on using the internet to find jobs, and links to corporate sites.
Job Applications Online - no need to hunt - this site has links to hundreds of online job applications in all kinds of work places
Job Applications Online - find out what it takes to complete the online job application process
Mobile County Personnel Board - how to get a job with the county/city of Mobile
The Monster Board - 50,000 listings
Online Career Center - 110,000 listings
Yahoo Classifieds - 200,000 listings
You Have the Degree Now Get the Job - a great site on aceing the job interview
Alabama Joblink - a huge service - jobs, unemployment compensation, Workers' Compensation and has links to some training programs.
The Office Of Apprenticeship Website at the Department of Labor is a resource for employers and individuals. Their Program Sponsors database can be used to list sponsors of apprenticeship and training programs, by state and county.
Career Development Manual - complete worksheets to make career decisions based on what you have learned about yourself.
Career Planning - From About.com, career related articles and more in a well organized subject arrangement.
Career Resources - From the University Of Minnesota - includes tutorials on interviewing, resumes, networking and professional development.
Disability Resources WebWatcher - Vocational Rehabilitation - links to sites to help individuals with disabilites find training and services in order to pursue careers commensurate with their abilities
The Experience Network - offers industry snapshots of diverse fields in great detail
Explore Careers - A guided tour to choosing a a career, from identifying skills and interests to occupations, goals, school selection and more.
Learn How to Become - find out what it takes to achieve different careers
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Information Network - O*NET database takes the place of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) as the nation's primary source of occupational information. The O*NET database and related products will help millions of employers, workers, educators, and students make informed decisions about education, training, career choices, and work. The O*NET Project is administered and sponsored by the US Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.
Merchant Marines - A gateway to maritime careers, including info on training, locations, salaries, history and a job search links. Click here for Education info.
Quintessential Careers - Careers for older citizens
The Riley Guide - A great site for getting to job info in the net
Vocational Rehab Services - links to state agencies
Electronic Resume Guide - all about posting resumes online: making the transition from paper-based resumes to completing web-based forms, emailing resumes, the resume as web page.
Federal Resume Writing assistance.
GotResumeBuilder - Build a resume online in minutes with this free Resume builder, includes how to write a resume, samples and job search.
Job Hunt is a resource for resume writing and many other aspects of the hunt.
Preparing Your Resume for Email or Internet posting from the Riley Guide.
Resume Tutor is a tutorial that guides you through the steps of creating a resume.
Resume Workshop - detailed assistance for each component of a resume.
Affordable Online Degrees - assistance in selecting an online degree program and financial aid
College Board Online
College Opportunities Online - links to over 9,000 colleges and universities
Get Educated! - an online counseling service and listings of online colleges, internet universities and training institutes
Go to College - College Planning Resources
GRE - test samples, on-line test, FAQ's
Hungry Minds - explore everything from Shakespeare to health and investing. Includes a great listing of online degree programs
College Database NEW - A non-commercial directory of all large universities, small colleges, community colleges and trade schools nationwide. Incorporates Google maps and includes tuition rate, enrollment, and institution type.
Online Business Degrees
Online Accounting Degrees - Includes a great listing of online degree programs and career info for accountants
US Department of Education Grants Info
U.S. Department of Education - FAFSA on the Web
Federal Student Aid Income Based Payment Plan
FastWEB - Free Internet Scholarship Search
FreSch - Free scholarship search and information service
GI Bill Web Site
Student Financial Aid - the official government site with all you need to know!
The Student Guide - Financial Aid From the US Department of Education