Avon Middle High School Library - Avon, MA

Job Hunting 101

General Employment Web Sites


  • The Riley Guide   Practical advice on all aspects of online job searching and the job application process.

  • Careers.com http://www.careers.com Owned by Career Builder.com. Lists jobs by type and geographical location.

  • Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) http://masscis.intocareers.org A free on-line service to all Massachusetts residents. MassCIS is designed to provide occupational and educational information to help people make better-informed career and school choices. This web site is sponsored by the Massachusetts Division of Career Services (DCS)

  •  America’s Career InfoNet http://acinet.org/acinet/ Provides national, state and local career information and labor market data using unique career tools, career reports, videos, a career resource library and other innovative web-based tools.

  •  CareerJournal http://www.careerjournal.com/ Articles from the Wall Street Journal that highlight the current trends and issues in career and job search subjects.

  •  Quintessential Careers http://www.quintcareers.com This site is a career, job, and college site, offering comprehensive free expert career and job-hunting advice (through articles, tools, tips, samples, and tutorials), as well as links to all the best job sites. Special sections for teens, college students, and all other job-seekers (by industry, geography, and job-seeker type) make this site a comprehensive resource for all

  •  VAULT "the most trusted name in career information" http://www.vault.com Includes job listings both in USA and overseas and articles about resume and cover letter writing.


Job Listings

Federal Jobs


Resumes and Cover Letters


Electronic Resumes

Preparing your resume for E-Mailing or Posting on the Internet
Informative guide explaining the similarities and differences between an online resume and a print resume, with tips on creating resumes in plain text, html, and posting your resume online.

Creating Electronic Resumes
Tips for creating plain-text ASCII resumes for emailing and posting to job sites. Other topics include keywords and scannable resumes. Follow the links to read more in depth.

A Scannable Resume A sample and description of the format of a scannable resume.

Keywords in Your resume
A guide to creating keywords, posting online, e-mailing, resume scanning, and creating Web resumes.

E-Resume issues
Chronicle of Higher Education article: E-Application Etiquette. Electronic resumes produced a number of unanticipated problems for this search committee. Here’s what to do and what to avoid.


Applications & Interviews

 Filling out an application

INTERVIEW WORKSHOP- Tips on how to survive an interview!

Best Job Interview page



Workplace/ Legal Resources


Discrimination in the Workplace



Employment Law



Health Insurance




Handout from Newton Public Library

PowerPoint presentation  Newton Public Library

Job Seekers Workshop Career Choice, Job Info, Resumes, Job Searching, Applications, Interviews

Online Databases available through the Old Colony Library Network (library card necessary)



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