Important Job Search Tools and Links
Getting Covered: Finding Health Insurance When You Lose Your Job
for valuable information that can help!
Using Social Networking Tools to Help Find a Job
Follow CareerPoint on Twitter and find tips, hints, useful information to build your network, and more.
Don't know what you should do or how to use Twitter? Click here for your Job Search Tweet Sheet!
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Check out these Job Search Guides and other great resources to help revitalize your job search!
GREAT Free Online resource - Job Search Tools, Internships, Training, Computer Program Tutorials and More through the Holyoke Public Library Website! Click Here first then on Start Your Job Search Now near the bottom of the page!
Do you need strategies for making real change in your life? Do you need help in accomplishing your goals? Try Wishcraft by author Barbara Sher. You can download this entire classic book, chapter by chapter!
So you've been laid off, now what? This is very helpful
30 Ideas: The Ideas of Successful Job Search, 2nd edition, by Tim Tyrell-Smith of Tim's Strategy. (124 pages) Try something new!
Sample Chapters from the excellent book by Alison Doyle (29 pages) Internet Your Way to a New Job, 2nd edition
How about some Tips to Start Your Career Reinvention? click here
Thinking of starting your own business? 100 Tips to Get Your Business Going
Understanding Recruiters – What you should know click here
100 Job Search Tips from Fortune 500 Recruiters collected and shared by EMC Corporation (17 pages)
Do you want to learn about job search, computer skills, life skills such as budgeting and more with short videos? click here
Need help evaluating a job's real worth, determining if a job benefit is really a benefit for you, unintended costs of a particualr job you are considering? click here Learn more about the value of the pay and benefits package each company offers. Information from someone with over 15 years of human resources experience in compensation, recruiting and generalist roles across several industries.
Other FREE Job Search Guides click here
Now that you've practiced your online application skills above, here's a site that will show you Part-Time Vacancies or Full-Time Positions, Job Applications For Most Major Employers: Fast Food, Retail, Restaurant, Airline, Grocery, Pharmacy, Hospitality Employment Forms Are All Here job-applications.com
New online tool will help young adults, students, first-time workers and those returning to workforce explore careers, find jobs
My Next Move http://www.mynextmove.org/ is intended to assist all jobseekers. It may be especially useful for students, young adults and other first-time workers as they explore potential careers based on their interests. The new tool complements the department's "mySkills myFuture" site, which is designed to help those with previous work experience match their existing skills to new occupations.
The new website allows users to search for jobs by occupation, by industry and using the "O*NET Interest Profiler," which matches an individual's interests with suitable occupations by asking 60 questions. Since 2001, the department's Occupational Information Network, or O*NET, has used a 180-question version of the profiler that could be printed out or downloaded to a personal computer. The new, streamlined version is available online for the first time as part of My Next Move.
Users can also search for jobs in three categories: careers with a "bright outlook" in growing industries, jobs that are part of the "green" economy and occupations that have a Registered Apprenticeship program.
Each occupation that a user selects has an easy-to-read, one-page profile, including information about what knowledge, skills and abilities are needed; the occupation's outlook; the level of education required; technologies used within the occupation; and other, similar jobs. In addition, each occupation page includes direct links to local salary information, training opportunities and relevant job openings.