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Do you have the skills to get the job that's right for you?

Enroll in the Library's FREE Career Readiness Program
beginning December 5
Mark Twain Branch
927 Asylum Avenue
Call 860.695.6349

This program is designed for adults without a high school diploma. At the end of the program you will have:

  • a professional portfolio and career plan
  • a professional resume
  • a personality type career assesment
  • personal business cards
  • an image consulting assessment
  • and more!

Learn about careers:

brainfuse Jobnow - Receive live job coaching, real-time interview practice, full-service resume lab, and array of educational resources

America’s CareerInfoNet - Career information with videos, and customized occupational profiles

Berkeley Career Center  - Occupations database from U. of California, Berkeley

Career Voyages - The United States Department of Labor site

Certified Nursing Assistants - Your Resource for CNA Certification, Training & Job Listings

College Board - Career profiles by college major, but still very useful for adults of any age

CT Dept. of Labor Job & Career Connection - Find out what occupations are hot, and more

Federal Jobs Digest - Jobs with the US Government (Use PIN#618623 and PW: Newspaper)

iSEEK - Career database with videos

Job Profiles - Interviews with people who are working in your fields of interest

JobStar Central Guides for Specific Careers - Links to specific web sites for in-depth information

Measure Up – Explore Careers - Career information with interactive activities simulating real job duties

MyPlan.com - An extensive career database with detailed information, including videos

Occupational Information Network - Comprehensive career database

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Online version of key resource published by the US government

Unixl Directory of Careers - Directory of career information with useful links to more specific career fields

U.S. Nursing Jobs - A Nursing Career Resource with Licensing Info & Job Openings

 

Career Decision-making:

Job Assessor Tool - Assess your career priorities

 

Labor Market Trends: (jobs in demand, jobs that will grow)

CareerOneStop - Explores National and state employment trends, includes ‘what’s hot’ lists

CT Dept. of Labor Labor Market Information - Careers in demand in Connecticut

MyPlan.com - Top ten lists of jobs

Occupational Outlook Handbook - The hiring outlook for each occupation

 

Career Development:

About.com Careers
Career Builder
CareerOneStop.org
CT Dept. of Labor
iSEEK
Monster
MyPlan
Riley Guide
Wall Street Journal Careers

 

Wages and Salaries:

Hartford County Occupational Employment and Wages
Quintessential Careers Guide to Salary Negotiation & Job Offers
Salary.com
SalaryExpert.com
Salary Negotiations