• By Jacquelyn White
  • Posted Monday, February 29, 2016

Database of the Month: Jobs & Careers

This month we are highlighting some of the free online tools available to help in your job search. We also have a lot of online resources to help you develop your personal career track or even get you started on a new career path.

Do your research

Researching a trade or industry while job searching will help you narrow in on companies and trends important to the line of work you would like to do.

ABI/INFORM Complete features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

Hoover's Company Profiles: This database contains proprietary information about more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover's, widely recognized as a leader in company data, delivers in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers and more.

ProQuest Career and Technical Education: ProQuest Career & Technical Education is the definitive source for vocational information. The database includes nearly 600 titles, with more than 500 available in full text for quick access to research on virtually any technical topic.

Brush up on your skills

Whether you are in between jobs or looking to switch to a different career track, brushing up on relevant skills is a great way to help you prepare.

Learning Express Library: The Career Center will help you prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve your workplace skills. Build up your basic skills, like reading, writing, and math, through Learning Express Library.

Testing & Education Reference Centeris a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life.

Search for Jobs

There are a number of sites that tout the ability to search for jobs, but those sites can be overwhelming to navigate. For a more local way to search for jobs visit these sites.

Division of Employment Security North Carolina Department of Commerce

ReferenceUSA: Job Search: Find your next job with our state of the art mapping tool and view results with detailed business profiles.

Cover Letters, Resumes, Interviews

Learn the ins and outs of cover letters and resumes from the comfort of your own home. Get valuable tips and tricks for interviewing.

ebrary Academic and Public Library Complete: Find eBooks on how to write a cover letter, update your resume and give an impressive job interview.

Computer Training Bridge: The Library’s Computer Training Bridge offers FREE classes for beginner and intermediate computer users. Sign up online for a class.

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