A Guide to Resumes, Cover Letters and Career Information

Information for finding examples that will help in creating good Resumes and Cover Letters, and assist with Career exploration.

Print Material

Print materials in the library can be located under the heading Job Searching beginning at 650.14. One of many titles available:
Résumé Magic : Trade Secrets of a Professional Résumé Writer by Susan Britton Whitcomb.

Test Preperation

LearningExpressLibrary
The Learning Express Library covers many practice tests for academic studies such as: ACT, GED, SAT, math, reading, and science. The online service offers practice testing for professional careers such as: Civil Service, Cosmetology, EMS, Fire fighter, Law Enforcement, Military and Real Estate. Adult Basic Skill tests are also available. Practice tests may be taken as many times as desired to build confidence.

Resumes & Cover Letters

CareerOneStop
CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration and is a good source for Resume templates.

Cornell University Career Services
Sample Resumes and Cover Letters for developing a resume and job-search correspondence.

Purdue’s Job Search Resources for Labor and Trade Positions
A Guide to Resumes, Applications and Cover Letters from the Community Writing and Education Station (CWEST), Purdue University.

Interview Tips

Interiew Tips from the United States Department of Labor

Career Information
Explore potential career paths and their skill sets.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics
U. S. employment projections, job descriptions and wage information.

O*NET, the Occupational Information Network
Detailed descriptions of occupations and their requirements. Using information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics this site is a great source to gain insight into the experience and education needed for entering into a new career.

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