Resources: Research Tools

Job and Career Exploration and Help

The library provides many resources to help you with your job search, including personal help and use of equipment.

Computer Help is available to help you acquire necessary skills to apply for jobs and to give you skills you might need on the job.

Print Materials
The library has books about personal finance, licensing, testing, and career opportunities, some of which are listed below. Reference material and books about personal finance, licensing, testing, career opportunities and more can be taken out.

Reference Material at Mohr Library (In-Library Use Only

The O*NET Dictionary of Occupational Titles: accurate job descriptions—data on earnings, growth, education, training.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: valuable information and assistance to help individuals make decisions about their future work lives.

Professional Careers Sourcebook: where to find help planning careers that require college or technical degrees.

Vocational Careers Sourcebook: where to find help planning careers in skilled, trade and non-technical vocations.

Books You Can Borrow

Some of these may be available on the shelf. You can also request books that are not on our shelves but are available at other libraries. (Delivery times vary.)

Resumes that Knock Em' Dead: steps on how to create a resume, electronic resumes and online job searching.

Over 40 & You're Hired! : Secrets to Landing a Great Job: effectively stand out and appeal to employers amid floods of competition.

How to say it on Your Resume: A Top Recruiting Director's Guide to Writing the Perfect Resume for Every Job: an insider shows how to tailor a resume that sets applicants apart from a sea of candidates.

Resume Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer: a giant compendium of before-and-after resume transformations and advice that's hailed by professional resume writers as the definitive resource.

201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview

Interview Magic: Job Interview Secrets from America's Career and Life Coach

25 Things to Say to the Interviewer, to get the Job You Want: being qualified isn't enough [sound recording]

Career Comeback: 8 Steps for Getting Back on Your Feet When You're Fired, Laid Off, or Your Business Venture Has Failed--and Finding More Job Satisfaction Than Ever

Nail the Job: Every Tool You'll Neeed to Land Your Dream Job

Job-hunting Online

What Color is Your Parachute?: long time popular manual for job hunters.

Ocean State Libraries Catalog

Websites
Informational, career planning, networking, where to look for jobs, and job searching for older individuals.

Informational

Monster.com

Learning Express Library: GED skills and practice, business writing, resume help, TOEIC practice tests, math, reading and writing skill improvement, career courses and tests, and US ditizenship prep. Many practice tests are also available in Spanish.

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training: valuable information about unemployment benefits and resources. Divisions within the dapartment are listed with functions and their contacts.

Career Resources: Choose "Career Center" by clicking the icon. GED tests, job openings in Providence metro area, career assessments, interview tips, resume and cover letter samples, formats and templates.

West Warwick Public Library: hosts a "Job Club." Join facilitator Steve Colella to learn how to interview, develop your resume, search for a job and access the hidden job market. Call for more information. 828-3750 ext. 4.

Career Planning

Career Guide to Industries: search for career information by industry; companion to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

CareerOneStop: U.S. Department of Labor site provides information on industries, education and training.

Where To Look For Jobs

The Providence Journal

USA Jobs:Official job site of the United States Federal Government.

Monster.com: extensive job database.

NetworkRI: resume writing assistance, job listings, hiring requirements, job referral and placement, information on quality of education and training programs.

Networking

Career Playbook: Job and Career Networking: Contains information on how to network and what the benefits of networking are. Tools for networking on the Internet.

Job Searching For Older Individuals

Retirement Jobs: jobs for people over 50.

AARP job search engine: search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages.