College, Careers & Job Search

Test Preparation, College Information, Careers, Job Search, Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviewing, Entrepreneurship, Layoffs, Career Change, Career Testing.

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Online Resources

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Websites

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College Resources

College Board
College Scholarships.org
FastWeb
FinAid
Go College
Match College.com
National Application Center - Plan, explore and apply to college
New England Board of Higher Education
UCONN Mentor Connection - Summer program for high school students
U. S. News and World Report Best Colleges
U. S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools

U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid
Financial Aid Toolkit


Careers

Job & Career ConneCTion - take personality and career interest assessments, find careers
State of Connecticut Occupations in Demand
Career Guide to Industries
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Occupations in Demand - from the CT Department of Labor
The Riley Guide

Job Hunting in Connecticut

Connecticut's Job Bank (CT Job Central) - from CT Department. of Labor
CT Department of Labor
State of Connecticut Occupations in Demand

Fairfieldcountyjobs.com
CTjobs.com
JobsInCT.com
DAS Employment Connection - from CT Dept. of Administrative Services, find State of CT jobs and information and newly added seasonal jobs
State of Connecticut Statewide Job Postings - from CT Dept. of Administrative Services            

Job Hunting Nationwide

About Jobs.com
Career One Stop
Federal Jobs Digest
Healthcare & Medical Employment
LinkUp
O*net Online
The Riley Guide

Resumes

Try JobNow for resume templates, resources and live expert advice. Submit your resume to receive constructive comments from a resume expert. Have your library card handy for log-in, then create a username/password to access and view resume comments, usually within 24 hours. There is no need to include your name, address, email, or any other identifying information.

"Five Top Resume Turnoffs" - Forbes.com, February 19, 2013

Free Resume Builider - freeresumebuilder.org
Resume.com
ResumeGenius
Resumesimo
Resumizer  

 


Library Materials

Circulating materials, most reference books and non-fiction video shelved together in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers on display or ask at the Reference Desk. Audiobooks are shelved separately.

Books/DVD/Audiobooks

Directories of Colleges and Universities - 378.7
College Entrance Test Preparation - 378.1
Careers – 650.14 and 331-332
Job Search & Resumes – 650.14
Entrepreneurship – 658
Career Change – 650.1

College Courses on CD/DVD - shelved with audiobooks and covers a wide variety of topics

Magazines/Newspapers

Business Week
Fairfield County Business Journal
Forbes
Fortune
New York Times
Wall Street Journal
See also: General Periodical Indexes online


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