Job Searching, Resumes, and Cover Letters

Where to Find Jobs

When you are job searching, the key is to look as many places as you can for job openings! Some places you can learn about openings:

  • Personal contacts
  • School career planning and placement offices
  • Employers
  • Classified ads:
    • National and local newspapers
    • Professional journals
    • Trade magazines
  • Internet resources
  • Professional associations
  • Labor unions
  • State employment service offices
  • Federal Government
  • Community agencies
  • Private employment agencies and career consultants
  • Internships

Most Jobs are now listed on Company's Websites, as well as on local and national job search databases. Below is a list of some of the job search databases, and other online job search locations.

You can also get career and job search information by using databases provided by the library through NC LIVE. Members can access these databases from the library’s website. Ask your librarian for the current NC LIVE password.


County and State Jobs | Federal Jobs
Regional Search Sites | National Search Sites

** = highly recommended



County and State Jobs


Federal Jobs


Regional Job Search Sites


National Job Search Sites

  • America’s Career InfoNet
    Explore careers and browse industry information.
  • America's Job Bank
    Build your resume and search for jobs all over the U.S.
  • Career Builder
    Search for jobs, create a resume and get career advice.
  • Career.com
    Look for jobs by keyword or discipline.
  • Craig’s List
    Search North Carolina cities for self-posted jobs.
  • ** Indeed.com
    Easy job searching by job title or company.
  • Monster
    Build your resume, get career advice and search for jobs.
  • Net Temps
    Browse temporary and full-time jobs by location or industry.
  • SimplyHired
    Easy job searching by job title or area
  • ** Snag-a-Job
    Source for Hourly Employment Jobs, both part and full time

Resume and Cover Letters

Resumes and Cover Letters can be difficult to write and are becoming a necessary part of the job application process. Below are some links to websites that can help you compose your resume and cover letter for FREE. Books are also available at the Public Library!

Internet

Through NC Live

You can also get resume and cover letter information by using programs provided by the library through NC LIVE. Members can access these databases from the library’s website. Ask your librarianfor an individualized tour of the opportunities! To log in, all you need is your library card number.