Online Resources

Coping With Unemployment

Help in dealing with Unemployment and finding a job

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The Dislocated Worker's Toolkit

The Displaced workers tool kit: NC Dislocated Worker Toolkit is an abundant source of suggestions, help, and lists of other places to find help for those who have lost a job

Unemployment Benefits

The North Carolina Employment Security Commission offers online unemployment information and filing. Unemployment benefits are based on combinations of federal and state statutes. North Carolina's unemployment compensation program is administered by the North Carolina Employment Security Commission and provides monetary compensation to workers who have been terminated without cause, through no fault of their own. You may be eligible for unemployment benefits if you become unemployed if you have become unemployed due to business closing, downsizing, a layoff, or something that was not your fault, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits.

Health Insurance

The federal law, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), allows qualified employees to continue their health insurance benefits, at their expense. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides for a 65% reduction in COBRA premiums for certain assistance eligible individuals for up to 9 months.

Severance Packages

Information on what's typically covered in a company's written severance policy, typical severance payments and when you may be able to negotiate a severance package, provided by Marikay Jung, Recruiting and HR Professional, from the jobsearch.about.com website.

Coping Strategies

Links from the New York Public Library online employment resources



State Agencies

The following agencies provide assistance in the job search process.



Job Search Sites on the Web

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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, Cover Letter, and Interview Help

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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.





Internet Applications

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Application Check List

Application Checklist: a PDF checklist of all the information you will normally need to fill out an application



Online Application Hints

Practice Online Application
A chance to practice your online application skills. From KOKUA (the Hawaii Career Information Delivery System)

Job Application Guide
This job application guide includes information on how to complete a job application, including paper applications, online applications, and employer-direct applications. You can also review job application samples, examples, and forms.

Online Jobs and Kiosks from the Riley Guide
Information about online application and in-store computer application kiosks. Includes helpful hints and examples.



Online Application Practive

A chance to practice your online application skills.

Practice Online Application from KOKUA (the Hawaii Career Information Delivery System)

Practice Online Application from Experience Works

Practice Online Application from the NC State Library



Job and Career Information

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The North Carolina Career Resource Network has online resources for career information, self assessment, and employment trends in North Carolina.

O*NETTM OnLine!
This system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information. O*NET Career Exploration Tools are self-directed career exploration/assessment tools to help workers consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively.

You can also get career and job search information by using programs 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.





Job Skills and Learning Opportunities

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Internet Resources

The North Carolina Career Resource Network has online resources for career information, self assessment, and employment trends in North Carolina.

O*NETTM OnLine!
This system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information. O*NET Career Exploration Tools are self-directed career exploration/assessment tools to help workers consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively.




NC LIVE Resources

You can also get career and job search information by using programs 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.