Job Hunting Resources
Hunting for a job? Here are library books we own on the subject, helpful websites with job listings, job hunting advice, helpful local agencies to assist you in looking for a job, writing resumes and going on interviews.
Dartmouth Online Resources
- Universal Class: Over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses. This service requires a Dartmouth Library Card.
- List of Library Books on Job Hunting and Careers: Review our bibliography of books in the Southworth Library nonfiction collection to assist you in job hunting and career planning.
Job Listing Sites
Many job postings are listed on the Internet. Websites listed below include ones where employers post jobs as well as those that allow job hunters to post their resumes online. Some sites are specific to our region/state while others allow one to enter a region within a certain radius of a zip code.
- Massachusetts JobQuest: Search jobs posted from the Workforce Development's website including Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester and Wareham
- Jobs in Massachusetts: Search for jobs in this Massachusetts statewide database.
- Jobs in Rhode Island: Search for jobs in this Rhode Island statewide database.
- Civil Service Government Jobs: the official job site of the U.S. Federal Government.
National Job Search Sites Restricted to our region/Massachusetts
- Southcoast Massachusetts Craiglist: Job listings on the national online classified site limited to Southeastern MA area.
- Careerbuilder: Job listings on the national online site limited to Southeastern MA area.
- Simplyhired: Job listings on the national online site limited to Southeastern MA area.
- Indeed: Job listings on the national online site limited to Southeastern MA area.
Helpful Local Government Agencies
- Online tutorials on how to convert a MS Word resume into a plain text electronic version.
Posting Resumes on the Web
- Sign up for a free account and upload your resume.
- Making a "Cyber-Safe" Resume Information from Job-Hunt.org educates about resume scams and the need to be cautious when posting resumes online.
Writing Cover Letters
Job Hunting Advice
- The Info Pro's Survival Guide to Job Hunting by Mary-Ellen Mort: The What Color is Your Parachute authors state if you read only one article this should be it.
- Laid Off - Now What: Resources for the newly laid-off at Monster
- Job-Hunt.org: Job Information Portal with comprehensive job hunting resources.
Job Interviewing Advice
- Types of Interviews and Advice from the University of Virginia Career Center