Looking for a Job? Start Here!
The Alexandria Library has the resources and tools to help you succeed in your job search. You’ll find books and online guides on careers, links to the major job listing websites and advice on putting your best foot forward in your resume and interview.
Finding a new job is a project that requires research, organizational and writing skills, and above all, a positive attitude. The following is just a small sampling of many resources available at the Alexandria Library and online to help you in your job search.
Databases (requires AL library card)
Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones.
Testing and Education Reference Center - Career test preparation and Resume building tools
This article from Helpguide.org can help you analyze your skills and interests and match them to an occupation that will be right for you.
A directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet.
Best jobs are ranked by industry with descriptions and salary ranges.
From the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, up-to-date information on every career.
This website provides a description of the services available at the Job Search Resource Center. Get help with your resume, prepare your cover letter and use the Center’s copier, phone and fax to contact employers.
Build your personal resume using the sample templates provided.
From the Bureau of Labor statistics.
Sample interview questions and tips for how to turn an interview into a job.
Local Job Websites
Vacancies are advertised every third Monday for 14 calendar days.
Work for Virginia state government; see job openings and apply online.
Job listings and articles on resume writing, interviewing, salary negotiation tips and more.
National Job Websites
Job listings, plus. Post your resume, save your job searches, get job recommendations. CareerBuilder works with over 300,000 employers around the world, including 92% of the Fortune 1000.
Jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities.
Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages; post your resume
online; get email alerts about newly posted jobs.
Search by job title or skills to find jobs across the U.S. You’ll also find resume samples, interview tips, and advice on starting your own business.
An easy to use set of tools to search over 6 million jobs worldwide.
This is the U.S. Government’s official website for Federal jobs and employment information. You can create and save your resume here and apply online for government job openings.
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