Find It: Careers & Employment

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Career Resources

Databases

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Deciding on a Career/Job

  • Quincy Career Center
    Call 617-745-4000 to make an appointment with a counselor for an employment needs assessment. All services are provided free of charge to job seekers.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    A guide to hundreds of occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • O*NET
    O*NET OnLine offers a variety of search options and occupational data, while My Next Move is a streamlined application for students and job seekers.
  • LearnHowToBecome.org
    This organization's mission is to help students (or other aspiring professionals) understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school all the way to climbing the company ladder.
  • CareerOneStop
    Tools for job seekers, students, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Jobs & Employment- Mass.Gov
    Information and links for searching for public sector and private sector jobs, building your resume and labor statistics.

Finding Job Listings

Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviews

  • The Resume Guide
    A publication put out by Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers containing tips for writing resumes and cover letters
  • GotResumeBuilder.com
    This online resume tool offers web hosting, multiple version options, tips on how to write resumes, and a way to search Indeed for job listings.
  • MyPerfectResume.com
    MyPerfectResume has resume templates by industry, including retail, construction and food service industries. It also offers templates for cover letters.
  • CVTips.com
    CVTips.com offers whole job search help: cover letter tips, interview techniques, job search strategies, career planning, as well as free resume/CV examples, templates and advice.
  • ResumeNow.com
    This online resume service offers templates and phone, email, and live chat support for users.
  • ResumeBaking.com
    In addition to providing resume and cover letter templates, this site offers sample job descriptions and responsibilities.
  • Hloom.com
    This site offers resume templates in MS Word, instead of in pdf form, so you can download and start editing them to fit your needs right away.
  • Blue Collar Resume Tips
    Monster.com's tips for creating a resume focused on skills rather than formal eduation. More tips here.
  • 31 Cover Letter Tips
    Use these tips to create your most eye-catching and persuasive cover letter.
  • Cover Letter Examples
    80+ cover letter examples in many types of fields
  • Smart Answers to Common Interview Questions
    Describe yourself. Why do you want this job? Find out how to best answer common interview questions.
  • 50 Interview Questions with Answers
    Start getting ready for your next job interview by reviewing the top 50 interview questions asked by employers, as well as the sample answers for each question on the list.

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