Job Search and Career
Career Counseling and Workshops
- The Town of Acton has established a partnership with the MassHire Metro South/West Career Center to provide career resources to residents. The Career Center is part of a statewide network of workforce locations serving 43 cities and towns. Available services include career counseling, resume writing assistance, interview preparation, job leads and referrals, job skills workshops and more. Residents can access services on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Human Services Facility located at 30R Sudbury Road, Acton. To schedule an appointment please call 508-782-0956.
- MassHire Metro South/West Job Seeker Resources: Links covering the categories of Job Search, Career Search, Business Journals, Resume Help, Interview Help, Labor Market, and more
- MassHire Lowell Career Center Job Seeker Resources: Another site with links to Job Boards, Occupational Research, and Partner Organizations
- GCFLearnFree: Free online learning includes modules on Work and Career topics, as well as technology topics
- Glassdoor.com (includes employee reviews of employers)
- Idealist.org (non-profit resources)
Books and Other Library Materials
- Careers: Search the Minuteman Catalog for books on individual career choices (engineers, nature lovers, history majors, etc.)
- Job Hunting: Search the Minuteman Catalog for books on job hunting strategies.
- Resumes and Cover Letters: Search the Minuteman Catalog for books that offer help in creating effective and contemporary resumes and cover letters.
- Interviewing: Search the Minuteman Catalog for books with advice on what to expect, how to prepare, and how to make a good impression at the all-important job interview.
- Job Hunting with Social Media: Search the Minuteman Catalog for books on using social media in your job search.
Library Databases with Company Information
- ReferenceUSA (comprehensive business directory with company profiles)
- Boston Globe (local news)
- Morningstar Investment Research Center (stock and mutual fund information)
- Value Line Research Center (stock and mutual fund information)
Other Sources of Company Information on the Web
- the employer's website and social media links
- Some career sites, such as Glassdoor.com, include employee reviews of companies
- LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter (for online tutorials on these sites see GCFLearnFree)
- Google News
This page was last updated on 01.17.2019