Job Search and Career Links
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.
Local Websites for Job Seekers
- Acton Memorial Library Job Hunter's Pinterest Board: A compilation of links to websites, articles, books and infographics for job hunters.
- Boston Public Library's Job Seeker's Guide: Advice and resources on careers, job hunting, resumes, cover letters, and interviewiing.
- Massachusetts Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Employment Services: Links to online job banks, training opportunities, and local Massachusetts Job Centers that offer guidance and assistance to job hunters.
- Massachusetts Library System's Searching for a Job page: Links to subscription databases, and career and job hunting resources.
- Newton's Quck Job Search Blog, list of web sites: An annotated list of job related websites maintained by the Newton Free Library.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook, from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Job Boards and Career Sites
- Glassdoor.com *
- Idealist.org (non-profit resources)
- Indeed.com *
- Vault.com *
* includes employee reviews of employers
A reference librarian can help you identify other job sites and professional organizations that are specific to your career area.
Library Databases with Company Information
- ReferenceUSA (comprehensive business directory with company profiles)
- Business Insights (Gale): company and industry profiles, and business news
- 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 company's website and social media links
- LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter (for online tutorials on these sites see GCFLearnFree)
- Google News
- Boston.com (the search option is found under the menu icon)
- The Career Center of Lowell, a part of the Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center system, hosts career planning and job search workshops. The Workshop Calendar can be found HERE.
- The Library offers free workshops throughout the year on basic technology skills. Job hunters can learn how to create, save and print simple documents with Microsoft Word, and how to attach a resume to an email or paste one into an online application form. (See also our list of Online Technology Tutorials).