Connecticut Job Search Toolkit

Getting Started

Occupations and Career Exploration

America’s Career InfoNet –  A  U.S. Department of Labor sponsored website that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals.

Careers How-To-Guide – Includes tips from The Wall Street Journal’s reporters and columnists.

CareerOneStop – Provides resources for employment information, career management as well as tools for job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals.

Education & Employment Information Center (EEIC) – A statewide referral service of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education that provides free information for individuals with questions about college, careers and job training.

Employment and Training Administration (US DOL) – Provides information on ETA programs, resources and online tools to help workers in all stages of the job and career development.

Library of Congress Career Assistance Resources – List contains a variety of resources including goverrnment links, portals, and sites providing many types of career related materials

O*NET OnLine! – Provides comprehensive occupational descriptions and data for use by job seekers, workforce development offices, human resources professionals, students, researchers, and others. View the Online Desk Aid for additional information.

Salary & Benefits – Includes wage and salary information, benefits, relocation information and more.

Salary Surveys – Links to published salary surveys for various professions.

Selected Online Resources – For occupations and career exploration.

Selected print resources – For occupations and career exploration.

State Agencies

The Connecticut Department of Labor provides assistance in the job search process. Check out the Agency Publications  and the News and Notices sections.

Networking and Online Social Networks

Networking

Social Networks

Many people find jobs through referral from friends, colleagues, alumni, or family and social networking sites including:

Additional Web Resources

How to Find a Job on Twitter

Top 10 Social Sites for Finding a Job

7 Secrets to Getting Your Next Job Using Social Media

Free email accounts

Free email accounts, a necessity for today’s job seeker, are available at the following addresses and only require a few minutes to sign up.

Gmail – Google’s online email, Gmail tutorial

Hotmail – Microsoft’s online email

Yahoo! Mail– Yahoo!’s online email, Yahoo tutorials

 
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