Connecticut Job Search Toolkit

Selected Online Resources

Library Research Databases

Business and Company Resource Center – Provides up-to-date topical business information and company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies. Available to Connecticut residents with current public library card. Check with your local library for access options.

JobNow – Provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the tasks to get a job.  Sections include Find a Job, Write the Resume and Ace the Interview. Check with your local library for access options or view the list of participating libraries.

LearningExpressLibrary – Free interactive practice exams and guides for academic (GED, ACT, SAT), civil service,  professional licensing and certification tests, as well as. computer skills tutorials for Corel WordPerfect, Microsoft Office Suite, Windows Vista, and much more. Check with your local library for access options.

ReferenceUSA – Comprehensive database containing information on over 10 million U.S. companies. Available to Connecticut residents with current public library card. Check with your local library for access options.

Free Research Databases

Better Business Bureau – Provides users with information on companies and charities by name, type of business or phone,/email/url.

Career Guide to Industries – Companion publication to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Career Guide Guide highlights occupations not covered by the Handbook, and discusses the nature of the work, job qualifications and advancement opportunities, job outlook, and earnings for 45 diverse industries.

CareerOneStop – A U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.

Connecticut Career Paths – Provides information about occupations in Connecticut with descriptions, # employed, job openings, salary information, training required and more. Also includes articles on writing a great résumé, using the Internet for career and job development, choosing a career, hot jobs in Connecticut, health careers, and more.

Connecticut Department of Labor Publications – A to Z listing of agency publications.

JobStar Salary Survey – Links to 300+ free online salary surveys for a wide range of professions and settings.

Labor Market Information – Provides research data about Connecticut’s labor markets for job searchers, businesses, students and researchers. A section of the website is designed for individuals seeking information on occupations, educational and training opportunities, and job opportunities in Connecticut

Occupational Outlook Handbook – A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives

O*Net Online – Developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor, O*Net Online serves a a source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

The Riley Guide Salary Survey – Provides salary guides and evaluative data for the user. – Resource for career management and job search information, including information on on salaries, hiring practices and company cultures. – Provides profiles of companies, careers, and industries to guide job seekers.

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