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Library Resources for Job Hunters
Visit your local library to find print and electronic materials on careers, resume guides, civil service exam study guides, newspaper classified ads, career planning guides, and much more.
Library staff are knowledgeable and are happy to help!

Click on the following links for the information you are looking for:  
Job Listings
   Career Planning   Resumes    Company Information  Money Matters   



Job Center of Wisconsin - operated by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the Wisconsin Job Center system, is a Wisconsin-centered employment exchange, linking employers in all parts of the state and in communities that border Wisconsin with anyone looking for a job. 

Rock County Job Center - This link is part of the Job Center of Wisconsin site (see above).  The Rock County Job Center is located at 1900 Center Ave., Janesville, WI 53546-2801  Phone: (608) 741-3400.

Wisconsin Virtual Job Center
- Provides resources to assist the community in enhancing the quality of the workforce. A wide range of education, employment, training and supportive services are available at one convenient location. The Job Center is recognized by the United States Department of Labor as a "model" job center and has received recognition as the "#1 One Stop in the Nation".

Current Employment Opportunities - Job bulletins published online by the State of Wisconsin.

WiscJobs - The WiscJobs website will be the official announcement site for all State of Wisconsin classified civil service jobs beginning July 5, 2004. Most classified jobs, but not all, will continue to be announced in the Current Opportunities Bulletin. Applicants will need to access the WiscJobs website for a complete listing of job announcements.

Wisconsin Job Network -
The Wisconsin Job Network is comprised of 30+ employment Web sites focusing exclusively on local communities in the State of Wisconsin. Their first site, www.milwaukeejobs.com was launched in 1994 and was the very first online employment Web site in Wisconsin. 

        OTHER LOCAL JOB LISTINGS

BDN Connection - The online version of the Beloit Daily News
ChicagoJobs.com - Major area newspapers have come together to create ChicagoJobs.com -
a comprehensive job board covering the employment scene across 11 counties in and around Chicago.
GazetteExtra - The online version of the Janesville Gazette.
Jobs In Madison
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Online Classified
Wisconsin State Journal/Capital Times Classified - After clicking on the link, select "Jobs" 

OTHER RECRUITING GUIDES

America's Job Bank - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and state employment service agencies, this includes a nationwide job bank and links to individual state job banks.
Career Builder - National and local employment network plus extensive links to local, regional and national newspapers.
College Grad Job Hunt - Help for finding that first real job, including resume development and posting, and interviewing tips. Also links to many job databases.
National Association of Colleges and Employers -
The National Association of Colleges and Employers connects campus recruiting and career services professionals, and provides best practices, trends, research, professional development, and conferences Tabs include research, salary survey, salary calculator, and job outlook
Monster.com
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A recruiting site containing 50,000 job listings, resume databases, employer information, and more. International as well as U.S. positions. Internship opportunities here, too.
Monster Trak - Connecting employers with college students, recent grads and career centers.
USJobNet.com - Full-time or part-time employment listings. Post your resume and perform an in-depth job search in a comprehensive job listings database.
 

CAREER PLANNING

Career Development Manual - Steps to career/life planning success. Prepared by the University of Waterloo.  

O*NET  -
Developed for the U.S. Department of Labor
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this freely available database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, the interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers. 

Green Careers Guide -
provides job-seekers a go-to resource for careers within the wind, solar, and geothermal industries.  The site is a free resource (no membership required). On the site you'll find green job listings, best places to train for green jobs, and ways to go about starting your own green business.  The Department of Energy links to the site, as well as dozens libraries and universities throughout the country.

Job Center of Wisconsin's WIScareers site  - WISCareers requires a
no-cost registration. Wide variety of career exploration pages.

RESUME POSTING AND INFORMATION SERVICES

Resume Tutor - From the University of Minnesota: Resume Tutor! is a program designed to walk you through the steps of formatting your resume. It will give you lots of information about how different resumes are structured, how to write the different sections, and how to evaluate what you have written. 

Resume Workshop -
Resumes 1: Introduction to Resumes, Resumes 2: Resume Sections, Resumes 3: When to Use Two Pages or More, Resumes 4: Scannable - from The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University.

100+ Resume Samples  

RESOURCES FOR COMPANY AND LOCAL INFORMATION

State and Local Government on the Net - A searchable list of links to official state and local government information services on the Internet.
Hoover's Online - The Web's most comprehensive source of company homepages, plus hundreds of corporate job listing sites.
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers - One of the better-known directories of business information.
 

MONEY MATTERS

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Salary and occupational information.  

Updated February 2014