Career & Employment

Career & Employment
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Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Career Transitions employs a step-by-step approach to help people: 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess their interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; 4) prepare for a job search; and 5) search and apply for jobs. (TEL)


Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
Provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 55,000 resource entries, and much more. From Facts on File.


LearningExpress3LearningExpress Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help both students and adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests. You get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Includes materials for civil service exams, GED, ACT, SAT, and dozens of other tests and tutorials. This resources is offered as part of the Tennessee Electronic Library. You will be asked to create a username and password, to enable the system to track your progress and test history.


 Vocations & Careers Collection
Providing content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. (TEL/GALE)


Internet Sites
Career Planning:
Facts on File On-Line Career Guidance Center – Information on career preparation, including scholarship listings, academic and non-academic program listings, job profiles, and an employability assessment. To use outside of the library, you must have your library card number.
Career Planning from – Meta-site for career planning.
JobStar: Guides for specific careers – Great for researching new career information.
Occupational Outlook Handbook – Outlook on various jobs and jobmarkets.
O*net On-Line – Interactive database of occupational information.
Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities & Job Resources – Links index of Internet job resources.
True Careers – Thousands of job openings, career tips & much more
What Color Is Your Parachute?- Reviews of online job resources and links to them.

Interview Network – Offers a question bank, interviews by type of job, tips and practice interviews.

Jobsearch sites – Government:

Career One Stop - Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career  professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
State Jobs – Covers both government and private jobs in 43 states.

USA Jobs – Has listings of current government jobs, tips on applying, & online applications.

Jobsearch sites – Local:

CareerJet – Job openings in Tennessee
Chattanooga Has Jobs – A listing of jobs in the Chattanooga area, presented by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce and the Applied Distribution Group.
Employment Today Online – Your source for employment from leading companies in the cities of Nashville, Atlanta, Tampa, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. Browse by job category or location, or use the search engine to find your next career!
Jobs in Tennessee - A Tennessee-wide resource for job searching and training
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Job Board – With local job listings, information on job fairs, and internship/volunteer opportunities. – Links to local employers, employment agencies, job banks, and career resources that serve Nashville.

Jobsearch sites – National/International:
CareerBuilder – Searchable archive of classified ads from 130+ newspapers nationwide.
Glassdoor - a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. What sets them apart is their “employee generated content” – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes the companies themselves. – Interactive database for listing and locating job opportunities.
The Teenager’s Guide to the Real World – Extensive links to Summer Jobs at bottom of webpage.

Resumes, Cover Letters:
JobStar resumes – Offers resume samples, resume banks, articles, styles & cover letter information.
ResumeTutor – With an interactive workbook designed to make resume writing easier & more effective.

Salary and Wage Information:
JobStar Salary Information Index – Links to an extensive list of salary surveys. – Interactive salary survey. Also has links to other aspects of career planning & jobsearching.

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