Career Resources

At the Newark Public Library, you will find books and other resources about careers, resume writing, and job seeking strategies. As always, if you need assistance, staff will be glad to help you.

Free with a Newark Library card wherever you have internet access.

Use these databases for job vacancies, resume guidance, interviewing techniques, practice exams, job searching tips, and occupational information.

Books

Check out books with your free Newark Public Library card.

Find useful materials in the library catalog, or browse in these areas of the Dewey Decimal System:

DDS Number / Subject heading
331.21Wage surveys
331.702Job descriptions, job vacancies, occupations, vocational guidance
650.14Career changes, cover letters, interviewing, job hunting, resumes, unemployment

Databases

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Contains career information, with job and industry profiles, and career forecasting.

Job & Career Accelerator Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings. Requires users to create a username and password to store your information in complete confidentiality.

LearningExpress Library Offers interactive practice exams, including ASVAB, GED, GMAT, PRAXIS, SAT, LPN, civil service exams, language and math skill building, and more.

ReferenceUSA With information on over 13 million U.S. businesses, this database is searchable by company name, business size, location, NAICS and SIC codes, and more. There is also a residential directory, Canadian business and residential information, and physician and dental directories.

View the complete list of databases. The Business section of databases may also be useful to job searchers.

Websites

Career Connections

Jobs4Jersey

Job Seekers Guide

Newark Jobs Connect

NJ Civil Service Commission

NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development: Financial Aid & Training Grants

NJ Local Jobs

NJ Training Opportunities

Consult the Careers web guide

Other relevant sites are in the: Business, News Media, Prisoner Reentry, Test Skills, and Veterans guides.

Other Resources

Our circulating and reference collections offers information to job seekers trying to:
• study for civil service exams
• refresh grammar and math skills
• research companies
• start a small business ( business plans, proposals, and funding)

Computers for word processing, internet access, and wifi are available in the VTC and all Newark Public Library branches. Fill out online job applications, create a resume, search for jobs postings online, check email, or research a company. The library also offers computer classes.

If you need to fax applications or resumes, a fax machine is also available at the Main Library in the Periodicals Room on the second floor.

If you require assistance finding library resources, please contact Reference:
973–733–7779
Text: 201–563–1034
reference@npl.org

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Some job and career resources are provided by the New Jersey State Library through a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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