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Career Transitions database

Career Transitions is a database available from the Boston Public Library. If you don't have a Boston Public Library card, any Massachusetts resident can get an eCard online for immediate use.

Whether you are are actively looking for a job or considering the pursuit of a new line of work, Career Transitions can help you:

      1) explore new career possibilities
      2) assess your interests and experience
      3) identify ways to improve your prospects, including networking and educational opportunities
      4) prepare for a job search
         5) search and apply for jobs

    You can easily discover and target fast-growing careers and industries in Massachusetts or in locations across the United States. Career Transitions also features quick assessments to help you identify new opportunities based on your current skills, occupational knowledge, and interests.

    You will have the opportunity to create a personal profile and use a Career Toolkit to build and save resumes, cover letters, and references. You may return to your profile later to track and update their progress in job searching, career exploration, and education planning.


      Rules to a Successful Job Search

      Steps to a Successful Job Search

      Step #1 - Do Your Homework!  Find where to find jobs!

      Step #2 - Write the perfect Resume and Cover Letter and/or Apply Online

      Step #3 - After getting the interview, research the company

      Step #4 -Get ready for the interview.  Practice questions and examples can make the difference between "Wow" and "Oh Well."

      Step #5 - You might not have gotten the job.  It happens, use it as an opportunity to network or learn a new job skill so you can deliver next time.


      Multi-Purpose Sites for Job Hunters

      Many of the tabs above include websites and databases  that are dedicated to or especially good in a particular area of job hunting.  The list below includes particularly noteable websites that cover a multitude of job hunting topics.  They are worth exploring.



      by Susan Joyce

      Guide to Online Job Search


               Search and apply for jobs from thousands of companies throughout the U.S.
      The MyJobHelper Blog
               Features job search advice, resume writing tips, career building information and interview preparation suggestions.
      MyJobHelper's Research and Tips Page
               Features a growing collection of whitepapers, infographics, aggregated job opening data and slide decks.
      MyJobHelper's Resource Page
               Features some of our favorite third-party resources from around the web



      The Riley Guide Although there appears to be no new information add since 2013, this has always been a preeminant site for job searchers. The information is solid and well presented.

      Work Coach Cafe


      NFL Applying for a Job Guide

      For Job Hunters

      Job hunting is a frustrating and stressful occupation.  Few jobs are tougher than the job of finding a job. 

      The Newton Free Library is here to help. Whether you are a novice job seeker or an experienced professional, this guide can help.


      Employment and Training Resources Career Centers

      Employment and Training Resources Career Centers (ETRCC) have two offices located in Framingham and Norwood.

      The satellite office, located at City Hall in Newton, is open Thursdays by appointment.  Residents wanting to access these services should contact Donna Lamontagne at 508-766-5733 for an appointment.

      ETR will continue offering classes at the Newton Free library.

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