First Things First -- What to Do When You've Lost Your Job
Career Exploration -- What do you want to do and where do you want to do it?
Career Transitions database
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
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.
Job-Hunt.org by Susan Joyce http://www.job-hunt.org
Guide to Online Job Search http://www.job-hunt.org/online-job-search-guide.shtml
About Job-Hunt.org http://www.job-hunt.org/about.html
The Riley Guide http://www.rileyguide.com 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 http://www.workcoachcafe.com
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.