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Local and National Assistance
CareerBuilder is the largest online job site in the United States. They provide a platform for users to search for jobs, post resumes and cover letters and receive career advice, as well as access other resources.
Job.com provides users with a career network of over 70 sites checked by hiring businesses every day. Their initiative is to help put America back to work and is met by providing posts to local job openings and an infrastructure for applicants to submit their resumes. Job seeker membership is free.
All Kellogg Community College students and alumni are eligible for free job search assistance. The Student Employment Service office provides a full range of employment services for students and employers. Job developers in Barry, Branch and Calhoun counties work with faculty, co-op coordinators and community placement personnel to help students and alumni develop permanent job leads and work experience opportunities.
A State of Michigan site set up to assist Michigan residents who are looking for the right job or who are considering a career move. It is designed specifically to help Veterans, those Transitioning from Welfare to Work, Dislocated/Laid-off Worker Assistance and those looking for Specialized Job Placement Programs.
MLive is a resource provided to Michigan residents seeking career advice and job news. This site also allows users to search for jobs by location, industry, skill and company.
Click on the link above for help in finding jobs, building a better career and in finding your calling. Monster.com provides a platform for users to search for jobs, post resumes and cover letters and receive career advice, as well as access other resources.
This state-sponsored site is a launching point where you can search for job openings in the State of Michigan. You can also learn about job fairs and other career events as well as connect with employment agencies.
Find government information on education, training, finding a job, public service and volunteerism, workplace issues and more, all on one site.
CareerOneStop is a website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. It focuses on providing the necessary tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and professionals identify career opportunities and make informed career choices. Resources available are: Salary Data, Education Resources, Self-Assessment Tools, Career Exploration Assistance, Networking Assistance and more.
Click on the link above to find an extensive database which includes resources on the types of skills needed for specific jobs, education and experience typically required for specific jobs, the occupational outlook for career fields and more.
The University of Michigan School of Information offers a wealth of career resources including resume and cover letter help, negotiation tips, using LinkedIn as a resource, how to network effectively and more.
Resume and Cover Letter Help
General Resumes (Online resources):
General Resumes (Print Library Materials):
- Gallery of Best Resumes: A Collection of Quality Resumes by Professional Resume Writers by David F. Noble
- How to Write Better Resumes and Cover Letters by Patricia K. Criscito, CPRW
- Step-by-Step Resumes: Build an Outstanding Resume in 10 Easy Steps! by Evelyn U. Salvador
Interviewing Tips and Sample Questions (Online resources):
- Boston College: Tips
- Onondaga Community College: Tips
- University of Massachusetts – Amherst: Tips & Sample Questions
Interviewing tips and sample questions (Print Library Materials):
- Knock ‘em Dead 2013: The Ultimate Job Search Guide by Martin John Yate
- What color is your parachute? : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers by Richard Nelson Bolles