Job Seeking


Looking for a new job or seeking a career change?  Graduating from university? Need to gain new skills or update old ones? Interested in networking with other jobseekers? Here are a variety of resources. If you need assistance using the databases or navigating internet resources, please contact the 2nd floor Information Desk. We’re happy to help.


Research a Company

Use these library databases to search for company information.

Reference USA: Includes US and Canadian businesses. Ability to search by name, SIC code, keyword, industry, size, geographic location, etc. to create lists of similar business.

Business Source Premier: Provides full text articles from more than 2,200 journals.

Regional Business News: Provides full text articles from 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires

Value Line Investment Survey: Search company data online or use the print version, which is located in the Reference neighborhood on the 2nd floor.

And don’t forget these two local directories: US1 Online Business Directory and Princeton Online Business Directory


 

Programs & Events

Check our Events Calendar for the complete listing of our current programs which are free and open to the public.

Tech classes: We offer a variety of classes to learn new skills such as Excel, Google Drive, LinkedIn, Refreshing Your Resume, Social Media for Business, etc.

PSG of Mercer County: The Professional Services Group meets most Fridays in our Community Room, with a guest speaker and chance to network with others.  Topics vary.

SCORE Princeton: Interested in starting your own business? Through SCORE, local business mentors are available to meet to discuss your ideas. By appointment only through their website. SCORE also hosts programs in the library.


Databases and Online Courses

Brainfuse: Library card holders can submit a resume to be critiqued by experts. Under the Adult Learners tab, check out the links for Career Resources and Write a Winning Resume.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center: Great for detailed profiles of more than 3000 jobs and 90+ industries, career skill advice and more.

Job and Career Accelerator: Using templates provided, create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and gain access to millions of job listings.

Lynda.com: Through video tutorials, develop new skills and update old ones such as Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. Learn Google Drive, Mac essentials, Outlook, LinkedIn and more.

Films on Demand:  Use the keywords “resumes,” “career planning,” and “employment” to find job related films.

 


Government Websites

New Jersey Career Connections: New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce’s website for job seekers. Create resumes, enhance existing resumes, access real-time job openings, and receive job search and training assistance through the One-Stop Career Centers.

Career One Stop: From the United States Department of Labor. Of particular interest are the sections focusing on salaries and trending professions.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Search here for a wide variety of career information including the most popular, future outlooks, and salaries. Also available in print in the Reference neighborhood on the 2nd floor.


Job Search Websites

Glassdoor, Indeed, and Monster are just a few of the many job search websites, currently popular with job seekers.

For niche job listings, check out CoolWorks for jobs in interesting locations and Dice.com which specializes in the tech industry.

The Balance, which also includes expert advice on wide variety of financial topics in addition to career help. 


Resume Writing

To help you create a resume, you can:

Use resume templates in Word on the library’s computers, use the database, Job and Career Accelerator, and the website, New Jersey Career Connections.

Resume critiquing and editing services through Brainfuse (for PPL cardholders)

Attend resume writing programs in our Technology Center

Consult the resume writing books in the Business and Career neighborhood on the 2nd floor.


Technology Services

Printing and photocopying, both black & white and color, plus scanning and saving via email and flashdrive are available in our Business Center. Customers can send faxes from the Check Out desk for a fee.  Computers, PCs and iMacs, are available for public use. Click here for a complete list of services, printing fees, available software and more.