Job Seekers

The library has an extensive collection of books on job interview skills, writing cover letters and resumes, occupational test preparation books, occupational guidance, and more. Ask a Reference librarian to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Library Resources
The library has a number of resources to assist job seekers. Using one of our library computers, you can access the Reference Solutions to search for jobs and internships. (Blackstone Library cardholders can also access this database from home.)

Blackstone Library cardholders can sign up for a free account with JobNow, a database that provides winning resume templates & resources, constructive comments on your resume from experts, a live interview coach, interview tips, career assessments and more.

Petersons Test Prep offers a wide variety of job resources, including test prep, sample resumes, assessments, career opportunities and a job board. Blackstone Library cardholders can access this resource from home.

In addition, the State Library has provided access for all CT residents to Learning Express Job and Career Accelerator.

We have two web pages for Business in general and Local Business Resources that you might also find helpful.

If you need further assistance, ask a Reference librarian about setting up an appointment for one on one help with your online job search. Call us at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 or email us.

Local Resources
The Connecticut State Department of Labor has a website designed to assist job seekers at CTHires. They offer training, workshops, a resume builder, assessments of job market trends and much more.

Online Resume and Cover Letter Tutorials
Cover Letters from LearnFree
Creating Resumes from DigitalLearn
Resume Tips from the CT Department of Labor
Resume Writing from LearnFree

AARP Job Search Website
Boston Globe Classifieds
The Alliance, Voice of Community Nonprofits
Career Builder
Chronicle of Education Jobs
Career One Stop
Connecticut Department of Labor
Connecticut State Jobs
CT Hires
CT Works
JobNow (for Branford residents)
Job Seeker Services from the CT Department of Labor
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Upwork (for freelancers)
USAJOBS for Veterans
Workshops at American Job Centers