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Career and Employment Resources

Your library offers a wealth of information to assist you in any stage of your career or job search.

Jump-start Your Job Search

  1. Get a Job Tip Sheet – print this essential information to get started.
  2. Job & Career Accelerator– Powerful tools and expert guidance to help you find a great job.
  3. Learning Express – take career or college online practice tests and brush up on basic math, reading writing and computer skills with online tutorials.
  4. Gale Courses – Update old skills or learn new ones. Choose from hundreds of interactive, instructor led 6 week online courses.
  5. Lynda.com – offers a variety of technology, business, and professional courses primarily through video tutorials raging from one to thirty minutes long.

Web Resources

COIC Job Seeker Resources
COIC helps job seekers of all ages and experience with a variety of job-seeking services, including education and training. Most services are available at no cost, although some eligibility requirements may apply.
GCFLearnFree.org
Free online computer tutorials from the basics to more advanced topics. Includes tutorials for Microsoft, Apple, social media and more.
Virtual Employment Workshops
Free online workshops on resumes, interviewing, soft skills, and basic computer and Internet use. Developed by staff of the Adult and Dislocated Worker program at Columbia Gorge Community College.
GoodTyping
27 guided lessons to learn step-by-step from the beginning. Free registration, but you will need an email address to register on this site.
PowerTyping
If used at home, the website will use cookies to keep track of your progress. Be sure to choose the QWERTY lessons!
Sense-Lang
Online free touch typing program, keyboard tutor, and free typing games.
Local
Bend Bulletin
Limited listings of local jobs from the Bend Bulletin, the Redmond Spokesman, and the Central Oregon Nickel Ads.
CentralOregonJobs.com
Local job listings and free resume registration.
Craigslist – Bend – Jobs
Popular site with job listings for the Central Oregon area. To search for jobs in other regions, begin at the main Craigslist site.
WorkSource Oregon – Find a Job
Search for jobs in Oregon plus other job seeking information. Central Oregon offices are located in Bend (541-388-6070) and Redmond (541-548-8196). For additional employment information try the Oregon Employment Department’s web site.
National
Indeed
The number one job site in the world. Offers access to millions of jobs from thousands of company web sites and job boards.
USAJobs
Most, but not all, Federal job vacancies are listed here. To find additional job listings, use the Government Links page at FedWorld.gov to locate individual agency sites and position vacancies.
Career OneStop - Interview and Negotiate
Learn the secrets of successful interviewing and negotiating.
Career One Stop – Resumes & Applications
This site, developed by the US Department of Labor, offers information on writing cover letters and resumes and includes samples and templates for a variety of resumes.
Cover-Letters.com
Provides detailed information concerning employment letters of all types.
Interviewing
Monster.com’s tips for interviewing including preparation, appearance, and follow-up.

Library Services & Resources

Book a Librarian
Get help with your resume and career research.
Classes
Computer classes and online tutorials for updating your skills.
Mango Languages
Update your language skills with this resource. Download the app and take it with you!

Page Last Modified Tuesday, September 29, 2020


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