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Finding a Job

Finding a job is a skill set in and of itself. The library has guides on careers: what’s required of the job and how to get there. We have books, DVDs, and audio books about interviewing skills and resume writing, and can even lend you books about improving computer skills, which are important for many jobs today. We also have some fabulous online job search tools, courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.

The Michigan eLibrary has added a great resource for every Michigander for career exploration and job search. The Job and Career Accelerator will enable you to explore interests, career paths, and professions; create resumes and cover letters; search for jobs in those areas once you have identified them; track your job search process along the way; and learn computer programs to add to your skills portfolio. Log in, create a personal account, and get started.

For professional training or certification which require an entrance exam, in addition to the exam preparation materials found in the library, you can log into LearningExpress Library , also through the Library of Michigan, where, after you have created your account, you can take courses and practice tests on entrance exams from the ASVAB to the CDL..

Or you can do a subject search in our catalog, using terms like:

  • Employment interviewing
  • Job hunting
  • Vocational guidance United States
  • Occupations United States
  • Job hunting United States
  • Employment forecasting United States
  • Résumés (Employment)
  • Vocational qualifications.

Please check out the Michigan eLibrary Business and Jobs Gateway for a host of great sites that can help in this process.

You can use the internet resources below, which include good local resources: