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Employment Support Resources: Job Searching

Inside the Library Job Search Resources

MassHire Career Centers serve as a vital link between workers and employers to bring about economic opportunity. Career Centers are helping put Massachusetts’ citizens back on the payroll, one person and one job at a time.

This is a Massachusetts-specific resource that allows you to search for jobs, learn about employment options, fund training programs, and create resumes.

If you are interested in generally searching on the Gale Vocations and Careers database, use this search bar. It will return lists of articles relevant to your search terms

Outside the Library Job Search Resources

Below is a list of commonly used websites for job searching. Many offer the ability to make accounts, save job postings, upload resumes, and more. 

  • Indeed - A job search website that you can upload a resume to and save job postings
  • GlassDoor - GlassDoor is similar to Indeed but also shows the predicted and average wages for a role, as well as reviews of the company by previous and current employees, previous applicants, and other job seekers. 
  • U.S. Government Jobs - If you are seeking government employment, this is the place to look.
  • LinkedIn - Linked in is primarily a job networking site, but also has a job search function built into it, where you can apply using your LinkedIn profile.
  • Career Builder - Career Builder is another job search website like Indeed.
  • - is another job search website like Indeed or Career Builder.
  • Careeronestop - Career one stop includes job searches, professional development training opportunities, and more. 
  • The Muse - This is a job search website similar to GlassDoor that includes company profiles. However it also includes job search advice and coaching.
  • WorkforGood - A job search website for "mission-driven careers".
  • Massachusetts JobQuest - A job search website specific to Massachusetts.
  • SimplyHired - A job search site similar to Indeed.
  • Idealist - A job search website for non-profits and volunteer work.

Books & Articles

Interested in learning more about job searching?  Safari Books Online is a great resource for all parts of the employment support process.  If you are looking for a numerous of Job-Search related books, try here: Safari Books Job Search. Below are a few examples of results from Safari Books Online that may guide you in your job search.

Looking at this at home? To access Safari Books Online follow these steps:

  1. Open up Safari Books Online using this link
  2. Enter in your Library Card number, and use the last 4 digits of your card as the "Password"
  3. Now you can access the resources referenced in this guide and click on any of the links.
  4. When you click the links, press the "Play/Pause" two times to get it to load and play.
  5. If you are having trouble and are using the browser "Safari" on a Mac, clear your cookies and then try again. To clear cookies on a Mac try this article. 

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