Employment & Careers

  • Connecticut Department of Labor: This department offers career guidance, consulting, assessment and veterans’ services. The agency also provides education and training, including apprenticeships, welfare-to-work programs and support for people with disabilities.
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  • Connecticut Job Bank: The Connecticut Job Bank is part of JobCentral National Labor Exchange. This is a service of DirectEmployers Association.
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  • Craigslist: Search for jobs posted.  Search by state, then by county listings. You’ll find many listings here that you won’t find on other sites. It’s free to post job listings here.
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  • Hartford County Jobs: This is an online job board serving the employers and jobseekers in Hartford County. Jobseekers may search (for free) jobs by keyword, city or category. Employers are charged a fee to post their jobs.
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  • Reference USA: Search for companies by geographical area. Directory information on U.S. businesses, and U.S. healthcare providers.
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Job Listings & Career Information

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  • Best Places to Live: Define your ideal place to live by indicating the importance to you of each category. BestPlaces.net runs through thousands of calculations and displays a list of the cities that meet your criteria.
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  • Career Builder: A centralized listing of employment opportunities from around the country. Search 1.6 million jobs. Find new employment or work. Fresh job listings posted daily. Have jobs emailed to you.
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  • Career Magazine: Provides resources to advance your career, in addition to posting the latest jobs from coast to coast.
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  • CareerOneStop: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses and workforce professionals.
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  • Career Overview: Career and education information, job search resources.
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  • Dice.com: Dice.com is designed for the needs of technology professionals to perform highly targeted job searches based on specific criteria, including location, type of employment, skill set and keyword. Job search tools such as search agents, resume posting and career-related content.  
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  • Glassdoor.com: Provides you with an inside look at company salary details, reviews, and interview questions for thousands of companies.  It is a comprehensive career resource with information on 26,000 plus companies. Glassdoor includes salary and bonuses and details for specific jobs at specific companies, as well as actual interview questions and hiring process details. Also included are reviews written by employees that highlight the pro’s and con’s of working for a particular employer.
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  • HigherSalary.com: The site provides detailed profiles and salary information for hundreds of careers.
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  • Indeed: Search engine that includes job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages.  Searches can be saved and delivered via email alert.
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  • JobBank USA: Offers one of the largest job posting databases on the web. Contains free sample resumes, cover letters, resume templates and interview questions.  Browse job openings by industry or state.
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  • JobNow: Resources for the job hunter: Personality and career assessments, resume writing, resume analysis, live interview coaching and interview tips, plus internet resources for the job hunter.  
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  • JobStar - Salary Surveys: Links to over 300 free online salary surveys for a wide range of professions and settings.  The focus is on California and national surveys.
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  • Learning Express Library: Provides interactive online practice tests and tutorial courses for academic and licensing tests. Tests include Advanced Placement, Basic Skills Success(grammar, math, comprehension), Business Writing, Civil Service (including Postal Workers), College Preparation (including SAT), Cosmetology, EMS, ESL (Spanish), Firefighter, GED, Job and Career, Military, Nurse Aide, Skills Improvement, Technical and Career College, and U.S. Citizenship and more. Plus, there is a computer tutorial section for learning Microsoft products: Excel, Access, Word, Publisher and PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop and more.

    Note: Users must sign in with user name and password. If you will also be using this database from home, please use your Newington library barcode number (no spaces, no letters) as your user name.
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  • LinkedIn Job Search Engine: Leverage the world’s largest professional network to connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network and get hired. LinkedIn Jobs surfaces insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search. 
  • LinkedIn Salary: Discover your earning potential with LinkedIn Salary. Explore salaries by job title and location. See how years of experience, industry, location and more can impact your salary.  
  • Monster: One of the largest online job sites. Monster.com offers thousands of job listings, sample resumes and job search letters, self-assessment guides, email counseling, company profiles and specialized sections for job searches.
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  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Maintained by U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. A source of career information designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.
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  • Onlinejobapplications.com: A free online resource offering specific information and advice on how to apply online and offline to every major company in the U.S. 
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  • Riley Guide: Directory of employment opportunities and job resources on the Internet. Links to salary surveys.
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  • Salary Calculator: Measure your job compensation to the closest match in this database by searching job title and location.
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  • Salary Expert.com: Offers salary surveys, wage calculators, compensation reports and salary advice. SalaryExpert.com has a range of salary tools and salary surveys and cost of living calculator.
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  • USA Jobs: Official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information. Run by United States Office of Personnel Management.
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  • VetSuccess.gov: Help for veterans who have service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment or achieve independence in daily living.
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