Lean on the Library: Searching for a Job?
Searching for a Job:
See also: Book Resources
- Michigan.gov Helping Hand
State of Michigan site to help Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need, including information about jobs & training.
Job Searching Websites
- MLive Jobs
Search for jobs posted in newspapers throughout Michigan.
- Michigan Talent Bank
Search more than 15,000 new job openings added monthly and post your resume so more than 40,000 employers can find it.
Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages, and research job trends or salaries.
- Michigan Jobs & Career Portal
Search for jobs, learn about job training resources and careers and occupations.
- MeL Career Resources
Explore career preferences, find information about writing cover letters and resumes, and browse more than 60 job posting sites from the Michigan eLibrary.
Offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
One-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
Provides information on various occupations including the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions, as well as job search tips and links to information about the job market in each state.
- Michigan Works!
Recognized nationally as the largest and most progressive workforce development association in the country.
- Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center
Provides quality job training for young people serious about developing the work skills and self-discipline necessary to be successful in today's work force.
- Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids
Provides vocational rehabilitation services, job training, and placement services for people with barriers to employment.
- Grand Rapids Women's Resource Center
Offers career counseling and services to women.
- KDL Kentwood Branch
Contains an extensive special collection of career and education resources.
Résumés, Cover Letters, and References
- About.com Résumé Samples
Free sample résumés, examples, and templates.
- Free Résumé Templates
More than 250 free résumé templates, as well as résumé writing tips.
- About.com Cover Letter Tips
Learn how to write an effective cover letter.
- About.com Employment References Tips
Tips on how to get and provide references for employment.
- Reference Letter Tips
Questions and tips for compiling your reference list.
- About.com Interview Questions and Answers
Offers a variety of interview questions, answers, and interview tips.
- WorkSmart Tips for Success
Page from the State of California Employment Development Department that includes tips on interviewing questions, pitfalls, and thank you notes.