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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. – offers a variety of technology, business, and professional courses primarily through video tutorials raging from one to thirty minutes long.

Web Resources

CareerOneStop: Career Exploration
Use these free online tools to assess your skills and then explore your career options. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Job Hunters Bible
This is the official site of Dick Bolles, author of the popular book What Color is Your Parachute?
Mapping Your Future
A guided tour to choosing a career, from identifying skills and interests to occupations, career goals, school selection, and more.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects for approximately 250 occupations.
O*Net Online
Information on nearly 1000 occupations that can be browsed by occupation or by skills.
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.
Provides information on degree-granting institutions worldwide with an emphasis on distance learning.
Free online computer tutorials from the basics to more advanced topics. Includes tutorials for Microsoft, Apple, social media and more.
Search for internships available in all 50 states. The service is free to students, but registration is required to view full application details and apply online.
A free online learning resource that teaches you the basic Internet skills you need to find a job. Create an account and get started!
Office of Vocational and Adult Education – U.S. Department of Education
Offers information on vocational education including links to grants and programs.
Online Typing Resources
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.
If used at home, the website will use cookies to keep track of your progress. Be sure to choose the QWERTY lessons!
Online free touch typing program, keyboard tutor, and free typing games.
Bend Bulletin
The good place to start for local jobs
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.
Oregonian Newspaper
Best for jobs located in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area.
WorkSource Oregon
Search for jobs in Oregon plus other job seeking information. Central Oregon offices are located in Bend (541-388-6070), La Pine (541-536-5380 x202) and Redmond (541-548-8196). For additional employment information try the Oregon Employment Department’s web site.
Easy to use site with job listings from across the United States. Offers a number of career related resources including Career Tests and a Salary Calculator.
The number one job site in the world. Offers access to millions of jobs from thousands of company web sites and job boards.
A comprehensive listing of online newspapers from around the world.
Most, but not all, Federal job vacancies are listed here. To find additional job listings, use the Government Links page at to locate individual agency sites and position vacancies.
Corporate Information
Search for company profiles from Wrights, Zach’s, Yahoo Finance, and many other publishers. Also find a wealth of information for industries, countries, and international companies.
Free access to basic information on more than 87 million companies worldwide. Search by company name, category, or location, or browse by industry.
Thomas Register of Manufacturers
An online directory of manufacturers located in the United States. Search by company name for contact information, product lines and brands.
Career One Stop – Resumes & Interviews
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.
Provides detailed information concerning employment letters of all types.
Build a resume online in minutes with this free resume builder.
The Resume Guide
Tips on cover letter and resume writing from the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume.
Career OneStop - Interviewing
Learn the secrets of successful interviewing and negotiating.
Interviewing’s tips for interviewing including preparation, appearance, and follow-up.
Job Interviews
Provides articles, sample questions, interactive practice tools, the facts on illegal questions, and fashion tips to help you have a successful interview.
Best Places to Live in America
Money Magazine's rankings the best places to live in the United States. Scroll down to access lists of places in various categories.
How to Evaluate a Job Offer
Salary isn’t the only consideration. This resource discusses the other factors you should consider when evaluating a job offer. Take the “What’s Important to You” quiz to see what’s most important to you when considering the offer.
Find Your Spot
Take the quiz to discover your perfect hometown! You will be required to register to receive your results.
Provides salary, bonus, cost-of-living, and benefits data information on over 31,000 jobs in over 45,000 U.S. and Canadian cities.
Salary Negotiation and Job Offer Tools and Resources for Job-Seekers
A collection of the best and free job offer, salary information, and salary negotiation resources for job-seekers.

Library Services & Resources

Book a Librarian
Get help with your resume and career research.
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 Wednesday, June 17, 2020