Jobs & Employment — Wilton Library
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Jobs & Employment

Whether you are a student in the market for a summer job or internship, a recent graduate ready to launch a new career, or a veteran of the workplace ready to make a change in employment, the Wilton Library has dozens of books to suit your information needs. We are now able to offer, in addition to our substantial print collection, the following electronic resources for job seekers.

Creating and Posting Your Resume

In addition to the resume posting services offered by the many job search services listed below, the following services are offered for those wishing to post an online resume.

  • BizLink Resume Guides and Interviewing Techniques
    Click on Career Corner for information on Vocational Guides, Job Listings, Resume Guides and Interview Techniques, and Salary Information.
  • eResumes & Resources
    Learn how to make your resume e-friendly.
  • JobStar Central
    Geared toward California, but with articles and tips for all, including career guides and hidden jobs.
  • MonsterTRAK
    Geared toward internships and entry level jobs. Create resumes, cover letters. Career advice, career planning, job interview tips, college internship advice.
  • Monster hotjobs
    Career Tools including an electronic resume builder, how to write a winning resume, interview tips, how to negotiate your salary, networking tips, and job searches.

Finding Company Information

  • Business and Company Resource Center
    ICONN database that contains comprehensive company and industry information. Includes a wide variety of global business information, enabling users to efficiently research business case studies, competitive intelligence, and career and investment opportunities. [Available to all Connecticut residents with current public library cards. If you are in need of a library card, please visit your home town library. Wilton residents may apply online.]
  • Hoover’s Online
    Search Hoover’s extensive database of corporate information including job listings.
  • ReferenceUSA
    A directory of over 14 million U.S. businesses. Search by name, location, size, and more. [Available to Wilton residents with current Wilton Library cards -- if you are a Wilton resident in need of a card, stop by the library or fill out this application.]
  • Researching Companies Online
    This business research tutorial presents a step-by-step process for finding free company and industry information on the Web. Includes how to research nonprofit organizations, learn about an industry; identify international business resources; locate professional associations.
  • Searching for Company Information
    The Science, Industry and Business Library of the NYPL has put together this great guide for finding information about companies, public and private, both online and in your local library. Includes an online course “Prospecting for Business Information.”
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    Search the Edgar database for company reports filed with the government. Includes a “Quick Edgar Tutorial.”
  • Vault
    Get the “insider’s view” on job hunting and some of the nation’s biggest industries and companies. Search industry articles, career profiles, and company homepages. The Career Topics section discusses issues of diversity, entrepreneurship, internships, interviewing, resumes, and salaries & compensation. Includes job search and interview advice videos.

Finding Job Listings Online

Most large companies maintain Web sites on which they post current job openings. They can be found using the tools in Finding Company Information above.

Freelance/Contract Work

    Join a worldwide community of people and businesses using Elance to buy and sell services.
    “The world’s largest online marketplace for freelance talent.”
  • Net-Temps
    Specializing in temporary and contract work, this site has free listings of over 100,000 positions (companies pay to advertise). Job seekers link allows you to bring together your resume, current listings, relocation tools and more.

Other Useful Tools

  • Career Cruising
    This database is a comprehensive career guide designed for individual, self-directed use, suitable for people from age 11 to adulthood.  Use Career Matchmaker to find careers that match your interests; get the inside scoop on careers with in-depth profiles; learn about education and training options; find work search hints and tips in the employment guide.
  • Career Development eManual
    Assess your personality, aptitudes, and values — then match these to potential occupations. Intended for college students, but useful for anyone considering a change of career.
  • Jobs & Careers
    Government Executive Magazine‘s career center provides detailed information on Federal pay schedules. Included are the General Schedule pay tables, Executive, Senior, and Scientific or Professional pay levels, hourly rates, military pay tables, law enforcement pay rates.
  • What Color Is Your Parachute?
    An online version of the job-hunting classic, with tips specially designed for Internet job hunting.
  • O*Net Online
    Online replacement for the old print Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Search by occupation title, skills, or related occupations.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Guide to hundreds of occupations from able seaman to zoologist. Users can browse an alphabetical index or any of eleven occupational clusters, or search the resource by keyword. See especially the Fastest Growing Occupations. For wage information, check out the Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates.
  • Relocating Information
    This page, created by Wilton Library’s Reference staff, has links to sites of interest to those thinking of relocating, including information about schools, chambers of commerce, real estate agents, movers, and local government.
  • The Riley Guide
    A comprehensive guide to resources and tips for online job seekers.
    Salary information for thousands of job titles by occupation and region.

Social Networking

  • LinkedIn
    LinkedIn’s philosophy is “Relationships Matter: Your professional relationships are key to your professional success.” Create a profile that summarizes your professional accomplishments. Your profile can be found by former colleagues, clients, classmates, and friends. Your network consists of your connections, your connections’ connections, and their connections, linking you to thousands of professionals. You may also join groups related to your profession, school, or interest. Job search and business applications (Huddle Workspaces, SlideShare Presentations, Google Presentation and more). Search companies to see if any of your connections work there.
  • Shatterbox
    Shatterbox a video-based social community for students and young professionals to find inspiration and share ideas about innovative careers. The films are  free of charge to individuals all over the world.