- JobNow: Live Resume and Interviewing Resource
- Finding Company Information
- Finding Job Listings Online
- Freelance/Contract Work
- Other Useful Tools
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.”
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.
- America’s Career Infonet
- Career Bank
- Career Builder.com
- Chronicle Careers
- Fed Jobs
- Federal Jobs Digest
- Health Career Web
- Higher Education Consortium
- Internet Career Connection
- O*NET Online
- PNN Online (the nonprofit news and information resource)
- Quintessential Careers
- Riley Guide
- Top 100 Electronic Recruiters
- True Careers (especially for college students and new grads)
- Local Classified Listings
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.
Join a worldwide community of people and businesses using Elance to buy and sell services.
“The world’s largest online marketplace for freelance talent.”
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.
- 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.
- GovExec.com: 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.
- JobHuntersBible.com: 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.
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 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.