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Online Library Resources
Click on eLibrary from our homepage, and use any of these free services from any computer with an internet connection. You will need your library card number and PIN:
Cypress Resume The online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.
Learning Express Library Take a free practice test to prepare for the big exam, or work through a skills building course to refresh your knowledge. Professional exams include Real Estate, Emergency Medical Technician, Nursing, Civil Service, and more. Scholastic tests include GED, ACT, SAT, study courses, and practice TEKS tests.
JobNow! By Brainfuse Live experts are available online from 2-11 PM to help you create a winning resume and coach you for your next interview. If these hours are not convenient for you, set up an account with JobNow and you can email the expert and get a response within 24 hours. Receive tips and JobNow also provides links to tutorials for Microsoft Office software and interviewing help.
Job & Career Accelerator Job & Career Accelerator™ combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application. With this innovative job-hunting system, you can: Explore more than 1,000 occupations, Match your interests and skills with the career that’s best for you, search over 5 million job postings, create resumes and cover letters, master interviewing skills, get tips and advice every step of the way, and track your job-search progress.
For most sites you will need an email address to set up an account.
GCF Learn Free This great site offers short lessons and videos about the job hunting process. It is totally free, and be sure to look around at the other courses offered such as Office, Google, and more.
CareerOneStop Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site will help you explore careers, look at education and training, and build a great resume.
JobHunt.org This is a great resource full of ideas and tips. Almost everything you need to safely search for employment online, including cyber safety. Protecting your identity is more important than ever, particularly in the online world! Don’t make one of the “Dirty Dozen” mistakes that can jeopardize your future.
WorkinTexas.com This website allows users to register, post resumes, and search for jobs online. If you need a computer to search for jobs online, visit your local workforce commission office.
Indeed Indeed.com is a search engine for jobs, allowing job seekers to find jobs posted on thousands of company career sites and job boards. Set up an account to keep track of your job search, participate in forums and receive email alerts. A one-stop site that offers resume, interview, and search advice that is sound.
The Riley Guide A rich source of information rather than actual job listings, this site will help you prepare for your job search. Resume and interview tips, and hints to help you avoid scams. Created and maintained by a librarian, links are tested and updated frequently.
Headhunter.com Nick Corcodilos is an employment professional and debunks myths, helps reveal job search fraud, and gives you tips to increase your chances of landing the job.
Myskillsmyfuture.org helps laid-off workers and other career changers find new occupations to explore. Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs.
USAJobs.gov Use this site to search for federal jobs, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Job Hunters Bible Veteran employment guru Richard Bolles discusses the best way to find a career and the tools to help you get there.
Jailstojobs.org Jails to Jobs is an organization that gives ex-offenders the tools they need to find employment. On this website you’ll find a step-by-step plan to follow as you carry out your job search.