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  1. 1. Beyond Online Job Search Tools at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  2. 2. Online Resources • The Library’s resources can help you find job descriptions and keywords for your resume and company information. • Most are available by remote access • Go to
  3. 3. There are several places on the library’s homepage to direct you to coming events for job help • Upcoming Events • Library News • EVENTS – will direct you to Adult Event Calendar
  4. 4. Jobs & Careers Page RESEARCH > jobs & careers
  5. 5. Online Resources for Job Descriptions and Keywords Click on connect to a live tutor>Career Help for an online chat and resume review. Click on Jobs & Careers Databases , then click on • Career Cruising • Careers Internet Database • Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center • Illinois Career Resource Network • Occupational Outlook Handbook • O*NET • Career Center • Safari Select
  6. 6. Career Cruising • Self-directed tools to explore careers, education and training, and education options • Detailed occupation profiles • Employment guides for resumes (paper and electronic), interview skills, letter writing, and more • Postings on job boards and company websites
  7. 7. Career Internet Database Comprehensive reports of career profiles for the 21st Century based on the most up-to-date information and vocational guidance
  8. 8. Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center A comprehensive career research database – Jobs – information on more than 3,000 jobs and 94 industries – Skills - helps uses learn the essentials of finding a job – Resources – searchable resources and directories, and videos
  9. 9. Illinois Career Resource Center • Information on occupations, education • Job search hints • Resume writer • Links to employers
  10. 10. Occupational Outlook Handbook • Major reference source from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics • Source of career information providing training and education needed, earnings, job prospects, work you will do, along with job search tips and • Keywords to use in your resume
  11. 11. O*Net Online • The nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations • Detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers: Skills, Abilities, Tasks, and more
  12. 12. Safari Select • 400+ instructional eBooks from leading computer and Information Technology publishers
  13. 13. Online Resources for Company Information Click on Business Databases, then click on the databases which provide the most information about a company and industry: –Business Source Premier –Lexis Nexis Library Express –Million Dollar Directory –Plunkett Research –ReferenceUSA
  14. 14. Business Source Premier • Full text of more than 2,000 business publications as well as market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and • SWOT analyses –Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) of companies
  15. 15. Click on SWOT from our Business Databases page
  16. 16. Lexis Nexis Library Express • A powerful, easy-to-use, Web-based service that is a unique combination of news, business, and legal information. • Access over 9,500 news, business, and legal sources. The news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to- the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and foreign-language sources. • Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria.
  17. 17. Million Dollar Directory • National directory of 1.8 million businesses and their products • The Million Dollar Database provides comprehensive marketing information on both public and private companies and their executives. • Profiles include specialty information like executive biographies and proprietary eight-digit SIC codes. • The database is especially designed to help you lookup in-depth company & contact information, find new sales opportunities, conduct marketing research, and identify potential job opportunities
  18. 18. Reference USA • 14 million U.S. businesses • Yellow Page and Business White Page telephone directories • Annual reports • 10-Ks and other SEC information • Chambers of Commerce • Business magazines, newspapers • Industry and specialty directories
  19. 19. Additional Resources • Job Search Binder • Job Networking Support Groups List • Jobs & Careers Research Collection • Job and career books to check out • Computer skill help on, Interactive CD-ROMs and DVDs Search by keyword Excel and modify search ANSWER CENTER – ASK US 847-506-2633 11/10