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Framingham Peopleready staff will be onsite Fridays at the Main Branch from 10am-12pm to provide employment application and resume coaching assistance.
 

Location:  Framingham Library
 

49  Lexington Street, Framingham 01702
 

Time:  10am- 12pm
 

Additionally, we have plenty of jobs available in a number of specialties to include automotive driver, warehouse/shipping and Hospitality positions such as; Prep cooks and Housekeepers/Housemen.
 

 Must be at least 18 years of age
 

Websites

Local Resources 

Framingham Public Library 
Free use of computers. Job Resource Center with books and information on job hunting, education, careers. Librarians to help you locate information. Computer help; resume and job-search assistance--see the Reference Page for schedule.  

Employment and Training Resources 
Framingham: 1671 Worcester Road. 508-766-5700
Norwood: 275 Prospect Street. 781-769-4120
Individual career and job-hunting assistance. Training programs include resumes, cover letters, interviews, skills assessment, computer skills (Introduction to computers, Word, Excel, more).

Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development Resources for job hunters and information on unemployment compensation.

MetroWest Career Center
7 Bishop Street, 2d floor; Framingham MA 508-620-2677
Computer resource room; job listings; workshops on computer skills, resumes, interviewing, Internet job skills, and other subjects.

Operation A.B.L.E.
The job-search assistance, education, and training offered by this Boston-based organization are geared to individuals 45 and older.

Youth Working Forward
Youth Working Forward is a website created by Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce to provide job readiness skills and search techniques for people between the ages of 16 and 24. Provides guidance on building resumes with a resume wizard, how to dress for success,  act during an interview, and even how to use LinkedIn as a networking tool.

Selected Local Networking Groups 

Acton Networkers Support Group 
Active local networking group with meetings in Acton and Hopkinton.

WIND Networking
Runs three regular networking meetings in the Boston area.

Comprehensive Job-Search Guides

Job-Hunt.org
On-target advice and extensive links. "Massachusetts Job Resources, Employers, and Careers" links to networking and job-search resources as well as employment classifieds from newspapers statewide

The Riley Guide  
Well-organized, comprehensive site with solid advice and annotated links. 'Sites with Job Listings' includes links to occupation-specific sites.

Glassdoor.com  
An inside look at jobs and companies. Anonymous reviews and salary data from employees and interview candidates.

Local Job Listing Sites

The Boston Globe
Partners with monster.com.

Massachusetts JobQuest
The state's searchable job bank. Many unique listings. For links to other local job listings, see Job-Hunt's Massachusetts page, and this list of Local Niche Job Listing Sites.  Selected Additional Job Listing Sites

CareerBuilder
The biggest of all.

Craigslist
Unique classified ads for jobs.  

Indeed.com
Job search engine with listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations, company websites.

Idealist.org
Nonprofit job and volunteer opportunities.  

LinkedIn Jobs
For LinkedIn members. Indicates how you are connected to the employer.  

Linkup
Search engine compiling jobs from company websites only.  

Monster.com
One of the largest and best known. Enter via boston.com for maximum local listings.  

Simply Hired
Searches job banks, classifieds, newspapers, company websites.  

Snagajob
Hourly jobs.  

U.S. Jobs
Large, employer-owned site featuring many unique job listings.

USAJobs
Official job site of the U.S. government.   For more sites, check www.job-hunt.org or www.rileyguide.com.  

Books

Job Hunting

650.14 Holland 2012 Holland, R. William. Cracking the New Job Market: The 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy
Overview of topics from career choice to reentry to social media.
650.140285 Jacoway Jacoway, Kristen. I'm In A Job Search --Now What???
Excellent, up-to-date overview, very strong on the Internet and social media.
650.14 Beshara 2012 Beshara, Tony. The Job Search Solution: The Ultimate System for Finding a Great Job Now!
Detailed advice on all aspects of the job-search process.
650.14 Yate Yate, Martin. Knock 'Em Dead: Secrets And Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers.
Thorough introduction to all aspects of the job search. Geared to first-timers, but it's a helpful refresher on the modern job-search process for anyone needing an update.

 

Resumes

650.142 Ireland 2010 Ireland, Susan.  The complete idiot's guide to the perfect resume
Excellent samples and tips for unusual as well as common situations.
650.14 Parker 2012 Parker, Yana. The damn good resume guide: A crash course in resume writing.
Very usable guide.
JOB 650.142 Resumes 2011 Kennedy, Joyce Lain. Resumes for dummies.
Don't be put off by the challenging on-target resume process. You'll do fine if you follow the book's general advice and use the techniques most useful for you. Excellent strategies and examples regarding difficult situations.
*E-book edition
JOB 650.142 Criscito Criscito, Pat. Résumés that pop : Designs that reflect your personal brand
Particularly strong on style choices. The examples are generally good, too.
JOB 650.142 Salvador 2010 2ed Salvador, Evelyn U. Step-by-Step Resumes
Lots of useful templates, including bullet and achievement worksheets for specific fields, discussed in print with samples on CD.
JOB 650.142 Farr 2009 Farr, J. Michael. 15-minute Cover Letter
A quick and thorough guide to this essential step.

 

Interviews

JOB 650.144 Knock 2013 Yate, Martin John. Knock 'Em Dead Job Interview : How to Turn Job Interviews into Job Offers
The classic guide, with thorough discussions of tough interview questions.
*E-book edition
JOB 650.144 Adler Adler, Oscar. Sell Yourself in Any Interview.
How to prepare for and excel in interviews. Excellent overview.
JOB 650.144 Bailo Bailo, Paul J. The essential digital interview handbook : lights, camera, interview : tips for Skype, Google Hangout, Gotomeeting, and more
JOB 650.144 Bailo Bailo, Paul J. The Essential Phone Interview Handbook.

 

Social Media

JOB 650.140285 Crompton Crompton, Diane Find a Job through Social Networking: Use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, and More to Advance Your Career.
JOB 650.140285 Schepp 2012 Schepp, Brad and Debra Schepp How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
JOB 650.140285 Greene   Greene, Brenda and Coleen Byrne  The Web 2.0 Job Finder: Winning Social Media Strategies to Get the Job You Want from Fortune 500 Hiring Pros.
Particularly strong on the networking process.
JOB 650.140285 Yate  Yate, Martin John  Knock 'em dead social networking : for job search and professional success
Databases

Minuteman Library Network databases can be used from the library computers, or from home with your library card if you live in Framingham. 

Suggested Databases:

Vocations and Careers Collection. Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

Credo. CREDO is a user-friendly search engine designed to help with research on thousands of topics. Just enter your search query (as you would in Google), and CREDO instantly scans millions of entries from over 70 publishers. Consider it your own private online reference library. Search results are drawn from the entire research collection, including images and sound files, enabling you to get relevant answers from a number of sources at once. Each reference title can also be accessed individually. New editions and new book titles are added regularly.
Titles of interest in Credo:
2014-2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014
The Essential Job Interview Handbook, 2013
Teach Yourself: Successful Job Hunting In A Week, 2012
The Young Professional's Survival Guide, 2012
The Essential Phone Interview Handbook, 2011

Glassdoor. An inside look at jobs and companies.

 

We Can Help

For professional assistance locating the information you need:

  • Telephone the Main Library Reference Department at 508-532-5570, extension 4361.  
  • Email your questions through our Ask A Librarian page. 
  • Visit the Main Library or the McAuliffe Branch for free access to the Internet and databases, and for assistance with research. 

To arrange a speaker or a group tour highlighting the library's practical information resources, call 508-532-5570, ext 4347, or email Michelle LeMonde-McIntyre at MLeMonde-McIntyre@minlib.net.