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Web Sites

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 Workforce Development
Select the "For Workers and Unions" tab for job hunting and the "For Claimants" tab for unemployment information.

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, but most of their services are open to all.

Selected Local Networking Groups 

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

WIND Networking
Runs four regular networking meetings in the Boston.

Comprehensive Job-Search Guides

Job-Hunt.org
On-target advice and extensive links. "Job Sites and Employers" links to networking groups and employment classifieds from newspapers statewide. “Pick Your Employer” is an excellent starting point for employer research.

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

Local Job Listing Sites

The Boston Globe
Partners with monster.com.

Massachusetts Job Bank
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.com
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, www.rileyguide.com, or mawinfo.wordpress.com.
 

Web sites change! Please email us if you have difficulty with a site on this list. We'll try to identify and correct the problem.

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Books

Job Hunting
Call Number Author Title
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
Call Number Author Title
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
Call Number Author Title
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.
Social Media
Call Number Author Title
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.

You'll find these books in the job-hunting section of the Main Library's Job Resource Center. 

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Updated March 2014

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