Jobs and Careers

Improve computer, math, and reading skills, learn to speak English, write a resume, and get small business, one-on-one career, & computer help.

Main Library - Job Search Center

Learn how to:

  • Use the computer
  • Set-up and use an email account
  • Search for a job on the Internet
  • Apply for a job online
  • Update your resume

Mondays & Tuesdays:  6 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays:  2 - 3:30 p.m.

Please call the Business Technology Department at 419.259.5209.

Main Library

Kent Branch Library

Develop skills in:

  • Computer & Internet Basics
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for beginners
  • EMedia  (Overdrive & hoopla) 

One-to-One Tutorials  
Monday – Friday, By Appointment

Resume & Job Search Assistance
Saturdays,  9 a.m. - Noon

Please call Kent Branch Library at 419.259.5340.

Kent Branch Library

One Stop Resume Shop

July 2 at 9:00am

Branch: Kent Branch

Receive online job searching tips, resume and cover letter writing help, interviewing tips and more. Walk-ins are welcome.

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One Stop Resume Shop

July 9 at 9:00am

Branch: Kent Branch

Receive online job searching tips, resume and cover letter writing help, interviewing tips and more. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Resumes for Seniors

July 13 at 2:00pm

Branch: Outreach Services

If you're a senior seeking a job, than this is the class for you! Together we'll learn how to adapt our resumes for the modern workplace. Receive online job searching skills, resume and cover letter writing help, interviewing tips and more. Each participant leaves with 10 FREE copies of their printed resume. At Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 W. Sylvania Ave, 43560.

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Employment Opportunity Websites

Work Ready Lucas County
Lucas County’s  Ohio Means Jobs “Work Ready” program assists local residents in earning the National Career Readiness Certificate- a portable, industry-recognized credential that helps people find great jobs, companies find skilled workers, and our nation's economy grow and prosper.
 
Ohio Means Accessibility
Disability Resource Coordinator staff in Ohio Means Jobs Centers implement Ohio’s strategic components, which include deploying integrated resource teams, leveraging partner funds and resources, customized employment, and asset development.

TOLEDO AREA

Employment Spot 
Helpful hints/links for the job seeker.
 
Jobs.net
Search for a job and/or post your resume.
 
CareerBoard
Source for local employment opportunities.

Groove Job 
Part-time, Teen and Student, and summer college jobs.
 
Toledo Blade
Lists jobs advertised in the Toledo Blade.

ToledoHelpWanted
Lists jobs available in greater Toledo and southern Michigan. Click on “Find a Job” at the top left of the page.


OHIO

Apprenticeships
Lists apprenticeships in various professions.

Career Builder
Offers a number of search options and ways to distribute your resume.

Ohio Careers Resource Center
Click on “Search for Jobs.”
 
Ohio Means Jobs
The Ohio Department of Development has created a PowerPoint presentation offering step-by-step instructions on how to register and post a resume on Ohio Means Jobs - watch or print the presentation.
 
State of Ohio
Lists openings with state agencies in Ohio. Click on “Working & Employment.” Under “Job Opportunities,” click on “State of Ohio Job Search.”


INTERNATIONAL
 
Jobs Abroad
Can search by country or type of job.
 
Overseas Jobs

Search can be done by keyword, location and “top jobs.”


FREE AND LOW-COST TESTS

Websites with Free and Low-cost Aptitude and Career Assessment Tests: Use this list of websites to explore new careers, take career assessment tests, and find educational opportunities.


NATIONAL

Best Jobs USA
You can search by category, state, keyword and post your resume.
 
CareerOneStop
National websites for business, job seekers, students and workforce professionals.
 
Diversity Employers
Tools for identifying and applying for jobs with employers who are interested in recruiting a diverse workforce.
 
Flipdog
Enter job title, keyword, and/or city, state or zip code.

Google Careers
Includes information on careers as well as current job openings.
 
Hot Jobs
Search can be limited by city and state.
 
Idealist.org 
Nonprofit jobs, volunteer opportunities, and internships.

Indeed
Job sites, newspapers, associations, and company career pages.

Jobster
Job searching through social networking.

LinkUp
Searches company websites for job openings.
 
Monster
Enter keyword, job category and/or location. Registration is free and is required to apply for positions online.

One Career Stop
Links you to the job bank in your state.
 
Opportunity Knocks
Use to search for jobs with nonprofit organizations.
 
Simply Hired
Searches jobs across the web.
 
USAJobs
Official job site of the federal government. You can search jobs as well as create and store your resume.
 
ZoomInfo
Passive job search through headhunters.

Research Tools

Business and Careers

Broker Check by FINRA

Broker Check can tell you if a broker or brokerage firm is registered, what has been disclosed to regulators, the broker's experience, and what a broker or brokerage firm is able to do.

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Business Source Premier

A complete resource for all aspects of business, including management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more with full-text from over 2,200 journals.

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Fund Analyzer by FINRA

The Fund Analyzer offers information and analysis on over 18,000 mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs). It estimates the value of the funds and allows you to compare up to three funds. Note: you must accept the terms of use to use the tool.

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Gale Virtual Reference

Access hundreds of books 24/7. There are 17 topics including art, biography, history, literature, medicine, and religion. Search multiple titles of Business Plans Handbooks or CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business or search both series at the same time! Taking a trip? Check out the travel guides for various cities and countries in the United States and beyond! Email, download, print, or save pages for your trip. App available.

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Investment Education

Provides the knowledge, skills, and tools for financial success created by the FINRA Foundation, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

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Learning Express Library

Online practice for ACT, SAT and GED tests as well as additional educational tools for learning technical software like the Adobe Suite.

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Lynda.com

Lynda.com is an online learning site of over 3,000 courses that include more than 130,000 videos. The courses cover a variety of topics covering design, business, office software, and personal and professional goals. Certificates of completion can be printed and uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.

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Mergent WebReports

Access more than 300,000 documents covering over 50,000 global companies including company annual reports, prospectuses, and industry reports including some from the early 1900s.

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Morningstar

Find a stock or a fund to meet your needs, research current or prospective holdings, or see how your investments fit together.

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OneSource

Available as part of Reference USA, OneSource provides in-depth information on nearly 50 million companies around the globe, including detailed financial information. This database is an excellent tool for researching large companies, their parent companies, and foreign subsidiaries. Industry financial profiles are provided by the Risk Management Association (RMA).

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Plunkett Research Online

Offers business intelligence, industry trends, market research, stats, leads, plus company contacts for over 30 different major industries and tips for job seekers.

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Professional Development Collection

This highly specialized collection features more than 500 full text education journals as well as indexes and abstracts for 750 journals.

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Reference USA

Contains detailed information on more than 24 million companies located in the United States plus 1.5 million companies in Canada as well as international companies in OneSource. It also includes job postings, US and Canadian White Pages, healthcare providers, and information on homeowners and lifestyles.

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Regional Business News

Full-text articles from 75 journals, newspapers, and newswires about businesses from across the United States.

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Value Line

Value Line is the uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives users the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Make smarter, more profitable decisions with Value Line.

Available only inside Library Locations.

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Vocational & Career Collection(tm)

Designed for vocational and technical libraries, this database provides full text articles from more than 400 trade and industry related periodicals.

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Weiss Financial Rating Series

Find the safest bank or credit union in the area, compare insurance companies, select the best-performing stocks and mutual funds. Research tools to help consumers avoid unnecessary financial risks.

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