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

Saturday, July 29
at 9:00am

Location: Kent

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

Event Details

One Stop Resume Shop

Saturday, September 2
at 9:00am

Location: Kent

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

Event Details

One Stop Resume Shop

Saturday, September 9
at 9:00am

Location: Kent

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

Event Details

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

The Center of Nonprofit Resources
Job listings for nonprofits in the 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.

Skill Building Research Tools

GCF LearnFree.org

GCFLearnFree.org provides high quality, innovative learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy, and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. This resource provides information on more than 180 topics and does so for free through 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and over 50 interactives and games.

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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. iOS | Android

Access Now