career page imageThe career collection, located in the Magazine and Newspaper Room, is aimed at job seekers of all ages. The reference collection includes volumes covering job banks, encyclopedias of careers, executive recruiters, and corporate internships. Reference materials are shelved with the rest of the reference collection on the main floor near the Reference Desk. We also have a circulating collection of almost 700 books on job hunting, resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, career changing, and much more.  Below are links to online resources.


Career One Stop is the suite of web-based products funded and developed by the U.S. Department of Labor. It provides data from a variety of federal and state sources, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) at the U.S. Department of Labor; the U.S. Department of Education; the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce; the Bureau of the Census at the U.S. Department of Commerce; and other Federal, State, and private institutions.

O*NET Online is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers. O*NET is developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration is one of the country’s largest online job sites, with links to more than a million online and print job listings, as well as as career guidance information.

LinkedIn Jobs is a tool for job-seekers to research and pursue job opportunities tailored just for them. With newly redesigned job postings, LinkedIn provides unique, at-a-glance insights to put more power in the job seeker’s hands. Please note that you do not need to be a member of LinkedIn in order to use this free resource, but if you have a profile the job search is tailored to you based off your experience., headquartered here in Maynard, MA, is one of the oldest and biggest online job sites, with more than a million worldwide job postings and 150 million online resumes.

Dick Bolles’ The Jobhunter’s Bible is the official site for the popular job hunting guide “What Color is Your Parachute?“.

The Riley Guide is another popular online job search site, with a directory of employment and career information sources, created by librarians to serve as a gateway to online employment resources.

Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) – The Massachusetts Division of Career Services (DCS) offers this service free to all Massachusetts residents. MassCIS is designed to provide occupational and educational information to help people make better-informed career and school choices. A username and password are necessary to create and access a user portfolio.

Massachusetts’ One-Stop Career Centers – Full-service One-Stop Career Centers are located in major cities in Massachusetts. Many centers have satellite or branch offices in additional communities. The closest center, which covers Wakefield, is the Career Place in Woburn. You can check out the Career Center Profile to find the center’s address, telephone number, directions, list of available services and other information by selecting a location nearest you.

Commonwealth Employment Opportunities (CEO) – allows you to search specifically for Massachusetts public sector jobs.

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) has information for Mass. workers about unemployment insurance and workers compensation. They also have a section devoted to labor market information providing a wide variety of economic data for the state of Massachusetts and its local areas.

JobBank USA – This national site has a section just for jobs and resources in Massachusetts. – Powered by, the listings on the site from focus on the Boston area.

JobFind – The Boston Herald’s database provides a job search as well as current news and events, employer profiles, and resume advice. – Information about organizations, internships, and events as well as jobs and volunteering resources. – A search firm that places managers into nonprofit organizations.

The Bridgespan Group – Runs the Nonprofit Jobs Center, which includes paid part-time and full-time jobs, plus unpaid board of directors openings.

Nonprofit Job Source – Formerly This site is for job seekers in the nonprofit sector for both employers and those seeking employment.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy – The newspaper of the nonprofit world with job listings and the latest news in the world of philanthropy.

America’s Career Infonet – This site offers information from wages and trends to a database of 10 million employers. An employment outlook section allows you to explore careers according to industry forecasts, salaries, and required education. The resource library contains 3,500 career-related web sites.

Campus Career Center (CCC)  is the world’s leading campus recruiting company.

Career Counselors’ Consortium – This site provides referrals and information about career counselors in your area, click on “Who We Are” and at the top of the next screen “Search Our Database.” – Launched in early 2005, (CTI) is owned and operated by Moving Traffic, Inc., a Massachusetts-based company. CTI is dedicated to providing its site visitors with comparative information about local U.S. communities, careers, and colleges. The site contains over 50,000 pages of information including statistics, articles, and user-provided information.

College Grad Job Hunter – This very helpful site is geared to college students, recent graduates and young professionals. One unique features is Ask the Hiring Manager which is an online career forum offering a Q & A format for common job search questions among entry-level professionals.

College Journal from The Wall Street Journal – A cornucopia of resources and information for the college grad looking for employment. – is the leading provider of online recruiting services for technology, engineering and security-cleared professionals.  – An excellent source for students and young professionals beginning their careers, this site includes articles, advice, workplace trends, as well as company and industry profiles.

USAJOBS  – is the official source for federal job listings.

Inside Career Info – a searchable collection of hundreds of candid career reports written by “insiders”, successful professionals who are actually doing the job. Each of the 600 reports on the site contains a description of what actually happens in the job, what each professional likes and dislikes about his/her career, tips and advice for getting into the career and succeeding, and education and previous experience relevant to the career.

JobBank USA MetaSEARCH – With at least 20 or more employment search engines for vacancies on one page, this site includes job advertisements in over 30 large city newspapers. – Even if you do not want to go to California, the resources on this site are excellent. This product of the California library system has over 17,000 visitors a day. Check out the Career Guides, Salary Info, and Hidden Job Market.  – is a job search engine that specifically searches over 22,000 company web sites for jobs that may not be posted elsewhere.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – The Occupational Outlook Handbook is published every two years by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. It describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. – This site has a wealth of salary information. The Salary Wizard allows you to put in your job title and zip code, and see how your compensation compares to others’. – A free comprehensive salary site offering salary, benefits, and cost-of-living information. Find salaries quickly by selecting Job Title and ZIP code. – Want information on any aspect of your career change or job search? Find it out at here human resource specialists are ready to tell you everything you need to know about the workplace.