Job Seekers

Books
The library has an extensive collection of books on job interview skills, writing cover letters and resumes, occupational test preparation books, occupational guidance, and more. Ask a Reference librarian to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Library Resources
The library has a number of resources to assist job seekers. Using one of our library computers, you can access the AtoZ Databases to search for jobs and to find a resume or cover letter template. (Blackstone Library cardholders can also access this database from home.)

Blackstone Library cardholders can sign up for a free account with JobNow, a database that provides winning resume templates & resources, constructive comments on your resume from experts, a live interview coach, interview tips, career assessments and more.

We have two web pages for Business in general and Local Business Resources that you might also find helpful.

If you need further assistance, ask a Reference librarian about setting up a 30 to 60 minute appointment for one on one help with your online job search. Call us at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 or email us.

Local Resources
The Connecticut State Department of Labor has a website designed to assist job seekers at CTHires. They offer training, workshops, a resume builder, assessments of job market trends and much more. Here is a listing of weekly job workshops at the Hamden CT Works.

Online Resume and Cover Letter Tutorials
Cover Letters from LearnFree
Creating Resumes from DigitalLearn
JobNow
Resume Tips from the CT Department of Labor
Resume Writing from LearnFree

Websites
AARP Job Search Website
Boston Globe Classifieds
Career Builder
Career Network, from the Chronicle of Education
Career One Stop
Connecticut Association of Nonprofits
Connecticut Department of Labor
Connecticut Job Bank
Connecticut Job Search Toolkit
Connecticut State Jobs
CT Hires
CTjobs.com
CT Works
Glassdoor
Idealist
Indeed
JobNow (for Branford residents)
Jobs in the Arts (from the Arts Council of Greater New Haven)
Job Seeker Services from the CT Department of Labor
LearnFree
Monster
New Haven County Jobs
New Haven Register Classifieds
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet
Upwork (for freelancers)
USAJOBS
Wall Street Journal
Workshops at CT Works Centers
Yale University Human Resources