Job Search Resources Available at the Library
Stop by or call the reference desk for help accessing any of the resources listed in this bibliography or for help with any other questions you may have.
|Databases and Blogs||LearningExpress Library||Books and Audiobooks|
Job Search Databases & Blogs
|Career Transitions (Gale)||http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cora91103?db=CART|
|Iowa Workforce Development||http://www.iowaworkforce.org|
|University of Iowa jobs||http://jobs.uiowa.edu|
|Occupational Outlook Handbook||http://www.bls.gov/oco/|
|On Careers: Outside Voices (blog)||http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers|
|Official Government Benefits website||http://www.govbenefits.gov|
Available in the library or from any Internet-enabled computer with a valid Coralville Public Library card.
The LearningExpress Library is an interactive online practice test and tutorial course series designed to help adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests. The LearningExpress Library includes general skill-building, business writing, and job search tutorials as well as career preparation for a wide variety of specific occupations (see list below). LearningExpress also includes several career-related eBooks (so you can read them 24/7 from any computer with the Internet).
|Air Traffic Controller||Electrical||Military|
|Civil Service||Emergency Medical Services||Nursing and Allied Health|
|Commercial Driver's License (CDL)||Firefighter||Plumbing|
|Cosmetology||Law Enforcement||Real Estate|
Books & Audiobooks:
Browse the shelves around 650.14 for books about job hunting and related skills (including résumé & cover letter writing and interviewing). Also check out 331.7 for help identifying career paths. Our newest job search books are shelved behind the Reference Desk in “Ready Ref”. A sample of available books is listed below. In addition to the books on the library shelves, also be sure to check out our job-related books available online from any computer. We have two providers of digital books: LearningExpress Library (www.learnatest.com/LearningExpressEbooks) and Overdrive Media (overdrive.coralvillepubliclibrary.org); with Overdrive you can also download audiobooks.
Click on the cover images or titles to access the Overdrive media below. Multimedia items are in a separate small shelving unit near the Adult CD racks in the library.
|Nailing the Job Interview Prepare and Get Hired! (c2007) / by Susan Leahy, M.A. ABS.
Overdrive Media MP3 Audiobook
|New Job, New You A Guide to Reinventing Yourself in a Bright New Career (c2009) / by Alexandra Levit.
Overdrive Media Ebook
|Resume maker professional
[interactive computer multimedia](c2006). Call number: 650.14 R436 Multimed WIN
Ready Reference Books
*Ready Ref Books are shelved behind the Reference desk and can be used in the library but cannot be checked out.
Non-fiction books are located near the Library Hearth area. Job books in particular can be found in Dewey call number ranges of 331 and 650.
|Gallery of best résumés : a collection of quality résumés by professional résumé writers (c2007) / by David F. Noble.
Call number: 650.14 N748
|How to use the Internet to get your next job (c2010) / by Janet Nagle.
Call number: 650.14 N149
|Knock 'em dead cover letters : great letter techniques and samples for every step of your search (c2008) / by Martin Yate.
Call number: 650.1 Y31
|Same-day resume : write an effective resume in an hour (c2007) / by J. Michael Farr.
Call number: 650.14 F239
|The best jobs for ex-offenders : 101 opportunities to jump-start your new life (c2009) / by Ronald L. Krannich.
Call number: 650.14 K89.
|Use your head to get your foot in the door : job search secrets no one else will tell you (c2010) / by Harvey MacKay.
Call number: New Books Display 650.14 M153
|Encore : finding work that matters in the second half of life (c2007) / by Marc Freedman.
Call number: 331.398 F853