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Introduction
Ready to find a new job? The Washington-Centerville Public Library is ready to be your partner in your job search. We have the information you need to succeed including:
  • Researching careers
  • Finding potential employers
  • Improving your skills
  • Polishing your resume
  • Upgrading your social media presence
  • Preparing for a job interview
For ideas on how a person "in transition" can use WCPLs resources, read Library Resources for the Job Seeker at daytonlocal.com explaining how we can be a partner in helping you finding your next job.

Databases

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AtoZdatabases Comprehensive coverage of residential and business listings.  Research real estate, holding and investment companies, business services, etc.

Home Access means this database is accessible online from home or work with a valid library card.     In-Library Access means this database is accessible only from an Information Station within the Library buildings.


Business Source Premier Provides business researchers with highly-refined tools they need in order to conduct sophisticated searches for business content. Help
from EBSCOhost

Home Access means this database is accessible online from home or work with a valid library card.     In-Library Access means this database is accessible only from an Information Station within the Library buildings.


Career Cruising Online career guidance and planning system. Find the right career, explore education and training options, and build your own portfolio.

Home Access means this database is accessible online from home or work with a valid library card.     In-Library Access means this database is accessible only from an Information Station within the Library buildings.


Gale Directory Library GDL provides valuable directory information, such as Ward's Business Directory or Encyclopedia of Associations, accessible digitally anytime, anywhere.  Get immediate access to vetted sources, find relevant results quickly, and make informed decisions  all of which can add up to a competitive advantage. Find revenue, compare companies by industry or location, sort by any field, export data for further analysis...the options are endless!

Home Access means this database is accessible online from home or work with a valid library card.     In-Library Access means this database is accessible only from an Information Station within the Library buildings.


LearningExpress Library A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.
*Online account required. If under the age of 13, a parent or guardian should open this account.

Home Access means this database is accessible online from home or work with a valid library card.     In-Library Access means this database is accessible only from an Information Station within the Library buildings.


Workforce Skills for the 21st Century Provides resources to boost basic workplace and job search skills, and prepare job seekers for advanced occupational training. This interactive, self-paced learning approach allows job seekers to learn at their convenience. The intuitive platform provides the backbone students and all job seekers need to succeed in the modern workplace.

Home Access means this database is accessible online from home or work with a valid library card.     In-Library Access means this database is accessible only from an Information Station within the Library buildings.


Web Links

Job Listings, Classifieds, and Unemployment Compensation

Career Builder
Search jobs nationwide. Also contains tools and advice.

Dayton Classifieds
Find local job listings from the Dayton Daily News. Apply online.

Federal Government Jobs - USA Jobs
The official job site for the U.S. federal government. Operated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Search for and apply for jobs online.

Indeed.com
Use this search engine for single-search access to millions of jobs and internships from thousands of job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages.

Monster
Search jobs nationwide. Also contains resume and interviewing advice, salary information and career profiles. Fun and unique jobs are profiled.

Office of Unemployment Compensation
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services where unemployed workers may apply for benefits, print forms and get answers to frequently asked questions.

Ohio Here to Help
Ohio Here to Help was designed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to help Ohio's unemployed workers learn more about the many programs and resources available to them, from both the government and the private sector.

Ohio Means Jobs
A one-stop shop for job opportunities in Ohio.

State of Ohio Jobs
The State of Ohios career opportunity page and hiring management system. Search for state job opportunities and apply online.


Career Training and Skill Development

Coursera
Free online courses offered by world-class professors from some of the most prestigious universities in the world. Courses are not credit-bearing, but can help expand your knowledge base, add to your resume, and advance your career.

GCF LearnFree.org
Free online courses for math, money, computers, Microsoft Office software, and career development.

Greene County Career Center
College-prep academics, career-technical instruction, and adult education programs.

Miami Valley Career Technology Center
Offering over 50 career technical programs for high school juniors and seniors, and lifelong learning opportunities for adult students.

Microsoft Office Online
Free, self-paced training courses for Microsoft Office.

Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center
A skill development and career technical education center (formerly the Springfield-Clark County Joint Vocational School). Includes programs for High School students and numerous programs and training opportunities for adults.

U.S. SBA Online Courses
Free online business courses (an E-government initiative) including a Guide to Starting a Business, How to Prepare a Business Plan, Franchising Basics, Technology 101 and more!

Warren County Career Center
High School education, adult education, and career development classes.


Career Research and Job Seeking Advice

Career How-To Guide from the Wall Street Journal
Tips from WSJ reporters and columnists. Topics include job searching, interviewing, progressing your career, overcoming obstacles and working with recruiters.

Career Profiles From Princeton Review
Find career information and determine what level of education you need for the job that you want.

CareerOneStop
Site sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Find occupation, industry and state information as well as resume and interviewing advice.

Careers in Business
Explore careers in the business world.

Career Zone Resume Builder
Create a resume online by typing in the requested information.

GotResumeBuilder.com
After registering for a username and password, create a resume by filling in a few forms. Download a neatly formatted resume in multiple formats with just a few clicks. Resume samples, tutorials, and writing tips are also provided.

Glassdoor.com
Information on thousands of companies, including salaries, bonuses, and details for specific jobs at specific companies, actual interview questions and reviews written by employees that highlight the pros and cons of working for a particular employer.

Job Seekers Group at Fairhaven Church
For anyone in the Dayton area who is unemployed or underemployed and seeking employment. Offers support, encouragement, networking, job search training, tips and guest speakers.

Library Resources for the Job Seeker
A job search can be overwhelming because job seekers often do not know what resources are available or where to start looking. This Dayton One article explains how your Library may be a valuable resource in your job search.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

Salary Calculator from CNN Money
Thinking about moving? See how much you should earn to maintain the same lifestyle.

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