Job Subject Guide

Even in times like these, there are indeed businesses in our region that are looking for qualified workers. If you are on the job hunt, try this page for leads on crafting a good résumé, polishing your interview skills, and, most importantly, finding a job.

Look for a Job

America's Job Bank
Now featuring a ReEmployment Portal which links directly to One-Stop Career Centers, unemployment benefits and health care, state job banks, and places to get education and training. Its Service Locator links to services for older workers, literacy programs, and more. Has sections for military transition, résumés & interviews, and career
exploration.  Created by The U.S. Department of Labor

Careerbuilder
Leading newspapers and corporations post jobs available nationwide. Build an online résumé and take career tests.

Free Lance-Star Employment Advertisements
Updated daily, Monday through Friday, the Free-Lance Star newspaper covers the Rappahannock region.   Includes a link to JobFetch.com, "the premier LOCAL recruitment online tool serving Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas."

Opportunity NOCS
A source of non-profit job listings for administrative staff and professional positions nationwide. Requires free registration.

Top 10 Social Sites for Finding a Job
Gather your friends, circle the online wagons, and try this fresh approach to job seeking.

United States Office of Personnel Management: OPM
USA Jobs links to the official site for federal government job listings. It is possible to apply for jobs online with an interactive form. Has a special section for veterans and uniformed service personnel and includes opportunities for summer employment.

Virginia Jobs
Search by job description, location or agency for state positions in a variety of fields. These are state jobs, and many have state benefits. Created by the Department of Human Resource Management.  Their Links to Other Resources includes the link to the Virginia Employment Commission.

Job Help at the Library

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The Central Rappahannock Regional Library should definitely be your first stop if you’re searching for a new job.  Few institutions provide the level of service and number of quality resources we do and fewer still for free.  From books to databases to personalized help, the library is the premier source of job-help services.  

Featured Database: Testing & Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center

I don't want to brag, but our library has some fantastic databases that you need to examine if you haven't already at librarypoint.org/articles_databases.  One of the most useful of these databases is the Testing and Education Reference Center, the ultimate resource for standardized test preparation and career advancement.  Whether you're a high school student going to college, a college student advancing to graduate school, or preparing for a professional exam in careers such as firefighting, nursing, or law enforcement, chances are you'll find what you need at the Testing and Education Reference Center

Prepare for the Interview

Books at the Library on Interviewing
Check out one of our books on the finer points of having a great interview.  You will need a CRRL card to reserve or borrow our books.

Interviewing
Interview tips, interview questions and answers, interview preparation and etiquette, and post interview thank you letters.

Work with Local Government

City of Fredericksburg Employment Opportunities
Check the Web site for specific directions on applying for jobs.

Spotsylvania County Job Openings

Create an employment account and apply online for openings.

 Stafford County Employment
Look here for jobs with the county, its public school system, the regional jail, or the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Westmoreland County Employment Opportunities
Jobs available with Westmoreland County are posted here.

Design a Résumé

The Complete Guide to Résumé Writing
"Free help from a professional résumé writer" - Articles on general points of résumé writing as well as specific kinds of résumés: student, career change, functional, and executive. This site also discusses cover letters and includes access to a free résumé writing e-course. Created by  BlueSkyResumes.

Rappahannock Goodwill Job Help Centers
For those with and without disabilities, Goodwill provides free training in basic keyboarding and computer use, application writing, effective interviewing, and résumé & cover letter preparation.  The Goodwill Community Foundation created a web site that offers online basic computer training at GCFLearnFree.org. The training is free; just create your personal registration and begin learning the skills you need to compete in today's job market.

Résumé Books at the Library
Check out one of our many books on résumé writing. You will need a CRRL card to reserve or borrow our books.

Explore Careers

Occupational Outlook Handbook
A good choice for career planning. Gives descriptions, working conditions, employment projections, training required, earnings, and more. Created by  the U.S. Department of Labor.

Testing and Education Reference Center
Information on colleges, technical schools and executive programs. Find application forms, identify scholarships. Use test-prep ebooks. Practice Civil Service, EMS, firefighter, military, real estate and many more exams. Requires a CRRL library card for access.