Job & Career Resources
Job Search, Workplace Skills, Educational Resources
The Southwest Library System has created the Southwest JOBS Emporium. This web page has links to job resources and skills training, plus tools for creating or polishing your resume. Visit the Southwest JOBS Emporium.
Cypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.
BadgerLink databases are available for your research use, including: Business, Health and Medical Databases, Kidsearch, Auto Repair Reference Center, Consumer Health Complete, NoveList, Science and History Reference Centers, and more!
Learning Express is a free source for tests, courses, and the Job Search & Workplace Skills module. Enter your SWLS library's barcode as your username and create a password to set up your account. Get instructions
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.
College & Career Planning Resources
College Resources are located in Adult Non-Fiction at 378.3 with Career Resources at 331.7
Introduces more than 2,100 institutions in the U.S. and Canada, providing details on academic programs, majors, tuition, housing costs, student/faculty ratio, campus life, and more. Also includes helpful information on ROTC programs and historically black colleges.
America's Top 300 Careers
Provides current information on jobs held by 90% of workers in the United States and additional information on projections for the 300 largest occupations. Includes employment trends for all major industries.
The College Handbook
Contains up-to-date information on everything you should know about a college before applying--housing, majors offered, special study options, financial aid, athletics, and more.
Lists over 2,100 scholarships, internships, and loan programs for undergraduates.
College & Career Resource Web Sites
Web sites to enhance your career search!
College Navigator is your direct link to nearly 7,000 colleges and universities in the United States. If you are thinking about a large university, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, a community college, a career or technical college or a trade school, you can find information on all of them here.
For hundreds of different types of jobs--such as teacher, librarian, childcare worker, and nurse--the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:
- the training and education needed
- expected job prospects
- what workers do on the job
- working conditions
A printed edition is available in the Reference area of the Dodgeville Public Library.
OOQ provides practical information on jobs and careers. Articles are written in straightforward, non-technical language and cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
CareerOneStop is an integrated suite of national web sites that help businesses, job seekers, students, and workforce professionals find employment and career resources. CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, includes three core products:
- America's Career InfoNet provides national, state and local career information and labor market data using unique career tools, career reports, videos, a career resource library and other innovative web-based tools.
- America's Job Bank is the nation's largest online labor exchange. Businesses post job listings, create customized job orders, and search resumes. Job seekers post resumes and search for jobs that fit their career goals.
- America's Service Locator maps customers to a range of local services including workforce centers, unemployment benefits, job training, education opportunities, and other workforce services.
Updated 08 September 2014
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