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Job and Career Resources

Under constructions 12.21.2020

Resources for library users

The library has compiled a list of resources to help you in your search.

The sites below can help you learn about developing professions, hone your resumes and interview skills, file for unemployment and social services benefits, and even find a new job!

As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our information desk at 860-447-1411 ext. 5

Career Resources

Job & Career Connection – Maintained by the Connecticut Department of Labor.  Helps you find and learn about an occupation that is right for you thn search for education and training opportunities.

CT Labor Market – Maintained by the Connecticut Department of Labor.  Current employment sttistics and job outlooks.  You can also sign up for a 180 day license for SkillUp CT.

TVCCA Employment Programs (The American Job Center) – Employment seeking support.

Job Search Sites

There are a number of resources online to help you find open positions.

USA Jobs – Official job website for the federal government.

State of Connecticut Jobs – Official State Jobs and Employment.

City of New London Employment – Official City of New London Jobs.

Indeed – Search by sector to find openings in your area.

Idealist – Nonprofit organization job openings.

Resume, Cover Letters & Interview Skills

Put your best foot forward with expert advice on crafting an excellent resume and cover letter and presenting yourself well on an interview.

Brainfuse – a service from the library that provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job.

Career One Stop – Tips and advice from the US Department of Labor.

Unemployment Benefits and Services

If you’ve recently become unemployed you may be eligible for unemployment benefits from the State of Connecticut or other social service programs.

Unemployment Benefits Center – Fine a new unemployment claim or your weekly claim.

Other

211 – A referral helpline administered by the United Way to assist people applying for social service benefits.

COBRA – Health Insurance – Information from the US Department of Labor about keeping your health insurance after you lose your job.

HUSKY – Health Insurance – Healthcare for uninsured kids in Connecticut from the State of Connecticut.

CT Fair Housing – Foreclosure prevention programs, workshops and case management.