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All of our libraries have computers the public can use for online activities such as job researching, job searching, job application, and putting together resumes and cover letters. In addition, our collections include materials such as books, talking books, and DVDs available for checkout that provide assistance for those who may be seeking employment. The following is a list of online resources you may find helpful. *See disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

 

Michigan Unemployment Information

Unemployment Claims Information and MARVIN

Michigan Unemployment Services Center

Unemployment Online Services

 

Job Search and Career Fair Sites

Pure Michigan Talent Connect (features Career Matchmaker, Job Search, Career Investment Calculator and more)

Michigan Works

Michigan eLibrary Business & Jobs Gateway

Pure Michigan Talent Connect (lists jobs and career fairs state wide)

Keep Michigan Working (job search, training resources and articles)

MLive.com Jobs (search local and state-wide job listings from area newspapers)

Michigan Jobs on Monster.com

Michigan Jobs on Careerbuilder.com

MichiganJobNetwork.com

SimplyHired

LinkUp (on Department of Labor’s ‘Top 10’ List for Job Boards)

Riley Guide (everything from research, networking, salary guides and resumes to job search listings by category; a clearinghouse of resources)

CareerOneStop (sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)

GlassDoor (research companies and salaries, and see interview questions as reported by real interviewees)

 

Resumes & Cover Letters

Opportunity Connection (by the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce)

How to Write a Cover Letter For a Resume? The Do’s and Don’ts Checklist by Steve Wong

Resume and Cover Letter Tips (pdf file from Michigan.gov)

 

Interviewing

Opportunity Connection (Bay Area Chamber of Commerce)

Acting the Interview by Alison Doyle

Interview Effectively

Interview Advice (a list of articles on various job interviewing topics)

 

Careers

Job & Career Accelerator Database (If you are accessing this database from home or office you will be prompted to enter your library card number. Do not enter the letters “A” and “B” that may appear at the beginning and end of the library card number.)


 

*DISCLAIMER:  BCLS neither endorses nor monitors the practices of any of the websites listed on this page.  Some links may offer services that were free at the time they were included, but have since become paid service or subscription websites or ask for personal information or now include 3rd party links that have hidden charges.  BCLS does not intentionally list sites that require payment for service or ask for personal information.  Please email mpenn@baycountylibrary.org if any of the links above ask for either personal or payment information.

As a general rule, always be careful when giving out your personal information or credit card/bank information over the internet and be wary when clicking on 3rd party links on any website.  Always read the “Terms of Use” and “Privacy Policy” on any website before providing this type of information.