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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.

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

Michigan Jobs and Career Portal (lists jobs and career fairs state wide)

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

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

Michigan jobs on Monster.com

Michigan Jobs on Careerbuilder.com



Green Careers Guide (a resource for careers in the wind, solar, and geothermal industries)

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)


Resumes & Cover Letters

Free Resume Builder (requires you set up an account)

Opportunity Connection (by the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce)

Resume Genius (free resume builder )

Resume Tips (from SVSU’s Career Planning and Placement office)

Resume and Cover Letter Resources (includes templates and job-specific examples)

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

The Resume & Cover Letter

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



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)



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.)