Jobs & Careers

Take-Home Job Fair

Beginning Monday, August 2, 2021, find your next job with our Take-Home Job Fair! Get information about current, local job openings and how to apply for them. Learn tips for creating a resume, cover letter, and more.
 
Plus, enter to win a Google Chromebook or a Kindle Fire!
 
While supplies last, pick up your Take-Home Job Fair Kit at the following locations:
Kits will be available during normal business hours.
 
This program is a partnership between the Jessamine County Public Library and the Kentucky Career Center – Bluegrass.

Books

Job Search Skills

Kentucky Career Edge

Build a resume or cover letter, create an ePortfolio, practice interviewing and filling out online applications, and more.


Learning Express Library 

The Job & Career Accelerator will help you explore careers, search for jobs, create resumes and cover letters, and more. The Career Center will help you prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve your workplace skills. To get started, register.  


LinkedIn Learning

Formerly Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning resource offering more than 4,400 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. Find out how to write a resume, ace your job interview, negotiate a better salary, and much more. Log in with your library card number and PIN.


Reference Solutions

Combine the power of Reference Solutions with Indeed.com as you search U.S. Jobs/Internships. View results with detailed business profiles. If you are logging in from home, enter your library card number and PIN.


Tutor.com 

Get live one-to-one help on your resume or cover letter, or practice your interviewing skills with a career tutor. Available every day from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Log in with your library card number, or call the Information Desk at (859) 885-3523 ext. 228 for the site key.    

 

Websites

  • Careers

    • Careers in Demand – KET
      Learn about some of Kentucky’s high demand industries, “including education and experience required, average pay, work environment, and projected number of job openings over a five-year period.”
    • KYStats Career Explorer
      Explore the outlook of careers in Kentucky by skill, salary, major, or desired occupation.
    • The Occupational Outlook Handbook
      Find out about an occupation’s duties, work environment, education and training requirements, pay, job outlook, and more.
  • Major Job Search Websites

    • Indeed
      “…a search engine for jobs, allowing job seekers to find jobs posted on thousands of company career sites and job boards.”
    • Getwork
      This job search engine provides “verified, up-to-date job listings directly from employer websites.”
    • Retirement Jobs
      “Search full time, part time and flexible jobs from age friendly employers.”
    • Snag
      Focuses on hourly employment. Registration is required to apply for jobs.
  • Local Job Search Websites

    • Careers.ky.gov
      Search for state government jobs.
    • Jessamine County Kentucky » Personnel
    • Jessamine County Schools
    • Teleworks USA
      Based in Eastern Kentucky, “Teleworks USA’s jobseeker services bring cutting-edge telework (work-from-home) employment opportunities to workers, especially those in rural areas and small towns, allowing them to participate in the global economy without relocating.”
    • UK Jobs
      Search for jobs at the University of Kentucky.
    • Welcome to Kentucky’s Focus/Career
      State job bank. You don’t need to sign in to search for jobs, but you will need to create an account to see how to apply for the jobs. Includes a free resume builder.
  • Specialized Job Search Websites

    • ConstructionJobs.com
      A job board specifically “for the construction, design, and building industries.”
    • Government Jobs
      Search federal, state, and government jobs. The job resources page provides lists of links for state and local government websites.
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  • Resumes and Cover Letters

    • Careers and Career Information – CareerOneStop
      Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site provides information on resumes, cover letters, careers and salaries. It also links to state job banks and unemployment sites.
    • Free Job Search Tutorials at GCFLearnFree
      A collection of tutorials from GCFLearnFree.org on writing cover letters and resumes, filling out job applications, interviewing skills, and searching for jobs.
    • Job Seekers Guide
      This free, interactive web site takes you through five steps: Assess Yourself, Explore Careers, Create a Plan and Set Goals, Expand Skills, and Find A Job. The Find A Job section guides you through the cover letter and resume process.

 

Last updated 7/27/2021.