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Get book suggestions and more from our Job Seekers pathfinder, or go straight to our Job Seekers' Packet for an overview on creating your resume, filling out online job applications, and more.

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LearningExpress Library
  • Use the Job and Career Accelerator to explore over 1,000 different occupations, to search national and local postings, to get valuable advice and interview practice, and to track your job-search progress.
  • Use the Career Center to improve job search and workplace skills or to take licensing, certification, and apttitude practice tests.
  • Find relevant skills improvement courses and tutorials in the Adult Learning and Computer Skills Centers to enhance your employablity.
 
ReferenceUSA

This powerful business and consumer research database offers business and residential listings useful in searching for people, executives, physicians and dentists, jobs and internships, lifestyle information, and more.

Use this tool to:

  • Search jobs and internships,
  • Locate potential employers in your area of interest,
  • Identify executives and HR representatives for you to contact,
  • Research companies before applying or to prepare for interviews,
  • And more.

 

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Job Search Engines

CareerBuilder - One of the largest online job sites; you can search by occupation, industry, employer, location, or salary and by full-time, part-time, temporary, and contract employment.

Coolworks - A niche job portal for finding summer or seasonal positions.

Craigslist: Louisville Jobs - Craigslist job postings for the Louisville area, listed by date.

Glassdoor - The "career community" where job listings include company reviews, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, and more from the employees' perspective.

Indeed - Offers a simple, user-friendly interface to search a variety job sites, newspapers, associations, and company career pages all in one place.

Jobalot - Offers a simple but extensive job search, with postings from top companies and niche employment websites. Also features "Work from Home" listings.

Kentucky Careers - Use the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet's official job search portal and find information about applying for Kentucky State Goverment jobs.

Kentucky Job Search - Kentucky State Government Job Listings ...You Must Register to Enter This Site.

Louisvilleworks.com - Search Kentucky jobs by location, job-type, keyword and salary, or by employer.

Simply Hired - Features a simple search interface, easy browsing based on job category, company directories, and an advice blog.

USAJobs - Official government site for federal jobs and employment info.


More Guidance & Resources

CareerOneStop - Explore careers, find training and local resources, search for jobs, and access guides and advice on topics like interviewing and resumes. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Finding a Job Web Guide (Finding Dulcinea) - Job search basics, creating your identity online, job search engines, networking, etc.

Kentucky Career Center (KentuckianaWorks) - Free help with finding a job, writing resumes, and job postings. Bullitt County Center location: 505 Buffalo Run Road, Suite 100, Shepherdsville KY 40165-6078; call 502-955-9131. Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8 AM–4:30 PM and on Thursday 10:00 AM–4:30 PM.

Kentucky Career Center: If You Are Unemployed - Provides tools and legal information, plus links to the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Internet Claims System.

My Next Move - Helps you pinpoint the right career for your interests and training. You can also explore the job outlook and associated requirements, personality traits, education level, etc., for each career option. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Career information on hundreds of occupations, including required education and training, job descriptions, earnings, and expected prospects. Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Last Updated 3/1/2017