Jobs & Careers

BCPL Resources

  • AtoZdatabases

    AtoZdatabases is a premier online reference and research tool providing instant, up-to-date information on US businesses and residents, including marketing and sales leads; mailing lists; employment opportunities; background searches; and profiles on companies, executives, and healthcare professionals. Plus, search historical addresses, locate lost friends and family, attend live training webinars, or send group e-mails for free with pre-designed templates.

  • Career & Technical Education (KYVL)

    ProQuest’s Career & Technical Education Database is the definitive source for vocational information. The database includes nearly 600 searchable titles, with more than 500 available in full text for quick access to research on virtually any technical topic.

  • Gale eBooks

    Find authoritative, full-text reference materials online with a simple keyword search or browse available materials by category (biography, business, literature, science, etc.). Some materials include MP3 audio files and translation tools.

  • Job Seekers’ Packet

    This 24-page PDF has a wealth of information and advice for the job seeker.

  • Kanopy

    Kanopy offers a unique and extensive collection of indie flicks, world cinema, classic films, and award-winning documentaries. Plus, enjoy celebrated educational series like NOVA, Ken Burns America, and The Great Courses and explore educational videos covering Business Skills, Dance, Engineering, History, Photography, Religion & Philosophy, Sports & Fitness, and more. Instructional video topics range from refrigeration and air conditioning to first aid and therapeutic massage. There are even curated collections for educators and students that provide lessons in mathematics, languages (including ESL), and science!

  • LearningExpress Library: Career Preparation

    Build job search and workplace skills, prepare for occupational exams, and more. Includes military and officer exam training and aptitude tests, plus e-books and practice exams in several other fields ranging from nursing and allied health to culinary arts and cosmetology.

  • LearningExpress Library: Job & Career Accelerator

    The Job & Career Accelerator offered by LearningExpress Library can help you accelerate your career by offering expert guidance on interviewing skills, resume writing, and searching for the right job for you.

  • LinkedIn Learning

    LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning resource featuring tutorials from recognized experts in their fields covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, career development, and more. Learning is self-paced and courses and tutorials are broken up into short videos, so it’s easy to squeeze in just a few minutes of learning a day if that’s all the time you have.

  • Treehouse

    Treehouse is an online video and interactive learning platform that specializes in teaching people of all ages how to design and develop websites and mobile apps. Tracks include web development, web design, iOs and Android app development, WordPress development and design, game development, and various programming languages, including HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby. Courses are taught through short videos, with quizzes, code challenges, and other activities to help reinforce new skills and concepts. Their Career Program serves as a “guided tool to help you prepare for a new job in technology.”

  • Universal Class

    Learn skills for business and life! Universal Class offers more than 500 lifelong-learning courses covering everything from wellness and personal growth to homeschooling, parenting, hobbies, and finance. Many courses even offer continuing education units (CEUs).

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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 Government 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

Career Guide for Students with Disabilities - Explores common challenges, preparations before graduation, and your rights. Also includes disability-specific resources and information. From BestColleges.com.

CareerOneStop - Explore careers, find training and local resources, search for jobs, and access guides and advice on topics like interviewing and résumés. 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 résumés, 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.