Jobs & Careers

BCPL Resources

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    Career & Technical Education (KYVL)

    Kentucky Virtual Library’s Career & Technical Education Database was created to help Kentuckians searching for a new career. It includes career advice and insider knowledge on popular industries, as well as resources you might need to get the job you want.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    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 Seeker Resources

    Our BCPL reference staff are always on hand during normal Library hours to assist you with your job search, whether it’s through researching available jobs, creating your cover letter and resume, or answering your questions about the interview process. We’ve also compiled this handy brochure of books and websites you can check out to help you in your search.

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    Job Seekers’ Packet

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

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    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.

  • Lynda.com

    Lynda is a premier online learning resource offering 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 fit into a busy schedule. To get started, you just need your BCPL card number and PIN.

  • ReferenceUSA

    ReferenceUSA is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residents.

  • 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.”

 

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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.