Career Resources

 

Education | Careers | Resume Writing | Job Searching | Salaries | Unemployment

EDUCATION/SKILL BUILDING & TESTING RESOURCES

including practice versions of occupation tests

Area Colleges, Universities & Trade Schools (website)
Find links to continuing education and apprenticeship on-the-job training.

GED Classes & Testing Centers (website)
Including where to obtain a 22+ Adult High School Diploma

Online Schools (website)
Links to online distance learning colleges and universities are included here

Proctoring Locations (website)
This is a list of proctoring exam locations in Mahoning County.

Adult Learning Center (Brainfuse)
Access career resources, resume help, practice tests and Microsoft Office help. Live online tutoring is available Monday-Sunday, 3pm-12am.

Driving-Tests.org
This resource offers free DMV permit practice tests, including some of the practice tests and the manual for a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License).

Gale Courses (Gale)
With your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to FREE instructor-led online courses on many subjects, from account to computers to personal development.

Hoopla (Midwest Tape)
Here you can borrow, instantly stream and download free movies, TV shows, and more with a valid library card.  Educational and workforce development videos are found under Movies-Genres-Educational and Television-Genres-Business & Educational.

Learning Express Library (LearningExpress)
Offering interactive tutorials and practice exams, this resource helps people prepare for grade school achievement tests, the ACT, SAT, GED, U.S. Citizenship test, as well as civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams.

Lynda.com (LinkedIn)
Learn business, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals using these free video courses on the latest software, taught by industry experts. Both in-library and remote users must enter their library card number and PIN to access Lynda.com

Mango Languages
Mango is our online language-learning tool! There are dozens of language courses available – French, German, Spanish – and specialized language courses, such as: Legal Spanish and Medical Spanish.

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of high quality education journals and educational reports.

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CAREER/OCCUPATION/VOCATIONAL INFORMATION

Assessement tests which match you to a career/job based on skills and interests
Occupations explained

Career Outlook (website)
Provides practical information on jobs and careers for students and those already on a career path. Articles cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics.

CareerOneStop (website)
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site provides many tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.

Careers Internet Database (Institute for Career Research) – In Library Access Only
This database provides information on career fields and jobs, including a salary calculator and detailed information about educational requirements and employment opportunities.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research, including career exploration resources and business resources ‘to become your own boss.’

Job & Career Accelerator (LearningExpress)
Explore detailed information on different occupations, match your interest and skills with a career that’s right for you, search local and national job postings, create resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing skills and track your job search process each step of the way

JobNow (Brainfuse)
Get live job coaching, resume assistance, and more. Live help is available Monday – Sunday, 3pm-12am.

My Next Move (website)
An interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options provided by the National Center for O*NET Development.

Occupational Outlook Handbook (website)
“This US Department of Labor site provides career overviews, including educational requirements, job outlooks and salary data.”

Vocational and Career Collection (EBSCO)
Vocational & Career Collection provides full text coverage to trade and industry-related periodicals.

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RESUME WRITING

Job & Career Accelerator (LearningExpress)
Explore detailed information on different occupations, match your interest and skills with a career that’s right for you, search local and national job postings, create resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing skills and track your job search process each step of the way

JobNow (Brainfuse)
Get live job coaching, resume assistance, and more. Live help is available Monday – Sunday, 3pm-12am.

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JOB SEARCHING

MahoningValleyHelpWanted.com (website)
A local employment site for job seekers and for employers seeking employees.

Nonprofit Career Match (website)
Help for those seeking a career in the nonprofit world. “From hire to retire, we can help you build your career.”

Nonprofit Talent (website)
A great place for nonprofit job seekers and nonprofit employers to connect. Find a job or post a resume.  Post a job or search resumes.

Ohio Means Jobs (website)
A compilation of electronic job opportunities from the major commercial job boards, niche industries and the government of Ohio.

Ohio Means Jobs Trumbull, Mahoning & Columbiana Counties (website)
The One Stop of Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties brings together resources to help jobseekers find employment and to assist employers in finding qualified workers.

ReferenceUSA (InfoGroup)
The #1 source of information on businesses and people for researchers, students, job seekers and government agencies.

State of Ohio Job Search (website)
This is the official site for searching for Ohio government job openings. Links to benefit information and the application process are also available.

USAJobs (website)
The Office of Personnel Management offers this official site for federal jobs and employment information.

VolunteerMatch (website) 
Allows the potential volunteer to search by zip code, interest, skills needed and more to find a meaningful volunteer opportunity.

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SALARY INFORMATION

Occupational Outlook Handbook (website)
“This US Department of Labor site provides career overviews, including educational requirements, job outlooks and salary data.”

Salary.com (website)
Look for salaries for the Youngstown area or any other location nationwide.

Wages, Earnings & Benefits (website)
Links to collected statistics for salary information provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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UNEMPLOYMENT

Ohio Unemployment Benefits (website)
The site for Ohio’s Citizens and Employers to conduct their unemployment insurance business online.

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