Are you looking for a new career? Are you searching for a job? Scott County Public Library is happy to provide this resource guide to help you in your job search. We have great websites and resources to share with you about career research, resumes, test preparation and more. Check these out and if you have questions, feel free to call the library at 812-752-2751 or send us a question at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Educational requirements, training requirements, and average salary for jobs.
- America’s Career InfoNet: Wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, employer contact information, and cost of living data.
- Indiana Department of Workforce Development: A US government office charged with overseeing and coordinating a variety workforce development programs that assist unemployed and underemployed Hoosiers secure sustainable employment.
- Indiana Occupational Wage Estimates: Wage Estimations in Indiana.
- Indiana Career Ready: Provides career preparation and research tools to help you find a career path that works for you.
- GCF Learn Free: Provides free classes on technology, career preparation and résumés, literacy skills, and much more.
There are many online resources to build résumés, but please be careful when choosing what information to share and where. Many résumé sites seem free at first but then require payment to print.
We recommend the following free online résumé builders based upon your level of technological skill:
- Basic: ResumeGenerator.org or Learn How to Use Microsoft Word Templates
- Intermediate: Canva.com* (Sign In > Go to Templates > Résumé Templates)
- Advanced: Testing and Education Resource Center (TERC)*
*Email address required. Some templates and graphics require purchase.
Don’t forget that we have a section of books on résumés with examples and industry-specific tips and tricks on our shelves. You can find them in the nonfiction section under 650.14, or simply ask a member of staff for help.
Please note that our staff cannot provide one-on-one help for résumé building at the desk or public computers. If you need help learning how to use software to make a résumé, please schedule a one-on-one technology appointment. One-on-one appointments are tutoring sessions, so your tutor will teach you how to build the résumé and give you feedback but will not build it for you. (Please note that we are unable to offer this service at this time due to the pandemic.)
On Our Shelves
We have test preparation guides available for circulation in the 355-378 area of our nonfiction section. If we do not have what you are looking for, we can help you find resources in Evergreen, or you can search the Evergreen catalog at this link.
Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC)
TERC includes over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships, resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started, and career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations. All Indiana residents have access to TERC through INSPIRE Indiana. You will be required to make an account using your email address.
Khan Academy is a free resource where you can take classes online and prepare for the SATs, LSAT, and more.
Finding & Applying to Colleges
- Indiana Colleges & Universities: A list of Indiana colleges and universities from the Indiana Department of Education.
- College Board Big Future: Find and compare colleges.
- Learn More Indiana: Learn about the application process and more.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
- Federal Student Aid: Find the resources available to you to estimate the cost of college and to find opportunities for aid.
- Federal Application for Federal Student Aid: The FAFSA must be filled out yearly for all students to be eligible for aid, grants, and loans through the Federal government. The deadline to apply depends on your state of legal residence.
- 21st Century Scholars: Families with children from their 7th grade year to June 30th of their 8th grade year can apply for Indiana’s needs and performance-based program that provides students the opportunity to earn up to a four-year scholarship at an Indiana college or university.
- Scott County Community Foundation: Find local scholarship opportunities through the community foundation.
- USNews Scholarship Blog: Find out about scholarship opportunities, tips for writing essays, how to avoid scams, and more.
Find a Job
- IndianaCareerReady.com: Provides an Indiana-specific job board.
- Work One: Map of Work One job assistance centers.
- i105.3 Job Line: Job board provided by our local radio station.
- Scott County Herald (All of our libraries provide free copies of this local newspaper. The paper includes a Help Wanted section.)
- Scott County School District 1: District 1 job board.
- Scott County School District 2: District 2 job board.
- Indeed.com: Find and apply to job postings by location, title, or experience level required, or upload your résumé for employers to see.
- Monster.com: Find and apply to job postings by location, title, or experience level required, or upload your résumé for employers to see.
- LinkedIn.com: Professional social networking site where you can connect with others, find jobs, and share your résumé.
- GlassDoor.com: Find job postings, reviews, average salary data, and more by company.
- ZipRecruiter.com: Find and apply to job postings by location, title, or experience level required, or upload your résumé for employers to see.
- CareerBuilder.com: Find and apply to job postings by location, title, or experience level required, or upload your résumé for employers to see.
- USA.gov: Find jobs and more using this US government website.
Is there a place you have in mind where you would love to work?
Find the website for that business and check their menu or footer for a link that says something like “Employment Opportunities,” “Careers,” “Jobs,” or “Work for Us” to check out the positions they have available. If that does not work, give them a call. Some businesses do not post to job boards.