Job Search Resources

Unemployed? Thinking of embarking on a new career path? Start your search here!

The Whitman Public Library has the everything you need to find a job, make a career change, polish your resume, gain new skills, network with local professionals, and many other. Even if you’re an absolute beginner who needs to learn how to use a computer to improve your job prospects, we have tools for you.

Please contact the library if you are interested in setting up a one-on-one appointment to develop a resume or apply for jobs online. Our public computers are free and available during regular library hours.

Employment Related Databases

Job Search Resources

There are an overwhelming number of websites that want to help you to find a job. Some, such as Indeed and Monster, collect huge numbers across broad range of career fields. Others may be more specialized: Snag a Job focuses on folks seeking hourly work, College Grad targets people seeking entry-level positions within their fields, and Idealist helps connect folks with opportunities to work in community-based and helping fields. To use these sites you will have to register for an account with them and will likely have to upload personal information in order to apply for openings. Library staff are happy to help you answer any questions that you may have about this process.

There are some useful resources for anyone looking to start work in a new field. Check out the Massachusetts Career Information System, which is free to all Massachusetts residents, and provides occupational and educational information such as certification requirements, working conditions, and employment outlook. The Occupational Outlook Handbook also enables users to check prospects and earnings info across various career fields. Career One Stop's Toolkit is also a useful resource to gain state-specific information about your career or field of choice.

All of these resources are designed to help you make more informed decisions about the next steps in your career, but you do not have to wade through them alone. Contact the library to set up a one-on-one appointment for help with career questions, the application process, and using the internet in your job search.