Careers and Employment

KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Staff Recommends

The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book by J. Farr101 Toughest Interview Questions by Daniel PorotGallery of Best Resumes for People without a Four Year Degree by David NobleQuitter: Closing the Gap between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job by Jon AcuffThe 10 Laws of Career Reinvention by Pamela Mitchell

Databases (most require KPL library card)

Business Insights: Global

Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.

InfoTrac All Using PowerSearch

Magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, ebooks available in the library or at home with your KPL library card or with your Michigan Driver's License or ID by going to Mel.org
Includes Computer Database; Custom Newspapers; General Reference Center Gold; Grand Rapids Press; Expanded Academic ASAP; General Business File ASAP; Legal Trac; InfoTrac Onefile; Health Reference Center Academic ASAP

Job & Career Accelerator

Easy-to-use online application combining everything you need for a successful job search. This innovative job hunting system enables users to explore, in detail, over 1,000 different occupations and match interests and skills with the career that’s best. It allows searches for over five million recent local and national job postings while conveniently organizing and tracking the users' job search progress, all in one place. In addition, job seekers can create professional resumes and cover letters as well as practice and master interviewing skills

Learning Express Library

Online study test for the SAT, ASVAB, Civil Service, GED, ESL and many others.  Available in the library and at home to KPL library card holders.  New users must register on Learning Express at the library. Once registered, Learning Express Library can be accessed from home. Also available to Michigan residents with a Michigan driver's license or ID from MeL.org.

ReferenceUSA - Business and Residential (Home Access)

Search by company name, yellow page heading or geographic location. Search residential listings by name, address or telephone.

Newspapers and Magazines

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Employment and Earnings (DOC) L 241/2:

Federal Jobs Digest

International Employment Hotline

Monthly Labor Review (DOC)L 2.5:

Occupational Outlook Quarterly (DOC) L 2.70/4:

Community Resources

AFL-CIO Southcentral Michigan Labor Council

Disability Network of Southwestern Michigan

Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan

Hispanic American Council of Kalamazoo

Employment and Training Services - Region III, Michigan

Michigan Works! Service Center

MRC Industries Inc.

Northside Association for Community Development

Professional Development & Training Center

Upjohn Institute/Michigan Works

W E Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Websites

Career Matrix - Michigan Job Opportunities

A Michigan based job resource center for job seekers and employers. 

Career One Stop

A collection of free employment and career resources on the Internet.

Careers In Government

Careers In Government is a clearinghouse of information, resources and jobs available in public sector organizations in America and abroad.

Experience Works - Green Thumb - Employment Opportunities for Older Adults

Experience Works is a national, nonprofit organization that provides training and employment services for mature workers.

Internship Opportunities in Michigan

Database from the State of Michigan, allows searching by employer or county. 

Job Search USA

Search by job type or location.

JobMonkey.com

This site seeks to help you find seasonal or year-round jobs working for employers who can offer you unique opportunities to travel the world, have fun, and earn good money doing it.

Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Michigan Works!

Michigan Works provides local information regarding job training, job searching, employer services, education opportunities, job fairs, community service organizations, and tax credit information. 

Kalamazoo Help Wanted

Search for jobs and post your resume.

Kalamazoo Jobs

A site developed by the Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce that highlights available jobs in the Kalamazoo area.

Michigan Helping Hand

This site helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need; it includes information on job seeking, unemployment benefits, and housing help.

Michigan Jobs and Career Portal

Smart career and business decisions start here. This site is a bridge to state and national employment, career, education, training, and business resources and services.

Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency

Includes how to file for unemployment online.

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

Career Information, Working Conditions, Educational Requirements, Earnings, and Expected Job Prospects. OOH describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

Peace Corps

Locate Peace Corp opportunities and learn about their mission.

Quintessential Careers

Offers extensive resources for job-seekers; includes information regarding resume and cover-letter writing, finding a job, and changing careers.

Riley Guide to Salary Guides and Guidance

The Riley Guide is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet, including detailed salary guide information.

Riley Guide

The Riley Guide is here to guide you through the many online sites and services that are useful for your online job search.

SnagAJob.com

Search and apply for hourly and part-time jobs.

USA Jobs - Federal Jobs

Start here if you're looking for federal job postings and career information.


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Woman interviewing a potential job candidate.

Woman interviewing a potential job candidate.