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Resume & Cover Letter Assistance
Our Career Resource area has many books with sample resumes and cover letters. Find them near the Information Desk. In addition, almost all job hunting websites include tips on how to get your resume and cover letter noticed by potential employers. Here are some suggested resources:
Resume tips
Cover letter tips
JobNow for online job coaching and resume assistance
CT Job Search Toolkit

Job Postings
Many employers require that job seekers apply online. Here are some websites that list open positions. To apply, you'll need to register online with a user name and password. Most sites also have useful information on how to optimize your job search.
Careerbuilder
CareerOneStop
CT Job Central

Indeed
Job and Career Connection
Monster
My Next Move

Alternate Methods
Did you know that 80% of jobs are not advertised? Hidden (unadvertised) positions are harder to find, but because fewer people look for hidden job leads, there's less competition. To find these jobs, look beyond the classified ads and consider: networking, signing up with a temp employment agency, posting your resume online, or searching a business directory for companies in your area of interest. More>>

Rocky Hill Reemployment Support Group
Thursdays 7 - 8:30 p.m. at St. James Church Hall, 767 Elm Street, Rocky Hill. Walk-ins are always welcome. For more information, contact rhjobgroup@gmail.com.

Company Research
Search for business news and company contacts through one of our subscription databases.

Interviews
Preparation is key. Compile a list of questions, and have a friend or job search buddy practice a "mock interview" with you.
Tips
on the process
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More advice from the Riley Guide.
Check out GlassDoor, a website with salary details, company reviews, and interview questions — all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.



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