Resources for Job Seekers

If you are searching for a job, seeking a career change, or wish to be ready when opportunity strikes, we have book recommendations and digital resources to aid in your venture!

Here, you can find the latest acquisitions on job hunting strategies, as well as tips for writing resumes and successfully passing interviews:

Steve Dalton, the author of the newly updated guide, The 2-Hour Job Search, recommends using the latest technology for an effective approach to job searching, to get results quickly and efficiently.

Job Interview by Graham Foreman and How to Write Winning Resumes and Cover Letters and Ace Job Interviews by Paul Lima are the perfect books to learn all “the nuts and bolts” of the process and to perfect your “elevator pitch.”

Check out more titles related to job hunting on Overdrive and hoopla.

Abbot Public Library also offers information databases that can help with the job hunting process. All of these are available to use by Marblehead residents with an Abbot Public Library card. If you don’t have one, you can register online.

Learning Express is a digital resource containing a wealth of information about various careers in a multitude of industries, as well as information on certification exams. There, you will be able to explore various careers with the ebooks, get help navigating the job search and application process, and get tutorials for the certification exams.

The Cypress Resume Builder database is designed to make the process of applying for a job easy, quick, and painless. It is a service brought to you by the Abbot Public Library, and all you need is your library card to use it.

You begin with filling out template forms, accompanied by precise and clear instructions. There is an entire range of professional statement options to choose from, making it easy to select the best-fitting one for the job requirements and your skills and talents.

In addition to the resume, you are also able to build a cover letter and a reference sheet the same way. You can edit, download, save, or print out all the documents you created.

The database is very easy to use, but if something is still not clear, the help section is there for you.

Reference USA is another source that can be a very useful tool for the job market search.

U.S. businesses database is part of the Reference USA service, containing 15 million verified businesses that are updated weekly.

You can search the database for available positions, limiting your search by your requirements, such as the work environment or geographical location.

Additionally, this database offers various career guides, numerous tips on job search and interviews, resume writing help, and even advice on negotiating job offers.

All databases are free if accessed through the Abbot Public Library.