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Career One Stop
An excellent, full-service site for job seekers.  The site, sponsored by the US Department of Labor, has sections to explore careers, find salary & benefit information, locate education & training, conduct a job search, get resume & interview advice, and locate people and places in your area that are available to help.  Also offers a video library, sections for laid-off workers, veterans and transitioning military, and links to many other helpful career resources.

Capital Area Help
Search job listings in our local Capital District area.

Capital Region One Stop Employment Centers
Contact information and workshop schedules for One Stop Employment Centers located in Albany, Troy, and Schenectady. One Stop centers offer free assistance for job seekers.  From the Capital Region Workforce Investment Board.

New York State Department of Labor
Search the state job bank, find out about apprenticeships, veterans’ services, unemployment information, and more.

The Riley Guide
A directory of over 1,600 helpful web sites, each reviewed by Riley Guide editors for quality.

Vocations and Careers iconVocations and Careers Collection
Finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. This collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

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Career Exploration

Career One Stop: Explore Careers
A segment of the expansive Career One Stop website, Explore Careers allows you to explore industry and occupation information, conduct self-assessments to help you find good career matches, and learn about necessary skills.  The site also provides many more tools and sources of career information.

Glassdoor offers a growing database of more than 8 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more, allowing users to tap into inside information about potential employers.  Also offers an extensive job search tool and an informative career blog.

mySkills myFuture
The interactive tool lets you enter a current or past job and then finds careers with similar skills.

New York State CareerZone
CareerZone is a free career exploration and planning system designed especially for New York State students. It has information on over 900 careers.

New York State Dept. of Labor Career Services
Information from the New York State Department of Labor to assist in job searching and career planning.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
This is the bible on occupations; put out by the US Government, it is the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ official handbook. Research a profession, career, or job by finding the projected hirings, training or education required, what the job work would entail, and you can search it all by title or job duties.

O*NET OnLine—Occupational Information Network
A comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. It replaces the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT).
A group of experienced compensation specialists support this site, which features fast and easy-to-use salary, benefits, and cost-of-living wizards, a salary timer, college tuition calculator, job assessor and other useful tools.

Today’s Military
A U.S. Department of Defense web site that explores the opportunities and benefits available to young people in the military today.

What Can I Do With A Major In…?
From the University of North Carolina and designed as a career advisement site. Select a major, find career titles, major skills required for those careers and then go to an Internet link related to the job field.

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Civil Service

Rensselaer County Department of Civil Service

Albany County Civil Service

New York State’s Department of Civil Service

Test Guides & Resource Booklets for Local Examinations
New York State now has a number of civil service study guides available online. Test Guides are published by the New York State Department of Civil Service and are generally targeted to entry-level occupations. These test guides do not contain material to study for any specific tests, they are developed to provide candidates with a general description of the subjects on the examination and sample questions. Guides are in PDF format.

Federal Jobs Digest
Search by location or occupation.

The official job site of the United States Federal Government. Search for jobs, create a resume, and learn about the variety of Federal employment opportunities available.

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Job Listings

Capital Area Help Wanted
Upload your current resume and search local jobs.

Career Builder
A major job search site. Search for jobs locally or nationally.

Essential NY Jobs
Search for jobs in New York State by region.

Jobs On the Menu
A restaurant job board specializing in restaurant and food service corporate, management and hourly jobs.

Jobs on
Search for local jobs, browse job blogs, use the salary and cost of living calculator, and more.

A feature of the New York State Department of Labor, this site lets you search for jobs and find out about job fairs.

Miracle Workers (Healthcare)
Search and apply to healthcare jobs.
Conduct a local or nationwide job search, browse career-hunting articles and advice.

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Local Resources

Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center
Resources for women entering or re-entering the job market.

Capital Region One Stop Employment Centers
Contact information and workshop schedules for One Stop Employment Centers located in Albany, Troy, and Schenectady.  One Stop centers offer free assistance for job seekers.  From the Capital Region Workforce Investment Board.

Glenmont Job Corps
Job Corps offers academic training (GED/high school diploma), career planning, on-the-job training, job placement, residential housing, food service, driver’s education, health and dental care, a bi-weekly basic living allowance and clothing allowance. Some centers offer childcare programs for single parents as well.

New York State Department of Labor – Career Services
Tools, links, and information to assist you in finding and getting your next job.

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Resume Writing

CV Maker
Create and download professional resumes without cost.  Simply enter your information into a form and select a template for layout.

Job Search Writing
Writing tips for job seekers, covering applications, cover letters, resumes, thank you letters, and even video resumes. From Purdue University OWL (Online Writing Lab).

From the state of California, this job search site gives some great resume writing help.

Susan Ireland’s Resume Site
Resume and cover letter samples, templates, and tips.

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