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Technology Literacy for the Job Seeker

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Job Seeker


Free tutorials

Best of the Web: Free Tutorials Designed for People New to Computers


Resumes Online: 

JobLink Career Centers - employment and training services that can help job seekers find a new or better job.  Services available at JobLink Career Centers:

  • Resume preparation


The Riley Guide - help with resumes and cover letters


USA Jobs - Information Center - Official job site of the US Federal Government: includes help with resumes, interviewing,  hiring trends, writing and cover letter tips.


Careerbuilder.com - free resume review 


Monster.com -  advice, resumes, and letters


Free Resume Test - check to see if yours stands out in a crowd


About.com - comprehensive collection of resources for cover letters, resumes, etc.


Vault - resume advice and interview questions for professionals and students pursuing careers


Resume Resource - resources for resumes, cover letters, interviews, etc.


Yahoo !  Hot Jobs Career Tools includes interviewing tips and a guide to resumes and cover letters


State Specific

North Carolina Career Resource Network - exhaustive resources including resume and interviewing information 


Free Email Sites

Before a job searcher begins to fill out a job application they will need to have a valid email address.

Free email accounts are available at the following sites

Hotmail - Microsoft’s online email

Yahoo! Mail - Yahoo!’s online email

Gmail - Googles online email

Quick Instructions for Yahoo and Gmail   (from the Orange Unified School District, Orange, CA)



Worksmart - Tips For Success - tips on filling out a job application

Fill in Fact Sheet to carry with you on your job search, from worksmart.ca.gov

Application Checklist (pdf) - bookmark created by Buncombe County Public Libraries


Online Job Applications 

Create Your Own Practice Application  If the job seeker is not comfortable filling out forms using a computer it might be helpful for them to practice.

Job Application Guide   This job application guide includes information on how to complete a job application, including paper applications, online applications, and employer-direct applications. You can also review job application samples, examples, and forms.

Online Jobs and Kiosks from the Riley Guide - Unemployment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet.

Practice Job Application 


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