377 ELKWOOD AVENUE
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
908-665-0311

Careers & Employment

Courses

Computer Skills Center
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Office products including Excel and Word, the Internet, and your operating system.

L2B - Libraries to Business
Connecting job seekers, businesses, and nonprofits of New Jersey with organizations and experts who are actively engaging in business and workforce development webinars.

LinkedIn Learning
More than 3,000 online learning courses, especially tech, IT and business topics. Log in with your library card barcode number and your PIN.

Peterson's Test and Career Prep
Prepare for your certification or licensing exam, create or update your resume, and learn about job searching, interviewing and salary negotiation. You will need to create a login and sign in with it.

General Resources

Crack the Hidden Job Market
Advice from the Harvard Business Review on accessing jobs that are never posted.

Data Axle Reference Solutions
For listings of employers in your industry within a certain distance of your home, search the "U.S. Businesses" directory by industry and geography.  Formerly known as ReferenceUSA.

Displaced Homemaker Program
Job training and other assistance from the state of NJ for women 40 and older, within a year of running out of public assistance.

GotResumeBuilder.com
Built your resume online in three steps. First, add the content of your resume with a step-by-step online resume writing guide. Then choose your design templates and fonts, select your file format and download it. 

Hoopla Ebooks
Free library ebooks on job hunting, resumes and interviews. Read them with the Hoopla Digital app or a web browser. When you create an account, it will ask for your PIN, which is the last 4 digits of your library card number.

JobScan
A web service that helps job seekers land more interviews, using artificial intelligence to compare one’s resume or LinkedIn profile against any job description.  Free accounts are available but have limits.

Major Union County Employers
Companies employing more than 100 people in Union County, published by the Union County Economic Development Corporation.

New Jersey Career Network
A free online community designed to connect job seekers with other job seekers and volunteer coaches, providing community and support through the job search process.

New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development - Job Fairs
Upcoming job fairs across New Jersey.

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development - Office of Apprenticeship
Matching career seekers with specialized employers and training opportunities.

Occupational Outlook Handbook / CareerInfo app
The Bureau of Labor Statistics allows you to search occupations by name, pay, education required, on the job training, and projected growth.

PayScale
PayScale matches current salary information to a job profile for free.

ResumeLab
Free resume and cover letter templates to download and customize, plus career advice.

Start a Resume 
Create an effective resume using a template from Google Docs. You will need a free Google account.

Union County One-Stop Career Center
Personalized job search services are available at the centers in Elizabeth and Plainfield.

Union County College Center for Economic and Workforce Development
The Training Program and Jobs Connection Newsletter may be of interest.

Job Postings

Local & NJ Job Postings

National Labor Exchange - New Jersey
Click "Find Jobs" to browse all of the postings. To see fewer results, enter a search term and then click "Find Jobs".

New Providence Business Community
Local business job postings.

Star-Ledger
Search the Star-Ledger classifieds for New Jersey jobs.

TapInto New Providence Classifieds
Local business job postings.

Union County Works
A one-stop online resource for job listings and education and training opportunities in Union County, NJ.

Union County Employment Opportunities
Open positions with the county.

Employers in New Providence:
The borough of New Providence maintains a directory of New Providence businesses.  Click on the name of the company to visit its website and check for job openings.

Nationwide Job Search Websites:
CareerBuilder
Data Axle Reference Solutions  - Click on U.S. Jobs & Internships
Dice - Tech jobs
Execu|Search - A temporary staffing & executive recruitment agency

Glassdoor
Indeed
LinkedIn 
The Muse - Search by level of experience and location.
USAJobs - Federal jobs
ZipRecruiter

Cold weather is upon us!

Do you think about curling up with a good book?  We are, of course, the home of good books.  And lots more.  We have some fantastic streaming services where you can get premium content for free.  We have ebooks and eaudiobooks so that you can curl up with your mobile device.  Winter is a great time to plan your exploration of new worlds and Mango Languages can help.  Can't get to the library for your tutoring session?  Check out Brainfuse and get personal assistance for free!

If you do decide to step out, join us for crafts, story times, interest clubs, movie discussions, book clubs and great concerts.   Oh, and don't forget AfterWords, our bookstore downstairs, for great deals on books you never have to return!

We've just scratched the surface of all the programming and resources we offer.  Get the complete picture on our Event Calendar.

 

377 ELKWOOD AVENUE
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
908-665-0311