Employment and Career Guidance
This subject guide is intended to help those searching for information on jobs and careers. Use it to find library resources including online research databases and online catalog materials, as well as links to other job and career websites. Also included is contact information for local career centers.
Employment and Career Guidance Books
Links to Research Databases
The Career Center's Live Tutor service is open from noon to midnight, seven days a week, and offers one-on-one, online assistance in English and en Español. Available topics for assistance are Resume Help, GED Preparation, Citizenship, and Back to School. Users can also upload a document, such as a resume, for review and proofreading by a tutor. In addition, the Skills Center is open 24/7 and offers thousands of sample resumes and cover letters, worksheets, tutorials, study guides, practice tests, and more.
Career Center is available on iOS.
Career Transitions is a complete, self-paced application that walks job seekers through the entire process of assessing strengths and interests, exploring different career paths, compiling a resume, and searching job listings. Using Career Transitions can improve your chances of landing a job.
Whether you're changing careers or choosing a career for the first time, get an inside look at today's most exciting jobs. You will find a description, job duties, salary range, employment prospects, education and training requirements, tips for getting the job, and more.
Job & Career Accelerator offers help and guidance for your job search. You can explore over a thousand occupations, search for job and internship postings, create resumes, get job tips, and practice interviewing skills. The “My Dashboard” is a great tool that lets you access your resumes, job searches, occupation matches, and tests and tutorials all from one location. Job & Career Accelerator also has an Occupational Matcher – a personality-type test that tells you what kind of jobs might be good for you based on your interests and skill/education level. Registration is required to access most of the content and to use the “My Dashboard” feature.
LearningExpress Library is currently experiencing difficulty for remote customers. It can still be accessed within any MCPL branch.
LearningExpress Library provides interactive online practice tests and a tutorial course series designed to help users succeed on academic and licensing tests. It offers immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results. Registration by the user is required to allow the software to record the progress of the user and to allow the user to stop a particular test or lesson and continue at a later time.
Links to Recommended Websites
Provides a database of want ads from newspapers around the country as well as online resume posting, information on career development, employers, job fairs and virtual job fairs.
CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals. Here you will find information about salary and benefits, education and training, as well as resumes and interviews. It also includes links to state-sponsored job bank sites.
"The Full Employment Council, Inc. is the premiere one-stop destination for job seekers and employers in the Greater Kansas City area. We offer training and services to help job seekers find a career, and effective hiring solutions for businesses."
"Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life."
Get help finding Missouri jobs at Jobs.mo.gov.
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Local Career and Job Centers
Below is contact information for local area Missouri Career Centers, which are listed on both the CareerOneStop website sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor and the career website of the Missouri Division of Workforce Development:Independence Career Center 15301 E. 23rd St. S. Independence, MO 64055-1698 816-325-5890
Kansas City - FEC Career Center 1740 Paseo Kansas City, MO 64108 816-471-2330
Northland Career Center 3100 N.E. 83rd St., Suite 2800 Kansas City, MO 64119-4465 816-437-3685