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Resources about careers, job hunting, and resume writing.
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MCPL's Premium Resources for Job Hunters and Career Changers

Access to these services requires a library card from Montgomery County Public Libraries and a PIN. Having access problems?  If so, please see our Troubleshooting page or call Ask-a-Librarian at 240-777-0001.

Career Insider from Vault

Career Insider from Vault

Career, industry, and company profiles, plus job hunting advice and an internship database. Vault publishes career, interviewing, and industry books that are available as e-books on the Guides tab of Career Insider.  The site also has social features and advice about colleges.  You must create a user name and password to use Career Insider.

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ReferenceUSA

Search for jobs by type, keywords, geography, and estimated salary.  Find business profiles in the U.S. and Canada by type, size, and location, as well as by name, address, and phone number.  Includes limited download options.  Tutorials and webcasts.

Testing and Education Resource Center

Testing and Education Resource Center

Career tools include a resume builder; a career assessment tool; an online library of career information; and online directories of colleges, career colleges, vocational schools, professional development programs, and distance learning programs.

Test Preparation for GED, ASVAB, CLEP, TOEFL, SAT and other College and Graduate School Admissions; Advanced Placement. Also for various civil service, military, nursing, real estate, and teaching careers, including the Foreign Service Officer Exam. Plus complete online test review books from Peterson's and Arco.

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Glassdoor.com

Provides an inside look at company reviews, interview questions, and salary information for thousands of companies. 

Normally, Glassdoor requires users to post their own anonymous information to gain full free access to the site.  Montgomery County Public Library patrons receive complete access without having to post anything.  However, you must enter the site through the links on this page. If you like Glassdoor, bookmark this page and not their page.

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Gale Courses

Take high-quality, free courses and career training programs entirely over the Internet.

Gale Courses offers: 

  • Courses that offer special credits or certificates, e.g., Healthcare Certificates 
  • Academic courses, such as College Readiness Math and Science 
  • Career Training courses, e.g., Business Fundamentals 
  • Test Prep courses (GED, SAT/ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT) 
  • Courses of interest, such as Event Planning, Learning to Sell on eBay, etc. 

Get started with Gale Courses

Note: New Students will need a library card to create an account with Gale Courses.

 

Finding the Hidden Job Market with MCPL's Reference USA Database

Watch this video for ideas about using Reference USA to find employers in the hidden job market. 

You will need your MCPL library card and its PIN to log in to Reference USA.

 

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