Job Resources


Wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, and millions of employer contacts nationwide.

Career Guide to Industries
This website tells you about dozens of different kinds of industries such as educational services, health care, motor vehicle and parts manufacturing. You can learn about occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings, expected job prospects and working conditions.

Post a job, search for a job, get resume assistance. From the Wall Street Journal.

Ohio Labor Market Information from the Ohio Job & Family Services, Office of Workforce Development
Provides up-to-date career & occupational information, including educational & training requirements, occupational wages, job outlook, industries in which the employment of each occupation is concentrated, & the names of related companies for job leads.

Occupational Outlook Handbook Online
Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor this online handbook describes hundreds of different types of jobs.

What do you like? Exploring career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Explore career options by type of job: reading, math, helping people, music, sports, law, science, nature, computers, social studies, arts, building and fixing things, etc.


Cuyahoga Works
Cuyahoga County Public Library provides a large guide to web sites with career information, labor market data, salary info, jobs in government, non-profits, education, medical field, and jobs in Ohio.

Dictionary of Occupational Titles Index
Alphabetical index to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) revised fourth edition, as supplied electronically by the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Employment and Career Services at Lorain County Community College (LCCC)
Free Services for Students and Lorain County Residents - Jobs Club Support Group - Free Workshops and assistance in developing resumes.

Ohio Means Jobs - Lorain County

The OhioMeansJobs-Lorain County One-Stop system, is a partnership of local agencies and organizations that deliver a comprehensive system of high quality, customer-friendly services designed to meet your education, training, employment or supportive services needs.  OhioMeansJobs-Lorain County offers services for employers and job-seekers.
Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages.

Link Up Job Search Engine
Collects job listings from sources such as company websites.


Ohio Pension Rights Office
The Ohio Pension Rights Office provides free legal assistance to people who have questions about their pension 401(k), or other retirement plan. The Mid-America Pension Rights Project serves Ohioans by: * Helping them challenge denials and correct miscalculations of retirement benefits; * Tracking down retirement benefits from past employers; * Answering questions about the impact of complex laws and plan provisions of benefits; and * Providing referrals to lawyers, actuaries and other pension professionals.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Best Sample Resume
Dozens of sample resumes are provided.

Jobstar Resume Guide
Provides lots of information on resumes and cover letters as well as information for Spanish speakers, recent graduates and first job seekers.

Learning Express Career Center provides free online courses and ebooks to download to your computer from their website.  Register for an account and you will then abe able to download a copy of their free ebook called Career Changers Manual.  There are also other job search resources at this website.

Writing a Cover Letter
These resources will help you understand what a cover letter is and to write a successful cover letter.

Writing a Resume
Purdue University's website provides an online writing lab (OWL). One of the OWL features is a resource page that helps you write a professional looking resume.

Job Hunting

Best Websites for Older Jobseekers
Whether you're looking to grow in your current career or embark on a new path in your middle years -- or later -- these resources will help you achieve your late-life goals.

Ohio Means Jobs
The Ohio Department of Development has created a PowerPoint presentation offering step-by-step instructions on how to register and post a resume on, a place for Ohioans to post their resumes and search jobs.

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success

Set up a free account and take advantage of learning centers that provide skills and strategies to find a job or enhance your career.  Improve your workplace skills, basic skills, computer skills, prepare for the high school equivalency test or for job and career tests.  Take advantage of the job search and resume tools also provided.  (This is an improved version of the Learning Express Library resource previously provided.)