Job Resources


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

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 are you interested in? 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.

Creddle helps you make beautiful, modern, paper-friendly web resumes. User can post a link to their resume on their own website. Users can create resumes using their LinkedIn accounts. Registration is required.

CV Maker
Create professional resumes, CV and bio-data online for free, in minutes. Simply fill in your details and generate beautiful PDF and HTML resumes! A "share" option for sharing to social media is available. Registration is required.

Provides professionally designed resume templates and online context-sensitive writing tips. Hosts your resume online, allowing you to share it on Facebook or Twitter. Points to job postings nationwide. gives the user the option of also downloading their resume using different file types such as pdf, Word and html. 

ineedaresume 2.0
Completely free tool to create a beautiful resume in seconds. User fills out information in six categories. The resume is then created for the user. User chooses font, spacing & alignment. User prints resume or save as PDF. No registration; no information stored.

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.

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.


Use LinkedIn Job Search to harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.

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.)