Lockport Public Library
Lockport, New York

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Job and Career Resources at the Library

Visit Floor 3 of the Library and check out the Career Collection, as well as books to help you write a resume, prepare for a job interview, study for civil service tests, and more.

Using Computers at the Library (for Internet access, typing your resume, etc.)

Computer class schedule

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
"The first stop for career exploration, job skills, and more—including industry and professions articles, school planning resources, and skills and career advice."


Web Sites:

Job Postings - Buffalo-Niagara Region
Buffalo Job Finder
Buffalo Niagara Jobs
Niagara's WorkSourceOne (Niagara County Employment and Training)
Western New York Jobs

Job Postings - New York State
New York Career Zone - includes a resume maker
New York State Department of Labor
New York State Job Exchange

Job Postings - National
Federal Jobs Digest
Occupational Outlook Handbook
One*NET OnLine

Civil Service Employment Information
City of Lockport Civil Service Commission
Niagara County Civil Service
New York State Department of Civil Service
USAJOBS (Federal Jobs)

Small Businesses
New York State Small Business Division
New York State Small Business Development Center

High School and College Students
Laws Governing the Employment of Minors
Working Papers

Tomorrow's Youth Today - Workforce Development for 16 to 24-year olds

Legal Matters
Discrimination Law
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Printable version of the list of web sites (PDF)


KEY - Knowledge, Employment, and You! @ Lockport Public Library

Resume Writing & Interviewing:

OWL Online Writing Lab
Purdue Online Writing Lab - Job Search Writing
Created by Purdue University, the OWL Resume Workshop offers hints, tips, and explanations of how to write the perfect resume and other job searching documents.

GCF LearnFree
GCFLearnFree.org® - Resume Writing & Interviewing Skills
GCF Learn Free offers advice and tutorials on all aspects of the job search. Includes sample resumes, templates, and job-hunting advice.
Resume Writing * Interviewing Skills

Computer Skills:

Power Typing
Typing Skills
Learn touch typing through several lessons and games.  Be sure to pick Qwerty!

GCF LearnFree
Basic Computer Skills and More!
Tutorials on a wide range of topics including computer basics, Facebook, email, iPods, and Microsoft Office.  Also available in Spanish!

Handy worksheets, templates, tips, links, and other resources to help you gain the skills you need:

Computer Resources
Basic Computer Components and Terminology PDF
Windows 7 and Microsoft Office Basics PDF
Microsoft Word 2007 Basics PDF
Microsoft Word Shortcuts PDF
Switching from Microsoft Word 2003 to 2010 PDF
Switching from Microsoft Excel 2003 to 2010 PDF
Getting Started with the Internet PDF
Creating a Yahoo! Mail AccountPDF
Getting Started with Yahoo! MailPDF
Using a USB Drive or CD

Job Skills Resources
Dirty Dozen Online Job Search Mistakes PDF
Job Search Organization Chart PDF
Understanding a Job Ad PDF
Resume Writing Worksheet PDF
Resume Keywords PDF
Resume Writing Tips PDF
Resume Template - Chronological (.docx format - Microsoft Word)
Resume Template - Functional (.docx format - Microsoft Word)
Creating a Plain-Text Resume PDF
Cover Letters PDF
Interview Tips PDF
Interview Questions

Books on Job Searching
Books on Computers



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Lockport Public Library, 23 East Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094 - (716) 433-5935
Doors open: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Holiday Closings & Summer Hours * Last updated 04/27/2017