Employment & Career

Employment & Career Resource Guide

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This guide includes library materials and online resources related to employment and careers. If you're having trouble locating the information you need, please contact one of our eighteen KDL branch locations.

Make sure to also see our Lean on the Library page for a collection of resources for tough economic times, including help for those just laid off, searching for a job, or struggling to pay bills. Lean on the Library when times are tough. We can help.

Popular Books:

Select a title to view it in the catalog:

For a sample of additional career titles, click here

Career Websites:

Career Matrix
Search for jobs in Michigan or the Great Lakes area.

Offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages, and research job trends or salaries.

Job-Hunt: Michigan
Search for jobs, find support information, articles and tips about job hunting.

MeL Career Resources
Explore career preferences, find information about writing cover letters and resumes, and browse more than 60 job posting sites from the Michigan eLibrary.

Michigan Jobs and Career Portal
Search for jobs, learn about job training resources and careers and occupations.

Michigan Talent Bank
Search more than 15,000 new job openings added monthly and post your resume so more than 40,000 employers can find it.

MLive Jobs
Search for jobs posted in newspapers throughout Michigan.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Provides information on various occupations including the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions, as well as job search tips and links to information about the job market in each state.

O*NET OnLine
Provides information on different occupations, the characteristics of the work and the worker, related occupations, and wage and employment trends.

Simply Hired
Search thousands of job boards, classifieds, and company sites, identify job trends, and research salaries.

Unemployment Claims
Find information about filing for unemployment benefits in Michigan.

Unemployment: How to File Your Claim
Watch a video from the state of Michigan that explains how to file for unemployment benefits.

One-stop source for federal jobs and employment information.

Community Resources:

Career Transitions Center West Michigan
Offers a range of programs and resources to help West Michigan professionals from all fields, and at all stages of carer development, create plans to meet their career goals.

EaRN Employment and Resource Network
Non-denominational Christian organization offering unique career discovery, planning and job search tools, including job clubs, coaching one-on-one and in groups, and networking strategies.

Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center
Provides quality job training for young people serious about developing the work skills and self-discipline necessary to be successful in today's work force.

Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids
Provides vocational rehabilitation services, job training, and placement services for people with barriers to employment.

Grand Rapids Women's Resource Center
Offers career counseling and services to women.

Hope Network
Provides residential, vocational, day program and transportation services for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and other disadvantages.

KDL Kentwood Branch
Contains an extensive special collection of career and education resources.

Michigan Department of Career Development
Assists employers in hiring disabled workers, filing for alien labor certification, returning disabled workers to jobs, worker layoff assistance, and developing skilled workers.

Michigan Works!
Recognized nationally as the largest and most progressive workforce development association in the country.

Database Resources:

KDL's College and Career Database Resources
Includes the following subscription database available to KDL cardholders:
(Library card required)

Job & Career Accelerator
Research careers, search job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, and conveniently organize and track your job-search progress all in one place.

Learning Express Library
Study guides and sample tests for academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams.

KDL's Business Database Resources
Includes the following subscription database available to KDL cardholders:
(Library card required)

Business and Company Resource Center
Research companies and businesses before applying for a job.

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