Employment Resources

New Jersey Job Search & Resources

JobBankUSA – New Jersey

This site provides links to jobs, employment services and career information for job candidates, employers, and recruiters.

Jobing.com (New Jersey Jobs)

Statewide job listings may be searched by job, employment or company type, as well as company name, and location. Build, customize and store resumes while also keeping track of your job search online. Free online resume hosting and sharing is offered as well.


Provided by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development – Department of Education. Provides New Jersey-specific information on occupations that includes current wages, job outlook and licensing requirements. Information on employment, job search, education, training, financial aid options, and personal assessment tools are provided as well.


NJHire is the recruitment network in the State of New Jersey for jobs in the educational field. It also provides information on requirements to obtain licensure and teach in New Jersey. Users may search for jobs by keyword, geographic location, employer or job title. A customized start page offering instant updates and customizable tools is also available.

New Jersey Civil Service Commission

This site lists civil service job openings that are posted by the New Jersey Department of Personnel. Application process and testing information are available as well.

New Jersey Jobs – America’s Job Exchange

Online resources are available to both job seekers and employers. This site allows you to search for jobs as well as career information. Users can sign up to create resumes and cover letters, apply for jobs and have job listings sent to their e-mail. Employers can post jobs and search for resumes.

New Jersey Next Stop

This “one-stop career center” is geared toward those who will be entering the workforce. It provides industry and career information, as well as tips on the job hunting process.


Developed by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development to assist job-seekers. Employment services for specific groups such as older workers and individuals
with disabilities are provided. A free “On-Ramp” allows users to upload and edit resumes while receiving e-mail alerts for job opportunities matching their experience.
Links to statewide job clubs and job fairs are also available.

Job Search Sites

America’s Job Exchange

Over half a million job postings can be accessed from this site. The site claims to specialize in “the non-executive jobs that most Americans seek and serves a high percentage of minorities, women and veteran groups.” Job search tools and career advice are also offered.

Career Builder

This resource provides national and international job listings searchable by company, industry and category. Part-time, freelancing and internship opportunities are also posted. The site also provides links to tools such as career testing, advice, salary calculators and skills training information.

Career One Stop

Formerly known as Job Bank USA, this site provides over 900,000 job listings throughout the country, with 1,000 new listings added daily. Individual state job bank listings may be searched as well. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Federal Jobs Digest

This job database is offered by the federal government. Immediate openings for positions from over 300 federal agencies that encompass all occupations and salary levels are offered. Most of these jobs require no written test.


Search for jobs and post resumes on this site, which claims to be the number one jobsite worldwide; available in over 50 countries and 26 languages. Job search tips are also provided.

Job & Career Accelerator

Search local and national job postings, explore careers, match your interests, and create resumes, practice interview skills and more. Flash Demo.


This site provides comprehensive listings of online job search resources and services in a user-friendly format. They also provide job search advice and access to networking resources.


Monster claims to be the “premier” online career website for both jobseekers and employers, providing a “full array” of job seeking and related services. Users may browse and search for job opportunities worldwide. Job search advice is offered on topics that include strategy, interviewing, diversity and inclusion. Career “tools” such as mapping and benchmarking are offered as well.

The Riley Guide

This guide describes itself as a “directory of employment and career information sources on the Internet.” User-friendly links are provided for easy site navigation. Information is also provided to assist employers and recruiters.

USA Jobs

The official job site of the federal government, it also offers employment opportunities for students, veterans and resources for people with disabilities.



Classifieds for the Packet Newspapers, including the Princeton Packet and South Brunswick Post. Salary guides and company profiles are available as well as resume and job posting services for both prospective employees and employers.

Home News Tribune

Local and national job listings are provided. Jobs may be searched by keyword, category or location.


New Jersey job listings from various newspapers including the Star-Ledger and Trenton Times are available. Site offers career advice, industry profiles and resume posting service.

New York Times

Listings for the New York metropolitan area and beyond. Jobs may be searched by category or location.


Local job postings from the North Brunswick-South Brunswick Sentinel.

Job Fairs


This site offers an online calendar of career fairs nationwide.


Links are provided on this site to companies and organizations holding “real” and “virtual” job fairs.

National Career Fairs

This site enables you to browse career fairs by region. It offers listings for more than 300 career fairs in 73 cities.

Workforce New Jersey Job Fairs

Information about job fairs and other events in New Jersey; from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Career Information


This resource is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. There is information and videos on careers and industries, educational resources and self-assessment tools, salary and benefits, employment and training opportunities and services to assist veterans and members of the military in transitioning to civilian careers. A customer service center with a toll-free number is provided to answer questions related to the site.

Facts on File – Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

(Available to library cardholders or in library only)

This database enables the user to explore different occupations. Salaries, occupational outlook and prospects, educational and licensure requirements and school, scholarship and internship information are available. Tools for career assessment, resume-writing and job searching are also offered.

Learning Express Library

Practice exams are offered for civil service positions as well as licensing, certification and aptitude practice tests for a wide variety of careers. Occupational and career preparation information and job search and work place skills advice are also offered. Information in Spanish is available as well. Flash Demo; Help File.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

This nationally recognized source of career information is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and revised every two years. Information on training, prospects, salaries, work conditions and job descriptions are provided for the hundreds of jobs and careers that are listed. Links to individual state sources are provided.

O*Net Online

This resource provides detailed information for a wide range of occupations. A skill search test is available; it surveys skills and

suggests occupations based on particular skill sets.


Site managers claim to provide “carefully researched and continually updated insider information on over 5,000+ companies and 70 industries” . . . including “exclusive salary surveys on major employers.” Information is directed at job seekers as well as employers. This comprehensive site also provides education and career guides, job search and resume preparation advice, “event” information, videos and message boards amongst their offerings. Some features require paid membership.

Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing


Use the Brainfuse Adult Learning Center to create resumes and cover letters. Link to online resources including workshops, tutorials and resume templates as well as to live help from Brainfuse writing experts and online instructors available to assist you in the process. Link to nationwide resources for job-seekers through online job sites targeted to the general public, veterans, students and recent graduates.

Damn Good Resume Guide

Online site for the acclaimed guide. Site claims to highlight current trends in resume writing and facilitate the process.


Comprehensive information and advice on the interview process for both job seekers and those conducting interviews. Includes preparation, practice interviews, sample questions and answers, and interview guides by job.

Monster: Career Advice

Advice is provided here on mastering the writing of resumes and cover letters, interviewing and career development skills. Salary and benefits advice is also given.

Quintessential Careers

This site provides assistance for developing resumes and cover letters. It also features specific samples for different careers as well as for particular types of job seekers such as career changers and students. Job-search related tools are available for career counselors and employers as well as job seekers.

Riley Guide: Resumes and Cover Letters

This resource will assist with resume preparation and posting, cover letters and other job search correspondence. Networking, interviewing and negotiating skills are also highlighted.

Company Information

Best Places to Work in New Jersey

This site is the result of a statewide program managed by the Best Companies Group. It lists companies that have been identified as top companies to work for. Links to key contacts for these companies are provided.

Great Place to Work Institute

The producers of this site produce various “Best Companies to Work For” lists for the U.S. and 40 other countries, including the “Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For.”


This site provides company information, including jobs; company financial information, competitors, key executives, company news and press releases, as well as overviews on more than 600 different industries.

Reference USA

(Available to library cardholders or in library only)

This database provides company information for millions of businesses and non-profits in both the United States and Canada, as well as industry information. Information on corporate structure, key personnel, company financial information, company news articles and competitors reports are also available. OneSource provides information on international companies and executives by title.


Information available includes company and industry profiles. Articles on the job-searching process and career advice can also be accessed.

Job Loss Assistance

AARP: Help for Laid-Off Workers

Information for workers who have been laid off or displaced; from AARP’s Outreach Services.

New Jersey Unemployment Insurance

Information is provided on how to file a claim; also how to calculate and claim benefits.