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Job Seeker’s Toolkit

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This toolkit is designed to support the 2013-14 Personal Job and Career Assistance program at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Sign up for a clinic session by calling the library ahead of the scheduled clinic day to reserve an appointment.

Quick Start Links:  Get Email  •  Write a Resume  •  Find a Job Opening  •  Apply for a Job  •  Interviewing

Job Seeker Planning

Planning and Researching

Register for an Email Address
Develop your Computer Skills
Career Planning Map
Research a Career
Research a Potential Employer
Avoid Employment-Related Scams
Job Seeker Looking

Looking for a Job Opening

Find a Job Opening Online
Finding University, Federal, State, and Medical Jobs in Maryland
Private Employers
Employment for Teens
Employment for Ex-Offenders
Job Seeker Application

Preparing your Application

Completing an Online Application
Writing a Resume
Writing a Cover Letter

 

Job Seeker Interviewing

Interviewing

Interviewing
Job Seeker Benefits

Benefits, Permits, and Licenses

Vocational Training
Applying for Maryland Unemployment Benefits
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Licensing
Job Seeker Further Assistance

Further Assistance

Job and Career Center Classes
County Employment Statistics
Workforce Development Agencies
Ask Us

 

Planning and Researching


Register for an Email Address

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Develop Your Computer Skills 

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Career Planning Map 

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Research a Career
Job Seeker ResearchUse these resources to research a career before you submit an application and to evaluate a position after you have received a job offer.

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Research a Potential Employer 

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Avoid Employment-Related Scams 

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Looking for a Job Opening


Job Seeker Find OnlineFind a Job Opening Online

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Finding University, Federal, and Medical Jobs in Maryland
Many of Maryland’s largest employers are Educational, Medical or Government agencies. Review this list from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

Educational Institutions
Explore vacancies advertised by public and private universities in Maryland. Employment opportunities are listed on the following pages:

Federal Employment 

State Government Jobs 

Job Seeker MedicalMedical Employment 

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Private Employers
Look for a career with one of the major private-sector employers in Maryland:

 

 Read insider information on companies regarding jobs, salaries, company reviews, & interview questions through  Glassdoor

 

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Employment for Teens 

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Employment for Ex-Offenders 

Sample Letter for Explaining Criminal Background

  
The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding for the first six months of employment for hard-to-place job applicants. Eligible employees receive their bond letter from a local bonding services coordinator at a One-Stop Career Center. The Bonding Services Coordinator for the State of Maryland can be reached at:

Bonding Services Coordinator
1100 North Eutaw Street, Room 616
Baltimore, Maryland  21201
410-767-2018
410-333-5162 fax

For more information, see:

 

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Preparing Your Application


Completing an Online Application

Note: Write down and remember usernames and passwords for job sites and email, and remember the answers to security questions. Without this information, you will not be able to recover passwords to access email or profiles on employment websites.

Note: Allow enough time to complete an online application, and be prepared to be directed to a follow-up evaluation or assessment after submitting an application.

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Job Seeker ResumeWriting a Resume
Collect and organize information about your work history, education and references prior to writing a resume.  

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Writing a Cover Letter 

A cover letter should:

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Interviewing


Interviewing 

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Benefits, Permits, and Licenses


Job Seeker VocationalVocational Training

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Taking a Vocational Exam or Test 

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Applying for Maryland Unemployment Benefits 

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Completing a Web Certificate for Maryland Unemployment Benefit 

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Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Licensing

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Further Assistance


Job and Career Center Classes

County Employment Statistics 

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Job Seeker Workforce DevWorkforce Development Agencies

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Ask Us
If you would like more assistance with your job search, please visit us, email us through our Ask-A-Librarian service, call us at (410) 396-5317 or mail your question to:

Job and Career Information Center
Enoch Pratt Free Library
State Library Resource Center
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore MD 21201
Interested in working for the library? Check the Jobs @ Pratt page for current listings.

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This initiative is sponsored in part by a generous grant from Bank of America. 

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