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Virginia Employment Resource Guide
Looking for a new job? Want to change careers? The Virginia Workforce Network can connect you to resources in your area to help you find a job, get training or help you identify the education you need to improve your career.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Provides both national and local resources as well as tools like a skills/interest profiler, tips for updating skills, networking ideas, and much more.

Career Resource Center
Investigate online degrees and universities, jobs and occupations, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

College Grad Job Hunter
Links and advice for process of getting an entry level position—from exploring careers to negotiating salary.

Career and job search advice. The online complement to the Job Choices publications.

Occupational Information Network
Search by occupations or skills, find education requirements, job characteristics and average salaries, and links to related job sites.

The Riley Guide: Exploring Career Options
Resource list covering career and occupational guides, job prospects based on major, chossing a career path, changing careers, and planning and managing a career.

The Riley Guide: Internships, Apprenticeships, & Volunteer Opportunities
Links to internships, fellowships, study/experience abroad, apprenticeships, the Jobs Corps, and volunteer opportunities.

Explore a career with the federal government.

Career tools provided by monster.com

Virginia Health Careers Manual
The career information in this manual is arranged according to fields of study. If you have a particular interest, this "one-stop shopping" approach will help you learn about a variety of related career opportunities in one section.

Academic Info
Education Resources & Subject Guides since 1998.

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Job-Hunter Network Groups

Career Prospectors
Three Chopt Presbyterian Church
9315 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, VA 23229
Contact: Charlie Wood (804) 360-0335

Jobs Assistance Ministry
St. Michael Catholic Church
4491 Springfield Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Contact: (804) 527-1037
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Needle's Eye Ministries, Inc, Career Transition Group
104 Berrington Court
Richmond, VA 23221
Contact: (804) 358-1283

Other Networking Opportunities

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Job Search Preparation

This guide is designed to be a starting point when looking for resources related to job hunting. It is not an exhaustive list.

Books on Careers and Job Search

Search the Library's catalog

Select Subject from the drop-down box of search options. Enter search terms such as: Career Changes, Career Development, Cover Letters, Employment Interviewing, Job Hunting, Professions, Resumés, Vocational Guidance, and Occupations.

Also, try more specific terms relatin to your occupation of interest. For example, if you are interested in nursing, try a subject search using the terms Vocational Guidance Nursing.

Browse the Shelves

Below are shelf locations where job-hunting materials can be found:

650.14 Resumés, cover letters, and interviewing
331.702 Occupations

Agencies to Call or Visit

VA Employment Commission

Richmond Local Office
3719 Saunders Ave., Richmond, VA 23227
Phone: (804) 663-5400

Capital Region Workforce Partnership (CRWP)

121 Cedar Fork Rd., Henrico, VA 23223
Phone: (804) 952–6116

Formerly CATC. A federally funded organization that provides free resources for employers, youth, adults, and dislocated workers.

Resumés & Cover Letters

  • Monster.com suggestions
  • Microsoft Word
    Microsoft Word comes with templates and sample documents that make it easy to set up a good-looking resumé. Just replace the sample text with your own information.
  • Adult Reference Staff
    Having trouble? Ask at your library's Information Desk for help with setting up your resumé. Direct help may be available as time permits.

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