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Job Resources


Classes & Workshops

  • Orientation/Career Planning Workshop

    Orientation and Career Planning Workshop provides an overview of the job search and career development resources and services offered through the One Stop and an introduction to the Resource Area. This workshop also provides information on a variety of career research tools, steps necessary for achieving specific goals, formulating training plans and discovering financial aid resources.

  • Starting the Job Search/Effective Interviewing

    Starting the Job Search workshop is geared toward setting work preferences, identifying transferrable skills, compiling your work history, and managing stress. You will also prepare for an interview with sample interview techniques.

  • Building a Basic Resume Workshop

    Building a Basic Resume Workshop is geared toward helping people who don't have a resume or need some help improving their current one.

  • Very Basic Computer Class

    Very Basic Computer Class for adults aged 54 or under covers Microsoft Windows and Word. Class size is limited. Call 716 373 1880 to register. For those over 55 who are interested in this class, contact Pat at 716 373 1880 ext. 266.

  • Using the Internet for Job Searching

    Using the Internet for Job Searching workshop is a review of how to use the Internet to improve your job search.

  • Interview Assistance Workshop

    Haven't been to an interview in a while? Need a little help understanding what employers are looking for? In this workshop we will review commonly asked questions in interviews, why your answers are so important, what is appropriate to wear and what to do after the interview. Come prepared to be interviewed.

  • Resume Critique Advice

    Think your resume is ready for employers? Put it to the test. This workshop is for those who already have a resume and would like some constructive criticism. Get advice on how to improve it, and some refreshers on its purpose. Please bring a copy of your most up to date resume.

  • TABE testing

    For a basic skills assessment to establish reading and math levels call 716 373 1880 ext. 230 for an appointment.


For more information call Phil Stock at 716 376 8293.

  • Christ United Methodist Church

    633 Linwood Avenue, Olean, NY
    Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Olean's Friendship Center

    121 North Union Street, Olean NY
    Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:45 AM
    Ph. 716 372 0208

Job Search


The complete job-search handbook: everything you need to know to get the job you really want–Figler, Howard E. (650.14 F)

How to get a job if you're a teenager–Pervola, Cindy. (Y 650.14 P)

Inside secrets of finding a teaching job: the most effective search methods for both new and experienced educators–Warner, Jack. (371.1 W)

Job hunter's sourcebook–Gale Research Inc. (REF 331.128 J)

Job search letters that get results: 201 great examples!–Krannich, Ronald L. (808.066 K)

The job search solution: the ultimate system for finding a great job now!–Beshara, Tony. (650.14 B)

Job search techniques: a manual for developing skills to secure gainful employment–Taylor, Amanda Parker. (650.14 T)

Knock 'em dead 2010: the ultimate job search guide–Yate, Martin John. (650.14 Y)

100 fastest-growing careers: your complete guidebook to major jobs with the most growth and openings–Farr, J. Michael. (REF 331.702 F)

201 dynamite job search letters: writing right for today's new job market–Krannich, Ronald L. (650.14 K)

Use your head to get your foot in the door: job search secrets no one else will tell you–Mackay, Harvey. (650.14 M)

The very quick job search: get a better job in half the time–Farr, J. Michael. (650.14 F)

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Best Jobs USA
Jobs seekers may search for jobs, post a resume, research the economic prospects of several states, as well as do salary research, and get career advice.
Buffalo Job Finder
Search by job category or keyword
Search for jobs by keyword, city or category, post your resume online
Employment Spot
At this site you can search jobs by city, by state, and by industry.
Glassdoor is a free inside look at jobs and companies. Salary details, company reviews, and interview questions are all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.
It includes job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations, and company career websites.
Internet Career Connections
This website is dedicated to helping you discover those occupations that best match your personality style
Jammin Jobs
Search for employment by keyword or category, post your resume, find useful job-hunting tools at this site
Job Doggy
Job Doggy is designed to help teens and students throughout their job search, from beginning to end
The purpose of the Job-Hunt.Org Web site is to provide the most comprehensive listing of useful Internet-accessible job-search resources and services on the Web, in a format which is most useful to job seekers
A comprehensive, global network for job seekers and employers, includes job search and career center
This site provides job information for job seekers and employers, resume writing information, free career tests, salary wizard, career articles, success stories, and community programs.
New York State Department of Labor
The primary advocate for job creation and economic growth through workforce development which administers New York's unemployment insurance system, labor exchange system, and Welfare-To-Work programs
New York State Job Exchange
Search for jobs and related labor information about your career. Post your resume online, create cover letters, and set up automated job searches
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
L&I administers benefits to unemployed individuals, oversees the administration of workers' compensation benefits to individuals with job related injuries, and provides vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities. The Department prepares job seekers for the global workforce through employment and job training services for adult, youth, older workers, and dislocated workers
The Riley Guide
The Riley Guide introduces you to the online job search, listing many online sites and services that are useful for your job search. We do not post jobs nor resumes but instead point you to the places that do
A leading provider of online compensation data, including salary comparison, serving both individual employees and HR/Compensation professionals
Indeed Industry's Employment Trends

Civil Service

Civil Service Exams

Scheduled Examinations
These examinations are open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications specified on an examination announcement.
Civil Service Test Guide and Resource Booklets
Test Guides are designed to familiarize candidates with the format of the test. Test Guides provide a description of the subject areas that will be tested and present samples of the types of test material that will appear on the test.

Practice Tests

Learning Express Library
LearningExpress Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed academic or licensing tests.

Career Change


Do what you love for the rest of your life: a practical guide to career change and personal renewal–Griffiths, Bob. (650.1 G)

Kiplinger's survive and profit from a mid-career change–Moreau, Daniel. (650.14 M)

Time for a change: how to change your career: the re-entry & re-career workbook–Banning, Kent B. (650.14 B)

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Career Change - How to Change Careers
Career change advice, suggestions, tips and resources for job seekers and those interested in a career change.
This site provides professionals and students with up-to-date career and job information that can help them to make better, more informed career choices.
Glassdoor is a free inside look at jobs and companies. Salary details, company reviews, and interview questions are all posted anonymously by employees and job seekers.
mySkills myFuture
Explore new career options based on the skills you've used in a past job.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is compiled by the Department of Labor, the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is revised every two years. Each job title description provides extensive information on the nature of the work, working conditions, training and education needed, advancement potential, employment statistics, job outlook, earnings, links to related occupations, and sources of additional information.
O*NET Online
O*NET, the Occupational Information Network, provides comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

Resume & Cover Letter


Cover letters that knock 'em dead–Yate, Martin John. (808.066 Y)

Cover letters that will get you the job you want–Wynett, Stanley. (808.066W)

Expert resumes for teachers and educators–Enelow, Wendy S. (808.066 E)

Knock 'em dead 2010: the ultimate job search guide–Yate, Martin John. (650.14 Y)

Knock 'em dead cover letters: great letter techniques and samples for every step of your search–Yate, Martin John. (650.14 Y)

Resumes for advertising careers–VGM Career Horizons (808.066 R)

Resumes for banking and financial careers–VGM Career Horizons (808.066 R)

Resumes for business management careers–VGM Career Horizons (808.066 R)

Resumes for education careers–VGM Career Horizons (808.066 R)

Resumes for engineering careers–VGM Career Horizons (808.066 R)

Resumes for environmental careers–VGM Career Horizons (808.066 R)

Resumes for ex-military personnel–VGM Career Horizons (808.066 R)

Resumes for scientific and technical careers–VGM Career Horizons (808.066 R)

Resumes for the 50+ job hunter–VGM Career Horizons (650.14 R)

Resumes that knock 'em dead–Yate, Martin John. (650.142 Y)

Slam dunk cover letters–Rowh, Mark. (650.142 R)

The only resume and cover letter book you'll ever need–Walsh, Richard. (650.142 O)

The resume makeover: 50 common problems with resumes and cover letters–and how to fix them–Marcus, John J. (650.142 M)

Top secret resumes & cover letters–Provenzano, Steven. (808.066 P)



Help! My job interview is tomorrow!: How to use the library to research an employer–Templeton, Mary Ellen. (650.14 T)

Interview for success: a practical guide to increasing job interviews, offers, and salaries–Krannich, Caryl Rae. (650.14 K)

Kick off your career: write a winning resume, ace your interview, negotiate a great salary–Wendleton, Kate. (650.14 W)

No one will hire me!: Avoid 15 mistakes and win the job–Krannich, Ronald L. (650.142 K)

The five-minute interview: a job hunter's guide to a successful interview–Beatty, Richard H. (650.14 B)

The job search solution: the ultimate system for finding a great job now!–Beshara, Tony. (650.14 B)

The Wall Street journal/National business employment weekly: interviewing–Hirsch, Arlene S. (650.14 H)

Tom Jackson's interview express–Jackson, Tom. (650.14 J)

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