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Prep for Success Kit

Prep for success kit contents

Put your best foot forward with our Prep for Success kit. Whether you need help with writing a resume, tips for job or college interviews, or just some accessories to make you feel professional and confident, this kit has you covered. It contains a messenger bag, a portfolio with note paper and a pen, resume paper, thank you cards, a guide on how to write a resume, a book on nailing an interview, and even a tie with instructions on how to wear it. Check out the kit free of charge.

For Those Affected by the Opioid Crisis

Services Available to Those Affected by the Opioid Crisis from OneWorkSource

Contact Josh Krester - Opioid Grant Coordinator

(518) 219-2371 (cell)

Job Posting Sites
  • CareerBuilder – Search newspaper job listings.
  • Craigslist – Online-only job postings in your area.
  • Idealist – Search for jobs in the nonprofit sector.
  • Indeed – Another search engine that searches job listings from several sites at once.
  • LinkedIn – This social network is based on professional connections. It can be used to find jobs, people and business opportunities recommended by someone in one’s contact network.
  • Monster – Search online job listings and post your resume.
  • National Labor Exchange – Established in 2007, the National Labor Exchange (NLx) represents a unique, public-private partnership between DirectEmployers (DE) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA). The NLx is a robust resource for employers and state workforce agencies to connect workers with job openings. The powerful tool also connects state and federal agencies, nonprofit and Veteran organizations, as well as disability and diversity partners to assist employers with recruitment goals.
  • NYS Department of Civil Service – Search and research New York State employment opportunities in state government, as well as local state employment opportunities with counties, cities, towns, villages and local school districts.
  • NYS Department of Labor: Find a Job – Resources and links by the New York State Department of Labor.
  • New York State Job Exchange – Search for and apply for jobs online, post your resume, and set up automated searches to notify you about jobs that fit your profile. Provided by the New York State Department of Labor.
  • NYS Job Fairs – A listing of upcoming job and recruitment fairs, searchable by region. Provided by the New York State Department of Labor.
  • Simply Hired – A simple search engine, similar to Google, to search job listings from hundreds of job sites and newspapers at once.
  • USAJobs – The federal government’s official job list (only federal jobs are posted here).
Career Planning Resources
  • America’s Career Info Net – Find wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, and other career resources. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • College Navigator – Search for higher education opportunities in your area with this customizable search tool. Provided by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Mapping Your Future – This site, geared towards students, contains resources for you to explore a career, prepare for college, and learn about financial aid opportunities.
  • mySkills, myFuture – Explore new career options based on the skills you’ve used in a past job. You can compare careers, find training, and search for jobs. Affiliated with Career One Stop.
  • NY CareerZone – Find job titles closely related to your current job. Click on a job title from any of 6 major categories, and scroll to the bottom to find other job titles that employ similar skills and interests. Provided by the New York State Department of Labor.
  • NY JobZone – JobZone provides information on 900 occupations matched with the latest labor market information from the NYS Dept. of Labor.
  • O*NET Online – This career exploration database is the nation’s primary resource for browsing careers. Published by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – Published by the U.S. Department of Labor, this handbook provides information about job prospects, working conditions, and the required education and training for different careers.
  • Quintessential Careers – An excellent resource to help you find a better job or career.
Job Seeking Tools
Job Transition Resources

New York Unemployment Insurance Program:

Unemployment insurance is temporary income for eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own and who are ready, willing, and able to work:

New York State Assistance Programs:

Quickly check your eligibility for food stamps, temporary assistance, WIC, and Home Energy assistance online right now at www.mybenefits.ny.gov. You can also contact your local Department of Social Services office:

Federal Assistance Programs:

  • Looking for a New Job – Finding and getting a job can be a challenging process, but knowing more about job search methods and application techniques may increase your chances of success.
  • National Dislocated Worker Grants – National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs), formerly known as National Emergency Grants (NEGs), are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor, under Section 170 of WIOA. DWGs provide resources to states and other eligible applicants to respond to large, unexpected layoff events causing significant job losses.
  • Rapid Response Services for Laid Off Workers – These services and resources are part of a program called Rapid Response, which will customize services and resources to your needs and the needs of your company, with a goal of getting you back to work as soon as possible and minimize the disruptions on your life that a layoff will cause.
  • Trade Act Program – The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program is a federal entitlement program that assists U.S. workers who have lost or may lose their jobs as a result of foreign trade.

Health Insurance Options:

Legal Help:

General Resources
  • Career One-Stop – The best all-around site for job seekers (federally-funded).
  • Job Scams– Learn how to protect yourself.
  • LawHelpNY.org – Link concerning workers’ rights.
  • Learn How to Become – A career is a commitment; a career is hard work; a career is your passion. Are you ready to find yours?
  • National Career Development Association – Internet sites for career planning.
  • Zety (formerly Uptowork) Blog – Features tips for resume writing, cover letters, interviews, and jobseeking. Also features a resume builder.
  • WorkforceGPS – Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, provides a central tool for workforce professionals and their partners who strive to improve outcomes for job seekers and employers through informed decisions.
Resources for Those with a Criminal Background
Resources for Those with Disabilities
Resources for Members of the LGBTQ Community
Resources for Minority Groups and Immigrants
Resources for Seniors
Resources for Teens
Resources for Veterans
Additional Resources

Contact Us

Anja Bouchard
Coordinated Outreach Librarian
(518) 563-5190 ext. 118

Juliette Brookfield
Youth Services Librarian
(518) 563-5190 ext. 120

David Fuller
Library Computer Specialist
(518) 563-5190 ext. 122