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CAREERS & JOBS

 

DATABASES

  • Career Transitions
    Online career guidance center that walks through the job-search process from beginning to end.

  • Testing & Education Reference Center
    Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

 

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ONLINE COURSES

Explore a Career in Medical Writing
Take your first step toward a lucrative and rewarding career as a medical writer.

Interview Skills 101
This course will go over the issues and provide an in-depth analysis of the interviewing process. With some independent practice, this course can help you prepare successfully for any job interview!

Resume Builder
Choose from more than 40 industries and select a resume design, and ResumeBuider will guide you through entering your information.  

Resume Writing Workshop
Discover the secret to transforming your tired, boring resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. 

Resolving Workplace Conflict
Designed to help employees and managers understand the complexities of conflict, including its causes and possible solutions. 

Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search
World-renowned author and career advisor shows you how to get the job you want quickly and easily and in any economy.

 

 

COLLEGE

Practice Tests Online with Testing & Education Reference Center
ACT | ASVAB | CLEP | GMAT | LSAT | MCAT | PSAT | SAT

Project Discovery
Project Discovery prepares and motivates low income and first generation college-eligible students from Alexandria to access opportunities in higher education.

Virginia Student Grants for College
From collegescholarships.org

Exploring Opportunities
The State Council of Higher Education For Virginia provides a guide for exploring the various choices for higher education.

FAFSA
Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid (grants, work-study, and loans) to pay for college or career school.

College Board
Information about the SAT and SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, AP and CLEP tests.

 

 

WEBSITES

City of Alexandria Jobs
Vacancies are advertised every third Monday for 14 calendar days.

City of Alexandria Workforce Development
Provides services and resources for job seekers including access to the Career Center, career readiness workshops and more.

Virginia Jobs
Work for Virginia state government; see job openings and apply online.

USA Jobs
This is the U.S. Government’s official website for Federal jobs and employment information. You can create and save your resume here and apply online for government job openings.

Career Builder
Job listings, plus. Post your resume, save your job searches, get job recommendations. CareerBuilder works with over 300,000 employers around the world, including 92% of the Fortune 1000.

Indeed
Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages; post your resume online; get email alerts about newly posted jobs.

Zip Recruiter
Their mission is the help people find meaningful employment. Includes a  dedicated page for veterans looking for employment.

 

 

TUTORIALS

Career Planning and Salary
Get career advice if you're looking for a job, planning a change, or looking to gain skills.

Careers Without College
Even without a college degree, there are lots of career paths you can take. Learn what some of them are so you can find the right path for yourself.

Cover Letters
Offers tips, techniques, samples, and a cover letter template to help you get noticed by prospective employers.

Interviewing Skills
Get useful tips and strategies to prepare for, conduct, and follow up after a professional job interview.

Job Applications
Learn useful strategies for applying to jobs and standing out from the crowd of applicants.

Job Search and Networking
Get useful tips and strategies for networking and finding a job

Resume Writing
Learn the process of creating a professional resume that stands out from the crowd.