Jobs, Careers & Education

  • Résumé Writing

    For more Details and Step-by-Step help, See our Résumé Page.


    Briefly, our recommendations for creating a résumé are:
    1. (CareerLink)
    2. Google Drive template or blank document (must have free Gmail account first)
    3. Microsoft Word -- start from scratch

    Career Research

    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Career Page
    -- includes "how-to" videos so you can create an email or a résumé at your own pace.

    Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale's Career Page

    Job and Career info Center at CLP

    PA Workforce -- Careers in Demand and Occupational Wages

    RileyGuide (job search and career & school exploration)

    Occupational Outlook Handbook
    (US Dept of Labor)

    My Next Move -- "What do you want to do for a living?" by US Dep't. of Labor. Also help for veterans.

    Here to Help - Resources for Coping in Tough Economic Times
    (state of PA)

    Occupational Information
    by region
    (O*Net -- research careers, including section for veterans)

    Bureau of Labor Statistics (surveys about jobs, including wages)

    Salary and workplace reviews

  • Education

    Local School information

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    Job Searches

    If you are interested in working for a particular company, be sure to visit their website.

    For example, is the official Wal-Mart site. If you do a google search for jobs at Wal-Mart, you will see many sites that will not actually allow you to apply for a job. Only has the official application.

    • PA Job Gateway
      (new name for
      PA Career Link.
    • Career Link
      The Allegheny County office is at 2040 Ardmore Blvd., Pittsburgh (Forest Hills), with free orientations every Thursday 9am-3pm.
      Serious about your job search? Click here.
      They can help with your Participant ID, résumé preparation, interview skills,researching in-demand jobs, financial aid for education, dealing with a criminal background, and connecting to services like LIHEAP, homelessness, and bill paying help. Some locations have free computer workshops. You will likely need to visit the office multiple times to get the most complete help.
      Note: they have a direct no-wait phone line to the unemployment office if you have trouble getting through. Also, if you get an invitation for unemployment PREP, you must go by the 2nd invitation or you will be ineligible for unemployment.)
      PA Career Link / Job Gateway

    • Mon Valley Initiative
      Career Counseling, Computer Training
      Mon Valley Initiative

    • PaCareerLink
      (old Career Link page)

    • Linked In
      (networking, including Jobs listings)

    • My Next Move
      (US Dept of Labor)

    • America's Job Bank / CareerOneStop
      (US Dept of Labor)

    • PA Civil Service job listings

    • Federal job listings

    • PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
      The OVR provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. In order to be eligible, they need to have a verifiable disability. 412-253-4950.
    • Games for Job seekers
      Play on your mobile device -- it's FREE! Get Dressed, Prepared and Hired! Android, iOS or Amazon.


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    Job Search Engines

    These sites collect listings of available jobs. Consider the results to be leads. It is best to follow-up on official company sites for the most accurate information.



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