Online Career Center

The place to find all the online resources to help you in your job search. Below you will find links to websites with job listings, resume writing tools, cover letter writing, career self assessment tools and much more, all to help you find that perfect job.

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Resumes and Cover Letters

  • Free Resume Builder
    • Provides guided resume creation for beginners and allows users to select professionally designed resume templates. Copiague library cardholders can download resumes in PDF and Word formats for easy upload onto various job sites.
  • Learning Express Library: Tools to Get Hired
    • Learning Express offers step-by-step resume and cover letter builders that provide easy-to-follow instructions and samples. Sign in using your Copiague library card to get started.
  • Brainfuse
    • Library cardholders (Suffolk county) have access to Brainfuse’s eLearning site for all ages, which includes resume review from a professional writing expert.

Starting the Job Search: New York State Department of Labor

  • Career Couture
    • Boutique located at the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center that offers individuals proper business attire for upcoming interviews without a charge.
  • Job Seekers
    • Programs and services offered by the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment center.
  • Job Fairs in Suffolk County
    • Listing of upcoming job fairs in Suffolk County.
  • Find Job Fairs in New York State
    • Listing of upcoming job fairs on Long Island, Queens, NYC, and more.
  • One Stop Employment Center (Suffolk)
    • Learn more about the Suffolk County One Stop Employment Center and its upcoming career workshops and other offerings to support job seekers.
  • Suffolk County Employment Trends
    • Statistical breakdown on employment trends in Suffolk County including data on the labor force and unemployment rates.

Popular Job Search Sites

Field Specific Job Search Sites

  • Advertising, Graphic Arts and Interactive Media
    • Creative Hotlist is a career site for creative professionals that allows graphic designers, copywriters, and others to showcases portfolios and resumes for employers.
  • Engineering
    • Engineer Jobs boasts having every engineering job available anywhere on the web without having to register for an account.
  • Information Technology
    • Dice is a job posting database for technology professionals that provides insights, data and career opportunities and has resources for recruiters and employers seeking tech talent.
  • Media Professionals
    • Media Bistro offers resources for media professionals, providing job listings, courses, and seminars.
  • Law Enforcement
    • Go Law Enforcement offers one of the largest and most popular law enforcement job boards and resources for preparing for a future in law enforcement.
  • Healthcare, Medical, and Nursing
    • Medcareers is a large online job posting service for the healthcare staffing industry.
  • Sales and Marketing
    • Marketing Jobs hosts professional marketing, sales, and advertising jobs from across the United States.
  • Science
    • New Scientist Jobs is the job site maintained by one of the most popular weekly science and technology magazines, New Scientist. It hosts a range of jobs in life sciences, biology, physics, astronomy, and chemistry.

Company Research

  • Business Directories
    • Library cardholders (Suffolk) have digital access to:
      • Brands and Their Companies (42 edition) by Peggy Geeseman, which lists manufacturers and distributors from small businesses to large corporations, from both the public and private sectors. Provides complete coverage of U.S. consumer brands; manufacturers, importers and distributors; and companies that are out of business, as well as brands that are no longer in production or are now considered generic.
      • Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State and Local Organizations (30th edition) which provides comprehensive information on associations and societies that are organized and function at the regional (both interstate and intrastate), state, county, city, neighborhood, and local levels. Coverage includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
  • Business Insights: Essentials
    • Provides library cardholders (Suffolk) with access to detailed company and industry profiles available in Gale’s database including:
      • SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports.
      • Thousands of company histories and industry essays from Gale’s core business collection.
      • Thomson Reuters company financial reports: interactive balance sheets, cash flow statements, market conditions for publicly traded U.S. companies.
      • Analyze key metrics and compare companies and industries using Gale’s company profiles, proprietary private company database, and fundamentals comparison tool.

Government Jobs

  • Federal Jobs
    • USAJOBS is the Federal Government’s official employment site. It connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world.
  • Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates
    • USAJOBS has the Pathways Program which offers federal internship and employment opportunities for current students, recent graduates and those with an advanced degree.
  • New York State Jobs
    • StateJobsNY provides a guide on how to become a state employee, links to exam information and list of current jobs open to the general public.
  • Suffolk County Employment
    • Search for work in Suffolk county and job opportunities in the Suffolk County government, including Civil Service opportunities.
  • Nassau County Employment
    • Find opportunities to work for Nassau County including Civil Service opportunities.

Career Exploration and Assessment

  • Career Preparation
    • Learning Express Library allows users to explore different career options, career change resources, career information for veterans, and more.
  • Career One Stop
    • Career One Stop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and allows users to browse occupations, employment trends, take aptitude assessments to determine the right career for you.
  • Career Zone
    • NYS Department of Labor’s Career Zone allows users to explore careers related to
      their strengths, skills and talents.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    • This site is maintained by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and offers information on the hundreds of occupations that provide the majority of jobs in the United States.

Unemployment Assistance

  • File for Unemployment
    • Unemployment Insurance is temporary income for eligible workers.
  • Before You File
    • Things to know about filing for unemployment before submitting your claim.
  • How to File
    • Learn how to file online or over the phone and documents you will need when filing.
  • Looking For a Job
    • Links to information about finding employment, including assistance available from the NYS Department of Labor.