Jobs and Careers

Career Information

See also links to adult/continuing and vocational education information and college planning on the library's education page in addition to more career resources.
  • CareerOneStop
    Provides a central resource from which you can explore different careers; learn or enhance your resume-writing and interviewing techniques; compare salary information; search for jobs; find education and training; or locate federal and state offices for training, economic or job-searching assistance. Sponsored by the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

  • O*NET OnLine
    Explore careers with the Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network database. Search for information by keyword, employment category or industry; by skills, tools or technologies used; or by codes or titles defined by existing classification systems such as the military or standard occupational classification systems. Special search tools suggest careers to match a job searchers' interests and training, assist veterans in their after-service career search or highlight jobs in the green economy.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Detailed information on hundreds of occupations. Each job entry describes the job, the work environment, how to enter the occupation, pay, job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for further information. Also available in Spanish.

  • Today's Military
    Learn about the career opportunities available through military service. Produced by the US Department of Defense. Also available in Spanish.

  • Virginia Career View
    A great way for students in grades K-8 to explore their future career options. Virginia View uses brief descriptions, statistics, videos and interactive games to teach kids about a variety of occupations. Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education.

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Job Hunting

For preparation materials for specific career licensing exams or civil service and military tests, and for career assessment tools and resources that help develop resume writing, interviewing and networking skills, see the library's career resources.

Search for the latest job openings on the following job boards, search engines and lists:

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  • CareerOneStop Salary Information
    Covers nearly 900 different occupations. Find salary information by city, state or zip code; compare salaries to those for the same occupation in metropolitan statistical areas in the same or other states; and more.

  • Compare Cost of Living
    Use this calculator to compare the cost of living in two cities in the United States. Provided by Sperling's Best Places.

  • Occupational Employment Statistics
    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics OES program provides annual employment and wage estimates for occupations at the national level; by state, metropolitan or nonmetropolitan area; or by industry.

    Browse by occupation or search by occupation and zip code to see what people are earning. Includes detailed descriptions of job responsibilities at different pay levels.

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Unemployment, Termination and Labor Law

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Volunteer Opportunities

  • Do Something
    Here's a place where young people can get involved in or learn to create their own volunteer service projects to help make a real impact on the issues they care about.

  • Senior Corps
    Senior Corps matches adults age 55 and over with volunteer opportunities. Programs include the Foster Grandparent Program, RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) and the Senior Companion Program.

  • United We Serve
    Locate volunteer opportunities in your community by searching by category of interest, keyword and/or zip code. is managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

  • Volunteer Fairfax
    This private, nonprofit organization provides a database of current volunteer opportunities. The site includes a special Just for Youth section, which provides access to the online editions of Volunteer Fairfax's Directory of Youth Service Opportunities.

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  • VolunteerMatch
    Adults, teens, kids and groups can find volunteer opportunities by entering a city, town or zip code.

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