JobLINC Job and Career Center

 

Blue and white JobLinc bus parked in front of Central Library.

JobLINC Video

Recognized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a model for targeted employment outreach, JobLINC has served the Memphis area since 1990.  JobLINC helps job seekers locate employment opportunities.  It also helps employers find workers.  A service of the Memphis Public Library & Information Center, JobLINC is designed to help Memphis area residents find jobs by providing:

 

JobLINC can help employers find the right people to fill job openings.  This link benefits job seekers, employers, and all of the Memphis area with increased employment. Employers, please click here for details on how to share your job openings.

 

 

JobLINC in the Community

 Job Listings and Articles

(Jobs & Careers Blog)

 

Memphis Job Hotline Numbers & Web Links

Classes & Workshops

LINC/211 Community Information

Small Business Resources

 

Job Search Websites 


Job Readiness

(Resumes, Interviews, Applications...)

Career Planning and Assessment

Computer Tutorials

Test Preparation and Practice

Training and Higher Education

Networking and Job Search Support Groups

Research Occupations and Employers

File for Unemployment Insurance Benefits


Financial Literacy

Job Finding Assistance

Health Information


JobLINC and the Memphis Public Library's Job and Career Centers have an extensive collection of materials on career selection, educational opportunities, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and test preparation.

For more information about JobLINC, please call 901-415-2787 or email joblinc@memphistn.gov.

 

Career Planning and Assessment

CareerPath by CareerBuilder

CareerPath.com is a career resource center that will assist you in making the right career decisions. Assistance is provided with career tests, advice and resources.

Career Transitions

Users have the opportunity to search for jobs, create a personal profile and use a Career Toolkit to build and save resumes, cover letters, and references. Career Transitions also features quick assessments to help people identify new opportunities based on current skills, occupational knowledge, and interests.


EducationPlanner.org

Education Planner is a one stop career and college planning website. It is a public service of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.

Holland Code

A system to classify jobs into job categories, interest clusters, or work personalityIn the Holland Model, work personalities are represented by Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional. Holland Code Self-Assessment tool provided on the Rogue Community College Website.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter II

Widely used 70 question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type. The KTS-II is based on Keirsey Temperament Theory™, published in Please Understand Me and Please Understand Me II by Dr. David Keirsey.

Spiritual Gifts Test

Assessment of personal experiences which lead the individual to learn what gifts are possessed for service to others.

Computer Tutorials

Memphis Public Library & Information Center's Computer Classes

General Computer Tutorials

Mouse Exercises

Typing Lessons

Resume Writing Assistance

 

Job Readiness - Resumes, Interviews & Applications

Job Readiness

Career One Stop

A single stop site for education, job training, résumés, and interviews. This site also has opportunity for networking.

Career Journal

This site allows you to browse the Wall Street Journal’s career section online.

Career Transitions

Users have the opportunity to search for jobs, create a personal profile and use a Career Toolkit to build and save resumes, cover letters, and references. Career Transitions also features quick assessments to help people identify new opportunities based on current skills, occupational knowledge, and interests.

Digital Literacy

This site is used to share and enhance the tools necessary to learn computer and Internet skills needed in today’s global work environment.

Job Choices

Job searches, resumes, career development, and advice for college graduates

Job Hunters Bible

This site was designed as a practical Manual for job hunters and career changers. Networking is also available on this site.

LearningExpress Library (Learn-A-Test)

General development in school arranged from elementary, middle, high, GED, college and even for jobs and careers. This site also allows you to retake any test they provide for practice.

Microsoft Career Center for Job Seekers

Tips for success, tools needed to obtain a job and tips fior college students. This site is powered by

Monster Career Advice

An advice site for jobseekers to search nationwide job listings and post their resume for potential employers. The site also offers opportunities for networking

MN Creative Job Search

Creative job search and planning site sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Quintessential Careers

A nationwide networking site for career seekers and employers.

O*NetAcademy

A site that provides you with high caliber online learning 24 hours of the Day.

Riley Guide

Posts free career and employment information. This site also allows networking opportunities.

SocialJobs Partnership

The Social Jobs Partnership is a collaboration between Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Direct Employers Association (DE), and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA). This site help facilitates employment for America’s jobless through the use of social networks.

Susan Ireland’s Job Lounge

This site is devoted to job services. Services this site provides are help building a resume, writing letters, and lessons on job interviews.

Tennessee Department of Labor

Get information involving labor laws, job fairs, and headlines obtaining facts on employment rates and workplace safety.

Tennessee Electronic Library

The Tennessee Electronic Library provides access to a variety of helpful career resources from the interview process to starting your own business.

WetFeet

This sites mission is to equip job seekers like you with the advice, research, and inspiration you need to plan and achieve a successful career.

Resumes

About.com - Resume Formats

Highlights the various styles of resumes (chronological, functional, & combination) to help the job seeker choose which format works best for their situation.

EMSI Career Coach Resume Builder

Input information and export/download to Microsoft Word.

NY Career Zone

Career readiness site sponsored by the New York Department of Labor.

 

Interviews

QuintCareers

A nationwide networking site for career seekers and employers.

GCFLearnFree

Microsoft Online learning for careers computers, math, and reading.

Applications

Experience Works Practice Job Application

Sample online job application for practice purposes.

Job Search Websites

City of Memphis & Shelby County

City of Memphis Human Resources

From this site you can find jobs available with the City of Memphis, and you are able to apply on-line for any job in which you are interested.

Commercial Appeal Employment Classified Ads

A searchable database of the newspaper's classified ads. Allows you to view ads from the current paper or the Sunday issue.

Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is the lead economic development agency for the City of Memphis and Shelby County that markets the areas unique assets (logistics, musical heritage, and pioneering medical community) to the world. Find links to vendors and employment opportunities in Memphis.

Job & Career News Blog

This site was created by the staff of the Memphis Public Library & Information Center, for use by anyone interested in finding a job, locating a scholarship, learning more about educational opportunities, and much more. 

Memphis Business Journal

The Memphis Business Journal website has a search engine for local job postings.

Memphis Job Hotlines

A list of telephone numbers and web links for many leading companies in the Memphis area.

Memphis Job Fever

A job board that focuses exclusively on job listings in the Memphis, TN area.

Shelby County Human Resources

From this site you can find jobs available with Shelby County, and you are able to apply on-line for any job in which you are interested.

Tennessee Career Centers @ Memphis

A collaborative partnership between the private sector, non-profit agencies, and federal job training and education programs. Integrates the resources and activities of various federal programs, such as Unemployment Insurance, Title 1, Job Service, Veteran Services, Adult Basic Education, Vocational Rehab, Department of Human Services, and Title V.

Provides employment services and training for individuals across the Memphis, Shelby and Fayette County region who are seeking a job or transitioning to a new line of work, and businesses in need of employees.

Workforce Investment Network aka Memphis Area Career Center

A community resource that prepares job seekers for jobs and helps connect them to employment opportunities in Memphis, Shelby County, and Fayette County. Identifies and pre-screens qualified talent for local businesses, and in some instances provide grants for training.

State of Tennessee

Jobs4TN

Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in Tennessee. Job seekers and employers can access information about jobs, resumes, education, and much more.

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Promotes workforce development and improved workplace safety and health throughout Tennessee. Get information about state labor laws, job fairs, and unemployment claims.

Tennessee Department of Labor’s Mobile Career Coach

Mobile center with services similar to what you might find in a Tennessee Career Center. Provides a mobile computer lab with internet access; creates a venue for workshops including résumé assistance and interviewing skills; and serves as a recruitment center for companies moving into our state.

National

American Job Center

Provides a single access point for jobseekers.  Helps find jobs and training opportunities, gain skills and access key Federal and local programs.

Career One Stop

Developed by the U. S. Dept. of Labor, this site allows you to search a database containing over ten million employers for job leads. It also contains a Resource Library which provides links to over 3,500 career-related web sites, many of which are sites showing available job openings. You can also find information on job market trends, wage trends, and other valuable career-related information.

Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates to Federal Careers

Program designed to assist college students and recent graduates get started in the Federal workforce.

USA Jobs

The current available job openings with the United States government are found on this site, as well as general information about working for the federal government. The site also offers online applications for any job openings.

General

America’s Job Exchange

Online job searching tool that connects hard-working nonexecutive job seekers with employers. Job seekers are able to create automated job alert emails, use resume builder, and have access to several career resources for advice and news related to job market.

CareerBuilder.com

A popular commercial site, CareerBuilder.com allows users to search for jobs, post resumes or find information about upcoming career fairs nationwide.

Chronicle of Higher Education - Job Openings

Makes available the job listings published in the previous week's issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Job listings can be browsed by type, or the entire list can be searched using key terms.

Flipdog

A search engine that checks job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages.

HCareers -Hospitality and Retail Job Openings

A search engine for the hospitality industry which includes hotels, restaurants, retail, and tourism.

Hound

A search engine that connects job seekers directly to company job boards.

Idealist Career Center

This site offers information on working in a nonprofit setting. It also provides a searchable database of jobs, volunteer opportunities, internships and consultant work.

Indeed

Indeed is a search engine for jobs. With a design similar to that of a normal search engine, it searches all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages.

LGBT Career Link

Workplace advocates linking diversity-friendly employers with the LGBT workforce. Browse employers, job openings, and more.

LinkUp

Search and apply to job openings found directly on over 22,000 company websites.

Monster.com

A site for jobseekers to search nationwide job listings and post their resume for potential employers. The site also offers opportunities for networking.

Simply Hired

Search millions of job listings from across the web. Find local jobs, salary comparisons, and employment trends.

Military/Veterans

Fleet and Family Support Program

A site to support sailors and their families with programs and services such as relocation assistance, information and referral, financial management counseling, spouse employment, advocacy, and transition assistance.

H2H-Hero2Hired

This site is designed to make it easy for Reserve Component service members to connect to and find jobs with military friendly companies looking for their training and skills.

Hiring Our Heroes

Aimed at helping veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Works with a network of 1600 state and local chambers and other strategic partners from public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Military.com Veteran Employment Center

Job search engine powered by Monster.com for with information for veterans and their families. Networking opportunities are available.

Veterans Employment Center

A service of the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense. Designed to provide veterans and returning service members resources tools for returning to public/private sector jobs.

Networking

Career Transition Groups – Memphis

This site offers free support to job seekers. Private networks allow members to share jobs, make announcements, seek help, get information and conduct other informational and request exchanges needed during their job search

Facebook

Worldwide Network. This site allows you to network with friends, family, and employers .

Glassdoor

Search job listings and see company salaries, reviews, and inside connections for any company.

Jobfox

Job search and career networking site that allows you to make the connections to get hired.

LinkedIn

Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities.

Social Jobs Partnerships

The Social Jobs Partnership is a collaboration between Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, DirectEmployers Association, and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. The partnership’s goal will be to facilitate employment for America’s jobless through the use of social networks.

Using Social Media for Job Searching & Networking

Media network for how to conduct job searching on sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

Research Occupations and Employers

America's Career InfoNet

Developed by the U. S. Dept. of Labor, this site allows you to search a database containing over ten million employers for job leads. It also contains a Resource Library which provides links to over 3,500 career-related web sites, many of which are sites showing available job openings. You can also find information on job market trends, wage trends, and other valuable career-related information.

BrainTrack

A site of resources for universities, colleges, and careers. Also on this sit you may find scholarship opportunities, and financial aid.

Business Insights Essentials

Research and analyze companies and industries around the world.

CareerThoughts

Provides students with information to help them identify their skills and interests when choosing a career.

Fortune Magazine’s Company Rankings

Annual ranking of America’s 500 largest corporations, including detailed company information.

Glassdoor

Search job listings and see company salaries, reviews, and inside connections for any company.

Jobs4TN

Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in Tennessee. Job seekers and employers can access information about jobs, resumes, education, and much more.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

O*NET Online

The Occupational Information Network is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. It replaces the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) and is now the primary source of occupational information. The site also allows users to find occupations which match their particular skills using the Skills Search.

ReferenceUSA (Memphis Public Library & Information Center card required)

Database of more than 20 million businesses and 222 million consumers. Reference and research tool for students and job seekers.

Salary.com

Online salary, benefits and compensation portal designed to help users get current compensation information.

Today’s Military

This site provides information to help you carefully weigh the opportunities and benefits of service in the military.

Test Preparation and Practice

Learning Express aka Learn-A-Test
Test preparation and practice for a wide range of educational and occupational tests.  In addition to interactive practice tests and tutorials, some study materials can be downloaded as e-books in the free Adobe Acrobat PDF format.  Access outside the library is possible with a Memphis Public Library card number by choosing the "library card access" option.
TCAP and Gateway Tests
The Tennessee Department of Education provides information on all of the educational assessments used in the state, including TCAP and Gateway. Included on this site are samples and practice tests.  Use the menu on the left to learn more about a test of interest.

Other Useful Sites:

ACT  Use this site to register for the test online or send previous scores to selected schools.  Information about other tests offered by this organization, such as WorkKeys, is also provided here.

CollegeBoard.com   Register online for the SAT or find a test center near you.

Compass Placement Test practice:
http://www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html
http://www.highline.edu/stuserv/testcenter/COMPASS.html
http://www.gpc.edu/~gpcls/practicecompass.htm

Educational Testing Service  ETS is the home for a multitude of tests, including AP exams, GRE, PRAXIS and TOEFL.

Internet4Classrooms   Internet4Classrooms is a collaborative project that provides assistance to those taking Gateway or TCAP exams.  The site also offers modules to assist students in learning different subjects and computer applications.

Messick Adult Education Center

Tennessee GED  This fact page outlines the requirements and procedures for obtaining a GED in Tennessee.  Also provided is a link for statewide GED classes and test centers.   

Test Prep Review  Offers free practice tests for most standardized tests, including ASVAB, COMPASS, HOBET and various nursing exams.

Training and Higher Education

Training and Higher Education

BrainTrack

A site of resources for universities, colleges, and careers. Also on this sit you may find scholarship opportunities, and financial aid.

www.blackcollegian.com/

Career and job site for African American college students. Searches for campus books are available on this site.

Campus Tours: Virtual College Tours

A directory of colleges with information about admissions, programs of study, tuition, and the student body. This site also provides virtual tours for many of the included schools, as well as links to college websites.

Career One Stop

A single stop site for education, job training, résumés, and interviews. This site also has opportunity for networking.

College for TN

A site that allows your help with planning career, high school, college, financial aid and help put information into a portfolio.

College & University Rankings

This page, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, provides links to websites where rankings of graduate, undergraduate, law, business, medical, and international schools can be found.

Colleges & Careers

The Princeton Review's site for undergraduate study, this site provides resources for current and prospective students. Requires free registration for full access.

The Common Application

The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application - online and in print - that students may submit to any of approximately 300 member schools.

Distance Learning & Online Degree Programs

Use Peterson's site to search for distance learning programs by school, area of study, degree or keyword.

Graduate Memphis

The Graduate Memphis College Resource Center offers free, comprehensive support to help adults finish their college degrees. Located on the 1st floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

Learning Express aka LearnATest

Test preparation and practice for a wide range of educational and occupational tests. In addition to interactive practice tests and tutorials, some study materials can be downloaded as e-books in the free Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Access outside the library is possible with a Memphis Public Library card number by choosing the "library card access" option.

Tennessee Board of Regents Career Information Delivery System

TCIDS is an online supercenter that unlocks career and educational opportunities- FREE to Tennesseans! Has interest surveys, career database and videos , institution databases, and more.

US News & World Report: America's Best Colleges

The online version of the popular annual report. Basic rankings are provided free-of-charge; expanded information is available for a fee.

US News & World Report: America's Best Graduate Schools

The online version of the popular annual report. Basic rankings are provided free-of-charge; expanded information is available for a fee.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Programs at Messick Adult Education Center

This is a training site for International brotherhood of Electrical Workers, National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, and the National electrical Contractors Association.

Apprenticeship Programs in Tennessee

Lists of U.S. Department of Labor Office certified Apprenticeships and Apprenticeship programs. Networking is available on this site

Financial Aid

Big Future by the College Board

Get the facts on majors and careers and find out how to get to where you want to go.

College Savings Plans Network

A guide to the Section 529 state college savings program, which is designed to make college savings easier for families. Provides information on the plans in all states, with links to related websites. For Tennessee residents, see Tennessee BEST below.

FAFSA on the Web

The online application for federal student aid. Visitors can also get school codes and find out the status of their online applications. Also available en Español.

FastWeb

Provides an extensive database of national, community, and college-specific scholarships. Access is free, but users must create an online profile which will help to match students to scholarships for which they are eligible.

Federal Student Aid

The portal for all federal student aid information, this site provides information on preparing for college, choosing a school, applying for aid, funding sources, attending school and repaying loans. Also provides links to FAFSA and instructions on obtaining a PIN for online applications.

FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page

A guide to online resources for scholarship and loan information. Although most links guide the user towards FastWeb, there are other scholarship search services provided.

Graduate Memphis

The Graduate Memphis College Resource Center offers free, comprehensive support to help adults finish their college degrees. Located on the 1st floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

Grants for Individuals

The Michigan State Libraries' Grants for Individuals site indexes grants that are available for the purpose of education, mostly in the form of scholarships or direct financial aid. You may search by academic level (Precollege, Undergraduate, Graduate, or Postdoctorate), population group (Minorities, Veterans, Disabled, etc.) or subject.

Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust

Founded in 1998, MOST provides scholarships and tuition assistance for elementary students from underprivileged families.

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is an association of over 3,000 colleges, universities, career schools, and others with an interest in the effective administration of student financial aid. The Association does not provide financial aid to students, but serves as a clearinghouse of information and resources for parents, students and counselors.

Tennessee BEST

Tennessee's 529 Plan-the Baccalaureate Education System Trust (BEST) Program. Review the details of the plan, download enrollment materials, or request to have the materials mailed to you.

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - College Pays

Administers financial aid to assist students in obtaining post-secondary education. Also includes the administration of the Tennessee Lottery Scholarships.

Workforce Investment Network

Provides funding for eligible clients of the Workforce Investment Network, where suitable, to help them become qualified for employment. The Workforce Investment Network serves Local Workforce Investment Area 13.

Unemployment Benefits

Tennessee Unemployment Insurance Program

Arkansas Unemployment Insurance Program

Mississippi Unemployment Insurance Program