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Public Computer Center: Job Searching Resources

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Workshops at the Adriance Memorial Library

Workshops for Job Seekers@Your Library

Please click on our online event calendar to view details or register.

Using the Library in Your Job Search

 No matter where you are in the job search process - your first job, looking for a change, or reaching the end of your unemployment benefits - the library has many resources available that could help you snag the position you are seeking. Learn about the best sites for job listings, as well as self-assessment websites to match your interests and skills with a new career path and resources for exploring new careers.

Resume Critique

Bring a printed copy of your resume to the library and have it critiqued. Dutchess One Stop has a career counselor at the Boardman Road Branch Library (141 Boardman Road) 2-3 Tuesdays each month.

Job Club

Presented by Dutchess One Stop in the fall and in the spring. Support group for job seekers.
Meet weekly to explore successful job search strategies, share job leads, and network. 

Scroll down to find information on:

  • Job Searching sites

  • Dutchess One Stop

  • Resume Writing Resources

  • Civil Service

  • Career Assessment

Job Search Links

Getting Started in the Job Search Process

Use these sites to get great advice on how to navigate the job searching process.

NY Job Zone

Job Hunter's Bible


Metasearch Websites

Access job listings from various job boards and company websites in one place, instead of having to search each site individually.

Indeed                      LinkUp                 Simply Hired 

National Job Listings

Some of the most well-known and popular job search engines.

America’s Job Exchange for NY                          Career Builder

JobCentral                        Jobster                       Monster

Regional Job Listings

Job search sites specific to the Hudson Valley.

NYS Department of Labor: Jobs Express


Poughkeepsie Journal

Professional Associations/Professional Job Boards

Search for jobs specific to your career or industry.


Riley Guide

Union, Association, & Society Lists

Executive Employment

Job search sites specifically for management and high salary positions.

Execu|Search                                          The Ladders

Hourly Employment

Search for hourly positions.


Online Classifieds

Job listings that appear in free publications.



Freelance Employment



Rat Race Rebellion

Temporary Employment

Find information on how to register with temporary employment agencies and search their job listings.

Kelly Services             Manpower               Net-Temps

Employer Directories

Lists of employers to contact in order to set up informational interviews.

Career OneStop          The Riley Guide

Social Networking Sites

Use LinkedIn to set up your online professional profile.



Networking remains the best way to find employment--75% of people find their new job via networking. Use these online networking guides to learn how to network properly.

Riley Guide

Job Fairs

Find information on job fairs happening in the Hudson Valley.


Dutchess One Stop

Are you unemployed? Looking for work after being out of the workforce for a few years?

We are partners with Dutchess One Stop at 191 Main Street in Poughkeepsie, NY. If you are unemployed or just returning to work after some time out of the workforce, you are eligible to use the services at Dutchess One Stop.

Resume Writing Resources

Resume Writing Resources

Find tips on what to say on your resume and how to say it to make it stand out to employers.                                           

Chronological Resumes

Formatting Example

Sample Resumes

Functional Resumes

Formatting Example

Sample Resumes

Combination Resumes

Sample Resumes

Create a Resume

NYCareerZone  - Use the fill-in-the-blank template to create your resume, which can then be saved as a Microsoft Word document for editing and printing.

Job Now (Mid-Hudson Library Card needed to access) - A database that will help you create a resume, hone your interview skills and search for jobs. Patrons can also take practice tests, chat with a live tutor or receive writing help.

Cover Letter Resources

Find information on how to make your cover letter stand out from the competition.             Sample Cover Letters

Create a Cover Letter - Use the fill-in-the-blank template to create a cover letter. Choose from a simple or custom template to best highlight your skills.


Interviewing Resources

Find information on how to prepare for an interview from the sites listed below:

NY State Department of Labor

Quintessential Guide to Job Interview Preparation – free online book

The Riley Guide

Find salary information to help answer the question "what are your salary requirements?"

Civil Service

Federal & State Employment

NY State Department of Civil Service


Find information on the latest county and state civil service job recruitment and exam schedules.

Dutchess County Civil Service Information

New York State Department of Civil Service

Ulster County Civil Service Information

Find review guides to prepare for civil service tests.

New York State Department of Civil Service Test Guides & Resource Booklets for State Examinations

Civil Service & Licensure Exam Prep

Local & State Resources

New York State's Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance Resource Page for Working Families -- to find links to information on filing for unemployment, receiving temporary housing assistance, enrolling in state health insurance programs, applying for food stamps and much more.

Dutchess One Stop Provides access to preparation, training, employment or employment advancement opportunities for job seekers at no charge.

Career Assessment

Career Assessment Sites

Use these sites to research careers you are interested in and find out what employment fields are the right fit for you.



Jobstar Career Guides


Keirsey Temperament Sorter

Occupational Outlook Handbook


Organizations Providing Career Counseling Services

Dutchess Community College Office of Counseling and Career Services

Ulster Community College Office of Career and Job Services

Dutchess OneStop