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Below you can find both public and library resources for helping you with your job preparation and search. The resources are all free, although some may require your library card. Give us a call if you need assistance at 732-583-9100.
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Job Search websites

Job search assistance is offered through the Plainfield Public Library (Plainfield residency not required). Live Job Coach assistance is available via chat during scheduled hours or by appointment.

Personal Support

Small Businesses

My Networking Central - Connects job seekers with job search groups and career development opportunities

Small Business Reference Center - A comprehensive resource for small business owners or those interested in starting a business.

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Data axle - Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses (59 million) and U.S. residents (310 milliion).

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Online Courses

Requires a Matawan-Aberdeen Library card:

Udemy - Online video courses offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development.

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Brainfuse Now - Select one of the above to get help with anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels; Job help with the necessary tasks to get a job, prepare for your interview, and craft a winning resume; Vets can get help with benefits from local, state, or federal programs, transitioning from military to civilian careers, and college prep.

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No library card needed:

Goodwill Community Foundation - Build jobseeking, tech and other core skills. Some multilingual courses are available.

New Jersey websites

  • New Jersey Career Connections - find the State of New Jersey Covid-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal here. Plus so much more information for your job search.

  • NJ Displaced Homemaker Program - help individuals learn or update skills for today’s job market

  • Mature Worker Services - Workforce 55+ is a federally funded program to help mature workers return to the workforce through an” earn while you learn” program.

  • Veteran Services - Resources for veterans including: MyNextMove, GI Bill

  • Ex-offender Services - Information for those who have recently been released from incarceration, were previously incarcerated, or have an arrest or misdemeanor conviction and are in need of job assistance.

Resume Writing

Find resume templates on Microsoft Word or in one of the many books available at the library.

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Brainfuse Help Now - Get access to live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing.

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Job Seeker Books

Some titles may also be available as audiobooks, search our collection for options.

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