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Boston’s Best Resources For Job Seekers

February 15, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Whether you are looking for your primary job or want a second job, Boston has a host of resources for you to tap into. Seeking a job is never an easy chore and usually not an enjoyable one either, but using the resources listed below will help make the arduous task an easier one to tackle. Take advantage of the information at your disposal to further your career goals.


BostonJobs.com

(888) 383-0225
www.bostonjobs.com

Searching for a job using BostonJobs.com is a quick way to weed through thousands of opportunities. Hunt for your new job by career or keyword. Narrow your search by your specific town or city. BostonJobs.com has more to offer than just a place to seek your next job; discover the top employers local to your area and find out the salaries of the different fields you are looking into. Use the “career resources” and read the tips to help you with interviewing or building your resume. Then post your resume on the site to make applying for jobs quicker and easier. You can also receive notifications when jobs match your resume.


CityofBoston.gov

(617) 635-4500
www.cityofboston.gov

Boston is one of Massachusetts’ largest employers, and what better way to look for a job in such a large city than in one spot? CityOfBoston.gov offers the opportunity to work for the city of Boston, however, you must be a resident. Search through listings for city positions such as fire department, police department, park rangers, public schools, public health, Boston youth and emergency medical services. CityOfBoston.gov also offers tips for applying to jobs. It also offers the opportunity to check the status of your application. Use the site’s other links to learn about the benefits of working for the city and to find salary information.


Boston Massachusetts Employment Resource Center

150 Brown St.
Weston, MA 02493
(978) 875-1841
www.ldsjobs.org

Visit the Boston Employment Resource Center to enhance your career goals. Utilize the center’s large database to search for work or to sign up for a workshop. If you need a little more help, check out the one-on-one coaching and get helpful tips on navigating the workplace. The Boston Employment Resource Center also offers self-employment opportunities and information for furthering your education. Learn the best way to search for a job, and build a network that can help you land one.

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Boston Career Link

1010 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02119
(617) 541-1400, ext. 471
www.bostoncareerlink.org

Stop in at Boston Career Link to find your next job. A number of services await you, such as workshops, career fairs and career counseling services. Use the career resources to connect to a multitude of job openings. Take advantage of workshops and skills training where you can learn computer training, interviewing, resume writing and networking. For low-income, laid-off and dislocated Bostonian workers, job seekers may be eligible for the skills training program.

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New England Center For Homeless Veterans

17 Court St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 371-1800
www.nechv.org

Finding a job is one of the first steps to staving off or getting out of homelessness. If you are a veteran, the New England Center for Homeless Veterans has programs for employment, reintegration and independent living. The center focuses on training and placing individuals into the right job environment based on current circumstances. The Information Resource Center helps with hands on computer training and offers a resource library where you can get assistance with searching and applying for jobs.

Nicole Adams resides on the South Shore of Massachusetts. She is a freelance writer specializing in animal welfare. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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