River Parishes Community College Library

Career Information & Job Seeking Resources

  • Creating an Effective Resume (PDF)
  • Writing a Job Application Cover Letter (PDF)
  • LearningExpress Library offers Job Search & Workplace Skills, and Jobs & Careers, which include courses, e-books, practice tests, and more, to help you prepare for the job hunt. Practice tests for specific professional certification tests are also available, ranging from air traffic controller, CDL preparation, EMT & paramedic exams, Praxis test practice, and more! Individual account required; see Access Resources for more information.

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Resumes & Cover Letters
Career Advice & Guidance

Browse our Online Catalog for books covering topics from general advice to finding jobs in specific fields, like education, law enforcement, government & military, finding a career based on personality types, and more.

Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads, 2nd edition. Call number: HF 5383 .K867 2006
  • The Career Change Resume. Call number: HF 5383 .I78 2003
  • Electronic Resumes & Online Networking, 2nd Edition. Call number: HF 5383 .S634 2000
  • Gallery of Best Resumes, 2nd Edition. Call number: HF 5383 .N62 2000
  • Successful Resumes Made E-Z, 2nd Edition, Expanded and Updated. Call number: HF 5383 .N53 2002
  • Same-Day Resume: Write an Effective Resume in an Hour. Call number: HF 5383 .F322 2004
  • 15-Minute Cover Letter: Write an Effective Cover Letter Right Now. Call number: HF 5383 .F315 2005
  • Dynamic Cover Letters for New Graduates. Call number: HF 5383 .H278 1998
  • National Business Employment Weekly Cover Letters, 3rd Edition. Call number: HF 5383 .B434 1999
  • The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book, 3rd edition. Call number: HF 5383 .F32 2005
Career Advice & Guidance
  • 200 Best Jobs for College Graduates, 3rd Edition, 2006. Call number: HF 5381 .F4563 2006
  • The Big Book of Jobs, 2005-2006 Edition. Call number: HF 5382.5 .U5 B54 2005
  • Careers for Night Owls & Other Insomniacs, 2nd Edition, 2003. Call number: HF 5382 .M52 2003.
    For other similar books, search the Catalog for "Careers for You" as a series; we have numerous titles in print, e-books, or both!
  • Great Jobs for Sociology Majors, 2nd Edition, 2003. Call number: HM 585 .L24 2003.
    For other similar books, search the Catalog for "Great Jobs for" as a series; we have numerous titles in print, e-books, or both!
  • New Guide for Occupational Exploration, Linking Interest, Learning, and Careers, 4th Edition. Call number: HF 5382.5 .U5 F37 2006
  • Opportunities in Overseas Careers, 2005. Call number: HF 5549.5 .E45 C32 2005.
    For other similar books, search the Catalog for "Opportunities" as a series; we have numerous titles in print, e-books, or both!
  • What's Your Type of Career? Unlock the Secrets of Your Personality to Find Your Perfect Career Path, 2001. Call number: HF 5381 .D88 2001, 3 copies available.
  • Why Should I Hire You? Turn Interview Questions into Job Offers, 2nd Edition. Call number: HF 5383 .F377 1999.

Many of these sites include career advice, tips on applying for jobs and interviewing, in addition to any job listings that they may include. Some also offer resume posting for job seekers making them available to potential employers.