Resources at the Library
  • Reference Desk
    The librarians at the reference desk can help you locate resources in your job search.

  • Career Collection
    • Career and Job related books arranged by category

    • Categories are: General Career Guidance, Interviewing, Cover Letters, Resumes, Specific Jobs and Careers, Career and Job Examinations
      Books are located in the first floor reference area

    • Books can be taken home for three weeks and renewed twice.
  • Computers
    • Use a computer at the library to fill out online applications or conduct your job search

    • Desktop computers are available to use for up to one hour in the reference area on a first come, first serve basis. You may walk up to a free computer if available or enter the online waiting list if all are full. Use your library card to log in. Printing is available for 10 cents a page.

    • Desktop computers are available to use for up to two hours in the reference area by reservation. Call or come in to the library the day that you would like to reserve. Use your library card to log in and reserve. Printing is available for 10 cents a page.

    • Laptop computers are available to use in the library for up to two hours. Access the library wireless network and use Microsoft Office 2007. Use your library card to check one out at the main circulation desk. Printing is not available from the laptops.

    • Use your own laptop to access the library wireless network throughout the whole building. Printing is not available for laptops.

  • Classes and Workshops
    • The library offers, through the generous support of SAHELI, free computer classes. Check event calendar for details.

    • The library offers a variety of workshops related to job hunting, including resume help and interviewing skills. Check event calendar for upcoming workshops.


Online Resources for Waltham residents and library patrons
The following are subscription databases that Waltham residents can access from home using their library card. All library visitors can access these in the library at one of our desktop computers.
  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center from Facts on File
    Fully searchable and extensively hyperlinked, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center contains in-depth job descriptions complete with job-specific resource listings, detailed industry descriptions, career resources, career preparation information and web resources. The database also includes a searchable archive of articles from Career Opportunities News, a newsletter covering the most recent trends and news in the job market. Users can access information through searches by industry skill, job level, education, or salary range as well as by popular government indexes such as the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

  • Job & Career Accelerator
    Job & Career Accelerator combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application. With this innovative job-hunting system, you can: explore detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations, match your interests and skills with the career that's best for you, search local and national job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, practice and master interviewing skills, get invaluable tips and advice every step of the way—from your initial search to accepting an offer, and conveniently organize and track your job-search progress all in one place.

  • General Business File
    General Business File is a research tool for those who are looking to analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. This database includes a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings.

  • Vocations and Careers Collection
    A variety of articles from periodicals and reference books about navigating your career and looking for a job.

  • Learning Express Library
    This database contains practice tests for a variety of exams, including the civil service exam. There is also advice for job search and workplace skills. If you are a Waltham resident with a library card, you can create an account from home using your library card number as your username. If you are in the library, you can create an account on any desktop computer in the library, creating a username of your choosing.

  • AtoZdatabases
    AtoZdatabases is the Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Search for information about a specific business or browse job listings.

  • Reference USA
    Reference USA provides access to detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses. Users can search by ticker symbol, company size, and even number of computers.


Free Online Sources
The following are free websites that you can access anywhere in the world with Internet access.

General Job and Career Help
  • Career One Stop
    This site, sponsored by the United States Department of Labor, contains resume help, self assessment for job searching, and job ideas. Recently found yourself out of work? Visit the re-employment portal, which includes answers about unemployment benefits and COBRA rights.

  • Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
    This site, sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration, "provides comprehensive occupational descriptions and data for use by job seekers, workforce development offices, human resources professionals, students, researchers, and others."

  • The Riley Guide
    This site contains a lot of information regarding searching and preparing for jobs. A lot of clicking is required if you want to search the site, but the amount of information is invaluable, especially for those who are new to using the Internet for job help. Read more about The Riley Guide.

  • Job Central
    This site, sponsored by DirectEmployers Association, provides several resources, including sample resumes, and education advice. Users can also post a resume, after creating an account.

  • Wall Street Journal: Career and Job News
    Articles and Blog Postings regarding on job and career related topics.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Online version of the United States Department of Labor publication. Includes detailed descriptions of careers.

  • Newton Free Library's Career Center
    This is an extensive collection of job related links provided by the city of Newton's public library. There is also a link to handouts from the Newton Free Library's Applying for Jobs Online class.

State Information
Federal Career Help Job Listings and Help Wanted Sections

Career Services Locations
  • The Career Place Woburn
    Services Provided: Free career assistance, resource library, job fairs, interviews, workshops. The Career Place is also an unemployment insurance center.
    Address: Trade Center Park; 100 Sylvan Road; Suite G-100; Woburn, MA 01801
    Phone: 781-932-5500; 888-273-WORK
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 am - 7:30 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Unemployment Insurance Services Walk-In Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Employment and Training Resources Newton
    Services Provided: Free Career assistance, resource library, job fairs, interviews, workshops. Employment and Training Resources is also an unemployment insurance center.
    Address: 449 Newtonville Avenue; Newton, MA 02460
    Phone: 617-928-0530
    Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Friday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.
    Unemployment Insurance Services Walk-In Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm; Friday, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Career Source
    Services Provided: Free career assistance, resource library, job fairs, interviews, workshops. Career Source is also an unemployment insurance center.
    Address: Fresh Pond Mall; 186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 310; Cambridge, MA 02138
    Phone: 617-661-7867; 888-454-9675; TTY 800-439-2370
    Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Wednesday, 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
    Unemployment Insurance Services Walk-In Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston
    Services Provided: Training and career services aimed at (but not exclusively for) workers who are 45 years and older. There is a fee for many of the services.
    Address:131 Tremont Street; Suite 301; Boston, Massachusetts 02111-1336
    Phone: 617-542-4180; 888-470-2253
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Strategic Placement Services Inc.
    Services Provided: Job Placement for financial consultants and temporary positions.
    Address: 880 Winter Street; Suite 130; Waltham, MA 02451
    Phone: 781-890-2323
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Winter Wyman
    Services Provided: Job Recruitment and placement for permanent and contract positions.
    Address: 950 Winter Street; Suite 3100; Waltham, MA 02451
    Phone: 781-890-7000; 888-529-9300
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • TAC Worldwide
    Services Provided: Job placement for IT and Engineering
    Address: 281 Winter Street; # 380; Waltham, MA 02451
    Phone: 617-243-0220
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Unemployment Information
The following are links and locations which provide unemployment insurance information and/or assistance.
  • Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance Information
    Overview of how to apply and navigate Unemployment Insurance.

  • Unemployment FAQ's
    Frequently Asked Questions regarding Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance

  • Unemployment Insurance Centers
    • The Career Place Woburn
      Address: Trade Center Park; 100 Sylvan Road; Suite G-100; Woburn, MA 01801
      Phone: 781-932-5500; 888-273-WORK
      Unemployment Insurance Services Walk-In Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    • Employment and Training Resources Newton
      Address: 449 Newtonville Avenue; Newton, MA 02460
      Phone: 617-928-0530
      Unemployment Insurance Services Walk-In Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm; Friday, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    • Career Source
      Address: Fresh Pond Mall; 186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 310; Cambridge, MA 02138
      Phone: 617-661-7867; 888-454-9675; TTY 800-439-2370
      Unemployment Insurance Services Walk-In Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    • Complete List of Massachusetts Career Centers
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