Job Search Toolbox

Use these tools to assist you on your job search or preparing for your next interview.  Questions?  Call the Reference Desk at 214.509.4905.

Databases

Career CenterLearn about careers, prepare for entrance and occupations exams, get ready to join the military or become an officer, learn how to conduct a job search and improve workplace skills.  (Set up your own username and password with Learning Express Library to get started.)
Job and Career AcceleratorA job search and career exploration resource with more than 1,100 occupations, sample resumes and cover letters, current job and internship postings, and guidance on preparing for and getting a job.  (Set up your own username and password with Learning Express Library to get started.)

Resources for Job Seekers

  1. Career Exploration, Training and Transition Resources
  2. Computer Tutorials
  3. Job Help Tutorials and Information
  4. Tag Clouds for Checking Keywords
Career One Stop
Explore careers, find training, or search for jobs.
Onet Online
Find out which jobs fit with your interests, skills, and experience.  Explore growth career profiles using the latest available labor market data.  Research what it takes to get your dream job.  Learn what it takes to be successful in your field and in related occupations.

Resume Templates

Choose the resume template that fits your needs and fill in your own information.

Chronological Resume Functional Resume Combination Resume 
Chronological Resume TemplateFunctional Resume TemplateCombination resume template
  • Highlights work experience
  • Most traditional resume format
  • Focus is on skills and abilities
  • Can disguise employment gaps

  • A blend of chronological and functional
  • Emphasis on both skills and experience.




Cover Letter Templates

Choose the cover letter template to match your resume and fill in your own information.

Chronological Cover Letter 
Functional Cover Letter 
General Cover Letter
Chronological Cover LetterCover Letter for Functional ResumeGeneral cover letter template
Chronological Sample Cover LetterGeneral Sample Cover Letter

All templates obtained from Office.com.

Job Log

It helps to stay organized when searching for a job.  Use this job log sheet to help you keep track of each job your apply for.

Job Log
Keep track of contact information, Company information, and job responsibilities.