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 Check with Spencerian College's Career Services office for additional help and information.
                Caitlin Rivard / Director of Career Services
                Stephanie Watson / Career Services Specialist
                Russell Longeway / Career Services Specialist

 The Spencerian News has local job listings and career services tips as well.  For newsletter contact and information - Stephanie Watson.
 Report dead links to the librarian.

Career resources, General:

Resume Resource - resume and cover letter writing resources.

Resumes and Career Portal ( - is a free professional resume resource for all professionals seeking to write an effective and successful resume, develop successful cover letters, prepare for the interview, and all information you need to know from the industry-in order to get the interview and the job of your dreams.  Browse through our vast collection of professionally written sample resumes for a sample resume that meets your needs, history, and requirements. Not only does our site offer general job-winning resume samples for part and full time job opportunities; but we also offer the largest resource online for customized sample resumes-specific to industry and position-for all positions of your interest.

Occupational Outlook Handbook / U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - lists training, skills, projected     earnings, outlook for thousands of jobs, supplies codes that are used in many government databases to narrow jobs   searches, and much more.

Pay Scales - Search for salaries for a variety of occupations.

Allied Health - online resource for employment opportunities in allied health-related fields.

AMA Careers in Health Care - lists information about careers in health care and accredited educational programs in those fields. You can subscribe to a free monthly Health Care Careers e-Letter to stay up-to-date on news and trends in health professions education and practice.

Bank of America - Career Services Center - Major Resources Kits - Major Resource Kits link academic majors to career alternatives by providing information on career paths, sample job titles, and a short bibliography of Career Resource Center materials available to students in a particular major.

CareerOneStop - a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy. 

Explore Health - multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers. - #1 Online Job Application Form Resource Site. Find Printable Applications, or Apply Online for Full-time Employment, Part-time, Seasonal or Holiday Work Now!

Pathways to Technology - a multimedia project highlighting technology degree programs at community colleges. The Pathways to Technology Web site, video series, recruitment toolkit, and outreach initiative are designed for prospective students, returning students, parents, guidance counselors, and community college educators.

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center - resource for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare.

Today's Military and Today's Military, Careers and Today's Military (Spanish version)
The Today's Military Web site is produced by the United States Department of Defense. This site is not intended as a recruiting tool for any branch of the U.S. Military. Rather, it was developed as a resource for parents, educators, and young adults curious about military service.

Vocational Information Center - Explore vocational and technical careers, check out the skills employers really want, find a trade school, research technical topics and take a look at the current job market.

Work Ethic Site - This web site provides a central resource for materials related to work ethic, affective work competencies, and employability skills for work force development. It is designed to serve both educators and human resource professionals.  Available materials include on-line lessons for use in education and training, two self-scoring work ethic inventories, a history of work ethic, information about available work ethic curriculum materials, and links to other work ethic resources.  


Some print resources at the LRC:

American Medical Association. Health Care Careers Directory, 2009-2010.
Chicago, Ill: American Medical Association, 2010.
Call no:  REF 610.7 H3493 2009-2010

Block, Jay A., and Michael Betrus. 101 Best Cover Letters.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999.
Call no:  808 B621 1997

Block, Jay A., and Michael Betrus. 101 Best Resumes.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997.
Call no:  808 B621 1999

DeLuca, Matthew J. Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997.
Call  no:  658.3 D389 1997

Kador, John. 201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002.
Call no:  658.3 K116 2002

Martucci Lamarre, Helene. Career Focus: A Personal Job Search Guide.
Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1998.
Call no:  650.14 M367 1998

Noble, David F., and David F. Noble. Gallery of Best Resumes for People Without a Four-Year Degree: A Special Collection of Quality Resumes by Professional Resume Writers.
Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, 2000.
Call no:  808 N665 2000

Siebel, Kathy. Resumes for Scientific and Technical Careers.
VGM professional resumes series. Lincolnwood, Ill: VGM Career Horizons, 2000.
Call no:  650.14 R314 2000


Looking for work?

Check with Spencerian's Career Services Office.  The Spencerian News has local job listings.

Below are just a few examples of what is available on the Internet for local employment information. Most colleges, universities, businesses, and institutions have online web sites where jobs are listed and where you can often apply online and submit a resume. 

To find these try doing a search in one of the search engines, like Google, consisting of the name of the institution and add phrases like "hr" - "employment" - "jobs" - etc. (without quotation marks).   

Some things you might keep in mind about online employment sites:

  • Often you will have to register and create a user name and password - write these down - or find a freeware program you can load on a flash drive to keep track of your login information.

  • These are free services and often technical help is simply not there or low on the institutions priorities if you forget your login information.

  • If the site allows you to attach/upload a resume look for instructions or a statement telling you what format(s) they will accept your resume in; or whether you have to type (cut & paste) it in a form.
    See the handout in the LRC by Pongo: Choosing the Right Format to Send Your Resume.

  • Templates and fancy resumes ... you have no idea what word processor the person viewing your resume will be using. Not all companies have switched to Word 2007 for example, keep this in mind when you are creating your resume. With these sites you are best to keep it simple!

Here are some local resources for jobs.

Local resources for jobs:

Lexington-Fayette County jobs

Kentucky Personnel Cabinet (you can search towards the bottom of the page, but eventually you have to register to apply for anything.  If you register I think you can save your searches so you don’t have to do them each time.)

Office of Employment and Training – Lexington area Classifieds (Herald-Leader online)

Kentucky Occupational Outlook to 2018 - Which jobs will be in demand in Kentucky from now until 2018? Which occupations will provide the most job openings each year through 2018? Which occupations are likely to grow the fastest between 2008 and 2018? Which are likely to decline? This report offers some insight into these oft-asked questions. Students, job seekers, counselors, economic developers and market analysts should find this publication helpful.

Craig's List - Lexington jobs

Example of local college and university sites: check other college and university websites as well.

KCTCS Employment (click on current employment opportunities) 

UK Online Employment site

Workforce Kentucky This is the Workforce Kentucky web site delivered by the Office of Employment and Training (OET). The site is designed to serve employers, job seekers, students, counselors, educators and training providers. It is the largest source of labor market data in the Commonwealth. Users can explore occupations, labor markets, geographic areas, industry projections, and much more.


Some local allied health sites: these instructions worked the last time the pages were viewed. Changes may have been made by the institutions.  Report dead links to the librarian.

Lexington Clinic Employment Opportunities  
   click on “Click Here for Current Employment Opportunities"
a pdf file will open, jobs are listed first in a table, you can click on the job number to jump to the job        description. 

Bluegrass Regional Mental Health
  click on “Opportunities” on menu bar

Central Baptist Hospital – Employment Information
  click External applicant (unless you work there already) follow page instructions.

St. Joseph’s Hospital
  click on Careers, click on Job Listings and follow instructions for registering and searching.

UK Online Employment site list jobs in their medical facilities also