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RHODE ISLAND JOB SITES
NATIONAL JOB SITES
- Career Development eManual
A detailed guide intended for university students, but valuable for people at any career stage. It shows how to assess
one's personality, aptitudes, and values and how to match these to potential occupations. It gives advice on job hunting, practices, and reassessing one's career progress.
This government site is the "nation's publicly-funded resource for jobseekers and businesses." Find jobs -- from entry level
to technical to professional to CEO. Identify job-ready workers with the right skills ... Explore alternative career paths,
compare salary data for different occupations, learn which careers are hot, get resume writing tips and job interview
strategies, and much more. A product of a federal-state partnership "funded by grants to states."
- Licensed Occupations Database
Search for occupational licensing requirements by state, occupation or agency. This tool includes information on licenses that may be required by law in order for you to practice a particular occupation.
Business oriented social networking site that allows users to build connections with other professionals, look for job
postings and free lance opportunities.
- Monster Career Advice
Career advice and job searching guides from Monster.com
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
Employment outlook, educational requirements, salary to expect - for most occupations. Revised every two years.
- Rhode Island Community Jobs
Rhode Island Community Jobs (RICOMJOB) is a public e-mail announcement list that seeks to connect non-profit and public
interest employers in the state with individuals seeking paid work that makes a difference in our communities. Anyone can join the list or post a paid position to the list.
- The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet
The Riley Guide is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet. It is primarily
intended to provide instruction for job seekers on how to use the Internet to their best advantage.
- Tools for Beginning Jobseekers
Tools for Beginning Jobseekers helps teens and pre-teens create their resumes, cover letters, and a list of references.
There are Web-based worksheets available to print out, fill out, and submit to potential employers. A self-assessment page gives initial direction to the young jobseeker.
WAGES AND BENEFITS
- Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training: Unemployment Insurance
File online for unemployment insurance and find answers to many questions you may have about your unemployment benefits.
- Dept. of Labor's Federal FairPay Overtime Initiative
Information on the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) FairPay overtime regulations that took effect on August 23, 2004.
Features text of the regulations, a FAQ, fact sheets by exemption and occupation, and video training seminars.
- International Salary Calculator
The Center for Mobility Resources, which sponsors the site, maintains cost of living information for more than 500 cities in
the US and Canada, and hundreds more worldwide. Just plug in your current location and income, type where you're going, and "calculate." Also available in Spanish.
This site offers "in-depth coverage of salary information over a comprehensive set of industries and thousands of job titles
." The Salary Wizard tool searches for salary ranges by occupation and by region. Other features include salary news and
advice, brief job descriptions, links for job searching, and a section for Human Resources (HR) Professionals.
This searchable site determines the mean salary, total compensation, and equivalent "renter's buying power" for a chosen
job title in a chosen zip code or metro area. Try out the international version as well as the links to many other career sites.
This site provides information about federal wage and hour laws. Topics include the Fair Labor Standards Act (which sets
basic minimum wage and overtime pay standards), back pay, minimum wage, overtime pay, severance pay, record keeping and reporting, tips, and more. From the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Find Law
A great place to start your search for legal information.
- Law Guru
Find answers to common legal questions - access forms
- Nolo: Law for All
"Everyday law for everyday people."
- Legal Zoom
Save time and money on common legal matters! Created by top attorneys, LegalZoom helps you create reliable legal
documents from your home or office. Simply answer a few questions online and your documents will be prepared within 48 hours.* We even review your answers and guarantee your satisfaction.
- American Bar Association
Provides resources for many of your legal questions.
- National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution.
- HELIN:Higher Education Library Network
A consortium of five Rhode Island academic libraries shares an online catalog among the five universities including the
University of Rhode Island, Roger Williams University, the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and Providence College.
- Ocean State Libraries - Public Libraries in Rhode Island
Links to all Rhode Island Public Library's Websites.
- Internet Law Library
The Internet Law Library (formerly the U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library) was originally provided to the
public courtesy of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives, as part of the Counsel's mission to make the law (particularly the U.S. Code) available to the public.
- Library of Congress
The national library provides full text access to current bills under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.
- Internet Public Library
Provides access to a well organized catalog of information available on the web.
This site features a large assortment of literary resources featuring:Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Simpson's Contemporay
Quotations,Columbia World of Quotations, Oxford Shakespeare,Roget's II:The New Thesaurus, and much more.
- Project Gutenberg
Search over 6,000 full text public domain titles.
- Hyperion Books
Readers' Guides for you or your reading group -- featuring interviews, incisive discussion questions, and information about the author to expand your understanding of the books and their topics.
- Book Spot
Many resources for the reader including reviews and reading lists.
- Oprah's Book Club
Browse through past and present book lists made popular by Oprah.
- Authors on the Web
Literary author biographies available on the World Wide Web.
- Children's Authors and Illustrators
The websites listed here include authors' personal websites and websites maintained by fans, scholars, and readers.
News & Weather
Statewide electronic resources available from AskRI and the Office of Library and Information Services. Free access for
Rhode Island residents!
- EBSCO: Research Databases
- ProQuest: Providence Journal Archives
- Heritage Quest: Genealogy Research
- WorldBook: Online Reference Center
- Auto Repair reference Center
State & Federal Government