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 AskRI Resources 

  • AtoZdatabases Job Search: Use the new AtoZ database to look up jobs. Click in the search bar of the center panel “Find a Job” then type in a Keywords or Business Name.
  • LearningExpress Career Center: Test preparation resources, including professional tests, GED, Citizenship, college preparatory and advanced college entry exams.

 Rhode Island Resources 

 Online Resources 

Freelance/Temp/Work From Home | Job Postings | Miscellaneous Job Resources | Planning/Changing Careers | Resume/Cover Letter Assistance | Unemployment/Low Income Resources | Wages and Salaries/Human Resources and Labor Laws

 Freelance/Temp/Work From Home

  • Elance: A useful tool for both those looking for freelance work, and those looking to build and manage a team of freelancers. Find, hire, manage, and pay all through Elance’s site.
  • Fiverr®: Fiverr is the world’s largest marketplace for services, starting at $5. Buy. Sell. Have fun.
  • Freelance Guru: A worldwide network of freelancers, also with fully integrated managing and payments.
  • Net-Temps: Online temporary staffing for workers and employers, and additional career tips for those seeking more long-term employment.
  • oDesk: A website for freelancers, both looking for work or looking for workers.
  • Opportunity Knocks: A national online job board, HR resource, and career development site for the nonprofit community.

 Job Postings

  • Best Jobs USA: Best Jobs USA, a nationwide searchable job board, provides ranked lists of employers in various fields such as healthcare and sales.
  • Careers Representing America
  • Glassdoor gives you an inside look at company reviews, interview questions, & salary information for thousands of jobs.
  • Idealist: Work, internship, and volunteer opportunities within environmentally and socially minded organizations.
  • Indeed: Find jobs from thousands of company web sites, job boards and newspapers.
  • Job Bank Info: Find your state job bank.
  • Job View: Thousands of Jobs at your fingertips.
  • Linkup: Job search engine.
  • Monster: Job searching, posting and employment advice for every kind of job.
  • Simply Hired: Searchable, regularly updated local jobs, salary comparisons, and employment trends.
  • Snag a Job: Website for part-time or full-time hourly job seekers.

 Miscellaneous Job Resources

 Planning/Changing Careers

  • AARP’s Over 50: Articles and information for those approaching retirement.
  • CareerOneStop: This government site is the “nation’s publicly-funded resource for jobseekers and businesses.”
  • Career Path: A step in the right direction.
  • Career Planning: A series of videos describing the basics of over 20 career paths for those interested in entering a new field.
  • CityTownInfo: Career descriptions, data and schools.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Employment outlook, educational requirements, salary to expect – for most occupations.
  • ONet Online: Career exploration and job analysis.

 Resume/Cover Letter Assistance

 Unemployment/Low Income Resources

 Wages and Salaries/Human Resources and Labor Laws

  • Living Wage Calculator: Estimate the cost of living where you are, and begin building a budget.
  • Pay Raise Calculator: Discover your hourly wage based on your current pay.
  • RI Employment Handbook: Learn the rights and responsibilities of employers in Rhode Island.
  • 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.
  • U.S. Department of Labor – Wages: 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.
  • Wages / Relocation Calculator: Compare your current income with what you would need to live in another city or state.
  • Workplace Fairness: An organization dedicated to protecting and informing workers of their rights in easy-to-understand language.
  • 2013 Hourly Wage Calculator: Calculate your weekly, monthly, or annual income based on your hourly wage.